GIANTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Why Giants’ interchangeable LBs are blessing and curse

Jasper Brinkley is entering his eighth NFL season. Never before has he been surrounded with so much experience at linebacker. Brinkley is one of eight players at the position on the Giants roster, and seven of them have fairly extensive NFL resumes. “This is the first time I ever been in a room this deep with the...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Giants halfback Andre Williams making no excuses for 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Andre Williams isn't going to make excuses for his 2015 season with the New York Giants. It was a bad year. His carries were down. His yardage was down. His trips to the end zone were down. Worst of all, Williams didn't do anything to convince the coaches to play him more. His second season in the NFL was a flop, and there is no doubt he is heading into...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Where Odell Beckham Jr. and the Giants WRs stand during OTAs

A look at the entire group of receivers and their future prospects. Watch video EAST RUTHERFORD - It was shades of 2015 as Victor Cruz jogged on a side field and worked with a trainer Monday while his Giants teammates practiced. Cruz never made it back last year - he didn't play a single regular season or preseason snap ...
Via NJ.com
4 hours ago

NFL.com analyst says Giants among NFL's most talented teams

Giants are in league's top 10 for talent, expert says. Watch video We are well into the 'Way-too-early preseason rankings and lists' portion of the NFL offseason. And so far, most folks have been cautiously optimistic and/or skeptical about the 2016 edition of the football Giants.  After spending big money in free agency and...
Via NJ.com
5 hours ago

WATCH: New York Giants Report: First Day of OTAs

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo leads his first day of OTA's, and the Eli's meet the media, as QB Eli Manning and rookie Eli Apple discuss the team's workouts.
Via SNY
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants’ Cooper Taylor has surgery to repair sports hernia, out until training camp

New York Giants safety Cooper Taylor recently underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia and is expected to be sidelined until the start of training camp in late July. The New York Giants won’t just be without wide receiver Victor Cruz (calf) until the start of training camp in two months, they’ll also be without fourth-year safety Cooper Taylor. Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports...
Via EndZoneScore
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Everything you need to know about Day 1 of Giants OTAs

Catch up on all the day's news.
Via NJ.com
12 hours ago

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie absent as New York Giants open OTAs

As the New York Giants opened Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Monday, veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was noticeably absent. First-round cornerback Eli Apple, who had a chance to go head-to-head with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for the first time, was with the New York Giants as they opened Organized Team Activities on Monday, but veteran cornerback Dominique...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison buys mom a house

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Damon Harrison hasn't played a game for the New York Giants and he has already started delivering. The Giants haven't gotten anything yet from the massive defensive tackle. His mother has. His first gift went recently to his mom, Brunella Narcisse. The 27-year-old gave her something he has wanted to provide for a long time: her own house in Lake Charles...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eli Apple's mom cracks funny joke after announcing ESPN role

On Monday, ESPN’s Dan Graziano broke the news that Annie Apple, the colorful mom of New York Giants rookie cornerback Eli Apple, is joining ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown as a contributor.  We hypothesized that Apple’s mother would be a funny and entertaining addition to the Countdown crew come the fall. Well, it took her all of about 10 minutes to live up to our expectations...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants, Victor Cruz targeting a training camp return

“The Return” of New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is coming along, but it’s coming along slowly. He’s not likely to get the full go ahead until the team enters training camp. New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has proclaimed himself to be “100 percent healthy” at multiple points leading up to the start of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Monday, but...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Johnny Manziel, Bills, Giants & Saints

Johnny Manziel TMZ reports that free agent QB Johnny Manziel was removed from a Las Vegas nightclub after an alleged altercation with another man. Bills According to Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News, Bills OT Cyrus Kouandjio is in the mix to start at right tackle. However, Carucci suggests that Kouandjio is facing a “make-or-break” season, since he has not effectively...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Zach Mettenberger, Chargers, Giants, & Jaguars

Zach Mettenberger New Chargers QB Zach Mettenberger said earlier in the week that he’s happy to be in San Diego and looks forward to a new opportunity. “It was tough to be in Tennessee behind a guy like Marcus [Mariota], where there isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel,” Mettenberger said, via Chargers.com. “Being here has put the wind back in my sails.” Mettenberger...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan says he tried to trade for Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr., New York Jet? If Rex Ryan had gotten his way, it could have happened. The current Bills coach admitted that he tried to trade for the Giants’ star wide receiver in 2014, when questions were being raised about Beckham’s durability as he dealt with ongoing hamstring issues. Ryan made the remarks while refuting the belief that his current star receiver, Sammy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Hall of Famer won't let his grandson play football

Former New York Giants linebacker Henry Carson won't let his grandson play football, and if he could have it his way, no one under age of 13 in the state of New York would be playing football either. The Pro Football Hall of Famer spoke out at the New York statehouse in Albany earlier this month in support of a bill that would ban tackle football for all children until they're teenagers...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants’ camp: Three position battles to watch

With the New York Giants’ training camp approaching, there are three key position battles to watch: free safety, tight end and middle linebacker. I’ll start off with the battle at the free safety position. This is a big unknown heading into camp with a bunch of unproven players such as Bennett Jackson , Nat Berhe, Mykkele Thompson and Darian Thompson. Last year, the first three...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Janoris Jenkins on his five kids with four women: 'It ain't a lot'

Janoris Jenkins is aware of what people say about him having five children with several different women, but the cornerback has repeatedly defended himself as a great father. In an interview with Paul Schwartz of the New York Post this week, Jenkins was asked about having five kids with four different mothers. “It ain’t a lot,” he said. “It’s just five kids. A lot is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Giants welcome a new Eli

Get ready Manning, there is another Eli to watch out for. Eli Apple, formerly know as Eli Woodard, is one of the New York Giants top rookies for the 2016 season. Apple enrolled at Ohio State in 2013 and was rated as high as the No. 11 prospect nationally on the ESPN 150. Apple started 14 out of 15 games at cornerback as a redshirt freshman during Ohio State’s run to a national...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants’ Victor Cruz discusses return, draft criticism, Eli Apple

Considering that New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz hasn’t played in a regular season game since Oct. 12, 2014, he’s been making more news and waves off the field than on it in recent months. Cruz insists he’s 100 percent healthy, prepared for the team’s offseason workout program and intends to be ready for training camp. After hosting a portion of Tuesday’s Sports...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eli Manning does NOT know how to salsa

Eli Manning was with Victor Cruz for an event in New York when the receiver attempted to give his quarterback some salsa lessons. Let’s just say it did not go well. See for yourself. Some people just don’t have the rhythm to pull off this passionate dance. It appears Manning is one of those people. Cruz is looking good himself these days. He’s doing limited work in practice...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Eli Manning on having another Eli on Giants: ‘Call me Elisha’

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is famous for some of his bizarre looks on the field as well as some of the quirky comments he makes off the field. The latter was the case when Manning was asked if he would take ownership of the name Eli now that rookie cornerback Eli Apple has joined the team. In classic form, Manning’s response was quite comical. “Haven’t really...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sterling Shepard To Wear No. 87, His Father’s NFL Number, For New York Giants

Former Oklahoma wideout Sterling Shepard, who was taken by the New York Giants 40th overall in this past week’s draft, lost his father, Derrick, to a heart attack when he was just six years old. This season, he’ll pay tribute to his father every time he takes the field. Derrick Shepard, who also played at Oklahoma, wore No. 87 for the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL. Sterling will...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell sent brownies to Eli Apple’s mother

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell — and the league he oversees — may have their fair share of critics, but one person who criticized a certain aspect of the 2016 NFL Draft is getting their just desserts … literally. Annie Apple, the mother of New York Giants rookie cornerback Eli Apple, bemoaned in a write-up for Sports Illustrated how there were a disappointing lack of sweet...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Eli Apple’s mom to son: ‘Dude, you’re an unemployed college dropout’

When the New York Giants selected former Ohio State defensive back Eli Apple with the 10th pick in last week’s draft, little did the team know that it would be getting a rather awesome mother figure in the process. Remember when an anonymous scout questioned Apple’s cooking prior to the draft? Well, his mom made sure to tell that dude off. Now, a few days after seeing her son...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Justin Tuck will sign one-day contract, retire a Giant

One of the New York Giants’ all-time greats will make his return home on Friday. Defensive end Justin Tuck will sign with the franchise on a one-day contract in order to retire as a member of his first NFL team, according to ESPN. Justin Tuck will sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a Giant on Friday, according to sources. The... https://t.co/kFRSoahggm — Dan...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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