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Giants’ Landon Collins Motivated to Prove There’s More to His Game: “I’m not a Box Safety”
May 20th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
It caused safety Landon Collins (Alabama) to fall out of the first-round of the 2015 NFL Draft, and he's already tired of answering questions about it. He believes it's a mass misperception of his skills, and he's headed into the 2015 regular season with a fierce determination to immediately prove...

Giants 101 Writers’ Round Table: What’s the Hold up Between Eli Manning, New York Giants?
May 19th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
It's been many, many years since Giants 101 conducted a "Writers' Round Table," but due to popular demand, it's back! So each week leading up to the season, we will open up the website (and social media) for reader questions regarding the New York Giants. But allow us to preface:...

New York Giants’ Robert Ayers Expected to Be “100 Percent” for Organized Team Activities
May 19th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
When the New York Giants initially signed Robert Ayers to a two-year deal at the onset of free agency last season, they did so hoping he could come in and fill Justin Tuck's old role -- a strong run defender who was also capable of rushing the passer situationally. And...

Some Players Concerned New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul Will ‘Dog It’ Once Paid: Report
May 18th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has been working out like a man on a mission since the very moment the 2014 NFL season ended, as evident by the many video he's posted to his Instagram account. However, the former Pro Bowler remains in Florida, training primarily on his...

Which Undrafted Rookie Free Agents Stand Best Shot at Sticking with New York Giants?
May 18th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
In the days following the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants officially signed six undrafted rookie free agents (UDFA). The team then invited some 40+ others to tryout during their rookie minicamp, subsequently signing an additional four, bringing their post-NFL Draft total to 10 undrafted rookies. ***PHOTO1*** The entire haul included...

Three New York Giants Projected to Be Among “Top 100 Rookies of 2015″
May 17th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
The New York Giants have been met with mixed reviews for their haul in 2015 NFL Draft, but despite the inconsistent grades, experts have seemed to share common ground on one particular belief: General Manager Jerry Reese & Co. hit it big in the first three rounds. ***PHOTO1*** The additions of offensive...

New York Giants’ J.T. Thomas Has Lofty Goals for 2015: Wants to Lead NFL in Takeaways
May 16th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Early on in free agency, the New York Giants made it a point to address depth at the linebacker position and did so with the additions of Jonathan Casillas and J.T. Thomas -- each of whom were signed to unexpectedly large deals and widely considered two of the worst free...

Mykkele Thompson’s Former Coach Believes New York Giants Safety Can Cover NFL’s Elite
May 16th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Can New York Giants rookie safety Mykkele Thompson come in and immediately compete with the NFL's elite? Can he cover superstar tight ends like Rob Gronkowski and Jason Witten? Can he come down into the box and stop a running back like Marshawn Lynch? His former college position coach, Chris...

Versatile, Motivated Carlif Taylor Ready to Give New York Giants “1000 Percent”
May 15th, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Carlif Taylor (6-1, 319 lbs.) may be listed as a defensive tackle, but the two-time All-Northeast-10 Conference selection is about as versatile as they come. And after signing with the New York Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent (UDFA), he has every intention of using that versatility and a...

New York Giants’ Bennett Jackson Working Hard to Learn New Position, New Defense
May 14th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
After the New York Giants lost Antrel Rolle (Chicago Bears) and Stevie Brown (Houston Texans) in free agency and failed to bring in alternative safety options (see: Devin McCourty), the position became a real concern for Big Blue. ***PHOTO1*** The Giants then began discussions regarding the potential conversion of cornerbacks Bennett Jackson...

New York Giants Safety Landon Collins Already Putting Prince Amukamara’s Worries to Rest
May 13th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
A little less than weeks ago, New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara expressed his concern regarding the team's experience at the safety position, saying the lack of veteran leadership could cause Big Blue some problems going into 2015. ***PHOTO1*** "To be a realist, I think we really need to see how we...

New York Giants’ Johnathan Hankins Ranked No. 69 on Pro Football Focus’ Top 101 of 2014
May 13th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Remember the panic that set in after the New York Giants allowed defensive tackle Linval Joseph to sign with the Minnesota Vikings? Well, a year later and Joseph has become a bit of an afterthought for Big Blue, and that occurred primarily because of the emergence of defensive tackle Johnathan...

Tom Coughlin Has Been Texting Jason Pierre-Paul, Unsure If He’ll Attend Mandatory Minicamp
May 13th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul may be putting significant work into his offseason workouts down in Florida, but he has yet to sign his franchise tender and is subsequently keeping a significant distance between himself and the team. And while he did show up briefly at the start...

New York Giants Sign TE Will Tye, DT Carlif Taylor
May 10th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
The New York Giants had 44 undrafted rookie free agents (UDFA) in attendance for rookie mini-camp this weekend, so the law of odds would indicate at least some of them impressed enough to be signed. And thus far, that has proven to be the case as Big Blue will sign...

Giants’ Steve Spagnuolo Won’t Promise an Immediate Turnaround: “I’m not a Magician”
May 9th, 2015 at 2:45 PM
For the first time since returning to the New York Giants earlier this offseason, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo met with the media on Saturday and immediately took steps to temper some of the expectations that have come along with his return. Rather, Spagnuolo says, it's unrealistic to expect an immediate...

New York Giants’ Bennett Jackson Still Moving to Safety, Chykie Brown to Remain at Cornerback
May 9th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Prior to the additions of Landon Collins and Mykkele Thompson in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants appeared poised to switch cornerbacks Bennett Jackson and Chykie Brown to safety -- something both players embraced with open arms. And for one of them, that still appears to be the...

2015 NFL Draft: Grading Each New York Giants Selection
May 9th, 2015 at 6:55 AM
Even when the NFL Draft is over, everyone still loves to talk about it. Many fans are extremely happy with what New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese and his staff were able to do during Draft weekend and even the media has also had mostly good things to say...

New York Giants Sign Defensive End Owa Odighizuwa
May 8th, 2015 at 10:45 AM
The rookie wage scale sure does make things easier, doesn't it? No longer do we see holdouts lingering deep into training camp, but rather, rookie signings generally occur within days. And for the New York Giants, that's exactly what's happening with the signings of fifth-round safety Mykkele Thompson (Texas) and...

‘Hard Knocks’ Star Donte Rumph Invited to New York Giants Rookie Mini-Camp
May 7th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
After being embarrassed on the television show "Hark Knocks" last year, NFL free agent defensive lineman Donte Rumph is getting another shot, this time with the New York Giants. ***PHOTO1*** Rumph was last seen on the popular training camp television show's previous season as a member of the Atlanta Falcons. He was...

New York Giants Terminate Contract of WR Kevin Ogletree, Waive LB Terrell Manning
May 7th, 2015 at 1:15 PM
The New York Giants announced two roster moves on Thursday after terminating the contract of wide receiver Kevin Ogletree and waiving linebacker Terrell Manning. ***PHOTO1*** The move comes on during the first week of rookie mini-camp and signals the end of these players' respective runs with the Giants. The #Giants have terminated the...