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Top Position Battles to Watch at New York Giants Training Camp
July 22nd, 2016 at 4:59 PM
The New York Giants are entering the week leading up to training camp, which starts on July 28. Many veterans have spots locked up, but there are other positions that are wide open for competition. ***PHOTO1*** At some positions, there will be no competition, such as quarterback and defensive line. Other positions,...

New York Giants’ Rookie B.J. Goodson: “Working on My Craft, Getting Better Everyday”
July 6th, 2016 at 6:59 AM
The New York Giants used their fourth-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft to address one of the more depleted positions on their defense. They took linebacker B.J. Goodson out of Clemson University with the 109th pick -- like the jackpot after they play the best slot machines. The Giants...

Free Agents Leon Hall, Dwight Freeney Unlikely to Be Signed by New York Giants: Report
June 27th, 2016 at 10:48 AM
With about a month to go until the start of training camp for the New York Giants, they have been linked over the last couple of months to several players with potential interest. ***PHOTO1*** Dwight Freeney's name has come up as a potential option as a situational pass rusher for the defensive...

New York Giants’ LB Jasper Brinkley Has Slight Advantage at Middle Linebacker
June 19th, 2016 at 12:45 PM
For the 2015 New York Giants, linebacker was one of the most depleted positions on the field. It was a big reason why the Giants had one of the worst ranked defenses in the NFL. The Giants added some players in free agency and the draft to battle with Jasper...

New York Giants Officially Sign Rookie LB B.J. Goodson; All Draft Picks Signed
June 16th, 2016 at 5:30 PM
The New York Giants officially signed fourth-round pick B.J. Goodson to a four-year deal on Thursday. Though he hadn't inked his contract until Thursday, Goodson still participated in the Giants' entire offseason program. ***PHOTO1*** With Goodson, 23, now signed, the Giants have officially locked up their entire draft class for 2016,...

Giants’ J.T. Thomas Held Out of Minicamp with Leg Injury; Should Be Good for Training Camp
June 15th, 2016 at 11:16 AM
With the injury bug being a major concern for the New York Giants over the last couple of years, the team is being cautious with linebacker J.T. Thomas while they are in minicamp. ***PHOTO1*** The team is currently holding out Thomas with what is being called a lower leg injury, as the...

Highlights from Day 1 of New York Giants’ Mini-Camp
June 14th, 2016 at 3:09 PM
The first day of mandatory mini-camp for the 2016 New York Giants is in the books. Victor Cruz was a participant running routes and catching passes which is a great sign for the Giants. Unfortunately, linebacker J.T. Thomas and safety Mykkele Thompson have "lower leg injuries" but head coach Ben...

New York Giants’ Mini-Camp Begins, What to Look For
June 14th, 2016 at 10:06 AM
New York Giants' mandatory mini-camp spans over three days starting on June 14 and there are many questions that could get a little clarity before training camp starts on July 28. These three days can help a player get a slight edge over another. While mini-camp won't necessarily make or...

New York Giants’ Devon Kennard Ready to Regain Rookie Year Form After Injury Plagued Season
June 10th, 2016 at 11:53 AM
When Devon Kennard busted onto the scene for the New York Giants late in the 2014 season, everyone thought they had perhaps the next great outside linebacker who could not only make tackles on the field, but could be a pass rusher as well, especially with the 4.5 sacks he...

Wife of Ex-New York Giants’ Lawrence Taylor Arrested for Domestic Violence Against Him
June 3rd, 2016 at 1:47 PM
Lawrence Taylor has had his run-ins with the law, but on Friday, the former New York Giants linebacker and Hall of Famer was the victim this time. ***PHOTO1*** TMZ Sports has reported that the wife of Taylor, Lynette, was arrested on charges of domestic violence and resisting arrest. LT's wife apparently admitted...