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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’ 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...

New York Giants’ Prince Amukamara not Completely Sold on Team’s Situation at Safety
May 6th, 2015 at 12:55 PM
The loss of Antrel Rolle will certainly hurt the New York Giants from a leadership perspective, but even beyond that, the total lack of a veteran presence at the safety position is cause for concern. And while cornerback Prince Amukamara is excited about the addition of Landon Collins and the...

Michael Strahan Among Many Celebrities Who Attended Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao Fight
May 4th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Retired New York Giants defensive end and recent Emmy Award winner, Michael Strahan, was just one of the stars at the so-called “fight of the century" when Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night. Strahan was spotted ringside before the fight on Saturday, along with many other celebrities. ***PHOTO1*** With the...

New York Giants’ Mykkele Thompson Anticipated Going Undrafted, Will Now Have Chance to Start
May 3rd, 2015 at 7:55 AM
Mykkele Thompson was just relaxing on his couch, watching the 2015 NFL Draft with the rest of his family. And while is phone sat silently at his side, the Texas defensive back had already resigned himself to the fact that he would go undrafted after failing to be invited to...

2015 NFL Draft: New York Giants Select Texas DB Mykkele Thompson
May 2nd, 2015 at 2:03 PM
With their fifth-round pick (No. 144 overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select Texas defensive back Mykkele Thompson. ***PHOTO1*** The 6-1, 185 lbs. Thompson lists as a safety, but has also played cornerback during his college career. And without an NFL Combine invite, coupled with poor size and...

New York Giants’ Prince Amukamara Aiming to Take Over as League’s Premiere Corner
April 24th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman, Joe Haden, Patrick Peterson and ... Prince Amukamara? If the New York Giants cornerback has his way, his name will soon be listed among the elite of the league, revealing on Thursday that his goals in 2015 include not only re-establishing himself as the Giants' No. 1...

New York Giants’ Chandler Fenner Signs Exclusive Rights Free Agent Tender
April 21st, 2015 at 9:30 AM
As it is with all Exclusive Rights Free Agents (ERFA), it was inevitable that cornerback Chandler Fenner would eventually sign his contract, which was tendered to him back in early March. And late on Monday night, he did exactly that, signing the one-year, $510,000 tender, which is the three-year veteran...

Revitalized New York Giants Defense “Excited” to Play for Steve Spagnuolo
April 21st, 2015 at 9:00 AM
It didn't take long for the energy and excitement to start flowing when the New York Giants arrived for the offseason workout program on Monday morning, particularly for the defensive players, many of whom got to meet the returning Steve Spagnuolo for the very first time. ***PHOTO1*** What Spagnuolo did and what...

New York Giants’ Prince Amukamara Says He’s “About 90 Percent” Recovered from Torn Biceps
April 21st, 2015 at 7:00 AM
New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara continues to make his way back from a torn right biceps injury suffered last season and admits he is about 90 percent back from the injury. ***PHOTO1*** Amukamara was only able to play in eight games last season before getting hurt and leaving the Giants with...

Prince Amukamara’s Sister, Promise, was “Miss Irrelevant” in the 2015 WNBA Draft
April 17th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
At any given moment during the 2015 NCAA Women's Tournament, New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara was seen near the court supporting his sister, Promise Amukamara, who was in his her senior season for the Arizona State Sun Devils. Now, in 2015-2016, he's not going to have to travel much further...

New York Giants Waive Linebacker Paul Hazel and Cornerback Josh Victorian
April 16th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
The New York Giants announced a couple of minor moves on Wednesday as the team cut ties with linebacker Paul Hazel and cornerback Josh Victorian. ***PHOTO2*** Hazel, who played in just four games for the Giants in 2014 but never recorded a tackle, was waived along with Victorian, who never played a...

New York Giants’ Chykie Brown Implies He Will Convert to Safety for 2015 Season
April 15th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Even with the addition of defensive back Josh Gordy, whom the team (unofficially) signed on Tuesday, the New York Giants still have a significant problem at the safety position. Going into the 2015 regular season, the team currently has only three full-time safeties on the roster -- Cooper Taylor, Nat...

CBS Sports Mocks Michigan State CB Trae Waynes to New York Giants at No. 9
April 12th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com (CBS Sports) released his latest mock draft and has the New York Giants taking Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes with the No. 9 overall pick. ***PHOTO1*** According to Brugler, the Giants will pass on the best offensive lineman in the draft in order to take Waynes, who he...

Giants’ Bennett Jackson Open to Moving to Safety; Notre Dame Coaches Also Suggested Transition
April 8th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin recently admitted that he's thinking of switching cornerback Bennett Jackson to safety in order to fill the void still existent at the position, which wouldn't be the first time someone suggested Jackson could make the switch. ***PHOTO1*** Jackson, who spent his first season with Big...

New York Giants’ Trumaine McBride Likely to Start at Nickel Corner in 2015
March 31st, 2015 at 9:00 AM
With Walter Thurmond III now calling the Philadelphia Eagles home and Zach Bowman still an unrestricted free agent, it would appear as if the New York Giants are in serious need of another cornerback -- specially one who can come in and play the nickel. And while a few solid...

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...

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, Prince Amukamara Have not Yet Discussed Contract Extension: Report
March 9th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
In May of last year, the New York Giants decided they would pick up the fifth-year option on cornerback Prince Amukamara, which set his 2015 salary at $6.898 million -- a very fair price for top-end cornerback. ***PHOTO1*** At the time, it was believed the Giants would then negotiate a long-term deal...