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New York Giants Waive Running Back Michael Cox

April 27th, 2015 at 2:18 PM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants announced on Monday that they have waived running back Michael Cox, the team's seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

As a rookie in 2013, Cox appeared in 14 games for the Giants, leading the team with 20 kick returns for 436 yards. He added 22 carries for 43 yards (2.0 ypc) and three receptions for 12 yards that same year.

In 2014, Cox initially started the season on the Giants' practice squad, eventually being signed to the 53-man roster in advance of the team's Week 6 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He would go on to return 11 kickoffs for 261 yards, adding four carries for 33 yards (8.3 ypc) and two receptions for nine yards prior to suffering a broken leg in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He was subsequently placed on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR).

In total, Cox played 18 games for the Giants with one start.

With the offseason addition of Shane Vereen, Cox was poised to see even less action in 2015 and immediately became expendable. Add in Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams, Orleans Darkwa and their rumored interest in a running back in the upcoming draft and it's clear that Cox's day had been numbered.

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Spike Lee’s “The Greatest Catch Ever” Chronicling David Tyree: Watch Full Short Film

April 27th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
By Dan Benton

Over the weekend, we shared news that Spike Lee had created a documentary/short film entitled "The Greatest Catch Ever," which chronicled David Tyree's helmet catch in a Super Bowl XLII victory over the New England Patriots. It included interviews and insight from several current and former members of the New York Giants, including Plaxico Burress and Eli Manning.

Thankfully for all Giants fans, this short film has now been made available via ESPN. So kick back, relax and enjoy!

The motivation to create this short film came after Patriots quarterback Tom Brady called a Rob Gronkowski in 2014 the "greatest ever" — something Lee strongly disagreed with and set out to prove.

"Brady said it was the greatest catch he ever saw," Lee said. "I said, no, no, no, and I made this film. That's it."

Odell Beckham Jr. may disagree with the premise, but given the magnitude of the moment, it's hard to argue against Tyree's catch as "the greatest catch ever."

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New York Giants Keeping an Eye on Florida State Tight End Nick O’Leary

April 27th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Florida State tight end Nick O'Leary may have won the John Mackey Award last season — which is given to the Nation's top tight end — but when NFL Network released their full seven-round mock draft last week, his name was not among the 256 players chosen. In fact, it wasn't even on the list of projected undrafted rookie free agents expected to sign at the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft.

No matter, says O'Leary. Not only is he unfazed by the omission, but even more determined to prove his doubters wrong.

"I really don't care what they have to say," O'Leary told the Tallahassee Democrat. "I don't care what they have to say.

"I worked all four years to get this award. I was the runner-up the year before. To be the best tight end named amongst the other players for this award means everything."

Despite the "experts" overlooking him, O'Leary has done more than enough to draw the eyes of scouts across the league. Included among them are the New York Giants, who attended his private workout at Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens on April 17th. They were also joined by scouts from the Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots.

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New York Giants’ Geoff Schwartz “Pleased” with Rehab; on Schedule to Return for Camp

April 27th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
By Michael Moraitis

New York Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz had a rough season in 2014 thanks to injuries, but the 28-year-old is on the comeback trail and ready to make an impact in 2015.

Schwartz dealt with multiple injuries last season — first he had to overcome a toe injury that forced him to miss the first 11 weeks, then his season was ended the week after his return when he suffered a broken ankle.

As far as progress is concerned, Schwartz says he's right where he needs to be.

"I feel good, kind of right along the process. I can pretty much do most anything, just a matter of building up strength, stamina, endurance and functional mobility-type stuff. I'm kind of right where I thought I'd be, I'm pretty pleased about that," Schwartz said.

While rehab has been focused mainly on his ankle, the former seventh-round pick says he is also working on his toe as a byproduct of his rehab.

"We continue to kind of work on it. It's not the main priority but the things we do for my ankle kind of help with the toe too, and you generally do rehab on both of you're legs, just kind of the balance type of stuff and the running, so it does help my toe," he said.

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New York Giants Monday Morning Storylines: Must Big Blue Go Offensive Line in Round 1?

April 27th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Happy Monday, New York Giants fans! And welcome to NFL Draft week! Giants player will return for the voluntary offseason workout program on Monday, while the front office will continue preparing themselves for the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft. Needless to say, you can kiss any remaining offseason lull goodbye as early as tomorrow and prepare for a whirlwind of news, rumors and other tidbits as we move ahead towards Thursday.

In the mean time, why not sit back, relax and enjoy the following Giants-related headlines over your first cup of morning coffee?

Forget Receivers, Giants Need to Focus on Offensive Line in This Year's Draft

The temptation will be great if the draft breaks right before the Giants make the ninth pick on Thursday night. Just imagine an offense with Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz, and Rueben Randle playing alongside one of the top receivers in this year’s draft.

It’s not an implausible scenario. In fact, some in the NFL can envision at least one of the top two receivers — Alabama’s Amari Cooper or West Virginia’s Kevin White — slipping into the Giants’ lap. And if they do, several Giants sources insisted drafting yet another receiver will get strong consideration.

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