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New York Giants Sign Mike Harris, Place Jon Beason on IR and Make Practice Squad Swap

October 30th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants made it official on Wednesday, announcing that they had signed cornerback Mike Harris to fill the spot made available when linebacker Jon Beason (foot/toe) was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR).

Harris, who was signed off of the Detroit Lions' practice squad, is a former sixth-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2012 NFL Draft. His role with the Giants will be to provide depth at their ailing cornerback position, which has seen the losses of Walter Thurmond III (pectoral) and Trumaine McBride (thumb), as well as the lingering injury to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (IT Band).

In addition to making the Harris signing official, the Giants also announced a linebacker swap on their practice squad.

The team has terminated the contract of linebacker Carlos Fields and signed linebacker Justin Anderson, who was with Big Blue throughout training camp, but had previously been waived/injured on August 26th.

Because of his waived/injured designation — which came as a result of a hamstring injury — Anderson was ineligible to return to the Giants until the start of Week 9.


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Indianapolis Colts’ Hakeem Nicks Excited to Face Giants; Offers Andrew Luck/Eli Manning Comparison

October 29th, 2014 at 4:34 PM
By Doug Rush

For five years, Hakeem Nicks was the number one wide receiver for the New York Giants and was a key part of their Super Bowl XLVI team that knocked off the New England Patriots almost three years ago.

But after two injury-plagued seasons in 2012 and 2013 in which his work ethic came into question and was even the subject of trade rumors around this exact time a year ago, Nicks found a new home in 2014 with the Indianapolis Colts, as the former first round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft is trying to start all over playing alongside Andrew Luck. He did have some good company with him in Indianapolis with former teammate Ahmad Bradshaw, who is in his second season with the Colts now after being released following the 2012 season.

On Wednesday while meeting with the media, Nicks talked about his return to MetLife Stadium and facing off against his old team for the first time since departing back in March, and how he may play with an extra excited feeling inside him.

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Indianapolis Colts’ Ahmad Bradshaw on Leaving Giants: “It Hurt Because That was My Family”

October 29th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
By Dan Benton

On Monday night, running back Ahmad Bradshaw will return to MetLife Stadium for the very first time since being released by the New York Giants in February of 2013. It's a game he admits makes him "anxious," but one that also brings back a lot of mixed emotions.

Bradshaw, now with the Indianapolis Colts, admits to feeling "hurt" by his release from the Giants after giving them everything he had on every single play, but adds that it "didn't take" him long to get over the split.

"It just hurt me because I felt that was my family, that I was a big part of that team and I felt like I had a lot of football left," Bradshaw said of his New York departure. "[But] I knew it was a business. I gave everything I could to the Giants. … They got my all."

Bradshaw went on to add that with the Giants he felt like he was the "heart of the team," but has happily taken on more of a leadership role with the Colts — a role that head coach Chuck Pagano says fits AB well.

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New York Giants Power Rankings Roundup: Week 9

October 29th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
By Dan Benton

Week 8 of the NFL season is now in the books and things were certainly shaken up once again. The top two NFC East teams both lost, the Oakland Raiders remain winless and the Seattle Seahawks continue to limp along. Meanwhile, several passing records were set and several teams once thought to be dead have now been revived.

The New York Giants however, were not among them as they sat home quietly, enjoying their bye week. But that didn't stop their Power Rankings from being altered with some rankings going up and others going down.

Let's take a look, shall we? Chart after the jump.

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New York Giants’ Jerry Reese: Time for Us to Stop Making Excuses and Win Football Games

October 29th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
By Daniel Graham

A week away has seen the New York Giants make some changes and adjust for the second half of the season. The 3-4 New York squad got a bit of a break with the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys both losing in Week 8, with the Cowboys losing a division game against the Redskins on Monday night.

So now that the Giants have used the bye week to their advantage, they are in for quite a rude awakening as they go up against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night in Week 9. Then after that, they have the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys in consecutive weeks.

The Giants are attempting to avoid missing the playoffs for a third straight year, so there really is no room left this season for another loss that the team can consider a "moral victory" or "learning experience." Also, any talk the Giants will be doing about speculating how they will perform this half of the season can be classified as ubiquitous. More doing, less talking is how many feel in this situation. But for General Manager Jerry Reese, the one thing he did say over this break that may resonate with the team and its faithful is that the Giants will be in the playoff and NFC East race until the end.

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