Injuries complicate New York Giants’ roster decisions

With first cuts coming on Tuesday, the New York Giants have decisions to make. The idea that players earn rosters spots is not always true. Injuries, specialization, draft history and position have to be considered when constructing the 53-man roster. For borderline players, the ability to play special teams is a must. Until we know the status of Geoff Schwartz, there is little sense...
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2014 New York Giants Defensive Preview

This is the second in a nine part series previewing the Eagles division opponents. Today, we look at the New York Giants defense. What was the Giants defense like last year? It was a disappointing defensive year, if not outright terrible. The defense finished top 10 in yards per game, but closer to 20th in points per game, and often looked more like the Little Giants than those Super...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: 49ers, Giants, Lions, Packers, & Raiders

  49ers RB Alfonso Smith posted a 49ers logo on his Instagram account saying “I’m a Niner Babeeeeee!“ The team has yet to confirm or announce the signing, but there is a chance it could be official on Tuesday. Giants The Giants have Larry Donnell listed as their No. 1 tight end ahead of Adrien Robinson, Daniel Fells and Kellen Davis. (Giants) The Giants could use ...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants: The Return of Jason Pierre Paul

The New York Giants are banking that Jason Pierre Paul is fully recovered and 100% entering the 2014-15 season. Also, this will be Jason Pierre Paul’s contract year and if he expects a huge pay raise, he needs to repeat his 2011 performance (16.5 sacks).  The last two seasons (8.5 sacks combined) have been a struggle for JPP as he battled shoulder and back injuries that limited...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Football Focus analyzes Giants’ depth chart

Pretty much my go-to for anything NFL, Pro Football Focus’ Gordon McGuinness did an awesome breakdown of the New York Giants’ depth chart as it currently stands.   Of the 58 players listed, 25 percent as tabbed as “good starters” including quarterback Eli Manning and wideout Victor Cruz. Three are “high quality” talents: cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, offensive...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Giants form a fearsome foursome again?

The Giants seem to have done great work rebuilding an offensive line that allowed Eli Manning to get sacked a career high 39 times last year, but there are still many questions along the defensive line. The team is heading into the on-field portion of OTAs hoping that between now and September 8 they can find the players to form a formidable defensive rotation up front. Young players...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Offseason Moves for Giants

The New York Giants have been uncharacteristically busy this offseason, bringing in 15 players via free agency, second to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who lead the league with 17. The influx of moves have many Giants fans dreaming of at least making a postseason run in 2014, while some have even whispered the word “championship.” There are still many roster moves to be made--including...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The New York Giants Select...

Now, as a Giants fan, I believe we have made major splashes this off-season via free agency. On both sides of the ball, that is. Defensively, the additions of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Jameel McClain, Walter Thurmond III, Robert Ayers, Quintin Demps & Zack Bowman are huge assets. DRC brings a shutdown/cover corner to Big Blue. Jameel McClain, a young & talented linebacker...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The New York Giants: why Larry Webster should be noticed

Bloomsburg University held their pro day earlier this month with 14 NFL teams in attendance. The division two school is located in northeast Pennsylvania and has been flying under the radar. Out of the 15 athletes working out and showing their skills the top prospect is defensive end, Larry Webster Jr. Larry Webster The Eagles, Patriots, Jets, Falcons, Vikings, Saints, Seahawks,...
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants sign DE Robert Ayers

Robert Ayers was a bust as the 18th overall pick in 2009 because he never developed beyond being a solid rotational player, but he’s still a solid rotational player and a good pickup here for a Giants team that had big needs on the defensive line following some off-season losses. He had his best season in his contract year in 2013, when he graded out as Pro Football Focus’ 14th...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney, quarterbacks will affect New York Giants’ first-round pick

This off season has proven not to be typical for the New York Giants in most every aspect, and perhaps that will carry through with the NFL draft. Usually, the G-men give their veteran players the benefit of the doubt, while reaching out for free agent bargains in the second and third tier of free agency. This year, Jerry Reese and company pulled the trigger on players designed...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets Free Agency – Perspective Piece

Much has been made of the New York Jets free agent strategy to date. Some praise second year GM John Idzik’s meticulous approach. Others condemn him for lacking vision and ignoring blatant holes in the roster. Regardless of your opinion on the matter, some league wide perspective on this free agency period is in order.’s Gregg Rosenthal provides this list of teams and...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

JPP and Eli Manning will determine New York Giants’ fate in 2014

The Giants have made significant strides to upgrade their roster this offseason, signing 15 free agents. Soon even more new names will be added to the depth chart after the draft which takes place in a month. Some fresh faces might just be what this team needs after a disappointing 2013 season. But the key to a more successful 2014 won’t be found on the open market or in this year’s...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants Mailbag: Starting Damontre Moore and the potential of the cornerbacks

The NFL Draft is drawing near and excitement is building. The New York Giants have made some great moves throughout free agency and they should seek to continue rebuilding their roster with key additions through the draft. With that in mind, let’s open up the mailbag and dive in! I know the Giants have JPP, Mathias Kiwanuka and Robert Ayers now, but is there any chance Damontre...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Recapping the New York Giants’ last week of free agency

The New York Giants signed six more free agents last week to up their total for the offseason to 24. Since the free-agency period began on March 11, the G-Men have re-signed 10 of their own and have added 14 newcomers. Those six signings: Re-signed DT Mike Patterson Notes: The Giants took their time but it was a near certainty that Patterson was always going to return. He will likely...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants free agent frenzy opens up draft options for Big Blue

The most recent spate of free agent signings by the New York Giants have included bolstering areas of perceived weakness on the roster, as well as creating a high level of competition for starting positions in training camp. Most recently, general manager Jerry Reese brought in veteran tight end Kellen Davis for a position that clearly needed an upgrade from the existing trio of...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Key offseason workout dates released

The New York Giants announced the dates for some key offseason activities this spring. These events will mark the first time that the 2014 squad comes together as a unit. The voluntary offseason workout period begins on April 21, as it does for many NFL teams. Organized Team Activities are scheduled for the following dates: May 28-30 June 2-3 June 5 June 9-10 June 12-13 This year’s...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Coughlin says offseason changes add some much needed stimulation

The New York Giants have had a very busy offseason. The signing of Robert Ayers has brought the number of new Giants to thirteen, a stunning number for a team which usually eschews the free agency market. In addition, the Giants have brought in Ben McAdoo to be the team's offensive coordinator. McAdoo is not only new to the Giants, it is his first time being an offensive...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Ayers to wear Justin Tuck’s No. 91

Robert Ayers, the former Broncos defensive end who signed with the Giants yesterday, will not just be potentially replacing longtime captain Justin Tuck along the defensive line, he will be taking his number too. The 28-year-old defensive end was given No. 91 Wednesday, when he signed a two-year deal with the G-Men. Ayers will have very big shoes to fill as the newest member of...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Free-agency activity suggest change in defensive philosophy

The ever-evolving offenses of the NFL have developed yet another mutation. Particularly the position of quarterback is changing. Teams are in favor of passers who are able to evade large pass rushers, and who can extend or even make plays with their legs. As a result, defenses must learn to adapt and develop new ways to stop it. The Giants’ heavy focus on revamping their defensive...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants sign former Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers

The Giants may not be able to immediately fill the leadership void that Justin Tuck left behind, they have done their best to at least fill the void on the field. The Giants have addressed their need at defensive end by signing Robert Ayers, formerly of the Denver Broncos: Robert Ayers, a 28-year-old defensive end who spent the last five years with the Denver Broncos...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Ayers, New York Giants sign contract

The New York Giants are adding a veteran defensive lineman to help make up for the loss of Justin Tuck. The team announced it signed defensive end Robert Ayers on Wednesday. Fox Sports reported the deal was a two-year agreement. Ayers, 28, was selected in the first round by the Denver Broncos in 2009 and started 11 games at outside linebacker (2009-'10) and 16 games at defensive...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants ink another former Denver Bronco in free agency

Continuing their offseason barrage of signings, the New York Giants have inked defensive end Robert Ayers to a two-year deal, according to the Giants’ official Twitter account. The @Giants have signed DE Robert Ayers who had 5 1/2 sacks for the Broncos last year! READ MORE: — New York Giants (@Giants) April 2, 2014 Ayers, who has spent all five seasons...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants sign DE Robert Ayers to two-year deal

The New York Giants announced Wednesday that they have signed former Denver Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers. ESPN’s John Clayton reports that it’s a two-year contract worth approximately $4 million, and includes $1.75 million in guaranteed money and several incentives. Ayers, the 18th overall pick in 2009, has had just 12 sacks in his five years with the Broncos, 5...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Former Broncos DE Robert Ayers Visited With Giants

Howard Balzer of reports that free agent DE Robert Ayers visited the New York Giants. Ayers, 28, was taken with the No. 18 overall pick by the Broncos back during the 2009 NFL Draft. While he has yet to develop into top-tier defensive end for the Broncos, he is coming off of a decent 2013 season. Last year, he appeared in 15 games for the Broncos and totaled 29 tackles...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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