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2020 NFL important dates to follow.
Mar 29 With the bulk of free agency in the books around the NFL, and certainly for the Giants, it is a good time to sit back and assess what general manager Dave Gettleman did and why, and where the players he added eventually will fit in.
Mar 27 Did free agency set Giants up to retain dubious mark as one of NFL's worst cover defenses? While there is a lot to like about the Giants adding a veteran presence at cornerback in James Bradberry, and a potential high-upside pass rusher such as former Packers linebacker Kyler Fackrell, Gettleman either missed out on or sat out the markets for some of the top offensive tackles and inside linebackers available.
Mar 25 James Bradberry, the prize of the Giants' haul this spring, agreed to a three-year contract worth $45 million. The Giants need Bradberry to do for them what he did for the Panthers. Operating in the NFC South, Bradberry went against Michael Thomas (Saints), Julio Jones (Falcons) and Mike Evans (Buccaneers) a total of six games last season and allowed one touchdown.
Mar 24 Saquon Barkley has his backup. New head coach Joe Judge reached back into what he knows best - his time spent with the Patriots - to bring in Dion Lewis, who agreed to terms on a one-year deal Monday with the Giants.
The Giants have re-signed wide receiver Corey Coleman Monday, bringing back a promising wide receiver one year removed from tearing his ACL.
Giants could still use a safety, center and others. In some ways, Dave Gettleman
went for quantity over quality during his free-agent shopping spree last week.
sign Redskins' Colt McCoy to back up Daniel Jones: 3 instant takeaways - Why
it's a smart choice.
sign tackle Cam Fleming to one-year deal. Fleming will likely slide into starting
right tackle job. Originally a fourth-round pick by New England in 2014, Fleming
played his first four seasons with the Patriots, but played the last two seasons
with the Dallas Cowboys.
Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch sent a letter to season-ticket holders Wednesday stating they are deferring payments for those enrolled in both the six-month and pay-in-full plans because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Report - The Giants stuck their hands and checkbooks in the barrel Tuesday
and came up with three new players, all of whom fit specific needs during this
preseason, pre-draft period called free agency. They wound up with James Bradberry,
a cornerback; Blake Martinez, a middle (or inside) linebacker; and Levine Toilolo,
a tight end.
Mar 17 This was not a want, it was a need. The Giants could not go into the 2020 season without an experienced starting cornerback to lead the way for all the youngsters at the position. They struck quickly Monday on the first day of free-agent negotiations, agreeing to terms with James Bradberry, one of the best corners on the open market.
Mar 16 The Giants announced the team has placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive tackle Leonard Williams, a former first-round draft choice for whom they sent the Jets two draft choices on Oct. 29 - a third-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft and a second choice that is a conditional fifth-rounder in 2021.
Mar 14 After the most productive season of his career, David Mayo gets reported three-year deal with New York. After starting only four games in his first four NFL seasons, Mayo replaced the injured Ryan Connelly and started 13 games for the Giants. He finished second on the team with 80 tackles (50 solo).
Mar 13 The Giants issued the following statement -"Ten days ago, we convened an internal task force to monitor the developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak... As of today and for the foreseeable future, we have taken our scouts and coaches off the road for pro days and campus workouts."
Mar 12 The New York Giants own the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, a sweet spot that could produce more picks via a trade down, a defensive playmaker or an offensive lineman. The last of those three outcomes is always a realistic option with general manager Dave Gettleman in charge.
Mar 11 The Giants were one of six teams (Denver, Houston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Seattle) awarded three compensatory draft picks. New England had the most in the league with four picks.
Mar 10 Rhett Ellison, a quietly consistent performer who was respected by his teammates and a mentor to his fellow tight ends, announced his retirement after eight NFL seasons, the last three with the Giants.
It did not take uncanny prediction skills for Giants general manager Dave Gettleman to anticipate what the reaction will be if he does not re-sign defensive lineman Leonard Williams. "I'd get killed," Gettleman said. Hold the abuse ... for now.
Mar 8 New Giants head coach Joe Judge made it abundantly clear: You should not sign a veteran player to serve as a mentor to younger teammates. The veteran must have a defined role and offer enough past work on the field for the new team to project a contribution on game day. Of all the positions the Giants need to attend to, there is no more glaring absence of experience than at cornerback. This is alarming.
Mar 5 It is no wonder the Giants at present look at if they possess a rag-tag defense. Rummaging through the bargain bin goes only so far. You get ... what you pay for. The way it works in the offseason, the 51 players on the roster with the largest salary-cap numbers count against the cap. In that group, the Giants have 23 players under contract on defense, accounting for just $24.3 million on a salary cap that is expected to rise to more than $200 million for the first time.
Mar 4 The Giants have exercised their option on Alex Tanney's contract. Tanney, who joined the team in 2018, is set to make a non-guaranteed salary of $950,000.
Mar 3 Great debate still rages on Giants quarterback Daniel Jones' future. Some insiders believe he was "just OK" as a rookie, with an 87.7 rating, 3,024 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a league-high 18 fumbles.
Mar 2 The NFL Players Association is still working out the details of how everyone in the union will vote on the proposed collective bargaining agreement. New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder, who is the team's player rep, thinks everyone should vote to ratify the deal, according to NBC Sports' Peter King.
Feb 29 Dave Gettleman admitted the Giants are "open for business" with the fourth overall pick in the NFL Draft, but only to a point. He won't risk dropping too far and missing out on an elite player. It's just not exactly clear where Gettleman's line is when it comes to the top players in this draft.
Feb 27 To the surprise of no one, the Giants on Wednesday began what figures to be a hefty roster cleanup, releasing linebackers Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin. The moves saves the Giants $13 million on the 2020 salary cap, providing valuable financial resources with NFL free agency arriving March 18.
Feb 26 If you're a Giants player returning from last year, new Giants head coach Joe Judge doesn't care if you were an all-Pro, a starter, benched, injured, drafted high or not even drafted at all. Judge was mainly mum when it came to questions about quarterback Daniel Jones and whether he would be the starting quarterback moving forward.
Big Blue wouldn't commit to Jones as its franchise QB on Tuesday -- but it's not what you think. So does that mean the Giants aren't sold on Jones? Could they be looking at the quarterbacks in the 2020 draft? Could they maybe be in the market for a veteran? Could those Tom Brady rumors be real? The short answer to all of the above is: No.
They were just four words, but they were four words Giants fans so badly wanted to hear tumble Tuesday from the lips of Dave Gettleman at the NFL Scouting Combine: "We're open for business." There is no better time to be open for business than now, when three teams drafting directly behind you - the Dolphins, Chargers and Panthers - are desperate for one of the draft's two or three franchise quarterbacks - Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert and possibly Jordan Love.
Feb 22 Giants should look to draft Mekhi Becton. Despite a desperate need for defensive playmakers and the appeal of trading back in the first round of the NFL Draft to hoard selections and improve one of the league's least-talented rosters, the Giants are best off using the No. 4 overall pick on offense, according to NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah.
Feb 21 Daniel Jones will head into the 2020 season as the starting quarterback for the New York Giants. Eli Manning's retirement guaranteed new head coach Joe Judge will turn his offense over to Jones, who was the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. But not everyone is sold on Jones.
Feb 20 A multi-step plan to address the Giants' biggest personnel needs. The Giants proved in 2014 and again in 2016 that spending like a wild man out of control in free agency is not the way to build a football team. So don't expect them to go crazy this year.
Feb 18 Why the Giants need to re-sign Leonard Williams. The Giants have decisions all across their roster to make this off-season, but perhaps none looms more significant than how to handle the contract for defensive lineman Leonard Williams.
Feb 14 Special Report - As the Giants continue to realign their payroll, decide on roster structure and search not only the available college athletes in preparation for the April draft, they are also attempting to "clean house," as it were, in terms of which players to whom they must bid farewell. This will be determined by two factors - how did they play last season and how much money do they make?
Feb 13 Markus Golden, who last year signed a one-year prove-it deal with the Giants, became the first Giants defender to produce double-digit sacks (10.0) since defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul recorded 12.5 sacks in 2014. He was also the first Giants linebacker to accomplish the feat since Lawrence Taylor last did it in 1990 when he recorded 10.5 sacks.
Feb 11 Darius Slayton already taking steps to building on stunning rookie season. One week after he was on Super Bowl Radio Row - a sign of just how much his star quotient has changed in a year - Slayton met up with Jones on Duke's campus to stay sharp.
Feb 10 Giants head coach Joe Judge announced the composition of the team's 2020 coaching staff. Judge's 20-member staff is comprised of nine coaches who arrived from other NFL teams, including two who were head coaches last season; five who spent the 2019 season coaching collegiate football; and six who were with the Giants last year.
Feb 6 Owning his mistakes: Giants' John Mara insists he can turn the floundering franchise around, but some have their doubts. Their rebuilding process wears on, with yet another new head coach, Joe Judge - a gamble by Mara.
Feb 5 Daniel Jones said last week in Miami that he planned to continue one of Eli Manning's traditions: Gathering Giants wide receivers for some throwing and route-running sessions in the offseason. Given that Manning often ran these sessions at Duke, it made sense that Jones would do the same, given that he actually played at Duke.
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Feb 1 Joe Judge's initial Giants coaching staff is almost complete. He has hired all of his primary position coaches, with Sean Spencer (defensive line) being the latest. Some lower-profile hires could still be coming. But the staff is essentially set.
Jan 31 Dave Gettleman stepped to a podium in East Rutherford on Dec. 31 and flaunted the Giants' hiring of "four computer folks" and "software" as the organization's newfound commitment to analytics. "We are committed to being forward-thinking," he said. (Gettleman, by the way, later insisted his analytics taunt was a joke.)
Jan 30 There is a collective groan every time Giants GM Dave Gettleman mentions running the ball or "old school" football. It makes him seem out of touch to a generation dazzled by analytics and some dizzying passing statistics. But building a team around running the ball and stopping the run remains Gettleman's philosophy, and it appears to be one he shares with new Giants head coach Joe Judge.
Jan 28 Giants to hire Freddie Kitchens as tight ends coach: What it means for Evan Engram, Kaden Smith. The 45-year-old joins rookie head coach Joe Judge's offensive staff under new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. With Scott Simonson expected to hit free agency, Kitchens' hire will directly impact tight ends Evan Engram and Kaden Smith.
Jan 26 Its unfair to measure an athletes career by such a small segment, but in Eli Mannings case it fits. To understand why Giants fans took to Eli, all you needed was to be there for the 70 days connecting Nov. 25, 2007, and Feb. 3, 2008.
How old is this baby-faced kid? Does he even shave? That was my first impression of Eli Manning. I remember thinking, Im going to have to hold his hand and babysit this kid his rookie year. Boy, was I wrong. It only took a few film sessions with him to realize, This kid gets it. He can read defenses and he understands protections. This is going to fun and we are going to win some games. Looking back, I learned more from him than he probably learned from me.
Jan 25 The Giants started Eli Manning as a rookie in 2004, inserting him in late November. He lost his first six starts. He had three touchdowns, eight interceptions, and a 47.5 quarterback rating in those games - including one game with a 0.0 rating and another with a 16.9. Thats what the Giants were dealing with, entering their Week 17 home game against the Cowboys. "He hadnt done all that much," Mara said. "We all had some doubts: Had we made the right decision?"
Its only right for Eli Manning to be a First-Ballot Hall of Famer. During his 16-year NFL career, Eli Manning did more than enough to be named a Hall of Famer when his time arrives. "Wellington Mara always said, Once a Giant, always a Giant, Manning said. "For me, its only a Giant."
Eli Manning brought the curtain down on his momentous 16-year career at an emotional ceremony and news conference in the fieldhouse at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center, where team president John Mara said, "no Giant will ever wear No. 10 again." Mara also said, "you will always be the ultimate Giant, and we would be honored to induct you into our Ring of Honor next season.
Jan 24 Who caught Eli Mannings touchdowns? Breaking down all the Giants receivers. Eli Manning is retiring with 366 career touchdown passes - seventh-most in NFL history - thrown to 58 different receivers, including 19 one-and-dones. The first went to Jeremy Shockey and the last went to Darius Slayton.
Manning is ready to write the final chapter of his historic career. One of
the best, most popular and most decorated players in Giants history, Manning,
a two-time Super Bowl winner and most valuable player, will announce his retirement
Jan 21 As the Chiefs and 49ers prepare to meet in Super Bowl LIV, the Giants are once again watching from home, as general manager Dave Gettleman tries to get them back on track. But how did the Giants get here in the first place?
Jan 20 Jason Garrett reveals why he took Giants offensive coordinator job. Jason Garrett didnt know Joe Judge very well before becoming the new Giants offensive coordinator, but the former Cowboys head coach quickly believed the two would work well together after interviewing for the job.
Jan 19 Eli Manning will do it his way as Giants future grows clearer. He volunteers as his oldest daughter, Ava, competes in the pool. Manning also helps coach Avas youth basketball team and jokes that the parents can be more of a handful than the media he dealt with for 16 years as an NFL quarterback.
Garrett is the new offensive coordinator of the New York Giants. New coach
Joe Judge made the announcement Friday night, hiring the former Dallas Cowboys
head coach less than two weeks after he was let go by the Giants NFC East rivals.
Report - As new head coach Joe Judge assembles his staff of assistants --
even former Dallas head coach Jason Garrett has interviewed for the open Offensive
Coordinator position -- he will eventually have to look at the roster and make
some tough decisions. Shaping the roster will play a role in what the coaching
staff looks like, and vice versa.
Jan 17 After a dismal performance in the regular season by the NY Giants, attention has been diverted to the upcoming 2020 NFL draft. The Giants possess the number four overall pick in the draft and have a plethora of options available to them at their respective draft slot.
Jan 16 The Giants bosses thought enough of Jason Garrett that they planned to interview him for their head coaching job last week. They always knew hed be tough to sell to their fan base, though. Selling him as their new offensive coordinator would be a lot easier. And it would make much more sense.
Jan 14 Blueprint for how the Giants should handle their important 2020 offseason Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge have a daunting task ahead of them as they prepare for an organizational rebuild.
Joe Judges first two decisions were, reportedly, to bring back the special teams (Thomas McGaughey) and wide receivers coach (Tyke Tolbert) from Pat Shurmurs staff. Two other hires (defensive coordinator Patrick Graham and quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski) have ties to Judge from their time in the New England Patriots organization.
Jan 13 Joe Judge will shake up Giants with key Bill Belichick philosphy. "What I learned from Coach Belichick was real simple: Be flexible within your personnel," Judge said. "Dont try to shove round pegs into square holes. Figure out what you have. Let them play to their strengths."
The New York Giants are hiring a familiar face to fill the vacant defensive coordinator role on Joe Judges inaugural staff. Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Patrick Graham is being hired by the Giants in the same capacity.
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