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Several New York Giants Change Jersey Numbers; New Additions Receive Their Numbers
March 19th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Earlier this week, New York Giants equipment director Joe Skiba implied that a whole slew of jersey number changes were coming and he did not disappoint. And in addition to assigning jersey number to most of the 2015 free agent class, the team also announced a plethora of other jersey...

Giants Say They’re “All-In” on 2015 Season, but Early Free Agency Approach Says Otherwise
March 10th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
When the New York Giants decided they would bring head coach Tom Coughlin back for the 2015 season, they did so with a bottom line in mind: win or go home get fired. ***PHOTO1*** Co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch each insisted that 2015 would be viewed as a win-or-die season --...

Potential New York Giants Free Agent Target: Defensive End, Jabaal Sheard
March 7th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
As the official start to NFL free agency looms, there's no denying the New York Giants have several positions they must address if they wish to be successful in what is otherwise considered a "win or die" season. And in addition to their obvious needs at both safety and offensive...

5 Possibilities for the N.Y. Giants’ 2015 Season — Betting Odds and Lines by Mybookie.ag
March 2nd, 2015 at 5:00 AM
Last year, the New York Giants unloaded a lot of cash, a heck of a lot more than they are normally known to do in the midst of free agency. Regardless, the team put up an abysmal 6-10 record, mainly due to the fact that they were ailing over quite...

Yahoo! Sports Mocks Kentucky DE/LB Bud Dupree to New York Giants at No. 9
March 1st, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Nearly all NFL Draft experts expect Kentucky linebacker Bud Dupree to be a first-round pick, but most have him in the No. 12 - No. 24 range because of just how raw he still is. However, in their most recent mock draft, Yahoo! Sports has the 6-4, 267 lbs. tweener...

New York Giants Release RB Peyton Hillis
February 25th, 2015 at 10:15 AM
Less than 24 hours after they announced the release of veteran defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka, the New York Giants continued their house cleaning and cap savings by also announcing the release of running back Peyton Hillis. ***PHOTO1*** Hillis, who was originally drafted in the seventh-round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the...

New York Giants Coaches, Teammates React to Release of Mathias Kiwanuka
February 25th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
On Tuesday, the New York Giants officially announced that they had released veteran defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka -- one of the last remaining holdovers from Super Bowl XLII. And although the move was expected, coaches and teammates still reacted with a bit of sadness to the move. After all, Kiwanuka...

Osi Umenyiora Wants to Retire as a Member of the New York Giants
February 25th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
It seems as though quite some time has passed since the days of the destructive New York Giants pass rush that dominated Tom Brady and many other future Hall of Famers on its way to two Super Bowl titles. With Michael Strahan and Justin Tuck gone, the Giants have relied...

New York Giants Release DE Mathias Kiwanuka
February 24th, 2015 at 3:20 PM
The New York Giants have informed defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka that he will be released. ***PHOTO1*** “The thing that has always impressed me about Kiwi is how serious he is about the game,” said head coach Tom Coughlin. “He was always prepared and always in outstanding condition and played very hard. And...

New York Giants and DE Mathias Kiwanuka Appear Poised to Part Ways
February 20th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka is one of only three remaining players on the New York Giants who appeared in both Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI, joining quarterback Eli Manning and long-snapper Zak DeOssie, but he may have played his last down for Big Blue. ***PHOTO1*** When asked about Kiwanuka on...

Giants Want Jason Pierre-Paul to Retire with Team & More from Afternoon Tea with Tom Coughlin
February 19th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin took the podium at the NFL Combine on Thursday for his annual press conference (see: tea) in a rather chipper and matter-of-fact mood. And among the things he discussed was his own contract security, desire to bring back defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, Ryan...

New York Giants’ Robert Ayers Still Recovering from Torn Pectoral Muscle; No Return Date Set
February 13th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
In his first year with the New York Giants, Robert Ayers was having a solid season and playing as one of the better defensive lineman before a torn pectoral muscle in the loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars in late November landed him on season-ending injured reserve. ***PHOTO1*** Ayers, who signed a two-year,...

New York Giants Struggling with Long-Term Draft Success: Study
February 9th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
In 2014, 53% of all plays from scrimmage were accounted for by players who remain with the team that originally drafted them. However, in the case of the New York Giants, a recent study found them well below the NFL average at 42%, putting them in the Bottom 4 league-wide...

Steve Weatherford, a Potential Cap Casualty, Wants to Remain with New York Giants
February 4th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
There have been several names who have been floated as possible salary cap casualties for the New York Giants this coming month; long-time defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka has been a common name mention and with the development of Weston Richburg, J.D. Walton seems like he could be a goner too...

New York Giants Have Made No Progress with Free Agents, Restructures: Report
February 4th, 2015 at 8:55 AM
The New York Giants have about two weeks before critical decisions -- like whether or not to place the franchise tag on Jason Pierre-Paul -- will need to be made. Shortly after that, free agency will begin and a large number of their players will be free to sign elsewhere....

New York Giants Wednesday Morning Storylines: Potential Salary Cap Cuts?
February 4th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Wednesday, New York Giants fans! The offseason lull is officially upon us and things might stay quiet for a bit longer. However, some big decisions with need to be made by the team soon -- from salary cap cuts to contract restructures and what to do with some of...

New York Giants Thursday Morning Storylines: Steve Spagnuolo Hiring a Desperation Move?
January 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Thursday, New York Giants! We're one step closer to the weekend, which means we're one step closer to the final Odell Beckham Jr. show of the year. And while many aren't interested in the NFL Pro Bowl, for hardcore Giants fans, it will represent the last shred of Big...

New York Giants Wednesday Morning Storylines: Potential Impact of an Eli Manning Extension?
January 21st, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Wednesday, New York Giants fans! While most focus around the football world is zeroed in on the upcoming Senior Bowl and then, obviously, the Super Bowl, there have still been a few interesting Giants-related stories to hit the presses. ***PHOTO1*** Among them is a new chapter in the Eric Inselberg case,...

New York Giants Sunday Morning Storylines: Which Player Will Benefit Most from Steve Spagnuolo?
January 18th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
Happy Sunday, New York Giants fans! Championship Weekend is here, and while Big Blue may not be a part of it, we're all in store for some good football nonetheless. But before we get to the games themselves, we've compiled a short list of Giants-related headlines that you may be...

Giants’ Tom Coughlin on Steve Spagnuolo: “His Defense Has Changed Since He was Last Here”
January 16th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
The New York Giants may be going back to the future after hiring Steve Spagnuolo to replace Perry Fewell as their defensive coordinator, but the defense that put Spags on the map -- the defense that helped win Super Bowl XLII -- is not likely to make a similar return...