Recent News

Mel Kiper: New York Giants Will Have Some Safety Options on Day 2 of NFL Draft

March 29th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
By Dan Benton

Landon Collins (Alabama) is believed to be, far and away, the best safety prospect available in the 2015 NFL Draft. Still, he doesn't come without some concern, as NFL teams are reportedly weary about his ability in coverage.

Despite that, Collin is expected to be (and likely will be) a Top 10 pick come May. Whether or not he makes it to the New York Giants at No. 9 overall — and whether they'd take him if he falls — remains to be seen. Either way, the reality facing General Manager Jerry Reese & Co. is that after Collins, there are no first-round safeties available. The next best crop are considered mid-rounders, but with Draft stocks rising and falling, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. says Big Blue could still land a solid player on Day 2.

"If you want a combo guy, Byron Jones would be a perfect early to mid-[second rounder] if you can get into that area, out of Connecticut," Kiper Jr. said via The Star-Ledger. "Eric Rowe from Utah would be another combo guy, corner/safety. So I think you could look second or third round very easily."

Read more...
Join the Conversation...

Super Bowl XLII, 1990 NFC Championship Eliminated from “Greatest Game of All-Time” Bracket

March 29th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
By Dan Benton

Is there a world in which Super Bowl XLII between the New York Giants and New England Patriots is not the greatest game ever played? Where the heroics of David Tyree and the game-winning touchdown catch by Plaxico Burress aren't given the spotlight they deserve? And a world in which Michael Strahan's "17-14. 17-14. Believe it and it will happen!" doesn't give you chills?

Well, according to the voters over at NFL.com, yes — that world does exist and we're currently living in it.

As part of their effort to capitalize on NCAA Tournament traffic, NFL.com introduced a "Greatest Game of All-Time" bracket to coincide with said tournament. Included were some of the most memorable games in league history, including the 1992 wildcard game between the Buffalo Bills and Houston Oilers, the 1958 NFL Championship Game — "The Greatest Game Ever Played" — between the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts, as well as some of the most legendary Conference Championship Games and Super Bowl's a person could recall.

Read more...
Join the Conversation...

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz on Recovery: “I’m About 70% There”

March 29th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Earlier this month, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz took another huge step in his recovery from a torn patellar tendon when he finally got out of the pool and ran on turf for the very first time since his injury.

It was a moment that caught the attention of head coach Tom Coughlin, who decided to keep a close eye on Cruz as he did some field workouts. And whatever it was that Coughlin saw provoked an uncharacteristic expression of sheer optimism — an expression of optimism that came without any word from team doctors.

“I think he will be back to the player that he was and hopefully better,” Coughlin said at the NFC coaches breakfast. “Victor looks really good, he’s starting to run, I was in the field house watching him rehab, he’s coming along well.

“I don’t know [when he'll return fully]. [And] I shouldn’t say this, because medically I really do not have a definite answer, but by training camp, hopefully. He will work his way through.”

Read more...
Join the Conversation...

New York Giants Have “a Lot of Interest” in Nebraska’s Randy Gregory: Report

March 29th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants may have signed defensive end George Selvie earlier this month, but that does not necessarily mean they're out of the market at the position or for another quality pass rusher. After all, what's the saying? "You can never have enough pass rushers."

One potential pass rusher they reportedly have their eye on is Nebraska's Randy Gregory — a Top 10 athletic talent who made major headlines earlier this week after admitting to a failed drug test (marijuana) at the NFL Combine.

"I blame myself. And I know it sounds cliché, but there's really no one else I can blame," Gregory said. "Am I worried [about my Draft stock]? Yeah, I'm worried. At the same time, I'm confident. I know I'm going to be all right in the end."

Previously considered one of the elite prospects available in the 2015 NFL Draft, Gregory could now see his value dip dramatically. And not just because he failed one simple drug test at the NFL Combine, but because he's had a long history of marijuana issues, failed drug tests and other off-field issues that now have team's legitimately concerned.

Read more...
Join the Conversation...

New York Giants’ Chris Ogbonnaya Admits to Prank He Pulled on Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton: Video

March 29th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
By Michael Moraitis

New York Giants running back Chris Ogbonnaya has been in the midst of a prank on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton that he finally admitted to after talking to TMZ.

Ogbonnaya was actually signed by the Giants during Week 14 of last season, but only played on special teams.

Before that, he did a tour of duty on the Panthers, filling in at running back for the injury-depleted backfield. While there, Ogbonnaya had Newton believing he was actually from Africa, or "fresh off the boat" as Ogbonnaya puts it.

The 28-year-old back signed with the Panthers back in late-September of 2014, keeping the joke alive for six months until this video aired.

To think that Ogbonnaya kept that up for all this time, accent and all, is incredible. Not only does it take a lot on Ogbonnaya's part, but his fellow running backs also had to keep the secret from Newton that Ogbonnaya is actually an American.

We'll have to see what Newton says about all this and if he owns up to being tricked.

Read more...
Join the Conversation...