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Walter Thurmond III not Expected to Re-Sign with New York Giants: Report
March 3rd, 2015 at 11:00 AM
During the NFL Combine, The Star-Ledger reported that cornerback Walter Thurmond III loved New York and would likely be re-signed this offseason. However, ESPN's Dan Graziaono shared a conflicting report on Tuesday morning, stating that talks between the New York Giants and Thurmond have "gone nowhere" and he is expected...

Miami Dolphins Expected to Pursue Safety Antrel Rolle Once Free Agency Begins
March 3rd, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Despite the New England Patriots' decision not to franchise Devin McCourty, the free agent market at safety will still be relatively thin in 2015. In fact, in addition to McCourty, the only other potentially available safety that's worth a high-cost investment is New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle. ***PHOTO1*** With the Giants...

New York Giants Place Franchise Tag on DE Jason Pierre-Paul
March 2nd, 2015 at 1:50 PM
The New York Giants had hoped to have a long-term deal in place with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul by the time the NFL's franchise tag window closed, but that was not the case. So, as expected, it's been reported that Pierre-Paul has been designated as the team's non-exclusive franchise player. ***PHOTO1*** ***PHOTO2*** "We...

New York Giants Monday Morning Storylines: No. 9 Pick Gives Big Blue Leverage with Jason Pierre-Paul
March 2nd, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Monday, New York Giants fans! And welcome to your last full week without the unpredictability of NFL free agency. Expect big moves and big news to be made between now and that March 10th date with players like J.D. Walton on the chopping block and others, like Jon Beason,...

New York Giants Release DE Mathias Kiwanuka
February 24th, 2015 at 3:20 PM
The New York Giants have informed defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka that he will be released. ***PHOTO1*** “The thing that has always impressed me about Kiwi is how serious he is about the game,” said head coach Tom Coughlin. “He was always prepared and always in outstanding condition and played very hard. And...

New York Giants’ Nat Berhe, Cooper Taylor Will Each Have Shot to Start at Safety
February 24th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
With Antrel Rolle, Quintin Demps and Stevie Brown all pending free agents, it's no secret the New York Giants will be in need of a safety or two this offseason. In fact, General Manager Jerry Reese specifically pointed to the safety position as one area in need of improvement, saying...

New York Giants’ Devon Kennard Switches Representation Following Suspension of Agent
February 24th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Two weeks after the NFLPA’s Committee on Agent Regulation & Discipline suspended his agent, Vinnie Porter, following a wire fraud arrest, New York Giants linebacker Devon Kennard has switched his representation. Select Sports Group, who also manage Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, announced on Monday that they will now represent...

New York Giants Will Try to Sign Jason Pierre-Paul to Long-Term Deal Before Using Franchise Tag
February 23rd, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The New York Giants are planning to use the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul on March 2nd if they have to, but ideally, they won't reach that point and will, instead, sign him to a long-term deal before the franchise tag becomes necessary. ***PHOTO1*** ***PHOTO2*** Although Schefter's report on the...

Atlanta Falcons Keeping Close Eye on New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul
February 21st, 2015 at 2:55 PM
The New York Giants have not yet begun discussions with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul regarding a long-term contract, and at least one team -- the Atlanta Falcons -- are keeping a close on whether or not those talks begin/advance. ***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Falcons are currently in a waiting...

New York Giants’ Tom Coughlin Raves About Antrel Rolle; Wants Him Back in Blue
February 21st, 2015 at 12:55 PM
On paper, and when healthy, the New York Giants seemed to have one of the better secondary’s in the NFL last year. That was until they started dropping like flies over various injuries. Now it appears as though they might lose their leader and most consistent piece of the defensive...

New York Giants, Jason Pierre-Paul Have not Yet Discussed Long-Term Deal: Report
February 21st, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The New York Giants are reportedly ready to place the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, but with the deadline to do that only nine days away, they may want to get in touch with JPP's representatives and begin discussing a long-term deal -- something The Star-Ledger reports...

New York Giants and DE Mathias Kiwanuka Appear Poised to Part Ways
February 20th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka is one of only three remaining players on the New York Giants who appeared in both Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI, joining quarterback Eli Manning and long-snapper Zak DeOssie, but he may have played his last down for Big Blue. ***PHOTO1*** When asked about Kiwanuka on...

New York Giants’ Cullen Jenkins Expected Pay Cut, Welcomed It After Poor Year
February 18th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Earlier this week, it was revealed that the New York Giants and defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins agreed to a re-worked contract in which he took a rather significant pay cut. The alternative, of course, was for Jenkins to become a cap casualty, which is something he admits to having wanted...

New York Giants Will Use Non-Exclusive Franchise Tag on Jason Pierre-Paul: Report
February 18th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
The New York Giants have a plan for what they want to do with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, and it will either keep him on the team in 2015 or net them two additional first-round picks. ***PHOTO1*** Steve Serby of the New York Post reports that Big Blue will place the non-exclusive...

Franchise Window Now Open: What Will New York Giants Do with Jason Pierre-Paul?
February 16th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Beginning on Monday and running through March 2nd, NFL franchises will have a brief window in which they can apply either the franchise tag or the transition tag to a pending free agent player of their choosing. For the New York Giants, their most likely option is defensive end Jason...

New York Giants’ Cullen Jenkins Accepts Pay Cut; Saves Team $825K
February 15th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins will not be a cap casualty for the New York Giants, as the two sides reportedly agreed to a pay cut that will save Big Blue $825,000 in cap space heading into free agency. ***PHOTO1*** ***PHOTO2*** The 34-year-old, 11-year NFL veteran was entering the final year of a three-year,...

New York Giants’ Robert Ayers Still Recovering from Torn Pectoral Muscle; No Return Date Set
February 13th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
In his first year with the New York Giants, Robert Ayers was having a solid season and playing as one of the better defensive lineman before a torn pectoral muscle in the loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars in late November landed him on season-ending injured reserve. ***PHOTO1*** Ayers, who signed a two-year,...

Will Hill Attempting to Recruit New York Giants Safety Antrel Rolle to Baltimore Ravens
February 13th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Safety Antrel Rolle has made it abundantly clear he wants to return to the New York Giants in 2015, citing unfinished business and his desire to bring the organization another Lombardi Trophy. But if his former teammate, Will Hill, has anything to say about it, the two will reunite as...

Agent of New York Giants LB Devon Kennard Suspended by NFLPA Following Wire Fraud Arrest
February 12th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
The NFLPA’s Committee on Agent Regulation & Discipline announced on Tuesday that they have "suspended agent Vinnie Porter’s certification to represent NFL players in contract talks with clubs" following his January arrest arrest for wire fraud. ***PHOTO1*** Porter, along with New York-based financial adviser, Joseph Vaccaro, were arrested by the FBI and...

Antrel Rolle Wants to Return to New York Giants: I Owe This Organization Another Title
February 11th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Antrel Rolle has made it no secret that his first priority this offseason is returning to the New York Giants. And although they have expressed mutual interest in his return -- for the "right price" -- there is still no guarantee the defensive captain will be back in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** Should the...