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NFL Notes: Jaguars, Ravens, Redskins, & Seahawks

Jaguars Adam Caplan mentions that if the Jaguars want to add some depth at defensive end, free agents like Mathias Kiwanuka, Robert Geathers, Osi Umenyiora, and Corey Wootton could make sense for them.   Ravens Ravens undrafted rookie CB Julian Wilson suffered a broken leg during Friday’s minicamp. (Aaron Wilson) Redskins The Redskins signed undrafted Duke offensive lineman...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Third rounder Owa Odighizuwa very familiar with the Giants' track record on the defensive line

You might find New York Giants third-round defensive end Owa Odighizuwa's name difficult to pronounce now, but that won't be for long. Owa has been studying the Giants' defensive line for years, and he hopes that this will help him make a more immediate impact on the field.Owa wasn't shy about dishing out everything that comes to his mind about what he has learned from watching past...
Via Fox Sports
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tweets of the Week

Hey @SportsCenter, the Eagles might not have won, but we still feel Thatcher Demko's save is #SCTop10 worthy! https://t.co/omH7eR8E63— BC Hockey (@BCHockeyNews) March 16, 2015 Mark Herzlich has gone back to his old Boston College jersey number, No. 94. That number got freed up with the release of Mathias Kiwanuka.— Giants 101 (@Giants_101) March 18, 2015 Can BC just replace...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Should The New York Giants Draft Randy Gregory in the First Round?

The 2015 NFL Draft class is filled with top caliber talent. The Giants have a lot of needs coming into this offseason. They now have a lack of depth at the defensive end position with the release of former first round pick Mathias Kiwanuka, need to continue to rebuild their offensive line, and require help in their secondary. As the team has the ninth overall pick in this year...
Via isportsweb.com
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Linebacker Jon Beason says the New York Giants want him to take a paycut

It’s the time of year when NFL veterans are asked to take a paycut or are given their walking papers. Last week the New York Giants let Peyton Hillis and Mathias Kiwanuka go. Now they’re going after linebacker Jon Beason. In an appearance on Sirius XM NFL radio this morning, Beason said the Giants have approached him about a paycut, per Caitlyn Holroyd of The Score: “New York...
Via cover32 - Giants
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Should The New York Giants Draft in the First Round?

This year, the 2015 NFL Draft is filled with top caliber talent. Every player that is selected by an NFL team during this draft has proven to owners, coaches, and scouts they are prepared to play professional football. The Giants have a lot of needs coming into this offseason. They now have a lack of depth at the defensive end position with the release of former first round pick...
Via isportsweb.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The cuts keep coming : New York Giants release veteran running back

Either the New York Giants have gotten awfully self-conscious about their spending habits, or they’re about to make quarterback Eli Manning a very, very rich man. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up as the offseason commences QB Rankings: Rating today’s starters from 1-32 if they were all free agents Yesterday the Giants cut veteran defensive end Mathias...
Via cover32 - Giants
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants release veteran running back Hillis

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants have released running back Peyton Hillis. The Giants announced the move on Wednesday, a day after releasing veteran defensive lineman Mathias Kiwanuka. The two moves will save the team just under $6 million in salary cap space. A seven-year veteran, Hillis' contract was worth $945,000 against the cap this season. He joined the Giants in...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants announce release of long-time veteran defensive lineman

According to the New York Giants’ official Twitter account, they have cut long-time defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka: The #Giants have released veteran DE Mathias Kiwanuka – READ MORE: http://t.co/1DKOcGoDMN pic.twitter.com/5Dn5u1EPkF — New York Giants (@Giants) February 24, 2015 According to Dan Graziano of ESPN, the team will save $4.8 million in salary cap space through...
Via cover32 - Giants
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants release veteran DE Mathias Kiwanuka

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have released veteran defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka in a move that clears about $4.8 million of space under the NFL salary cap. The NFL Players Association estimates the new salary cap will rise to $143 million. Cutting Kiwanuka's contract, which had a year to run at $4.775 million, increased the Giants' cap space to nearly $23 million...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants part ways with defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka

The Giants have released defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka, who was due $4.825 million in total compensation this year. FOX Sports 1 NFL insider Mike Garafolo confirmed the release. Kiwanuka, who was selected 32nd overall by the Giants in the 2006 NFL Draft and recorded 38.5 sacks, won two Super Bowls in nine seasons with team.
Via Fox Sports
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants Releasing DE Mathias Kiwanuka

Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network reports that the Giants have informed veteran DE Mathias Kiwanuka that will be released. There has been talk for several months that Kiwanuka was likely to be a cap casualty in the weeks leading up to free agency, so this really shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. A report from Monday mentioned that the Giants will use their franchise tag on DE...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Injuries giving Giants end Moore a chance

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Second-year defensive end Damontre Moore is finally going to get a chance to show the New York Giants what he can do. The third-round pick is going to get extra playing time against Tennessee on Sunday because defensive ends Mathias Kiwanuka and Robert Ayers were placed on injured reserve earlier this week. Moore could start at left end for Kiwanuka with...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Updates: New York places five on IR

In an all but lost season, the New York Giants did some injury-related house cleaning on Tuesday.  Offensive linemen Geoff Schwartz and Adam Snyder, defensive ends Mathias Kiwanuka and Robert Ayers, and linebacker Terrell Manning were all placed in injured reserve, ending their seasons. #459483682 / gettyimages.com Michael Eisen of giants.com notes that the total of Giants on...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants place 5 more players on injured reserve

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka and offensive linemen Geoff Schwartz and Adam Snyder are among five New York Giants going on injured reserve Tuesday, increasing the team's total to 20. Defensive end Robert Ayers and linebacker Terrell Manning also went on the list. Kiwanuka's streak of 63 straight games was snapped Sunday when he missed the loss at Jacksonville...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Place DE Robert Ayers, DE Mathias Kiwanuka & OL Adam Snyder On I.R.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the New York Giants have placed three more players on season-ending injured reserve including: DE Robert Ayers, DE Mathias Kiwanuka and OL Adam Snyder. Giants promoted LB James Davidson from their practice squad. Giants signed DE Jordan Stanton to their practice squad. Reports from Monday mentioned that Ayers’ 2014 season was likely over,...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Cowboys, Giants, Jets, Rams & Redskins

Browns TE Jordan Cameron will not play in Week 13 due to a concussion he sustained in Week 8. (Tom Reed) Cowboys Todd Archer of ESPN believes the Cowboys will pursue QB Robert Griffin III should he be released. Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka will not play in Week 13 due to a knee injury. (Patricia Traina) Dan Graziano of ESPN believes that HC Tom Coughlin and GM Jerry Reese‘s...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Gut Check Time For The Giants

The season is on the line for the Giants as they take on the (5-4) San Francisco 49ers Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The last month has been abysmal for the Giants as they have lost four straight and are dead last in the NFL in total defense.During the Giants four game losing skid, they have been outscored 136-62. Some may attribute the Giants struggles to the rash of injuries they’ve...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Rashad Jennings, Mathias Kiwanuka

The New York Giants probably won't see their top running back return to the field this week. Josh Alper at profootballtalk.nbcsports.com reports that although Rashad Jennings returned to the practice field on a limited basis, he is listed as "doubtful" for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. #456946774 / gettyimages.com Jennings sprained his left knee in week 5...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Five takeaways from the Washington Redskins loss to the New York Giants

“This was a total team debacle.” – Jay Gruden, last night I couldn’t have put it better myself. The Washington Redskins got pounded by the New York Giants 45-14 at home Thursday night. There really weren’t any positives to take away from this one. A team that was just a handful of plays from being 3-0 now finds itself 1-3 and very banged up. It’s well within the realm...
Via cover32 - Redskins
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Short week is long on meaning for Giants, Redskins

WASHINGTON (AP) The New York Giants and Washington Redskins dragged their sore bodies out of bed this week knowing that the next game would be only four days after the previous one. Both teams also know that their respective 1-2 starts won't cut it if the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles are going to keep coming from behind to win every game. So never mind the fact that no one...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston College Has Produced Second-Most Super Bowl Winners In NFL (Photo)

USC. Georgia. Oregon. Boston College? Those first three schools normally come to mind when you think of college football powerhouses that produce NFL talent. The fourth one — at least in recent years — not so much. As it turns out, however, there’s one statistic where the Eagles fly with the big boys — producing Super Bowl champions. The folks at BestTickets.com released...
Via NESN.com
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants talking a whole heap of trash about Houston Texans

You have to hand it to the New York Giants. For an 0-2 team that’s in last place in arguably the worst division in football, they’ve certainly got a lot of spunk in them. Ahead of tomorrow’s matchup with the Houston Texans, the Giants are filling local newspapers with an entire landfill’s worth of trash talk. First, Jason Pierre Paul told NJ.com that it would be no problem...
Via cover32 - Giants
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants talking a whole lot of trash about Houston Texans

You have to hand it to the New York Giants. For an 0-2 team that’s in last place in arguably the worst division in football, they’ve certainly got a lot of spunk in them. Ahead of tomorrow’s matchup with the Houston Texans, the Giants are filling local newspapers with an entire landfill’s worth of trash talk. First, Jason Pierre Paul told NJ.com that it would be no problem...
Via cover32 - Texans
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants hope for Jason Pierre-Paul’s return to prominence

Last season, the New York Giants’ pass rush was not the lethal, imposing unit it has become known to be over the last decade-plus. Osi Umenyiora was gone to Atlanta, Mathias Kiwanuka was hot and cold, Justin Tuck had some big games but was mostly mediocre over the course of the entire season and Jason Pierre-Paul was a shell of his former self. Hampered by lingering back issues...
Via cover32 - Giants
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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