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Mar 23 One year ago, Jason Pierre-Paul was considered to be a cornerstone of the Giants' future. A combination of many factors led to Pierre-Paul trade.
Last year, the Giants asked Dwayne Harris to take a pay cut coming off a Pro Bowl season. This year, the Giants simply cut the veteran wide receiver/kick returner coming off an injury.
Odell Beckham could be next Giants player traded in wake of Jason Pierre-Paul deal. by trading Pierre-Paul, Gettleman has brought himself to a crossroads: He is now at the juncture where he must decide to pay Odell - and he freed up cap space to do that with the JPP move - or trade him to a team that will.
Mar 20 Monday turned out to be a busy day for the Giants, who added players to fill slots on the depth chart. In addition to landing wide receiver Cody Latimer, they signed Josh Mauro, a defensive end from the Cardinals, re-signed defensive end Kerry Wynn and signed cornerback B.W. Webb.
Giants can't let Davis Webb stop them from drafting a QB with the No. 2 pick. The vast majority of quarterbacks taken in the third round do not become impact players in the NFL.
Mar 19 That shadow next to Giants quarterback Eli Manning goes by the name of Davis Webb. During his rookie season as the No. 3 quarterback for the Giants, Webb tried to absorb as much information as he could from Manning.
The Giants' depth chart at the end of the 2017 season hardly resembled the pecking order when the season began. A rash of injuries will have that effect on a team. But the Giants' depth chart today already looks much different than the one on New Year's Eve, and more changes still are coming.
How the Giants could benefit from the Jets-Colts trade. If the Giants were to make a trade with a quarterback-needy team, their No. 2 pick now becomes even more attractive given the Jets decision to move up. If the Giants were to trade, what could they Giants get? And who would be the trade partner? There are two options.
Mar 17 When the Giants shelled out $62 million to land left tackle Nate Solder, they did so in an attempt to give a quick fix to an offensive line that was a disaster last season. However, Solder insisted it is going to take more than just his big payday to fix the offensive line.
The Giants continued reshaping their roster by signing a former AFC South player on both sides of the ball. The new Giants are offensive lineman Patrick Omameh, who played the last two seasons for Jacksonville, and defensive back Curtis Riley, who was previously with the Tennessee Titans.
Mar 16 The
Giants may have a new left tackle but Ereck Flowers is still going to be a
part of the offensive line. The Giants made the signing of Nate Solder official
Thursday evening and GM Dave Gettleman said in the team's press release that Flowers,
the left tackle the past three seasons, will be shifting to right tackle at the
start of training camp.
Mar 15 Dave
Gettleman never has hidden his affinity for offensive linemen - or, as he
likes to call them, "hog mollies," in honor of the gritty fish species
- so it's no surprise the Giants general manager's early personnel moves have
revolved around the big men in the trenches.
The Giants have acquired linebacker Alec Ogletree from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a pair of choices in the 2018 NFL draft. The draft selections are the Giants' compensatory choice in the fourth round (No. 135 overall) and their sixth-round pick (No. 176). The trade leaves the Giants with five selections in the 2018 draft - one in each of the first five rounds.
Jonathan Stewart will be given the opportunity to compete for playing time at running back with the Giants, as, for the first time in his long NFL career, he transitions to a new team. The veteran also understands there is another reason why the Giants signed him.
Dave Gettleman seems to have made it a priority to add veteran leadership into a locker room that was left in tatters during a 3-13 season, with an eye on winning now. Here's a look at grades for each of the Giants' marquee moves over the last week as the NFL offseason kicks into high gear.
Mar 14 Pat
Shurmur's ideal running back situation is to have a committee with two lead
horses. The Giants added to their stable Tuesday by signing veteran Jonathan Stewart
with a two-year, $6.9 million deal, with $2.95 million guaranteed, according to
Davis Webb behind the scenes: How Giants' QB of future plans to 'knock it out of the park'. The Giants hold the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft and there will be at least three highly regarded quarterbacks available. What the new decision-makers think of Webb's future will be revealed through what they do at the top of the draft.
Mar 12 Tom
Coughlin swooped in and signed the Giants' top offseason target, as offensive
guard Andrew Norwell agreed to a long-term deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars
Hall of Fame receiver and Odell Beckham's mentor Cris Carter said he was "disgusted" with the Giants star on Monday morning, days after a video surfaced of him in bed with a French model, a brown cigarette and a white powder.
Geno Smith deserves another chance to be an NFL team's franchise quarterback. He did everything right with the Giants last season. He was a hard worker, a good teammate and a productive passer in his lone Week 13 start in Oakland.
Giants have released former All-Pro cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
after the two sides were unable to agree on a reduction in his salary for the
Mar 9 The Giants ask Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to take pay cut. It's not completely clear whether the Giants want Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to be a cornerback or a safety next season, but one thing is clear: They want him to be paid a lot less.
The Giants cut Brad Wing on Saturday, ending his three-year tenure that began with a trade from the Steelers in September 2015. While the move saves $1.025 million against the salary cap, it was based on performance and not finances.
Giants' Justin Pugh eager to test the market in free agency Pugh will be a free agent on Wednesday, one of 19 players who were on the Giants' roster last season and about to hit the market.Mar 8 The Giants landed one of the NFL's leading tacklers from the past five seasons on Wednesday, sending a fourth- and sixth-round pick in the 2018 draft to Los Angeles for Alec Ogletree and a seventh-round choice in the 2019 draft.
You can debate whether Alec Ogletree, acquired from the Rams on Wednesday along with a 2019 seventh-round pick for fourth- and sixth-round picks this year, is a $10 million gamble worth taking. He does not come without risk - the Rams discarding him after a subpar 2017.
The Giants are expected to tender Brett Jones, set to be a restricted free agent, and early indications are he will be the favorite to retain the starting center job he held for most of the 2017 season.
Mar 7 Giants O-line rebuild could include huge free agent splash. Those who look at the sorry state of the offensive line and complain the Giants are guilty of negligence need to get the facts straight.
Giant Steps - A behind-the-scenes look at the team's work at the combine. It included sitting in on player interviews, accompanying scouts and coaches as they watched workouts, and spending time inside the team suite.
If there is anyone who knows what type of quarterback head coach Pat Shurmur values most, it is his son, Kyle, the rising senior starting quarterback of the Vanderbilt Commodores of the SEC.
Mar 6 The NFL is a copycat league, and the Giants need look no further than their own division to see that the Eagles leveraged one of the NFL's premier offensive lines into a Super Bowl championship this year.
Eli Manning and Brandon Marshall surfaced from the bubble of the NFL offseason ... at the Rutgers indoor practice bubble in Piscataway. The two Giants stars, both of whom live locally, threw Monday at Rutgers and posed for a picture posted to social media by former Scarlet Knights running back Savon Huggins.
Mar 5 From a week's worth of back-channel conversations here are six observations from the 2018 NFL Combine that connect to Big Blue's draft intentions, especially at the top.
Mar 4 Giants'
search for QB of the future may let Eli Manning extend career. It is not just
the Giants who are looking at the guys who are considered to be the three best
quarterbacks - Darnold, Rosen, Allen - and find things to worry about.
Giants are hoping a change of scenery can help Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
No, Big Blue isn't trading the defensive back but will reportedly shift him from
cornerback to safety next season.
Mar 3 Giants
already 'have their future quarterback'. Davis Webb is set up to succeed,
but because the Giants hold the No. 2 pick - their highest since 1981 - the temptation
exists to draft a top quarterback to leapfrog Webb.
Gettleman is the new Giants general manager, not a royal subject. But he might
soon be in position to demand a king's ransom. The Giants hold the No. 2 pick
in the NFL Draft and already have a borderline Hall of Fame quarterback plus a
second-year pro (Davis Webb) who could take over for Eli Manning one day.
Odell Beckham Jr. is rehabbing from ankle surgery in California but does stop in at the Giants' facility for medical checkups. New head coach Pat Shurmur says he's developed what he described as "a relationship that's pretty sound" with the star wide receiver.
Can Odell Beckham, Giants see eye-to-eye on $20M salary and 0 preseason snaps? The Giants and Odell Beckham Jr. might have to meet in the middle twice before kickoff to the 2018 season. If the issue of Beckham's contract extension wasn't enough off a potential source of drama in their relationship, preseason game reps also will enter the picture.
Feb 28 General manager Dave Gettleman and new head coach Pat Shurmur doused any doubt the New York Giants are sticking with Eli Manning in 2018. "We believe that Eli Manning has got years left as a starting quarterback in this league," Shurmur said.
The Giants have established that they want to move forward with Eli Manning at quarterback. That was last month's news. These next two months will be about determining who eventually succeeds him at the most important position on the field.
Feb 27 The NFL Draft is seven rounds, not only one, and so the Giants will be studying all sorts of prospects this week at the scouting combine and not merely focusing on who they might take with the No. 2 overall pick.
The Giants have the No. 2 overall selection with a bevy of highly touted quarterbacks available. The big decision for Gettleman, in his first draft as general manager of the Giants, will be whether he wants to invest that high pick in a potential quarterback of the future.
John Mara told us after his season from hell ended that he expected the Giants to be good again in 2018. The quickest way to be good would mean drafting running back Saquon Barkley, teaming him with Odell Beckham Jr. and helping Eli Manning feel forever young at age 37.
Feb 24 The Giants have been awarded a fourth-round compensatory pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. A total of 32 compensatory selections were awarded to 15 teams. The Giants are one of five teams to get a fourth-round compensatory pick.
Feb 20 Special Report - Giant fans might point to 1979, when the Giants picked quarterback Phil Simms in the first round of the draft as the best day in franchise history. Others might move ahead just a couple of years to 1981, when they chose linebacker Lawrence Taylor as their first round selection. Still others might select 2004, when the trade winds struck and the Giants came away with quarterback Eli Manning in the first round. But the worst day in the Giants' first-round drafting history?
Feb 18 The top five needs the Giants GM must address in these next few months to get the franchise back on track.
coach Pat Shurmur's staff is complete. The Giants officially announced the
16-member staff on Thursday afternoon.
Shurmur finally rounded out his coaching staff on Tuesday by hiring Mike Shula
as the Giants' new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Shula, 52, is
the son of the NFL's all-time winningest coach, Don Shula.
Feb 13 One year ago, the Giants staged their version of a Valentine's Day massacre, cutting popular receiver Victor Cruz and starting running back Rashad Jennings. The Giants have already undergone tremendous upheaval, as for the first time in 39 years they will enter a season with a new head coach and new general manager. Reshaping the roster is the next order of business.
Giants' needs on offense vs. defense. Three Giants writers discuss where the Giants need to improve the most to compete in 2018. Do the Giants need to improve more on offense or defense to get back on track in 2018?
Jerry Reese didn't make any significant upgrades to the offensive line last offseason and that's a big part of the reason he's now referred to as "former Giants general manager Jerry Reese."
Paul Perkins entered his second NFL season as one of 32 starting running backs and finished it with fewer rushes than 95 other ball-carriers. It was a strange 2017 for Perkins, who was handed the starting job in the spring when the Giants cut veteran three-year starter Rashad Jennings to save money against the salary cap.
Feb 11 Pat Shurmur wanted to interview and, presumably, hire Kevin Stefanski as the Giants' new offensive coordinator, but the Vikings denied permission Saturday, ESPN reported. That means Stefanski stays in Minnesota, and Shurmur will likely next turn to Duce Staley, coming off a glorious Super Bowl victory as the Eagles' running backs coach.
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Feb 10 Fact or Fiction: Giants Draft needs and predictions. Left tackle is the most important non-quarterback position in Pat Shurmur's offense.
Feb 8 Eight days after Super Bowl LI ended, the Giants cut fan favorite Victor Cruz and starting running back Rashad Jennings. Now that Super Bowl LII is in the books, it's that time of year again. Here are six players in danger of becoming salary cap casualties for the Giants.
Former Giants GM candidate Louis Riddick explains how he'd handle Odell Beckham's contract. Riddick doesn't think the Giants should wait to give Beckham an extension.
Butler is saying goodbye to the Patriots, hello to free agency and "trust
me" to NFL general managers. Is New England-sounding Giants general manager
Dave Gettleman listening?
Feb 6 The Giants hired Deshea Townsend as assistant defensive backs coach and Ben Wilkerson as assistant offensive line coach on Monday afternoon.
One way for the Giants to quickly improve is to steal some of the top players from the Eagles and Patriots, who just met in Super Bowl LII.
Feb 5 The Giants only need to look to the Eagles for motivation, as Philadelphia went 7-9 in 2016 before going 13-3 this season en route to a title. How can the Giants duplicate that turnaround? Here are six things that need to happen.
Football fans who tuned in to watch Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles were treated to quite the performance during the third quarter of Sunday's game. Beckham and Eli Manning stole the show in one of the most entertaining commercials.
The Patriots managed to lose while Tom Brady threw for a Super Bowl-record 505 yards. But maybe with Malcolm Butler on the field - the whole game, half the game, a third of the game, however long - Brady wouldn't have had to win the biggest shootout in Super Bowl history.Eli
Feb 4 Eli Manning recalls Giants run to Super Bowl XLII. That team was one of the most successful and memorable in the 93-year history of the franchise, one that delivered its seventh championship and was honored on its 10th anniversary during the 2017 season. | More
Randy Moss reflects on losing to Giants in Super Bowl XLII: 'They gave us fits, man'. Less than three minutes separated Randy Moss and the New England Patriots from the first 19-0 season in NFL history, but the All-Pro wide receiver knew victory was far from certain. | More
Feb 3 Eli Manning called the Giants' decision to want him back for the 2018 season "a starting point." In reality, it's the start of the end. Manning has two years left on his contract with the Giants. He said he has no interest in initiating a departure from the team by waiving his no-trade clause.
Now that the new regime of Dave Gettleman and Pat Shurmur has endorsed him as the Giants' quarterback in 2018, the next step in Eli Manning's attempt to keep a firm grasp on his starting job is this: How does he withstand the addition of a Josh Rosen or Sam Darnold with the No. 2 pick in the draft?
Manning says he won't train Giants QB successor, but won't turn his back either.
"It's not your job to mentor somebody. I wouldn't look at it as that role. I would
look at it as it's my job to prepare and compete and be ready to play each and
every game. In that process you are always talking football, always helping out
the other guys in the room."
Feb 2 The biggest challenge for new Giants GM Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur will be rebuilding an offensive line that has been the team's biggest weakness in recent years. To complicate matters, the Giants only have two starting offensive linemen under contract for next season. And veteran guard John Jerry and left tackle Ereck Flowers are hardly pieces to build around.
When Devon Kennard left the Giants' locker room at the end of the season headed toward free agency, he said he wanted to return to the team. Now that they have made permanent changes to their coaching staff, he REALLY wants to return.
Feb 1 The Redskins sent shock waves through the NFL by agreeing to a trade for Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.The Giants can take solace in the fact that the Redskins are still a poorly run organization. They botched their quarterback situation at every step.
Pat Shurmur has only one spot open on his newly assembled Giants coaching staff: offensive coordinator. And, wouldn't you know, Shurmur and Duce Staley have a long and strong relationship.
Victor Cruz 'surprised' by no call from Giants in 2017, but not retired just yet. The NFL team most in need of midseason wide receiver help was the Giants, who lost Odell Beckham, Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris to season-ending injuries and had Sterling Shepard in and out of the lineup on a week-to-week basis.
Spagnuolo believes Ben McAdoo did an "outstanding job" and will be a head
coach in the NFL again. "We just had things kind of snowball the wrong way
this year. Sometimes when that ball gets rolling the wrong way it's hard to push
it back up and get going in the middle of it."
Shurmur's first coaching staff is rounding into shape. The latest addition
is Hal Hunter, a veteran offensive line coach, who fills that role with the Giants
and thus takes command of a unit that had its fingerprints all over last season's
Evan Engram productive, even if miscast, as a rookie. Engram's the team's 2017 first-round draft choice, was productive despite not being used by the Giants in accordance to the strengths he showed as a college player.
Johnny Manziel tweeted a video of himself and Odell Beckham Jr. working out in Los Angeles alongside Jamal Liggin, Beckham's long-term personal trainer. It was tagged "deadly combination." Just days after he met with newly hired head coach Pat Shurmur, who has made it abundantly clear that Beckham must clean up his act and carry himself in a manor befitting of the Giants.
Former Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has a warning for any Giants players who will be playing under new GM Dave Gettleman. "He's your problem now," Williams said. Williams referred to his own personal experience of being cut by Gettleman, as well as the exit of five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Steve Smith, as to why he feels the way he does.
head coach Pat Shurmur has taken the first step in establishing his relationship
with Odell Beckham Jr. On ESPN Radio's "Golic and Wingo" show Monday
morning, Shurmur said he has already spoken to Beckham and believes the receiver
is "inspired" for next season.
Shurmur said when he was introduced as the 18th Giants head coach that he
is not going to chase good coaches out of the building. The majority of Ben McAdoo's
staff is already gone, hired elsewhere, but there will be a few holdovers.
Former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has no doubts about Jason Pierre-Paul's fit in new Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher's scheme. In fact, the Cardinals were so convinced that Pierre-Paul could convert from a 4-3 defensive end to a 3-4 outside linebacker that they tried to sign him when he was a free agent after the 2015 season.
If you are a Giants fan who always swore you would root for anybody to beat the NFC East Division rival Eagles, Cowboys or Redskins in a Super Bowl, here is your test. Are you going to root for Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots to win a sixth Super Bowl title next Sunday night?
are Eli Manning's team again under Pat Shurmur, but drawing line in the sand
with Odell Beckham Jr. Eli Manning may get a contract extension before Odell Beckham
new coach is supposed to be a beacon of light for a struggling franchise -
a reason to believe in brighter days ahead. So it didn't seem like a good omen
when, just 25 seconds after Pat Shurmur was introduced as the new head coach of
the Giants, the lights in the auditorium suddenly went off.
Jan 26 Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said that new head coach Pat Shurmur plans to call offensive plays. How have offenses fared with head coaches calling the plays?
Jan 25 Giants
GM Dave Gettleman: Eli Manning and Odell Beckham aren't going anywhere. There's
a reasonable suggestion that the Giants should take a quarterback with the No.
2 overall pick in the draft, but Gettleman warned about the potential pitfalls
of such a move.
In what might have been a subtle jab at the previous coach, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said Wednesday the franchise hired an adult in Pat Shurmur as head coach. "I really believe the head coach job for the New York Football Giants is a job for an adult and Pat is every bit of that," Gettleman said from the Senior Bowl practices.
Pat Shurmur isn't going to give up what got him here. Giants general manager Dave Gettleman told reporters in attendance at Senior Bowl practice Wednesday that Shurmur will call offensive plays in his first year as the team's head coach.
Report - So now that the Giants have announced Pat Shurmur as their new Head
Coach, the next real question on the table for this franchise involves how it
will choose to spend the first round selection, the second overall draft choice
in April's NFL Draft.
Pat Shurmur told the Giants that he believes he can win with Eli Manning as his quarterback, which is exactly what his soon-to-be new bosses wanted to hear. They don't believe Manning is finished. They also don't know who'll replace him when he is.
Pat Shurmur got to work quickly to fill his staff after officially being hired as Giants head coach on Monday night. By Tuesday night, it was reported that Shurmur will hire James Bettcher as defensive coordinator.