Jul 1 Special Report - During this prolonged, or does it just seem that way, preseason period, our Scott Landstrom has found time to research the eerie similarities between the 2007 Giants, who "shocked the world" and took a 9-7 record into the Super Bowl where they beat the undefeated New England Patriots, and this year's version, the 2022 Giants, who seem to be gifted with the same incredible improvements. This year's Giants have been picked the second-most likely to "shock the world" yet again. Read on see if you agree.
Jun 28 Giants rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux will be ready for his first NFL training camp when the New York Giants rookies report on July 19. The No. 5 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft reportedly sustained a minor hip injury during a spring practice, but Thibodeaux said Monday during a visit to NFL Network that it's full speed ahead for his first season.
Jun 26 Daniel Jones opens up about his uncertain Giants future: 'Trust in what you do' With his fourth NFL training camp approaching, Jones is on the hot seat, and he knows it. There is a new general manager, Joe Schoen, who was working in Buffalo when the Giants selected Jones out of Duke. There is a new head coach, Brian Daboll, who also was in Buffalo when Jones was drafted. They want it to work with Jones, but have no legacy or reputation on the line with him.
Jun 24 With the departure of CB James Bradberry and no significant acquisitions at the position this offseason, Jackson will have to step up and fill that CB1 role. Will Jackson live up to the potential that led him to be selected 18th overall in the 2017 draft, or will the Giants be looking for their lockdown No. 1 option at the position again this time next year?
Jun 20 Elerson Smith reveling in second chance to establish himself on Giants' defense. A severe hamstring strain knocked the fourth-round pick in the 2021 draft out of his first NFL training camp, landed him on injured reserve and put him way behind. Smith did not make his Giants debut until Week 9, limited to special teams.If Wink Martindale has any inkling Smith can play a role in what will be a much more aggressive defense, he will find a spot for him.
Jun 14 Once among the worst units in the league, the Giants' offensive line's stock is rising following a strong off-season of strategic moves. General manager Joe Schoen replaced every starter on the unit except for left tackle Andrew Thomas, bringing in several guys who had prior experience playing for head coach Brian Daboll in Buffalo, such as Jamil Douglas and Jon Feliciano.
Jun 12 The Giants moved on from starting safeties Logan Ryan and Jabrill Peppers as well as starting outside cornerback James Bradberry. There will now be a competition to fill Bradberry's former position and third-year corner Darnay Holmes could be a sleeper in this battle.
Jun 10 Giants cancel practice on final day of mandatory minicamp. The team said it was holding an organizational function instead of a practice. That means the next time the Giants and coach Brian Daboll will get together on the field will be July 26, when the team reports for the start of training camp.
Jun 9 Giants minicamp observations, Day 2: Offensive bounce-back? The defense dominated in Tuesday's practice. There wasn't much opportunity for an encore on Wednesday, but the offense did look better. The offense scored a few touchdowns during the live 11-on-11 period, including another on a pass from Daniel Jones to Saquon Barkley. It's been said many times in the spring already, but Barkley clearly is going to be a significant part of the passing offense in 2022.
Jun 8 On the first day of the mandatory minicamp, Wink Martindale turned up the heat. The new Giants' defensive coordinator is known for his exotic and frequent pressure packages and he unveiled some of them on Tuesday. "You know, Wink came out with some Wink stuff today," center Jon Feliciano said. "I think the defense won today. You know, we'll be able to grow from it." There were plays blown up when free rushers on defense stormed into the offensive backfield.
Jun 7 The Giants off-season program concludes this week as the team will take the field for a mandatory three-day minicamp. Head coach Brian Daboll's goal this spring has been simple. Get the players and coaches acclimated to each other so that the team will be able to up its tempo to the next level by training camp.
Report - The Giants went through OTA Day Nine in the sweltering heat Thursday,
meaning there is only one more OTA Day remaining before the mandatory minicamp
June 7. Head coach Brian Daboll, after the demanding workout, commented on the
problem of getting close to players who must eventually be released as teams slowly
chip away from the camp roster number of 90 to the season opening number of 53.
And it is neither easy nor emotionally pleasant. "Well, it's just the nature of
the league," he said. "You have to release players and get down; those are the
rules. That's part of the job.
Jun 1 The Giants returned from the long weekend for the seventh of 10 organized team practice activities (OTAs). It was a shorter one before the team boarded buses for the organization's annual charity golf outing. Here are the highlights from - OTA No. 7 | Touchdowns | Takeaways | More top plays| Remaining practices.
May 29 When Wink Martindale was hired as the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants, there was rampant speculation about his unit this season. The analytics and Martindale's reputation for being aggressive fueled the feeling the Giants were about to go wild on defense. There would be blitzes every other play, multiple schemes, defenders in unexpected alignments and a return to the good old days of Lawrence Taylor, Harry Carson and one of the NFL's top defenses. Martindale wants his defense to dictate to opposing offenses, both physically and mentally.
May 27 The Giants on Thursday held their sixth practice of organized team activities. They have four of these voluntary practices left, and then their three-day mandatory minicamp. And then they're off until training camp starts in late July. How does the offensive line look?
May 21 Azeez Ojulari knows he might own a Giants record for just one year. In 2021, Ojulari, a second-round draft choice, finished with a team-high 8.0 sacks, the highest total by a Giants rookie since individual sacks became an official statistic in 1982. The next possessor of the rookie sack record might already be in the locker room. Last month, the Giants selected pass rush specialist Kayvon Thibodeaux with the fifth overall pick in the NFL Draft. The 6-5, 258-pounder had 19.0 sacks in 32 games over three seasons at the University of Oregon. That included a school freshman-record 9.0 sacks in 2019.
May 20 For now, Mike Kafka is the offensive play-caller for the Giants - now being the organized team activity sessions this spring. It is Kafka, the first-year offensive coordinator, who is making the calls to the quarterbacks in these practices. Brian Daboll was the offensive coordinator in Buffalo and has extensive experience as a playcaller Often, former coordinators find it difficult to hand over the keys to their offense for someone else to drive. Daboll has not said what he will do moving forward into the season.
May 18 The Giants finally brought in some help in their quest to replace James Bradberry at cornerback. Wednesday, they signed two cornerbacks. And both have ties to Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale. The Giants first agreed to sign veteran Maurice Canady. They also signed Khalil Dorsey, who spent the last two years with the Ravens (and Martindale) but missed the 2021 season with an injury.
Report - The shopping has finished, aside from a few odds and ends. The grill
is going, the smoker ready, the oven at temperature. Can you guess what general
manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll are cooking? No, not yet but we
are starting to get an idea. Offensively, the Giants were an abject disaster in
2021. Injuries, poor play, turnovers, penalties ... all worked to keep the scrappy
May 14 Giants rookie minicamp notebook, day 1. A run down of all the latest happenings from the first day of the Giants rookie minicamp. Making the jump from college to the pros can be daunting for any rookie, regardless of where--or if--he was drafted. That's why Giants head coach Brian Daboll, in planning for his first rookie minicamp, has been putting more of a focus on the mental aspect of things than the physical part.
May 13 Predicting Giants' 2022 record: Wins and losses for each game.
May 13 Giants 2022 Schedule: What you need to know for each game.
May 13 Giants have chance for decent start but home stretch is on road.
May 13 Giants' 2022 schedule: Only prime-time game is vs. Cowboys.
May 12 The Giants got worse this week when they released cornerback James Bradberry. Their secondary now has just two proven starters -- cornerback Adoree' Jackson and safety Xavier McKinney -- and a slew of question marks. Jackson and McKinney have at least proven to be solid starters, and McKinney has the potential to keep ascending following a strong second season in which he was Pro Football Focus' 15th-ranked safety with a 75.4 grade. Alongside McKinney at safety is Julian Love and fourth-round pick Dane Belton.
May 11 When Kayvon Thibodeaux spoke in his introductory press conference after being drafted No. 5 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft, the edge rusher made sure to mention his willingness to spend big to obtain his desired jersey number, saying that it could take a lot of "zeroes" to acquire No. 5. By Monday, the Giants rookie had won the jersey, and the deal he made with kicker Graham Gano sent payment in the form of a $50,000 donation to the charity Puppies Behind Bars.
May 10 Giants cut James Bradberry after Joe Schoen tried (and failed) to trade him - now cornerback is a huge weakness. In Bradberry's first season in 2020, he was one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, getting three interceptions, 18 pass deflections and making the Pro Bowl. Pro Football Focus had him graded as the sixth-best cornerback in the league that year. His performance fell off in 2021.
May 9 UPDATE - The Giants released cornerback James Bradberry on Monday in order to save around $10.1 million against the salary cap this season. The move for the Giants was more about the money than an indictment on the player.
May 9 The Giants are still rebuilding, as they seek to be competitive in 2022 in a NFC that will have opportunities to take a few games. Here's a complete look at the teams set to square off with the Giants this year, as well as a rundown of their 18-week regular-season schedule (once announced).
May 5 UPDATE - NFL Network's 'Schedule Release '22' airs Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.
May 5 Giants GM Joe Schoen says 'unfortunate' James Bradberry situation will be resolved by end of week. It's been widely assumed that James Bradberry's tenure with the Giants would end this offseason. However, the NFL Draft has come and gone, and he still remains with Big Blue. But despite that, Giants GM Joe Schoen seemed to confirm that Bradberry will not be a Giant at the start of the 2022 season.
May 4 UPDATE - The Giants will face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Oct. 9, in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. The Giants will play in London for the third time. On Oct. 28, 2007, the Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins, 13-10, before 81,176 fans in Wembley Stadium in the first regular season NFL game played outside of North America. Nine years later - on Oct. 23, 2016 - the Giants edged the Los Angeles Rams, 17-10, in Twickenham Stadium.
May 4 Brian Daboll said something about Daniel Jones that explains how much different he'll be than Jason Garrett. Garrett and Joe Judge (and Freddie Kitchens) practically removed the threat of the Giants offense taking shots down the field, instead imbuing the passing offense with a little too much conservatism. There was an emphasis on quick throws, usually in the short-to-intermediate areas of the field. Part of that was to compensate for a terrible offensive line, but Judge also wanted to reduce Jones' turnovers. "I want him to be himself," Daboll said. "I want him to not be afraid of consequences and pull the trigger and attack."
May 4 Giants fire pair of top-level scouts as part of Joe Schoen's shake-up. The Giants fired director of college scouting Chris Pettit and senior personnel executive Kyle O'Brien. The shakeup came only two days after wrapping up the 2022 draft, when Pettit and O'Brien were seated side-by-side with other key influencers in the second row of the war room. The timing of the changes make sense because the Giants were midway through a scouting cycle when Schoen arrived and wanted to minimize disruption.
May 3 In a span of seven minutes on Friday evening, general manager Joe Schoen did something that should have made the New York Giants and their fans realize they finally have a chance. He traded back (twice!) before you could even blink in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft to add extra picks. In that seven minutes Schoen traded back as many times as Dave Gettleman did in nine years as general manager of the Carolina Panthers and Giants. And the two times Gettleman did trade back, sources say it was at the behest of former coach Joe Judge last year.
May 2 If there was any doubt about it, this is not the old Giants' way of doing business. The best available players were picked to help replenish the depleted talent on a Giants roster that, over the last four years, won just 24 games. That will never change, regardless of who's running the draft. But there were some differences brought in by new general manager Joe Schoen, a man who came from outside the organization to save it from its nearly decade-long floundering and decay.
May 1 Reactions from the experts on the Giants' draft picks, along with analysis on each prospect.
May 1 NY Giants draft grades 2022: Analysis for every pick.
May 1 Grading the Giants 2022 NFL draft picks.