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New York Giants’ Jonathan Casillas, J.T. Thomas Expected to Compete for Starting Job on Weakside
March 26th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The New York Giants have paid both J.T. Thomas and Jonathan Casillas like starting linebackers, and at least one of them likely will be. With Jacquian Williams departing via free agency and precious few options on that side, head coach Tom Coughlin revealed on Wednesday that the duo -- who...

New York Giants’ Tom Coughlin: Bennett Jackson, Chykie Brown May Convert to Safety
March 25th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
As the calendar approaches a turn to April, the New York Giants find themselves without an answer to the very same question that plagued them at the onset of free agency: what is the solution at safety? ***PHOTO1*** With Antrel Rolle now a member of the Chicago Bears, Stevie Brown and Quintin...

Jacksonville Jaguars’ Gus Bradley Offers High Praise for New York Giants LB J.T. Thomas
March 25th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker J.T. Thomas is coming off the best season of his young career. Thomas, 26, had 84 tackles, five passes defended, two interceptions and two forced fumbles this past year. And not only did Thomas prove he could play; he proved he could play all three linebacker...

New York Giants Hold Private Workout for ASU Safety Damarious Randall
March 23rd, 2015 at 11:00 AM
The New York Giants have spoken to at least two dozen prospects since the offseason officially began, but to this point, as Giants 101 reported earlier this month, have scheduled (and now apparently held) only a single private workout -- and that workout came by way of Arizona State safety...

Jonathan Casillas Happy to Be Home; Ready to Emerge as a Star with New York Giants
March 21st, 2015 at 2:55 PM
Jonathan Casillas was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and went to New Brunswick High School before departing for college in Wisconsin. And after stops with the New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots, he is finally returning home as a member of the New York Giants,...

Prince Amukamara on Contract Extension: I’d Be Lying If I Said It Wasn’t on My Mind
March 21st, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Going into the offseason, it was widely anticipated that the New York Giants would make several contractual adjustments in an effort to clear up some additional salary cap space. And while we've seen that with the likes of Jon Beason and Geoff Schwartz, two big names entering the final year...

Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul Excited to Reunite with George Selvie; Calls Him a “Great Addition”
March 20th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Five years after the South Florida teammates were each selected in the 2010 NFL Draft, defensive ends Jason Pierre-Paul and George Selvie will be reunited as members of the New York Giants. ***PHOTO1*** The team made the signing official early on Friday, and Pierre-Paul almost immediately weighed in with his thoughts on...

New York Giants Sign DE George Selvie to One-Year, $1.4 Million Deal
March 20th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Defensive end George Selvie (Dallas Cowboys) was unable to meet with the New York Giants on Thursday after his flight was delayed, but after arriving on Friday morning, that little hiccup was rendered irrelevant. In fact, General Manager Jerry Reese & Co. wasted no time, agreeing to a one-year, $1.4...

Several New York Giants Change Jersey Numbers; New Additions Receive Their Numbers
March 19th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Earlier this week, New York Giants equipment director Joe Skiba implied that a whole slew of jersey number changes were coming and he did not disappoint. And in addition to assigning jersey number to most of the 2015 free agent class, the team also announced a plethora of other jersey...

New York Giants’ Kenrick Ellis: I’m Ready to Help Big Blue “Get Back to Their Glory”
March 19th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The New York Giants signed former New York Jets defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis to a one-year deal worth $1.65 Million on Wednesday, and the scouting report on Ellis is simple: he's a run-stopper, who takes pride in that aspect of his game. ***PHOTO1*** The Giants finished 30th in the NFL in rushing...

New York Giants Sign DT Kenrick Ellis to One-Year Deal
March 18th, 2015 at 1:20 PM
The New York Giants have signed defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis (New York Jets) to a one-year deal, the team has announced. ***PHOTO1*** It was reported yesterday that the Giants were meeting with Ellis to possibly discuss a deal, so this move isn't too much of a surprise. The deal could net Ellis...

Confident Nat Berhe Says New York Giants Fans Shouldn’t Panic Over Safety Situation
March 18th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Antrel Rolle is gone, Quintin Demps is a free agent and negotiations with Stevie Brown are moving along at a snails pace. And with only Nat Berhe, Cooper Taylor and Thomas Gordon currently under contract -- none of whom have even a single career start -- the New York Giants...

New York Giants Meeting with DT Kenrick Ellis Today
March 17th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
The New York Giants are generally very secretive about their free agent meetings, but on Tuesday one slipped through the cracks. Brian Coz of the New York Post reports Big Blue is visiting with defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis (New York Jets) this afternoon. ***PHOTO1*** ***PHOTO2*** Ellis, a third-round pick of the Jets in...

J.T. Thomas Brings “Aggressive” Play, Thirst for Creating Turnovers to New York Giants
March 16th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
"Aggressive" is a term that's been thrown around by a few New York Giants free agent additions so far this offseason. Previously, it was wide receiver/kick returner Dwayne Harris, who boasted about his love of laying down some big hits when the opportunity presents itself. But for newly signed linebacker...

New York Giants, Stevie Brown Still Discussing Possible 2015 Return
March 16th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
With only three safeties signed to their roster -- none with a single career start -- and the free agent market now at bare bones, the New York Giants find themselves in a precarious position. It's clear they're not willing to overpay for anyone, which has become troublesome in such...

New York Giants Sunday Morning Storylines: Big Blue Completely Whiffs on Free Agent Safeties
March 15th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Sunday, New York Giants fans! And how shocked are we to be doing a "morning storylines" article in the middle of free agency? Well, the answer is very surprised. Free agency does not usually come with such a lull, and while the same can not be said for most...

New York Giants Re-Sign Cornerback Chykie Brown: Report
March 12th, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Day three of free agency almost slipped by without the New York Giants making any noise, but they managed to sneak in a move just under the wire. The Star-Ledger reports that the Giants and cornerback Chykie Brown have agreed to terms on a new deal, which he is expected...

New York Giants Re-Sign Linebacker Mark Herzlich
March 11th, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Only one day after adding two new linebackers and potential Special Teams contributors -- J.T. Thomas and Jonathan Casillas -- the New York Giants have now re-signed linebacker and Special Teams standout, Mark Herzlich. ***PHOTO1*** "Danielle and I are incredibly honored and humbled to be able to call NJ/NY our home for...

New York Giants Agree to Terms with LB Jonathan Casillas
March 10th, 2015 at 4:05 PM
The New York Giants have agreed to terms with their first free agent and no, it's not running back Shane Vereen -- although that is expected to happen. Rather, the team has agreed to a three-year, $10.5 million deal with linebacker Jonathan Casillas. ***PHOTO1*** ***PHOTO2*** Casillas, who originally signed as an undrafted rookie...

Jon Beason Takes Pay Cut to Remain with New York Giants
March 10th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Linebacker Jon Beason said earlier this month that he and the New York Giants were working on a contract modification contract that would allow him to remain in East Rutherford, and late on Monday night, that "modified" contract became official. ***PHOTO1*** "I want to be a Giant,” Beason said in early March....