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New York Giants Confident with WR Marcus Harris Heading into 2015

March 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 PM
By Dan Benton

There's been a lot of talk about the New York Giants potentially looking to upgrade their wide receiver position in recent weeks — something General Manager Jerry Reese admits is certainly possible — with speculation going as far as to suggest the team may look to draft either Amari Cooper or Kevin White with their first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

While Reese hasn't ruled that out, the Giants have plethora of other needs and will almost certainly go another direction in Round 1. At least that's what the odds would suggest, although they've been wrong before.

However, the one thing the Giants do have going in their favor is a group of very talented young wide receivers who showed quite a bit of promise a year ago. Included among them was Corey Washington and Marcus Harris — the latter of which who would have not only earned his way onto the 53-man roster, but was poised to see a significant role prior to suffering a torn hip labrum and landing on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR).

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New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford Will Donate His Brain to Concussion Research

March 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 PM
By Dan Benton

On July 23, 2014, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL due to lingering issue from multiple concussions. In total, Rice is believed to have suffered 10 concussions throughout his life — the first dating back to his early Pop Warner football years. And now he, along with New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford, have decided to donate their brains to concussion research post-mortem.

After making the announcement on FOX News, Weatherford took to Twitter to confirm the donation.

For Weatherford, who has suffered only two known concussions in his life, the donation is being made so that scientists can study his brain in comparison to others who have suffered much more trauma.

"I think it's important. I am in it more to help generations after us," Weatherford said. "There going to have [healthy] brains to compare to other ones. And so, for me, it's about overall health for me. But you want to help the future and pay it forward."

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Walter Thurmond III not Expected to Re-Sign with New York Giants: Report

March 3rd, 2015 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

During the NFL Combine, The Star-Ledger reported that cornerback Walter Thurmond III loved New York and would likely be re-signed this offseason. However, ESPN's Dan Graziaono shared a conflicting report on Tuesday morning, stating that talks between the New York Giants and Thurmond have "gone nowhere" and he is expected to sign elsewhere once free agency begins on March 10th.

CB Walter Thurmond: The Giants signed him to a one-year contract last offseason and didn't even get two whole games out of him before a Week 2 injury ended his season. They have spoken with Thurmond about a return, but so far talks have gone nowhere, and he is expected to hit the market and sign elsewhere.

We'll go out on a limb and say either ESPN will get it right or The Star-Ledger will. We're risk-takers, right? Walking a fine line with that prediction.

In all seriousness, Thurmond has stated on more than one occasion that he'd like to return to the Giants in 2015 and, depending on how his health checks out, should be a relatively fair-priced option for General Manager Jerry Reese & Co.

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Adam Schefter Believes New York Giants Will Make a Run at Ndamukong Suh

March 3rd, 2015 at 8:55 AM
By Dan Benton

The Detroit Lions opted not to place the franchise tag on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Monday, meaning the talented (and troubled) veteran will officially become an unrestricted free agent on March 10th. And his character issues aside, Suh is expected to have a large number of potential suitors and will likely command one of the largest defensive contracts in NFL history.

Among those who are expected to make a run at Suh include the New York Giants — or so ESPN's Adam Schefter recently speculated.

"What team will make a move? I mean, again, it's speculation at this point in time. But I think you'll see teams like Washington, Dallas and maybe the Giants take a run at him," Schefter said on The Michael Kay Show. "Jacksonville has a lot of cap room and a lot of cash they have to go spend; they'd be in the running to make a run at Ndamukong Suh."

Of course, this is not the first time "Suh to the Giants" talks have hated up. Back in late September, it was reported that Suh had planned to leave Detroit with his eyes squarely set on The Big Apple — either the Giants or the New York Jets. But Suh later refuted those reports and, at least for a brief moment, things quieted down a down.

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Miami Dolphins Expected to Pursue Safety Antrel Rolle Once Free Agency Begins

March 3rd, 2015 at 7:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Despite the New England Patriots' decision not to franchise Devin McCourty, the free agent market at safety will still be relatively thin in 2015. In fact, in addition to McCourty, the only other potentially available safety that's worth a high-cost investment is New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle.

With the Giants placing the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jason Pierre-Paul on Monday, it all but assured Antrel Rolle the ability to test the market come March 10th. And one team already reportedly prepared to pursue him is the Miami Dolphins, who also had him in their sights five years ago before he signed with Big Blue.

A proud member of the University of Miami during his college days, Rolle was excited by the prospect of potentially joining the Dolphins in 2010, going as far as to say it's be less strain on his parents if he played closer to home.

"That would be nice," Rolle said at the time. "You know what I mean. I would love to take some of the burden off of mom and dad seeing as they travel to every game. Miami is home for me. I haven't played here in five years, but hey, we can make it happen."

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