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Akeem Hunt Playing with Chip on Shoulder; Chose New York Giants Because It “Felt Like Home”
May 21st, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Although he wasn't expected to go in the early rounds, that didn't quell the disappointment for Purdue running back Akeem Hunt after going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. But when one door closes, another usually opens and that's exactly what happened for Hunt. ***PHOTO1*** Almost immediately following the conclusion of the...

Is Cheating Worth Winning a Title: New York Giants Running Backs Debate
May 14th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
The New England Patriots cheated. They have cheated multiple times. And they've been caught multiple times. But despite their long history of bending (or in some cases, flat out breaking) the rules, the Patriots have never had their Super Bowl victories -- including their Super Bowl XLIX victory over the...

New York Giants Waive Running Back Michael Cox
April 27th, 2015 at 2:18 PM
The New York Giants announced on Monday that they have waived running back Michael Cox, the team's seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. ***PHOTO1*** As a rookie in 2013, Cox appeared in 14 games for the Giants, leading the team with 20 kick returns for 436 yards. He added 22 carries...

New York Giants’ Rashad Jennings not Concerned with Role: “I’m Here to Win a Championship. Period”
April 23rd, 2015 at 2:55 PM
When the New York Giants signed running back Shane Vereen earlier this offseason, it immediately raised questions about the future role of Rashad Jennings. And whether that speculation is justified or not, a lackluster 2014 season in which he averaged only 3.8 yards per carry and missed five games with...

Giants’ Shane Vereen Will Visit White House on Thursday, Check Off “Bucket List” Item
April 21st, 2015 at 11:00 AM
For the second straight offseason, the New York Giants targeted and were successful in signing players from the team that won the Super Bowl championship. And the signing of running back Shane Vereen, who was a key part of the New England Patriots, may prove to be a very underrated...

New York Giants’ Shane Vereen “Can’t Wrap Mind Around” Aaron Hernandez Murders
April 16th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
On Wednesday, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of the 2013 murder of his one-time "friend" Odin Lloyd -- a verdict that carries with it a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole. ***PHOTO1*** Following the conviction, players from around the National Football League chimed in...

New York Giants’ Shane Vereen Shows Off His New Helmet with Apparent Design Changes
April 14th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
It's been a busy week for New York Giants running back Shane Vereen as he's become more acclimated to his new team. Not only has he managed to acquire the No. 34 jersey from second-year safety Nat Berhe, but he's also been given a few new pieces of Big Blue...

Giants RBs Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams & Orleans Darkwa Working Out Together: Photo
April 12th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
The trend of New York Giants players working out together during the offseason continues, as running backs Andre Williams, Rashad Jennings and Orleans Darkwa were photographed in the weight room on Friday. ***PHOTO1*** Jennings posted the picture on Twitter, standing next to his teammates and making it clear the Giants owe it...

New York Giants’ Nat Berhe Hands Over No. 34 to Shane Vereen, Gets Assigned No. 27
April 12th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
When the New York Giants handed out jersey numbers to all of their free agent additions, one noticeable absence was that of running back Shane Vereen. Instead of being assigned a number, Vereen remained listed on the team's roster sans a number until earlier this week when safety Nat Berhe,...

New York Giants Saturday Morning Storylines: Andre Williams’ Rookie Season was No Good?
April 11th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Saturday, New York Giants fans! And welcome to what will hopefully turn out to be a beautiful Spring weekend. While there may be no football on TV -- we're still over a week out from the start of the offseason workout program -- there will be plenty of material...

New York Giants Tuesday Morning Storylines: Rashad Jennings Best Early-Down Option for Big Blue?
April 7th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Tuesday, New York Giants fans! And for us Duke fans (yes, I am a Duke fan) a very happy Tuesday, indeed. We're slowly inching towards the start of the offseason workout program and the 2015 NFL Draft, but like when we were kids in the weeks leading up to...

Giants’ Eli Manning Expects Offensive Boost with Wide Receiver Health, Addition of Shane Vereen
April 1st, 2015 at 11:00 AM
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning may have put up some of the best numbers of his career in 2014, but he did it without the luxury of his three top wide receivers on the field at the same time. In total, Victor Cruz, Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle...

New York Giants’ Eli Manning “Excited” for Second Year in Ben McAdoo’s Offense
March 31st, 2015 at 3:00 PM
There are high hopes for Eli Manning and the New York Giants' offense in the second year of offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's system, and Manning himself is very optimistic about year No. 2. ***PHOTO1*** Big Blue's shortcomings on offense were apparent in the first year of McAdoo calling plays, but things started...

New York Giants’ Chris Ogbonnaya Admits to Prank He Pulled on Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton: Video
March 29th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
New York Giants running back Chris Ogbonnaya has been in the midst of a prank on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton that he finally admitted to after talking to TMZ. ***PHOTO1*** Ogbonnaya was actually signed by the Giants during Week 14 of last season, but only played on special teams. Before that, he...

New York Giants’ Tom Coughlin Hints at Larger Role for Shane Vereen
March 27th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Earlier this week, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was gushing over the newest addition to his backfield, running back Shane Vereen, and seemed to imply he would have a bigger role than originally thought. ***PHOTO2*** Upon joining the Giants, Vereen was thought to be mostly a third-down back as an...

New York Giants’ Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams Training Together; Expecting Dominance in 2015
March 25th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings was at the New York Mets spring training game on Tuesday to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, but caught up with Mets beat writer, Matt Ehalt, to discuss more than just said first pitch. And after taking a playful shot at 50...

Retired New York Giants LB Harry Carson Supports Chris Borland’s Decision to Retire
March 19th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Earlier this week, after giving it substantial thought, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland shocked the NFL world by announcing his retirement after only a single season. ***PHOTO1*** The 24-year-old Borland became the fourth player to retire on the sunny side of 30 in recent weeks, joining 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, Tennessee...

What Can New York Giants Expect from QB Eli Manning in 2015?
March 14th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Learning a new offense can be difficult, especially when you're a quarterback. And New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning had never played under any NFL offensive coordinators besides Kevin Gilbride until last season when he played under Ben McAdoo. ***PHOTO1*** McAdoo's offense is much different then Gilbride's, with McAdoo's featuring a variety...

Shane Vereen: Going from New England Patriots to New York Giants is “A Step Up”
March 12th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
The New York Giants officially announced the signing of all five of their newest free agents late on Wednesday night, including running back Shane Vereen. And only five minutes into his tenure with Big Blue, Vereen made a bold comment about his decision to leave the New England Patriots for...

New York Giants’ Rashad Jennings: “I Don’t Care Who They Bring in, This is My Year”
March 11th, 2015 at 5:25 PM
The New York Giants landed the versatile Shane Vereen earlier this week, and he will now serve as a nice asset to the Eli Manning-led offense. Vereen will bring in a different type of talent to a crowded backfield with Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. ***PHOTO1*** As a result of the Giants...