May 17 Takeaways from Giants rookie minicamp. It wasn't a traditional minicamp, but the Giants two-day rookie camp afforded head coach Joe Judge and his staff a look at the future of this team. n a sign that life in the NFL is gradually returning to normal, the New York Giants were able to hold a rookie minicamp, the first of head coach Joe Judge's tenure with the team.
May 16 Giants' Jonathan Tisch: We 'don't know' if Saquon Barkley will be ready for Week 1. The team has been preparing in case Barkley's rehab takes a detour, adding several running backs over the offseason, signing free agent Devontae Booker, drafting Arizona's Gary Brightwell and most recently, bringing in former Philadelphia Eagle Corey Clement.
- Well, it is now time to survey the talent that "Trader Dave" Gettleman obtained
in the 2021 NFL draft, while gaining an extra first round pick next season from
Chicago, as well as an extra third round pick from Miami. In the meantime, our
GM got extraordinarily lucky with who was still "on the board" by the time his
delayed selections came to be made.
May 14 - Ranking Giants' games on 2021 schedule from easiest to hardest as Daniel Jones tries to get Joe Judge to the playoffs.
The Giants' 2021 schedule features seven games against teams that went to the playoffs last year, and six games against teams that finished over .500. It also gives the Giants a great chance to get off to a hot start and have a strong finish, though there certainly are some challenges in between.
Giants game-by-game predictions for the 2021 NFL season. It's way too early to predict the outcome of every game on the New York Giants' regular season schedule, fresh off the NFL's unveiling Wednesday night. But sometimes you've got to have some fun.
Breaking down the 2021 Giants regular season schedule. It's playoffs or bust for the Giants after spending big in free agency and going all-in on Daniel Jones for 2021. The home schedule should help Joe Judge's cause. The road schedule will not.
May 13 - Giants release official 2021 NFL schedule. Three primetime road games, including Monday night contests against Super Bowl LV participants Kansas City and Tampa Bay, and three NFC East games in the last four weeks, two at home, highlight the Giants' 2021 schedule. The Giants' preseason (dates and times will be announced in the future): Week 1 vs. the Jets Week 2 at Cleveland Week 3 vs. New England. The Giants do not play any of their preseason opponents in the regular season.
May 12 - Giants will open 2021 NFL season against Broncos. To the disappointment of fans who are champing at the bit for a shot at the Eagles, the Giants will open the season at home Sept. 12 against the Broncos, a source told The Post. Pat Shurmur, who was 9-23 as Giants head coach in 2018-19 before he was replaced by Joe Judge, is the Broncos offensive coordinator.
May 11 - If there was any position unit on the New York Giants crying out for a significant infusion of talent after last season, the wide receiver group had to be it. Things were so dire among this group that the Giants made the receiving corps a top priority, adding two free agents in Kenny Golladay, a legitimate X-receiver, and John Ross, a sprinter type capable of burning opponents with his straight-line speed.
May 7 - The Giants came out of the 2020 draft with three offensive linemen - taking one in the first (Andrew Thomas), third (Matt Peart) and fifth (Shane Lemieux) rounds. If all three are not in the plans in a major way a year later, something is wrong with that draft haul, and the evaluators who came together to make those selections have some explaining to do. Guess what? All three are in the plans, in a big way. This is the main reason why the Giants did not select an offensive lineman with any of their six picks in the 2021 draft.
May 6 - Breaking down the New York Giants roster post-draft: Tight Ends. The Giants are counting on their tight ends to play a big role in the passing game. Will they be up for the challenge?
May 5 - All eyes on NY Giants' Jason Garrett heading into 2021 Season. After an off-season and NFL Draft that loaded the NY Giants offense with playmakers, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett needs to deliver results this fall. Last season saw a perfect storm of injuries, offensive line growing pains, and bad play-calling consume the offensive side of the ball for the G-Men.
May 4 - 2021 NFL Draft: Giants mostly struck gold, but here's the one thing they still need to address before season. Not a single one of New York's six picks this year came up front, where you'd think protecting Jones is one of the club's most pressing priorities. Gettleman downplayed the issue. "It's really apparent that we have a little more confidence in our offensive linemen than you guys do," the GM said. Is he wrong?
May 2 - Four of the six members of the Giants' 2021 draft class are defensive players and none of the six is an offensive lineman. Sure enough, the Giants added two linemen immediately after the draft concluded, agreeing to terms with Brett Heggie (Florida) and Jake Burton (Baylor).
NY Giants 2021 NFL Draft grades for every pick. The 2021 NFL Draft was unlike any before in NY Giants GM Dave Gettleman's career, featuring multiple trade backs, and New York added several players capable of making an impact.
The Giants got better in this 2021 NFL Draft. But how much better? Enough to win the NFL's most mediocre division, which was decided via pillow fight in 2020? Possibly ... with an asterisk, because there are asterisks attached to every NFL draft.
The Giants came away with an impressive haul of six prospects not to mention three additional picks in 2022 where the talent is expected to be much deeper in several areas. A look at the Giants' impressive 2021 haul..
Grading Giants' 2021 NFL Draft picks, from Kadarius Toney to Gary Brightwell, plus all the trades: How did 'Trader Dave' do? It was a thrilling three days for the Giants. But how did they do?
May 1 - UPDATE - With the 201st pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Oklahoma State cornerback Rodarius Williams.
May 1 - UPDATE - With the 196th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Arizona running back Gary Brightwell (5-11, 218 pounds).
May 1 - UPDATE - With the 116th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Northern Iowa defensive lineman Elerson Smith (6-6, 252 pounds).
May 1 - Predicting who Giants pick in Rounds 4-7, including a massive SEC offensive lineman. The only glaring need left on the roster, really, is on the offensive line, which can be addressed in the fourth round with a potential starter-level player.
Dave Gettleman fills Giants needs as trading ways become talk of NFL Draft. Gettleman and the Giants in the first two days of the draft conducted a master class in adding talent while maximizing future assets.
Apr 30 - UPDATE - With the 71st pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Aaron Robinson.
Apr 30 - UPDATE - With the 50th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Georgia linebacker Azeez Ojulari.
Apr 30 - NFL Draft 2021: Dave Gettleman put the Giants' long-term future ahead of his own. How those picks unfolded looked bad - really, really bad - for the man calling the shots in East Rutherford. The rival Philadelphia Eagles made a stunning trade with the Dallas Cowboys to move up in the first round, and then took a player in star Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith that was long linked to the Giants.
Apr 29 - UPDATE - With the 20th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney (6-0, 193 pounds). Here is everything you need to know about the newest member of the team...
Apr 29 - UPDATE - Giants general manager Dave Gettleman engineered a trade with the Chicago Bears for quite the haul. The Giants sent the 11th overall pick to the Bears, who used it to select Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. In return, the Giants receive the Bears' first (No. 20) and fifth-round picks in this year's draft and Chicago's first and fourth-round picks in 2022.
Apr 29 John Mara may have provided ultimate Giants NFL Draft clue. It can go like this: We have an offense that was lousy in 2020 and a defense that was not. Until proven otherwise, the thrust in any player procurement must lean heavily to fixing what was a woebegone scoring attack. Too simplistic? Maybe. But not really. If the Giants do not improve, dramatically, on the 17.5 points a game they averaged last season...
Apr 28 Giants seven-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft. New York ends up going offense at No. 11. In a season where the Giants absolutely, positively have to find out what they have in quarterback Daniel Jones, the addition of Waddle gives them the potential for a very potent offense. Golladay is their No. 1 receiver.
Report - For those of you salivating at the thought of Penn State linebacker
Micah Parsons being the Giants' first pick in the draft (11th overall), you may
be in for a disappointment. Reports have circulated for months now that there
are "character issues" involving the 6-4, 240-pound Penn State superstar.
Apr 20 Early Sports Book odds predict Giants to finish under .500 in 2021, and if that comes to fruition, that won't be good news for a Giants team whose co-owner, John Mara, has already gone on record as expecting more wins starting this season.
Apr 18 Daniel Jones is not a player many would put in a group with Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson, but as it turns out, the New York Giants quarterback does share that company when it comes to one key statistic: clean-pocket passing. The problem for Jones is that he very rarely gets a clean pocket to work with. He has been one of the most-pressured quarterbacks in the league over his first two seasons, having been sacked 83 times in 27 games (26 starts).
Apr 16 Giants players followed the lead of several other NFL teams, announcing Thursday that they will not attend in-person voluntary workouts, citing COVID-19 concerns. The offseason workout program is scheduled to begin on Monday.
Report - With the draft less than three weeks away, there are reports that
the Giants are receiving telephone offers for their 11th spot in the first round.
None of them have been confirmed as of yet, but one of the interested teams appears
to be the Chicago Bears, who need a quarterback and apparently have been rebuffed
by the teams in the top 10 spots.
Apr 9 Giants' 2021 draft: How far would be too far to move down in Round 1? Chad Reuter of NFL.com proposes a trade down to No. 20 with the Chicago Bears for the Giants. In Reuter's scenario, the Giants also receive a 2021 third-round pick and a tantalizing 2022 first-round pick. Could they really get that much?
Apr 7 Why did the New York Giants gamble in NFL free agency? Wide receivers Kenny Golladay and John Ross, tight end Kyle Rudolph, defensive lineman Danny Shelton and cornerback Adoree' Jackson missed more games combined last season than they played. Each was sidelined at least four games, and Golladay, Jackson and Ross sat out at least 10.
Apr 5 There has never been any doubt about Daniel Jones' ability to rally those around him, gaining their trust and support. That happened back in his rookie year. It comes as no surprise that Jones this week marshaled several Giants offensive players - wide receivers, tight ends and even a few linemen - to travel to Phoenix, Ariz., for a few days of throwing sessions,
Apr 3 The Giants' 16-member free agency class, a group that includes some big money players (Adoree' Jackson, Kenny Golladay) and some fliers (Ifeadi Odenigbo, John Ross). One thing that stands out about this group is that of their 16 free agents signed since the start of the free agency period, half have a connection to a current member of either the coaching staff or front office.
Apr 1 Giants co-owner John Mara approved of the team spending more money this offseason as it handed out more than $100 million in guaranteed money. But without saying general manager Dave Gettleman's job is in jeopardy, Mara also made it clear what he expects in return. "It's time for us to start winning," Mara told reporters via videoconference after the conclusion of the NFL owners meetings Wednesday.
NFC East News.
Mar 31 The NFL announced that each team will play 17 regular-season games beginning this year, the first expansion of the schedule since it increased from 14 to 16 games in 1978. The four NFC East teams will travel to the AFC East teams that finished in the same position in the standings in 2020. The Giants and Miami Dolphins were the second-place teams in their respective divisions and will meet this season in Hard Rock Stadium.
Mar 30 John Mara says Daniel Jones can win Super Bowl with Giants. Do you believe Daniel Jones looks like a quarterback who will ultimately win a Super Bowl? "Yes he does," Mara responded. "I can say that without any hesitation." Good enough to win multiple Super Bowls like his predecessor, Eli Manning? "I don't see why not," the Giants CEO said, "if we put the right pieces around him."
Mar 29 The 2021 NFL season will be unlike any other, as the league expands to a 17-game schedule for the first time. According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the league is expected to officially announce the change this week. For the NY Giants, and every team in the NFC East, it means a road contest against an AFC East foe. This year, it will be the AFC East team that hosts, and the Giants will travel to take on the Miami Dolphins.
Mar 28 How New York Giants' Free-Agency Spree Sets Up Their Draft. This year thanks to an uncharacteristically large free-agency spending spree - uncharacteristic because building a roster with free agents doesn't usually work out, nor is it sustainable over the long term - Gettleman has given the Giants enough flexibility regarding how they spend their six draft picks.
Mar 27 How could Friday's trades impact the Giants? The intrigue surrounding the 2021 NFL Draft is already kicking into a higher gear. Friday afternoon saw a pair of trades which shook up the top 10 of the upcoming draft, with the San Francisco 49ers trading up with the Miami Dolphins to third overall and the Philadelphia Eagles subsequently trading with the Dolphins.
Mar 26 The Giants added playmakers on offense this offseason, most notably receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end Kyle Rudolph, but did not address their offensive line, until Thursday, when they signed Zach Fulton, a veteran guard added for depth and to compete for a starting job. Fulton, 29, has 107 games and 90 starts on his NFL resume. He started all 16 games at right guard for the Texans in 2020 and has 65 starts at right guard in his seven-year career, the first four years with the Chiefs and the past three seasons with the Texans.
Mar 25 Grading every Giants free agency move, including blockbuster Kenny Golladay, Adoree' Jackson signings. The Giants were active to start free agency, and surprised some around the league with their willingness to go big-money spending. In all, the Giants have added nine new players via free agency.
Mar 24 The Giants' frenzy of free-agent signings this past week is reminiscent of their flurry in 2016 when they doled out some $144 million in guaranteed money to free agents Olivier Vernon, Janoris Jenkins and Damon Harrison as well as the re-signing of Jason Pierre-Paul. We all know how that worked out: An 11-5 season in 2017 that proved to be nothing more than fool's gold and was followed by 36 losses in 48 games the next three seasons before Joe Judge was hired as head coach last year.
Mar 23 The Giants made their second big move in three days when they agreed to terms with former Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson. The deal is for three years and $39 million, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter, and includes $26.5 million in guarantees and more than $20 million fully guaranteed. Jackson, 25, was recently released by the Titans. He was in high demand, with the Philadelphia Eagles in the mix until the final moments, according to a source. Jackson was scheduled to visit the Eagles after the Giants on Monday.
Mar 22 Takeaways from the New York Giants' first week of free agency. general manager Dave Gettleman has left nothing to chance. He's added players at nearly every position of need - backup running back, receiver, tight end, backup quarterback, edge rusher, and inside linebacker. Thus far, the only two spots he hasn't added to are cornerback (which could change if they land Adoree' Jackson) and offensive line (technically, they did add Jonotthan Harrison).
Report - When this 2021 season finally opens, the Giants will be able to put
running back Saquon Barkley on the field. And tight end Kyle Rudolph. Oh, and
now super wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who was signed Saturday after two days
of negotiating to a contract reportedly worth $72 million over four years. Quarterback
Daniel Jones was limited to a one-word exclamation when he heard the news: "WOW!"