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John Harbaugh on Giants LB Jameel McClain: They Got a Smart, Physical Player; Serve as Mentor
March 27th, 2014 at 3:20 PM
The New York Giants helped their eighth-ranked defense of a season ago when they re-signed Jon Beason to a three-year deal, but they also gave Beason some help in the linebacker group when they added Jameel McClain from the Baltimore Ravens on a two-year deal. ***PHOTO1*** McClain dealt with some injuries last...

New York Giants’ Spencer Paysinger, Charles James Critical of NFL Penalizing Goalpost Celebrations
March 26th, 2014 at 2:45 PM
For many years, players around the league would celebrate scoring a touchdown as if they were LeBron James in the NBA and slam dunk the ball like James would dunk a basketball. Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates were notorious for it, as was New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, but...

New York Giants’ Zak DeOssie, Mark Herzlich Named to NFLPA Executive Committee
March 19th, 2014 at 2:10 PM
On Tuesday, the NFLPA Board of Directors voted and named not only their new President, but their new Executive Committee. ***PHOTO1*** Nominated on Monday, Eric Winston has now been named President, taking over for outgoing NFLPA President Domonique Foxworth, who was anonymously elected in 2012. Meanwhile, seven new members of the Executive...

Giants’ Antrel Rolle Praises Tom Coughlin & Jon Beason; Offers Motivational Message to Teammates
March 18th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Not that it was unexpected, but New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle is thrilled with the recent addition of his friend and former Arizona Cardinals teammate, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. He believes that DRC brings an entirely new element to Big Blue's defense and even lauded him as one of the...

Jon Beason Feels 2014 New York Giants Defense Can Be “Scary Good”
March 15th, 2014 at 2:55 PM
After a couple unexpected weeks of negotiation and free agency, linebacker Jon Beason officially re-signed with the New York Giants on Friday. Upon re-signing, Beason likened waiting in limbo to a good book where the hero ultimately comes out on top. His top, of course, was returning to Big Blue. ***PHOTO1*** “You...

Jameel McClain Views Signing with New York Giants as Chance to “Re-Create” Himself
March 15th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
With the signing of linebacker Jameel McClain now official, the newest member of the New York Giants took a few moments of his time on Friday to discuss coming to New York, his career and what he expects moving forward. And to say the very least, he sounds like a...

Jameel McClain, New York Giants Have Agreed to Terms on Deal
March 13th, 2014 at 10:45 PM
With O'Brien Schofield's deal considered on hold and even "dead" due to knee issues, the New York Giants looked in another direction for an outside linebacker and found an option very quickly. Tom Rock of Newsday has reported that the Giants and former Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Jameel McClain have agreed...

New York Giants Deal with O’Brien Schofield Now Dead: Report
March 12th, 2014 at 3:49 PM
The very first deal that the New York Giants signed on Tuesday when the 4p.m. start time to free agency happened was a two-year, $8 million deal for O'Brien Schofield. That deal may be on hold now and may never get signed. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News has...

New York Giants, Linebacker Jon Beason Agree to Terms on New Deal: Report
March 12th, 2014 at 1:50 PM
It took a "heated discussion" on Wednesday to get things going, but the New York Giants were finally able to lock up their middle linebacker and re-sign Jon Beason to a new deal. Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network broke the news that the Giants and Beason, after their heated discussions...

Denver Broncos Have Expressed Interest in LB Jon Beason; Justin Tuck & Henry Hynoski Making Visits
March 12th, 2014 at 9:45 AM
Several unrestricted free agents of the New York Giants will find themselves a bit busy on both Wednesday and Thursday, as two are scheduled to make visits and a third is drawing serious interest from the Denver Broncos -- who have gone all-out in free agency thus far. ***PHOTO1*** For defensive end...

New York Giants Agree to Terms with Linebacker O’Brien Schofield
March 11th, 2014 at 4:45 PM
The New York Giants' first free agency move was not one many expected -- the pending signing of linebacker O'Brien Schofield (Seattle Seahawks) to a two-years, $8 million deal. Schofield, originally a fourth-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2010 NFL Draft, spent last season with the Super Bowl champion...

Linebacker Jon Beason Reportedly Pricing Himself Out of New York Giants’ Range
March 11th, 2014 at 11:30 AM
One of the big offseason focuses for the New York Giants has been re-signing linebacker Jon Beason -- something that was once considered their top priority. But with the official start to free agency looming, a deal between the two sides has not been struck and Beason is expected to...

New York Giants Re-Sign Restricted Free Agent Mark Herzlich
March 7th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
On Tuesday, Mark Herzlich was set to become a restricted free agent, but the New York Giants decided to keep their middle linebacker around for at least one more season. The team announced on Friday that they have signed Herzlich to a new deal and will provide depth on the team...

Jon Beason Representing Himself in Free Agency; Can Only Talk to New York Giants Until Tuesday
March 6th, 2014 at 4:40 PM
With the New York Giants strongly working to re-sign middle linebacker Jon Beason before the start of free agency on March 11th, there is a factor working potentially to the Giants advantage right now in the current negotiations. Beason recently fired his long-time agent in Drew Rosenhaus and decided to represent...

Baltimore Ravens LB Jameel McClain to Visit New York Giants on Thursday
March 5th, 2014 at 3:15 PM
Earlier in the offseason, Jameel McClain got his release from the Baltimore Ravens after six seasons with the team and is now on his free agent tour visiting teams. On Wednesday, McClain was in upstate New York visiting the Buffalo Bills. On Thursday, as Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 tweeted, the...

New York Giants Place Tender on RFA Linebacker Spencer Paysinger
March 5th, 2014 at 8:55 AM
Earlier in the week, the New York Giants opted to not tender contracts to fullback Henry Hynoski and center Jim Cordle, but on Tuesday, they decided to tender a contract to Spencer Paysinger. The tender, worth $1.431M, allows the Giants to match any offer Paysinger would receive from another team (he's...

New York Giants Working Hard to Re-Sign Jon Beason: Report
March 3rd, 2014 at 11:00 AM
It's no secret that the New York Giants have viewed linebacker Jon Beason as one of their offseason priorities. Despite that, General Manager Jerry Reese recently hinted that Beason, along with many others, are expected to officially become free agents on March 11th. That's not to say none will return...

Could D’Qwell Jackson Become an Option for New York Giants If Jon Beason Goes Unsigned?
February 27th, 2014 at 11:55 AM
With the New York Giants potentially allowing middle linebacker Jon Beason to hit free agency next month, the team may have just had another potential option for the middle linebacker spot thrust upon them with the sudden release of D'Qwell Jackson by the Cleveland Browns. Jackson was an eight-year member of...

Are New York Giants Making Mistake by not Signing Jon Beason Prior to Start of Free Agency?
February 25th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The New York Giants have made it well known that they want to bring back middle linebacker Jon Beason and have began discussions on a long-term deal to keep him with the team well beyond into the future. However with that said, Giants general manager Jerry Reese told the media this...

New York Giants’ Hakeem Nicks, Justin Tuck & Jon Beason All Expected to Become Free Agents
February 23rd, 2014 at 10:00 AM
New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese confirmed on Saturday what most had already known: wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, defensive end Justin Tuck and linebacker Jon Beason are all expected to become unrestricted free agents when the NFL free agency period begins on March 11th. "You never know [about them returning],...