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New York Giants’ Walter Thurmond III: “I’m Ready to Lead by Example”
April 18th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Perhaps a bit overshadowed by the addition of cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, hype surrounding Walter Thurmond III -- a former member of the Legion of Doom -- has quieted in recent weeks. And while his role may be poised to focus primarily on the slot corner position, Thurmond III hasn't allowed...

Minnesota Vikings DT Kevin Williams Met with New York Giants on Monday; Will Meet Again on Tuesday
April 15th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
During the first month of the NFL free agency period, the New York Giants saw long-time defensive tackle Linval Joseph leave them to sign a deal with the Minnesota Vikings. The Giants could end up return the favor and take someone from Minnesota. ***VIDEO1*** On Monday night, long-time Viking Kevin Williams met with...

Is Impact of New York Giants’ Improved Secondary on Pass Rush Being Underestimated?
April 13th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Ahhhh, “You can never have enough pass rushers.” While true, the impact that a dominating New York Giants’ secondary can have on a defensive line shouldn’t go overlooked. An opposing quarterback still needs someone to throw to. If his receivers are covered and/or blanketed and timing is off, so is...

New York Giants DE Robert Ayers “Idolized” Justin Tuck, Whom He was Signed to Replace
April 7th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Not only was Robert Ayers (Denver Broncos) signed by the New York Giants to replace defensive end Justin Tuck, who was lost to the Oakland Raiders earlier in free agency, but he was also assigned his No. 91 jersey. The significance of all that was not lost on Ayers, who...

New York Giants’ Antrel Rolle not Worried About Expiring Contract: I Just Want to Win
April 6th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle truly bleeds blue. The veteran has transformed his career in New York, taking over as one of the team's captains, and has never been shy about sharing his love for the organization. So, as he enters the final year of his contract, one is...

Jason Avant: Giants Have DeSean Jackson’s Kryptonite in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
April 4th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
When DeSean Jackson was released by the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants breathed a brief sigh of relief. For at least a few moments, the thorn in their side was gone and potentially heading outside of the NFC East. That feeling was fleeting however, as Jackson ultimately signed a...

New York Giants’ Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: Signing with Big Blue was Never About the Money
April 3rd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
In recent days, there's been a lot of talk and speculation about how the New York Giants stole cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie away from the New York Jets as a the result of a lucrative contract offer. But when discussing his decision to sign with Big Blue, DRC recently said money...

New York Giants Thursday Morning Storylines: Michael Strahan to Host “Good Morning America”
April 3rd, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Fourth time is a charm? Perhaps the lull of free agency -- at least for the New York Giants -- is far from over. But because it's supposed to be, here are some Thursday morning storylines to enjoy with your morning coffee. ***PHOTO1*** Michael Strahan Confirms Part-Time Co-Host Gig on 'Good Morning...

Robert Ayers on Joining New York Giants: They’re a Blue Collar Organization That Hates Losing
April 2nd, 2014 at 1:15 PM
On Wednesday, Robert Ayers became the third member of the Denver Broncos to join the New York Giants in free agency, as he signed a two-year deal with the team and will likely take the place of the departed Justin Tuck at defensive end. Ayers was a former first round pick...

New York Giants Officially Sign Robert Ayers to Two-Year Deal
April 2nd, 2014 at 10:35 AM
On Wednesday, the New York Giants announced that they have signed defensive end Robert Ayers (Denver Broncos), who had been meeting with the team since Tuesday afternoon. ***PHOTO1*** Ayers, a former first-round pick of the Broncos in the 2009 NFL Draft, was the 14th rated 4-3 defensive end in the NFL a...

New York Giants Wednesday Morning Storylines: How Big Blue Snubbed Gang Green for DRC
April 2nd, 2014 at 7:00 AM
The previous two times we've indicated the rush of free agency was over for the New York Giants, they signed someone. Will that be the case again on Wednesday as we enter day three of what was supposed to be a quiet and slow time for news? Time will tell....

New York Giants Re-Sign DT Mike Patterson
March 31st, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The New York Giants announced on Monday that they have re-signed defensive tackle Mike Patterson. The deal is reportedly for one year. ***PHOTO1*** Since the onset of free agency, the return of Patterson seemed inevitable for Big Blue. He played well as part of a rotation in 2013, and having lost Linval...

New York Giants Sign CB Zack Bowman to One-Year Deal
March 31st, 2014 at 1:00 PM
It's taken longer than expected, but the New York Giants and cornerback Zack Bowman (Chicago Bears), who is in East Rutherford today, have finally agreed on a one-year deal. Although it remains somewhat unclear as to why it's taken the two sides so long to come to this agreement, it has...

New York Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul: I’ve Worked My Butt Off and I’m Ready for 2014 Season
March 31st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** To say 2013 was a rough year for New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul would be a bit of an understatement. Despite some turn back the clock moments where he flashed the talent everyone saw in his first and second years, Pierre-Paul was predominantly hampered by a lingering...

Quintin Demps Hopes to Be New York Giants’ Return Man Despite Arrival of Trindon Holliday
March 28th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
When the New York Giants announced they had signed Quintin Demps, most fans assumed Demps would be the new return man for big blue. The numbers essentially spoke for themselves as Demps averaged 30.1 yards per kick return in 2013, good for third best in the NFL. Even Demps thought...

John Harbaugh on Giants LB Jameel McClain: They Got a Smart, Physical Player; Serve as Mentor
March 27th, 2014 at 3:20 PM
The New York Giants helped their eighth-ranked defense of a season ago when they re-signed Jon Beason to a three-year deal, but they also gave Beason some help in the linebacker group when they added Jameel McClain from the Baltimore Ravens on a two-year deal. ***PHOTO1*** McClain dealt with some injuries last...

New York Giants’ Tom Coughlin Speaks on Justin Tuck, Hakeem Nicks’ Free Agency Departure
March 27th, 2014 at 1:50 PM
Two of the top free agents that a lot of fans weren't thrilled to see leave the team this past month were defensive end Justin Tuck and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. The fans were more saddened to see Tuck leave more so than Nick; Tuck signed a 2-year, $11 million deal...

New York Giants Plan to Have Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Covering Opponents No. 1
March 27th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The New York Giants made a plan to lure Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie away from the Denver Broncos and more importantly, away from the New York Jets the week that he came to visit both teams in free agency trips. The Jets made him a low-ball offer and their general manager ended...

New York Giants’ Spencer Paysinger, Charles James Critical of NFL Penalizing Goalpost Celebrations
March 26th, 2014 at 2:45 PM
For many years, players around the league would celebrate scoring a touchdown as if they were LeBron James in the NBA and slam dunk the ball like James would dunk a basketball. Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates were notorious for it, as was New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, but...

Will Hill Heads New York Giants’ List of “Performance-Based Pay” for 2013
March 26th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
On Monday, the NFL released the names and amounts for every player league-wide who received "performance-based pay" as a result of their playing time and salary in 2013. ***PHOTO1*** The system, which has been in place as part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement since 2002, weighs the aforementioned playing time with base...