Colts Countdown to Kickoff: No. 7 Curtis Painter

Usually when a former player signs elsewhere as a free agent and returns to his old city with his new team, he is welcomed back by the fans with fanfare and remembered fondly.But that was not the case when Curtis Painter returned to Lucas Oil Stadium with the New York Giants for a preseason game on Aug. 16. Fans are not keen on him because he had a forgettable tenure in three seasons...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants trim roster to 53, cutting John Conner, Michael Cox and Curtis Painter

Some of the writing was on the wall, and some was not, as the New York Football Giants made 22 roster moves yesterday to get down to the league’s 53-man roster. Although none of the 22 transactions could be categorized as surprising, the final roster composition was surprising in a couple areas. Injuries played a part in determining the final roster, but some areas of injury...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns dump Nate Burleson, Giants cut Curtis Painter

Bother by a hamstring injury during camp, Nate Burleson never really go a chance to show the Cleveland Browns if there was anything left in the tank. On Saturday morning the team cut the 33-year-old wide receiver. Given the lackluster names on the Browns depth chart at receiver this is not a good sign for the future of Burleson’s career. Another bad sign is the 15 total games he...
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviewing the Giants Early Cuts

The New York Giants have to get their roster down to 53 men, and early today they made some cuts to get down to that.  Here I evaluate some of their most notable cuts so far.  Curtis Painter #453415078 / With this cut, it appears that the Giants are ready to give the reigns to Ryan Nassib and that they wouldn’t be worried if he was forced into starting.  This...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down the New York Giants’ roster decisions

The New York Football Giants face several difficult decisions in their quest to get down to the NFL mandated 53-man roster by next Saturday. Training camp injuries muddied an already murky situation, which was then worsened by two serious injuries (Geoff Schwartz and Marcus Harris) against the New York Jets on Friday night. New York will have to get down to the league-mandated 75...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Colts vs. Giants: Bringing the Blitz

Last season the Indianapolis Colts compiled a respectable 42 sacks, good for joint 11th in the league. However they were almost entirely dependent on Robert Mathis, the elite pass rusher was responsible for 19.5 of those sacks, around 46% of the Colts production.Being that dependent on one defender for creating your pass rusher is never smart. The Colts needed to find more ways to...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants rally late to get past Colts 27-26

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ryan Nassib led the New York Giants to two touchdowns in the final four minutes, completing a huge fourth-quarter comeback with a 27-26 victory on Saturday. New York trailed 26-0 early in the fourth, but the Colts couldn't hold on. Former Indy quarterback Curtis Painter finally got New York on the board with a 3-yard TD pass to Kellen Davis. Sixteen seconds later...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Steel City Blitz Quick Hitters from Steelers vs. Giants

Last night the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 20-16 to the New York Giants in their first preseason game of 2014. The Steelers’ defense gave up a late touchdown pass by Curtis Painter. QB Landry Jones moved the Steelers into Giants’ territory late but a fumble by Martavis Bryant ended the team’s chances. -The injury list is as follows; Ramon Foster was poked in the eye on the second...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants rally for 20-16 win over Steelers

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Rashad Jennings is taking advantage of his opportunity to be a key part of the New York Giants' running game. Jennings ran 73 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and Curtis Painter's scoring pass with 2:50 left gave the Giants a 20-16 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in a preseason game Saturday night. Howard Jones had given the Steelers a 16...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Biggest Takeaways From the Hall of Fame Game

Football is finally back. After a six-month hiatus, Sunday’s are no longer football less until late January. Thank the lord. The New York Giants took on the Buffalo Bills in the first preseason game of the year, and although it was far form a perfect performance for the G-Men, it was a good start to what will hopefully be a successful 2014 season. Eli and the first team played...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Giants, Jets, Lions, Redskins, Saints, & Vikings

Bills Injuries are beginning to pile up for the Bills’ offensive line as Chris Hairston left Wednesday’s practice and Chris Williams departed Thursday’s workout with a toe injury. (Mike Rodak) Giants Quarterbacks Ryan Nassib and Curtis Painter have received more practice reps than usual, but that could be in preparation for Sunday’s Hall of Fame game. (Dan Graziano)...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense rules the day, a live look from New York Giants training camp

On Friday, Big Blue put on the pads for the first time, and it was not unusual to hear the coaches bark out to players, “you got pads, use them.” In drills and the controlled scrimmages, it becomes clear that physicality, on both sides of the ball, has become a primary focus. Offensive coordinator, Ben McAdoo spent quality time with his tight ends in drills on Friday. From what...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants Training Camp Preview: Quarterbacks

Of all the positions on the New York Giants’ roster, quarterback is easily the most secure. Eli Manning is the starting and nothing short of an injury will change that. However, there is much intrigue into what will happen behind him on the depth chart. Second-year gunslinger Ryan Nassib is going to be given every opportunity to earn the backup job, but last year’s backup, Curtis...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Nassib to take second-team snaps for Giants

If there were questions about second-year quarterback Ryan Nassib’s future with the New York Giants, it appears they could all have answers by the end of the summer. According to quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf (via The Star-Ledger’s Conor Orr), Nassib will take the majority of the second-team reps during training camp. Nassib, a fourth-round pick a season ago, did not play...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Projected Final 53 Man Roster and Depth Chart

#475382051 / The New York Giants are currently the team with probably the most question marks surrounding them.  They went 7-9 last season, but were remarkably better toward the end of the season.  They made some nice moves in the off-season, especially in the secondary, where they added Walter Thurmond and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The Giants have potential...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Viking QB Freeman cut by Giants

After signing with the Giants five months ago, the quarterback was cut by the team on Friday. Freeman was drafted in the first round by the Buccaneers in 2009 and had some ups and downs with them. After struggling in the first three games last season, the Bucs released him and the Vikings picked him up. Freeman was immediately named the starter and struggled mightily against the...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants release quarterback Josh Freeman

Just one month after signing the former first-round pick, the New York Giants have released quarterback Josh Freeman. Freeman, 26, was signed on April 21 as insurance after quarterback Eli Manning underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery. After Manning appeared on schedule in his recovery, Freeman was still expected to compete with Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib for the backup job. The...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Breakdown & Analysis of Giants Starting Offense

QB:1.) Eli Manning2.) Josh Freeman3.) Curtis Painter4.) Ryan Nassib5.) Rusty SmithNow, obviously, Eli Manning is the starting QB & nothing will change that, other than his own health. The re-signing of Curtis Painter and the signing of Josh Freeman & Rusty Smith do nothing but provide depth. Eli Manning is the face of the franchise, and with this new offensive west coast...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants Mock Draft: Analyzing top experts’ latest first-round selections

Just over a week remains until the 2014 NFL Draft and anticipation has already reached its peak. Fans are curious to see who their favorite team will pick in the first round with the hope of that player helping their team compete for the coveted Lombardi Trophy. The New York Giants have been a very difficult team to pinpoint throughout this process, in part because there is still...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants' QB UPDATE: Eli Manning sheds walking boot, Curtis Painter undergoes knee surgery

Just 17 days after undergoing surgery on his left ankle, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is no longer wearing his protective walking boot, according to Jordan Raanan of participated in the annual March of Dimes' "March for Babies" charity event Sunday. Although Manning did not fully participate in the three-mile walk, he did complete the first 100 yards without...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants sign QB Rusty Smith, Curtis Painter undergoes knee surgery

The New York Giants announced they had signed quarterback Rusty Smith on Monday. The signing made quarterback No. 5 on the Giants’ roster, alongside incumbent starter Eli Manning, Curtis Painter, Ryan Nassib and Josh Freeman. Smith spent the first four seasons of his NFL career as a backup for the Tennessee Titans. He played sparingly, appearing in three games and starting one...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants, Josh Freeman agree on one-year deal

The New York Giants have a new backup quarterback. The Giants have reportedly agreed to terms with free-agent Josh Freeman. Done deal with the Giants and QB Josh Freeman. He’s agreed to terms, per source. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 16, 2014 Giants were the only team to face Freeman while he was a Viking. He played poorly, so clearly they believe he got a raw deal in...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants: QB Josh Freeman works out for Team

The New York Giants already have their quarterback. Eli Manning is the unquestioned leader of this team, but the backup position is still up for grabs. Curtis Painter didn’t play very well in limited time last year and Ryan Nassib didn’t see much time as a rookie. Eli has been Mr. Durable over his career, but had ankle surgery this offseason so the necessity for a serviceable...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Eli Manning to undergo ankle surgery

The New York Giants announced quarterback Eli Manning will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair his injured left ankle Thursday afternoon. Manning suffered a high-ankle sprain during the Giants’ 2013 season finale against the Washington Redskins. He had hoped he could heal the injury organically, but that has been unsuccessful. “I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants re-sign quarterback Curtis Painter

The New York Giants have re-signed quarterback Curtis Painter. Painter, 28, spent last season as Eli Manning’s backup tossing two interceptions in 16 pass attempts when he did get on the field. There is a chance that Ryan Nassib could move ahead of him on the depth chart. QB Curtis Painter will re-sign with the Giants after the start of the league year. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo...
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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