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New York Giants Rookie Linebacker Devon Kennard Opening Eyes in First Camp
July 26th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
It's been quite some time since the New York Giants drafted themselves a true impact linebacker, but General Manager Jerry Reese may have found a steal in rookie Devon Kennard, who was taken in the fifth-round of the NFL Draft back in May. ***VIDEO1*** Not only is Kennard built for the NFL...

New York Giants’ Jon Beason “Hoping” to Play in Preseason; Confident He’ll Be Ready for Opener
July 25th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason is walking around sans boot and crutches, feels ahead of schedule and not only maintains that he should return in time for the Week 1 opener against the Detroit Lions, but is now even hoping to see some preseason action. ***VIDEO1*** Speaking with reporters on Friday,...

X-Rays on New York Giants LB Jameel McClain Come Back Negative; Foot Will Be Monitored
July 23rd, 2014 at 8:00 AM
The New York Giants received a bit of a scare on Tuesday as multiple players had to be carted off the field during the very first practice of training camp. And while most were heat-related issues, the situation surrounding linebacker Jameel McClain appeared much more serious. ***VIDEO1*** During McClain's ride back to...

Giants’ Jameel McClain, Brandon Mosley & Xavier Grimble Carted Off During First Camp Practice
July 22nd, 2014 at 2:50 PM
Having already lost linebacker Jon Beason to a fractured foot earlier this offseason, the very last thing the New York Giants wanted or needed was injuries to key players. Unfortunately, their high hopes for health fell on deaf ears as offensive lineman Brandon Mosley, tight end Xavier Grimble and linebacker...

New York Giants Will Place Jon Beason on PUP; Mario Manningham, Will Beatty “Limited”
July 21st, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Training camp is officially underway and the New York Giants have now concluded their conditioning test. Of the 89 players to participate (Chris Snee no longer on roster), only linebacker Jon Beason (foot) failed to participate and will be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Meanwhile, both...

2014 New York Giants Training Camp Preview: Linebackers
July 21st, 2014 at 12:00 PM
With the offseason workout program now a thing of the past and the official start to training camp coming up on July 21st (report date and physicals), it's time to look ahead to each positional battle and how they will ultimately shape the New York Giants' final 53-man roster. Today...

2014 New York Giants Training Camp Preview: 5 Potential Sleepers
July 16th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Each year around the league, unsuspecting superstars are born and uncommon names become household regularities. It's as consistent as death and taxes, and while the odds are long considering the vast number of players who attend training camp, the opportunity is there for the taking. The New York Giants, of...

New York Giants’ Jim Herrmann: Rookie LB Devon Kennard Has Done a “Great Job”
July 15th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
When the New York Giants lost linebacker Jon Beason to a torn ligament and a sesamoid fracture of his right foot -- an injury that will likely keep him out until the start of the regular season -- it immediately appeared as if their depth at middle linebacker had been...

Members of New York Giants React to LeBron James’ Return to Cleveland Cavaliers
July 12th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
There's no denying that Friday's big sports news was the decision of NBA superstar LeBron James to return home to Ohio and re-join the Cleveland Cavaliers, whom he left four years ago following "The Decision" when he opted to "bring his talents to South Beach" and sign with the Miami...

New York Giants’ Mark Herzlich: “I Couldn’t Imagine” Dealing with the Criticism Eli Manning Does
July 9th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The endless career criticism of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has finally begun to take a toll -- not on Manning himself, mind you. But rather, his teammates. And with that criticism now being kicked into high gear -- something that has led us at Giants 101 to deem...

New York Giants Tuesday Morning Storylines: Pressure Mounting on Big Blue to Turn It Around
July 8th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
Happy Tuesday, New York Giants fans! Exactly two weeks from now, Big Blue will officially hit the field for the very first time during training camp. As we await that glorious day, we present you the following headlines to enjoy over your morning coffee. ***VIDEO1*** 32 to 1: Pressure Mounting on No....

A Now Healthy Terrell Manning Excited for Fresh Start with New York Giants
July 7th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Originally a fifth-round pick of the Green Bay Packers in the 2012 NFL Draft, linebacker Terrell Manning has already found the NFL to be a relatively unforgiving place. After coming into the league with knee problems, Manning quickly contracted colitis -- a parasitic infection of the large intestine -- that...

Pete Prisco: Mathias Kiwanuka is Most Overrated Giant; Prince Amukamara is Most Underrated
June 28th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
As the NFL slowly treks forward towards the start of training camp, Pete Prisco of CBS Sports recently decided to take a look at who he feels are the most overrated and underrated players league-wide and on a team-by-teams basis entering 2014. For the New York Giants, Prisco went with Mathias...

New York Giants Rookies Learning Valuable Life Lessons at NFL Rookie Symposium
June 26th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
If Tom Coughlin's post-minicamp message wasn't loud and clear enough for them, all New York Giants rookies received a little taste of reality at the NFL's Rookie Symposium, which is being conducted this week. And while a trip to Canton to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame was all...

New York Giants Thursday Morning Storylines: Why Big Blue Likes Quintin Demps as No. 3 Safety
June 26th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Happy Thursday, New York Giants fans! As we move one step closer to training camp, we can find a little bit of an NFL appetizer beginning tonight with the start to the CFL season. In the mean time, enjoy your morning coffee over the following headlines. ***VIDEO1*** Michael Strahan Donates $100K To...

New York Giants Thursday Morning Storylines: Fake Memorabilia Suit Headed to Federal Court
June 19th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Happy Thursday, New York Giants fans! Big Blue will hold their final mini-camp practice today and then it's 30+ days of, well... not much of anything. So enjoy the day because Giants football will go on hold for a bit beginning on Friday. In the mean time, enjoy the following...

Mathias Kiwanuka “Very Angry and Very Upset” with New York Giants Over Forced Pay Cut
June 18th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
When the New York Giants took the field for their first practice of mini-camp on Tuesday, Mathias Kiwanuka was there -- filling in at both defensive end and pass-rushing linebacker. He went through the drills, smiled and joked with his teammates and acted as if he were happy to be...

New York Giants LB Jon Beason Will not Need Surgery; Foot Will Be Immobilized for Six Weeks
June 17th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason, who suffered a ligament tear and sesamoid fracture of his right foot last week, visited with Foot and Ankle Specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina on Monday. And the news? Well, it was good. ***VIDEO1*** The team announced on Tuesday that surgery will not...

New York Giants Worked Out Former Air Force LB Alex Means Prior to Signing Terrell Manning
June 17th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The New York Giants announced on Monday that in addition to third-round pick Jay Bromley (DT, Syracuse), they had also signed free agent linebacker Terrell Manning. However, it now appears as if they worked out a larger group of players that also included former Air Force linebacker Alex Means. ***VIDEO1*** The 6'4'',...

Injury to Jon Beason Opens up New Opportunity for New York Giants Rookie Devon Kennard
June 15th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The New York Giants received really bad news earlier this week when linebacker Jon Beason suffered a torn ligament and a sesamoid fracture of his right foot -- an injury that is expected to keep him out for up to 12 weeks. But one man's loss is another man's gain,...