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New York Giants Tender ERFA Cornerback Chandler Fenner

March 5th, 2015 at 5:21 PM
By Dan Benton

24 hours after the team tendered a contract to tight end Larry Donnell, the New York Giants have now officially locked up both of their Exclusive Rights Free Agents (ERFA). Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News reports the Giants have tendered a contract to cornerback Chandler Fenner.

Like Donnell, who was tendered a one-year, $585,000 contract, Fenner will receive the three-year veteran minimum salary which, for a cornerback, is one-year, $510,000.

Fenner, who was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012, also had a cup of coffee with the Seattle Seahawks (2012-2013) — which earned him a Super Bowl ring — before ultimately signing with the Giants in 2014.

Appearing in 11 games as a reserve and Special Teams contributor, Fenner totaled seven tackles and one huge onside kick recovery in a 24-13 Week 15 victory over the Washington Redskins.

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Prince Amukamara Would Welcome Ndamukong Suh to New York Giants

March 5th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
By Tyler Henry

Just hours before the franchise/transition tag deadline on Monday, the Detroit Lions announced that they would not designate defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh as their franchise player and he would become an unrestricted free agent.

Meanwhile, as anticipated, the New York Giants decided to use their franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. Accordingly, JPP will now account for nearly $15 million on the salary cap in 2015 pending a long-term agreement between the two sides.

Despite the hefty investment in Pierre-Paul, it was almost immediately speculated that the Giants would make a run at Suh — something the New York Daily News later confirmed.

Suh, who was drafted second overall in the 2009 draft out of Nebraska, coincidentally played on the same defense as current Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara. And when rumors started flying this week about the team’s potential interest in Suh, Amukamara told Newsday that he would be in favor of a deal to bring his former college teammate to Big Blue.

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New York Giants’ Larry Donnell was on Flight That Skidded Off Runway at LaGuardia Airport

March 5th, 2015 at 11:50 AM
By Dan Benton

New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell got quite the scare on Thursday morning when his plane — Delta Flight 1086 from Atlanta to LaGuardia Airport — skidded off the runway and crashed into a fence during its landing. Once evacuated, Donnell had a chance to collect himself and then, as we all do here in 2015, post about it on Instagram.

Authorities say all 125 passengers and five crew members have been safely evacuated from the plane and there were a total of 24 non-life-threatening injuries. The plane is also leaking fuel and the airport has been shut down until at least 7:00 PM EST.

The recent past has not been very kind to the aviation world, with Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanishing into thin air nearly one-year ago to the day (March 8th). Meanwhile, AirAsia Flight 8501 was lost during a flight from Suabaya to Singapore on December 28th and Malaysia Airlines had another plane lost (Flight 17) when it was shot down with a surface-to-air missile in Hrabove, Ukraine on July 17th.

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New York Giants Led NFL in Injuries in 2014; Have Led League in Back-To-Back Years

March 5th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

In 2013, the New York Giants set an NFL record by becoming the most-injured team in league history based on a formula that determines Adjusted Games Lost (AGL). In total, they lost 91 games by projected starters and had an AGL of 141.3 (was originally 144.6) — the previous high was 122.8, which was set by the Buffalo Bills in 2009.

The good news is that Big Blue didn't re-break their 2013 record in 2014. The bad news is that they came very close and not only led the NFL in injuries again, but became the first team in NFL history (or since the AGL formula was introduced) to lead the league in injuries in back-to-back seasons.

The Giants finished the 2014 season with an AGL of 137.1. The next highest AGL came courtesy of the San Diego Chargers who rang in at 119.1. By comparison, the Carolina Panthers topped the league with an AGL of 11.7.

Then we have the Giants, looking to put together an injury dynasty. After setting the benchmark with 141.3 AGL in 2013, the 2014 club has the second-worst AGL on record at 137.1. Running back and defensive back remained two major problem areas despite new roster additions, but wide receiver was also hit hard, as were the linebackers.

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Antrel Rolle Says No Negotiations Between He, New York Giants; Stevie Brown 50-50 to Return

March 5th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Contrary to several recent reports, safety Antrel Rolle tweeted on Wednesday that he is not and has not been in negotiations with any NFL team leading up to the start of free agency, and that includes the New York Giants.

Rolle went on to say:

"This is a business and I will approach it just as that; I plan to let everything run its course. So once again the allegations are false! I am patiently waiting to see what's in store for me next," Rolle tweeted. "When that time comes for negotiations it will be handled professionally. No numbers have been discussed at all and neither have I put a price on myself. Like I said no talks have happened with any team."

Despite what Rolle tweeted, the New York Daily News maintains that there have been non-productive talks between he and the Giants, and that he is likely to become an unrestricted free agent next Tuesday.

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