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Osi Umenyiora Excited to See Old New York Giants Teammates, Doesn’t Deny Missing Team
October 1st, 2014 at 1:21 PM
There's an old saying; the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Since leaving the New York Giants after the 2012 season, Osi Umenyiora has found that out the hard way. ***PHOTO1*** Umenyiora once turned down a three-year extension to stay with the Giants in hopes of finding potential big money...

New York Giants’ Antrel Rolle Guarantees He’ll Get a Pick-Six During 2014 Season
October 1st, 2014 at 8:03 AM
The New York Giants defense, especially the secondary, is playing with an all-time high in confidence right now. ***PHOTO1*** It would make sense since they lead the NFL in interceptions (with 7) after this past week when they got to Kirk Cousins four times in their 45-14 domination of the Washington Redskins...

Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh Refuses to Regarding Desires to Play for Giants, Jets
September 29th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Early Sunday morning, it was reported that Detroit Lions star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is likely to leave the Detroit Lions after the 2014 season and once he's a free agent, would prefer to play in New York for either the New York Giants or the New York Jets. ***PHOTO1*** Suh's current...

Jon Beason, Odell Beckham Jr. Practice for Giants on Monday; Both Could Play Vs. Falcons
September 29th, 2014 at 12:55 PM
As the New York Giants returned to work on Monday, they did so in a relatively healthy manor. Not only were players like cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (thigh) and offensive lineman Charles Brown (shoulder) on the field, but so to were linebacker Jon Beason (foot) and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr....

Giants’ Tom Coughlin Impressed with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie as Player and Person
September 28th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
When the New York Giants originally signed cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, they weren't entirely sure which version they were getting. Would it be the Pro Bowl DRC or the Philadelphia Eagles version of DRC? ***PHOTO1*** Well, four games into the 2014 regular season and it would as if Big Blue has gotten their...

Giants’ Jon Beason Didn’t Feel Great Before Redskins Game; Expects to Play Vs. Falcons
September 28th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Ever since re-aggravating the foot injury that he initially hurt back in June, starting middle linebacker Jon Beason has been on the sidelines for the New York Giants trying to get his foot healed up enough to return to the field. ***PHOTO1*** After sitting out of the Giants Week 3 win over...

Jayron Hosley Reinstated from Suspended List; New York Giants Given Temporary Roster Exemption
September 27th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Unlike offensive lineman Eric Herman before him, New York Giants cornerback Jayron Hosley did not benefit from the NFL's changes to their drug policy. Instead, Hosley remained suspended for the first four games of the NFL season, but has now been reinstated from the suspended list, reports Howard Balzer. ***PHOTO1*** ***PHOTO2*** As a...

New York Giants by the Fantasy Numbers: Week 4
September 27th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Each week this season, Giants 101 will do a postgame analysis by examining each fantasy points leader for the New York Giants at their respective positions. These accumulated points are based on the fantasy point grid used on NFL.com. ***PHOTO1*** QB Eli Manning: 32.1 Points Last Week: 17.26 Points Eli Manning, riding on the...

New York Giants’ Mathias Kiwanuka: We Have the Talent to Win a Championship
September 26th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
It's amazing what a span of two weeks can do for the New York Giants. Two weeks ago after an ugly loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Giants were 0-2, staring down another 0-3 start and disaster was starting to set in for this team because of the familiarities of...

Prince Amukamara on Kirk Cousins: He was “Staring Down” Receivers; Made Reading Him Easy
September 26th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
So why were the New York Giants defense able to make four interceptions on Washington Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins on Thursday night in a 45-14 blowout victory at FedEx Field? ***PHOTO1*** As Prince Amukamara, who had one of the four interceptions put it, he has a pretty big tell and one...

New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr., Devon Kennard Out Vs. Redskins; Jon Beason Doubtful
September 24th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
The New York Giants released their final injury report prior to Thursday's game against the Washington Redskins, and for the most part, there were precious few surprises. As expected, both wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) and linebacker Devon Kennard (hamstring) have been ruled out. ***PHOTO1*** The sole unexpected designation comes by...

Giants’ Quintin Demps Likely to Start at Safety Over Nat Berhe, Stevie Brown Vs. Redskins
September 23rd, 2014 at 4:55 PM
During the third quarter of the New York Giants 30-17 win over the Houston Texans, Stevie Brown was benched after allowing a 44-yard touchdown catch to Damaris Johnson; a play that he got himself all turned around on and looked completely lost. ***PHOTO1*** Rookie Nat Berhe finished the game in place of...

New York Giants’ Jon Beason Expected to Test Foot in Practice; Looking to Play Vs. Redskins
September 23rd, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Last week, the New York Giants were fearing the worst with Jon Beason's re-aggravation of the foot injury he initially suffered back in June when he hurt it again last Sunday during a loss to the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** Some thought he could have been out another 10-12 weeks or possibly even...

New York Giants Praise Big Blue Fans for Meeting Challenge Laid Out by Antrel Rolle
September 23rd, 2014 at 8:55 AM
After Sunday's 30-17 win over the Houston Texans, the New York Giants had a lot to be proud of. Eli Manning had a great day throwing the ball, Rashad Jennings ran the ball like a mad man, Victor Cruz was all over the vertical game, and the defense stood strong....

Reports of Eli Manning and Jason Pierre-Paul’s Demise were Greatly Exaggerated
September 22nd, 2014 at 12:55 PM
The criticism facing New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning from the start of the offseason, through the preseason and then following a Week 1 loss to the Detroit Lions was smothering. It was enough for us at Giants 101 to dub 2014 "The Year of Eli Bashing" -- and precious...

New York Giants’ Stevie Brown Benched During 3rd Quarter of 30-17 Win Vs. Houston Texans
September 22nd, 2014 at 11:00 AM
It hasn't been the best start to his comeback season in 2014 for Stevie Brown with the New York Giants after missing all of the 2013 season while recovering from ACL surgery. ***PHOTO1*** Brown has been a step behind in his first couple of games back and on Sunday in the team's...

New York Giants’ Jon Beason not Likely Out Long-Term, but Will Have to Play Through Pain
September 20th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The New York Giants may be without linebacker Jon Beason (foot/toe) this Sunday against the Houston Texans, but it doesn't sound like they expect him to miss much time beyond that. In fact, head coach Tom Coughlin alluded to exactly that on Friday afternoon following practice, saying Beason will likely...

New York Giants Hold Players-Only Meeting; Antrel Rolle Demands More Aggressiveness
September 20th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle has been down this road before and he didn't like it. That's why the savvy veteran and defensive captain called a players-only meeting earlier this week as Big Blue stares down a potential 0-3 start. And his message was a simple one: we have...

Jason Pierre-Paul “Promises” New York Giants Will Stop the Run Against Houston Texans
September 19th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Winless but optimistic, the New York Giants are taking it one game at a time, though Sundays matchup with the Houston Texans may be more than just another game. Starting 0-3 with two losses at home could quickly deflate the morale of everyone and anyone invested in the team. Sunday...

New York Giants’ Mathias Kiwanuka: Roger Goodell, NFL Mishandled Domestic/Child Abuse Cases
September 19th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
This past week in the NFL will likely go down as "the worst week ever" considering how many prominent names were arrested and/or charged with serious crimes. ***PHOTO1*** Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Jonathan Dwyer all had domestic violence charges brought to them, while Adrian Peterson had child abuse charges brought again...