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New York Giants Co-Owner John Mara: Expanded Playoffs Unlikely for 2014
April 23rd, 2014 at 1:00 PM
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently implied that the league could expand playoffs by adding additional conference wildcard games as soon as the 2014 season, but that now appears to be unlikely. While speaking with Newsday on Tuesday, New York Giants co-owner and member of the NFL's Competition Committee, John Mara,...

New York Giants not Extending Eli Manning’s Contract in Fear of a Rapid Decline?
April 13th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Even prior to Eli Manning's ankle surgery, there was much speculation about whether or not his contract would be extended and, subsequently, why it hadn't been. And despite New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese saying an extension is "on the table" and co-owner John Mara admitting that Eli remains...

New Teammates Confident Eli Manning Can Lead New York Giants Back to Prominence
April 5th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
As New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese has taken full control of his portion of the offseason, the focus on what has so far transpired has pulled some of the attention away from quarterback Eli Manning. The franchise signal-caller did have a horrible 2013 season and was much maligned...

New York Giants Tuesday Morning Storylines: Big Blue in Great Draft Position After Strong Free Agency
April 1st, 2014 at 7:00 AM
The New York Giants broke the free agency lull on Monday by re-signing defensive tackle Mike Patterson and adding cornerback Zack Bowman, but do not expect that to continue on Tuesday. Co-owner John Mara recently said their free agency spending spree was all but over, so those tremors felt on...

2013 New York Giants were Most Injured Team in NFL History … Kind Of
March 29th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Ever since the 2013 season ended, we here at Giants 101 have often discussed the record-setting number of injuries that plagued the New York Giants. It's something that even co-owner John Mara refused to shy away from -- and while not using it as an excuse for a 7-9 finish,...

New York Giants Co-Owner John Mara Remembers Late Friend, Buffalo Bills Owner Ralph Wilson
March 26th, 2014 at 3:45 PM
On Tuesday, the NFL suffered a tragic loss to their community of owners when longtime owner and team founder of the Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson passed away at the age of 95. During the middle of an NFL meeting with team owners and executives, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had the room...

Oakland Raiders Seek Veteran Presence with Signing of Justin Tuck
March 25th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** When New York Giants fans heard the news that the two-time Super Bowl champion and defensive leader of nine years, Justin Tuck, had opted to join the Oakland Raiders, most were saddened by the departure of a great player, teammate, leader and community icon. Even co-owner John Mara publicly...

New York Giants Likely to Focus on Offense During 2014 NFL Draft
March 24th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The New York Giants were one of the most active teams over the last two weeks during free agency and they addressed holes on the team they felt needed to get answered. ***PHOTO1*** With the team "pretty much done" adding veteran free agents, they will now turn their attentions over to the...

New York Giants Co-Owner John Mara Says Loss of Justin Tuck was “Very Tough for Me Personally”
March 24th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Although the possibility always existed that defensive end Justin Tuck would sign elsewhere once free agency officially began, it still came as a surprise to many when he signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Oakland Raiders. After all, the thought of Tuck wearing another uniform is almost sacrilegious....

New York Giants are ‘Pretty Close to Done’ Signing Veteran Free Agents
March 24th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
It's been one of the more active and aggressive starts to the NFL free agency period for the New York Giants in recent time, but then again, that's what happens when you have about 30 or so free agent players, finish below .500 for the first time since 2004 and...

New York Giants, Eli Manning File Motions to Have Fake Memorabilia Lawsuit Dismissed
March 21st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
On Thursday, the New York Giants, quarterback Eli Manning and multiple other defendants filed a motion in Federal Court to have the fake memorabilia lawsuit, levied against them by Eric Inselberg, dismissed. "In a shameless effort to grab media and public attention, [the plaintiff] and his attorneys filed this baseless action...

New York Market Would Be “Most Receptive” to Missouri DE Michael Sam: Study
March 10th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
When Missouri defensive end Michael Sam came out and openly acknowledged he was gay, much of the reaction was warm and welcoming. Even New York Giants co-owner John Mara praised the 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, saying his announcement would not impact his position on their draft board....

Ex-Giants Coordinator Kevin Gilbride Feels He was at the End of a John Mara “Cheap Shot”
March 7th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Back in December, shortly after the conclusion of a 7-9 season and the retirement of offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, New York Giants co-owner John Mara had some choice words for the team, coaches and personnel. Among his comments was a mention of wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, who had struggled mightily...

NFL Franchise Tag Vs. Transition Tag: Explaining the Difference
February 23rd, 2014 at 6:55 AM
Most know it is a rare time when the New York Giants utilize the Franchise tag on a player, as they tend to be pretty amicable and open in communicating when working on contracts and extensions. This piece may very well me moot when it comes to Big Blue and...

New York Giants Friday Morning Storylines: NFL Unlikely to Use Centralized Replay in 2014
February 21st, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Happy Friday, New York Giants fans. Friday is finally upon us and the NFL's offseason lull is now a thing of the past. The NFL Combine is under way, executive interviews are being held, free agent rumors are beginning to heat up and free agency is right around the corner....

Victor Cruz Feels Michael Sam Would Be Welcomed in New York Giants’ Locker-Room
February 13th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Only a day after his teammate, Terrell Thomas, said Michael Sam would be a distraction to an NFL franchise and that living an openly gay lifestyle is a sin, wide receiver Victor Cruz said the Missouri defensive lineman would absolutely be accepted by the New York Giants locker-room. ***PHOTO1*** “I think they...

New York Giants Likely to Target Return Men in Free Agency
February 10th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
During their year-end press conferences, both New York Giants co-owner John Mara and General Manager Jerry Reese discussed futility on Special Teams and noted that a solid return man is something the team was lacking. As such, it should come as no real surprise that Big Blue will likely be...

New York Giants’ John Mara on Memorabilia Lawsuit: “We’re Very Confident This Will Be Thrown Out”
February 4th, 2014 at 1:55 PM
It's been little less than a week since news broke of a bombshell lawsuit that accused the New York Giants, quarterback Eli Manning and several other members of the organization of knowingly creating and distributing fake "game-used" memorabilia for upwards of a decade. And with official statements having been released...

New York Giants Monday Morning Storylines: Super Bowl XLVIII Almost Flawless for NY/NJ — Almost
February 3rd, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Super Bowl XLVIII has now come and gone. And although the rest of the world will focus primarily on the newly crowned world champion Seattle Seahawks, New York and New Jersey will begin to evaluate the success and impact of the two-week long event. Initial signs would indicate it went...

New York Giants TE Adrien Robinson Facing Make or Break Season in 2014
February 2nd, 2014 at 3:30 PM
Before it’s mentioned that the major concern for the New York Giants this offseason is the offensive line, realize that the higher-ups are fully aware of this. It’s been put on record. General Manager Jerry Reese is just as aware that he, too, is on notice. “My biggest concern coming into...