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Nov 2 Against the Buccaneers on Monday night Wayne Gallman will likely start and get the bulk of the Giants' rushing attempts, though not all of them. Veteran Dion Lewis will likely fill in on passing downs, if not more, and Alfred Morris will get some touches too. Morris was called up from the practice squad for Monday's game, and the eight-year veteran already has the trust of Garrett after playing two seasons (2016-17) for him with the Cowboys.

Nov 1 Sterling Shepard was surprised to learn he had been listed as limited in practice earlier this past week. He fully intends to play for a second straight game Monday night against Tampa Bay. Shepard has been dealing with turf toe since Week 2, missing four games before returning to the lineup for last week's 22-21 loss to Philadelphia. The $41 million slot receiver had six catches for 59 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter, against the Eagles.

Oct 31 A sense of normalcy returned to the Giants, or at least as normal as possible after one of their players was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. That player, left guard Will Hernandez, remains in quarantine and will be away from the team for an undetermined period. But the five offensive linemen on the active roster who were instructed to stay home returned to practice and are on track to play Monday night, when the Giants will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in MetLife Stadium.

Oct 30 COVID-19 reached its chilling tentacles into the New York Football Giants huddle on Thursday, tapping Will Hernandez on the shoulder pad and forcing seven fellow offensive linemen and a pair of Joe Judge's assistants into isolation. It serves as a sobering and chilling reminder that the virus does not care if you are Daniel Jones, does not care if you are Saquon Barkley - you are fair game just as anyone else is, and what you think is an innocent dinner with friends in Manhattan can jeopardize your team and your teammates when you let your guard and your mask down.

Oct 29 For Giants tight end Evan Engram, it's critical that he doesn't allow the pass he let slip through the fingers of both of his hands define him. The one that, if caught, could have clinched a rare victory in Philadelphia a week ago on national television. "I've been there," Mark Bavaro, the greatest tight end in Giants history, told The Post. "I had a big drop against the Eagles on a Monday night in Philadelphia. If I had caught it, I might have scored and we might have won the game."

Oct 28 Joe Judge will see a familiar face on MNF: Tom Brady. "This guy is clearly one of the best to ever play the game," Judge said of Brady... "He's playing at a very high level. He has the guys around him playing at a high level as well." Judge credits Brady's football knowledge with contributing as much to his success as his physical skills.

Former Giants
Eli Apple - The Carolina Panthers have released cornerback Eli Apple. Apple left practice early Tuesday after communicating with coaches that he could not participate due to his hamstring injury. The cornerback has appeared in two games this season, including Sunday's Week 7 loss at the New Orleans Saints.

Oct 27 Having played Thursday night, this is like a mini-bye week for the New York Giants. With seven of 16 games in the books, it is also not quite the season's halfway point. It's close enough, though, for us to take stock of the 1-6 Giants.

Former Giants
Odell Beckham Jr., the Browns star wide receiver, is out for season with a torn ACL. Beckham limped to the locker room after attempting to make a tackle during the return of a Baker Mayfield interception in the first quarter of Sunday's win over the Bengals. Beckham was the intended receiver on Mayfield's first attempt of the day.

Oct 25 Aftermath of crushing Giants loss was telling look at Joe Judge. Judge admitted his team is not good enough to win unless it does everything almost perfectly - which almost never happens, and which is why they almost never win. Judge did not come out and say it, and he has yet to offer up any excuses for losing six times in his seven games. But this is telling...

Giants investigating video of maskless Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley at social gathering. According to multiple reports, a small group of Giants players gathered for a dinner with a few friends in a private room at a restaurant. They were then invited to drinks at the bar closed to the public.

Oct 24 The Giants didn't wait for the trade deadline to make their first in-season deal of the year. Eleven days before the Nov. 3 deadline, the team announced it has traded outside linebacker Markus Golden to the Arizona Cardinals for a sixth-round selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. Golden returns to the team for which he played his first four NFL seasons before joining the Giants as a free agent in 2019. He led the Giants with 10.5 sacks last year.

Oct 23
Giants lose to the Eagles 22-21
On the Game - Game 7
Gamegirl ..."I can't believe we were up 21-10 halfway in the fourth quarter, and lost this game..."
Mikefan ..."Once again the Giants showed some spark, and then fell short on performance and points.."

Recap: Giants lose late lead, fall 22-21 to Eagles
Giants can't close out rival Eagles in Philadelphia
Giants' brutal futility in Philadelphia hits new low
Sterling Shepard thrives in return despite limited action
Giants let so much more than a win slip through their fingers
Giants suffer brutal defeat
Forget NFC East dreams for Giants
Giants lose to Philadelphia, 22-21
Giants collapse in heartbreaking fashion, fall to Eagles, 22-21
Cason Wentz scores 12 unanswered points in fourth quarter
5 takeaways from the devastating 22-21 loss to the Eagles
Daniel Jones makes pair of elite throws in loss to Eagles

Game 7 Preview - Giants (1-5) Eagles (1-4-1)
The Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Baltimore Ravens 30-28, on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. They were down 17-0 at the end of the first half. At the two minute warning, they had a chance to tie the score with a two-point conversion, but failed.
At the same time the Eagles were playing, the Washington Football Team was staging their comeback attempt against the Giants at MetLife Stadium. With the score at 20-19, they could have tied the game, but chose instead to go for the win with a two-point conversion attempt that also failed for them.

Oct 22 The Eagles are barely holding onto a second-place standing in the division behind the Dallas Cowboys (2-4), and the Giants could leap Philadelphia in the standings with an upset win on the road. Will the Eagles pick up momentum in the NFC East race? Or, will the Giants take the second-place baton from their rivals?

Former Giants
Odell Beckham told the media Wednesday why he was seen throwing a tamper tantrum on the sideline during Sunday's 38-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to, Beckham said he was angry about he and some of the other starters being pulled from the game with eight minutes remaining.

Oct 21 Backup struggles have Giants hoping for Sterling Shepard return. Shepard remains on IR (and off the official injury report) for now, and the Giants have a 21-day window to add him to the 53-man roster. His status for Thursday could be decided 90 minutes before kickoff.

Tae Crowder had a moment in the sun this week, but the Giants' rookie linebacker was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury suffered in a 20-19 victory against the Washington Football Team on Sunday. Crowder, the Mr. Irrelevant honoree from the 2020 NFL Draft, earned his first bit of professional fame by recovering a Kyle Allen fu.

Oct 20 Giants are must-watch with NFL madness making anything possible. We are 100 percent certain about three things: 1. The NFC East is, to put it nicely, awful. 2. The Eagles are banged up. The Cowboys lost their quarterback. Washington is just flat brutal, and seems intent on battling the Jets for the right to dream about Trevor Lawrence. 3. This would not be unprecedented. Twice in non-strike seasons, a team has finished with a losing record and won its division - meaning it didn't just qualify for the postseason, it actually got a home game out of it.f it.

Oct 19 Giants win over Washington 20-19

On the Game - Game 6
Gamegirl ..."This was the game I thought the Giants would have their best chance of winning when the season started out..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants got off to an early 10 point lead. Of course that wouldn't hold up for the entire game..."

Recap: Tae Crowder's defensive TD propels Giants to 20-19 victory over Washington
Joe Judge's Giants get first win in dramatic fashion
Giants finally win as 'Mr. Irrelevant' saves the day
Joe Judge's first win revealed a lot about Giants' culture
Giants punish Andrew Thomas for violation of team policy
Giants survive vs. Washington in ugly, clumsy fashion
Giants give Joe Judge 1st victory (20-19 over Washington)
Giants hold on in 20-19 thriller over Washington Football Team
Washington shows resolve, but big mistakes add up in painful loss
Four takeaways from Washington's 20-19 loss to the Giants
Things I think after Giants' 20-19 victory over Washington Football Teams

Game 6 Preview - Giants (0-5) Redskins (1-4)
For the first time this season Washington had allowed fans at the stadium. They unfortunately saw their starting quarterback leave the game early on due to an injury, and the Los Angeles Rams won 30-10.
Later on Sunday, the Giants held a three point lead late in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys came back and scored two field goals to keep their fans happy with a 34-31 win.

Oct 18 The Giants lost an important part of their linebacker corps when Lorenzo Carter ruptured his Achilles last week against the Cowboys, ending his season. Now he joins Oshane Ximines as outside linebackers on injured reserve, though Ximines is expected to return at some point. At least there's good news - the Giants are appear to be getting back inside linebacker David Mayo this week after he missed five games due to a knee injury suffered in training camp.

Oct 17 Special Report - Enough about Daniel Jones. He is the current Giants' quarterback, for better or worse, unless you would be happier with Colt McCoy - and of course you wouldn't be. Should the Giants have taken him in the 2019 draft with the sixth overall pick? Yes, if their mind was made up to draft a quarterback. Could they have tried to convince Eli Manning to play one more year? No, that would have constituted elder abuse.
What about signing a veteran for a year or two until another draft rolled around? Yeah, that might have worked, and if they had not taken Jones with that sixth position, they could have wound up with defensive end Josh Allen, defensive tackle Ed Oliver, linebacker Devin Bush, offensive tackle Jonah Williams or defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons, all of whom were taken shortly after that sixth spot.

Oct 16 Six years in the NFL has taught Markus Golden that what happens in one game has no bearing on what might occur the next time a team takes the field. In the first quarter of this season, Golden became a part-time player. He was on the field for just seven defensive snaps in the Giants' loss to the Rams in Los Angeles on Oct. 4 and 67 in the first four games. In 2019, he led the Giants with 10.0 sacks and was third with 917 defensive snaps. Golden was the first Giants linebacker with double-digit sacks since Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor in 1990.

Oct 15 Struggling Daniel Jones has the support that Dwayne Haskins doesn't. Two second-year quarterbacks, both drafted in the first round, both playing under their second head coach. One benched for too much losing. One with an unshakeable grip on starting despite too much losing. These are the divergent paths of the Giants' Daniel Jones and Washington's Dwayne Haskins, who were drafted No. 6 and No. 15, respectively.

Oct 14 Giants O-line coach explains why Andrew Thomas is struggling inside. According to PFF, Thomas has allowed 28 total pressures from the left tackle position, including a season-high nine last week against the Dallas Cowboys. And Through five weeks, Thomas leads all offensive tackles with 28 pressures.
Giants offensive line coach Marc Colombo said its simply a matter of staying on Thomas each day to get him to clean up some things, but also noted that there is one thing in particular that has shown up on tape that opponents have exploited in Thomas' game.

Oct 13 The Giants have lost one of their most promising defensive players for the remainder of the season. An examination revealed that the third-year outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter ruptured his left Achilles tendon. He will undergo surgery within the next few days to repair the injury. The Giants were counting on Carter and second-year pro Oshane Ximines to be two of their top pass rushers this season. Now both will be on injured reserve. Ximines was placed there Friday with a shoulder injury, though he will be eligible to return after missing two more games.

Oct 12 Giants lose to the Cowboys 37-34
On the Game - Game 5
Gamegirl ..."I'm never happy to see the Giants lose a game, but I feel better than I have so far this season from what I saw today..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants managed to put up points, but they couldn't keep up with the Cowboys..."

Recap: Giants lose heartbreaker to Cowboys, 37-34
Giants let one slip away, fall 37-34 in Dallas
More Giants misery: Daniel Jones and offense show some progress
If Daniel Jones can't rally the Giants in the awful NFC East, he's not the guy
How the Giants defense got to this point
Giants doomed themselves in crushing loss to Cowboys
Joe Judge loses it over 'bullsh-' Giants penalties
Daniel Jones squandered his massive Giants opportunity
Giants' Lorenzo Carter may be done for season after serious injury
Dak Prescott suffers compound fracture, dislocation to right ankle
Giants report card: Familiar mistakes, shoddy execution
Giants offense finally wakes up, but Cowboys win wild game as time expires
Giants hurt themselves in 37-34 Loss to Cowboys
Instant analysis: The Giants will win when they deserve to wins

Game 5 Preview - Giants (0-4) Cowboys (1-3)
The Cowboys scored 38 points last Sunday in their game with the Cleveland Browns. Still, it wasn't enough to keep up with the Browns, who outscored them 49-38.
The Giants had a chance to catch up near the end of their game in Los Angeles. Things didn't work out for them, and they took a 17-9 loss to the Rams.

Oct 11 Giants' task is clear: Score some touchdowns, already. Before this 0-4 start, Daniel Jones was over the moon about directing Jason Garrett's quarterback-friendly offense. What we have witnessed so far is a kicker-friendly offense. Jones has thrown two TD passes, none since the opener against the Steelers. Over the past three games, Graham "The Toe" Gano has booted eight field goals.

Oct 10 Ryan Lewis emerging as force in Giants' secondary. By force of habit, Ryan Lewis is still living out of his suitcase. Playing for eight NFL teams in four seasons with stints lasting as short as two weeks offers a lesson, but Lewis can earn the right to unpack Sunday if he is able to stabilize a major weakness for the Giants. He likely will be the third different starter in five games at No. 2 cornerback - tested early and often by the Cowboys' top-ranked passing attack.

Oct 9 Jason Garrett might be the most popular person in the Giants' headquarters this week and it has nothing to do with his affable personality or engaging nature. The Giants Sunday will face the Dallas Cowboys, for whom Garrett coached the previous 13 seasons, including the last 9 1/2 as their head coach. Garrett knows the Cowboys, their personnel and is even familiar with their offensive scheme (coordinator Kellen Moore called Dallas' plays in 2019) and will face them for the first time since leaving the organization.

Oct 8 Giants are going to play in front of fans for first time in 2020. Normally, hitting the road means bracing for disruptive and, at times, abusive crowd noise directed at the visiting team. The Giants played games in Chicago and Inglewood, Calif., this season and there was not a fan in sight. The Giants' two home games were also fan-less, in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. On Sunday, there are expected to be around 20,000 fans inside AT&T Stadium - capacity of 80,000 sitting and expandable to 100,000 with standing room - when the Giants face the Cowboys.

Oct 7 The first four weeks of the 2020 NFL season have been a case of what can go wrong, will go wrong for the New York Giants. At 0-4, the Giants officially sit at the bottom of the NFC thanks to their status as the lowest-scoring team in all of football. By all accounts, the Giants are at rock bottom, yet there's reason to believe that they can only go up from here.

Oct 6 Special Report - The general reaction to the Giants close-but-no-cigar loss to the Los Angeles Rams is not an old one, but it has surfaced in recent months: "Is Daniel Jones the answer at quarterback? Is he Phil Simms or Eli Manning, or is he Dave Brown?" Head coach Joe Judge, whose resume currently says 0-4, was asked that question before the team left to fly home Monday morning.
He has been a rabid supporter of Jones and his response indicated only that. "Look, if you're asking if Daniel is our quarterback, then Daniel is our quarterback," he responded. "That's who we're playing. We support him, we have a lot of confidence in him, we have faith in him. Again, he's a young guy who's developing. We've seen a lot of progress from him day to day."

It might not look like it, but the coaches have made some subtle lineup changes to jumpstart this Giants team and get it into the win columns. The most notable is the decision to get rookie offensive tackle Matt Peart some more game snaps (yes, even though per PFF Cam Fleming is playing well). The other is at inside linebacker, where a struggling Deante Downs is losing snaps to a rising Tae Crowder. What are some of the other notable takeaways from this week's snap counts?

Oct 5 Giants lose to Los Angeles 17-9

On the Game - Game 4
Gamegirl ..."The Giants looked overall better than they did last week, but they sure need to score some touchdowns..."
Mikefan ..."They kept the game close and had a shot at the end, but..."

Field goals not enough in Giants' 17-9 loss to Rams
Giants' studs and duds: Daniel Jones' latest INT comes at worst possible time
6 Giants to blame after 17-9 loss to Rams
Giants' sorry season continues in dramatic loss
Giants' feisty offensive line needs to take next step
Things we learned from the Giants' 17-9 loss to the Rams

Game 4 Preview - Giants (0-3) Los Angeles Rams (2-1)
Last Sunday the Rams found themselves trailing the Buffalo Bills 28-3 in the third quarter. Then they scored on four consecutive drives, and took the lead by four points. The Bills needed a touchdown on their last drive of the game, and they managed to do that, giving them a 35-32 win over the Rams.
The Giants were holding their own in the first two losses against tougher competition. They took a big step backwards last week against a San Francisco 49ers team that was missing key players due to injuries. The Giants had their worst performance to date and took a 36-9 loss.

Oct 4 Giants' offense has been missing big plays. The word has been bandied about for a few weeks now: "explosive." The Giants don't have it. Their offense is missing it. Their longest run of the season is 23 yards, by quarterback Daniel Jones. Their longest run by a running back? Just 18 yards. The longest reception is a 41-yard touchdown pass from Jones to Darius Slayton. The second-longest reception is just 29 yards.

Oct 3 One of the Giants' brightest stars from this past summer is set to return home. Wide receiver Alex Bachman is currently undergoing COVID-19 testing and is expected to sign with the Giants' practice squad. Originally, Bachman was believed to be in the running to lock down a 53-man roster spot thanks to a stellar training camp showing. However, the former Wake Forest standout ultimately fell victim to a numbers game, as he was one of five receivers to be sent packing during final roster cuts.

Oct 2 Special Report - The Giants will fly off Saturday morning to Los Angeles, play the Rams Sunday and fly back Monday at noon. They will head west as 12-1/2 point underdogs and when they wing it home they will have probably proven that to be true. Bill Parcells used to say that the guys who make the point spreads don't play football, so what the hell do they know?
He is also the head coach who used to say: 'Don't call yourself a long-suffering fan. Nobody asked you to suffer. Try die-hard instead, makes you look stronger." While they are airborne, head coach Joe Judge and general manager Dave Gettleman might have thoughts rattling around in their heads only slightly connected to the game. For instance, is Daniel Jones really the right one to be the heir apparent to Eli Manning?

Oct 1 Markus Golden has gone from team MVP to mysteriously MIA. The most productive player on the Giants defense in 2019 has seen his playing time drastically reduced by the first-year coaching staff, meaning a strange road that began during free agency has spilled into the first three games. Asked to explain Golden's decreased role, Giants outside linebackers coach Bret Bielema declined specifics.

Sep 30 The Giants continued to shuffle up their running back room on Tuesday by releasing uninspiring veteran running back Rod Smith and adding another veteran in the form of Alfred Morris. Morris has proven to be an effective between the tackles runner which is something the NY Giants are severely lacking at the moment as the rushing unit ranks dead last in rushing yards and yards-per-attempt.

Sep 29 Daniel Jones has led the Giants in rushing in two of the first three games, but his read-option-keeper ability is now on tape and no longer a surprise. Corrections must start with the run-blocking: The Giants are last in the league in rushing yards per carry (3.2) and per game (56.7). Production was poor with five quarters of the elusive back Saquon Barkley and it's bottomed out since he suffered a season-ending torn ACL and left the job to Devonta Freeman, Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis.

Sep 28 Giants lose to San Francisco 36-9

On the Game - Game 3
Gamegirl ..."I didn't have much confidence the way things started out..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants looked like they took a big step backwackwards this game..."

Recap: Giants fall to 49ers, 36-9
Joe Judge, Giants 'go back to work' after 0-3 start
Daniel Jones outplayed by 49ers Nick Mullens
If Giants' defense is this bad, Joe Judge might go 0-16
6 Giants to blame after embarrassing 36-9 loss to 49ers
Daniel Jones overmatched as Giants look like a disaster
Giants report card: This offense is remarkably inept
Giants defense was exposed by a bunch of nobodies
The biggest Giants concerns to emerge from nightmarish day
Giants' ugliest performance of season results in blowout loss to shorthanded 49ers
Giants Embarrassed by Injury-Depleted 49ers 36-9
Giants takeaways from 36-9 loss to 49ers
Giants-49ers final score: San Francisco dominates New York, 36-9

Game 3 Preview - Giants (0-2) San Francisco (1-1)
Last Sunday the San Francisco 49ers played at MetLife Stadium against the Jets. They came away with a 31-13 win, but suffered a number of injuries in the process.
The Giants also were struck with injuries in their game with the Bears in Chicago. They fought back from a 17-0 first-half deficit, and had a chance to win on the last play of the game, but took a 17-13 loss.

Sep 27 San Francisco will be down its quarterback (Jimmy Garoppolo), tight end (George Kittle), No. 1 wide receiver (Deebo Samuel), top two running backs (Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman) and center (Weston Richburg). Despite that, this will be no cakewalk for the Giants, and the reason for that is two-fold. For one, the 49ers have some of the best depth in the NFL and are as well-equipped as anyone to stomach even this amount of roster decimation. Second, they have one of the most inventive and respected play-callers in coach Kyle Shanahan.

Sep 26 One year ago, an early-season injury to Saquon Barkley opened a door for Wayne Gallman, who answered the call at first, but strangely was buried on the bench for the final five games. Gallman could make the big leap from unexpected healthy inactive last week against the Bears to starter Sunday against the 49ers, with a final chance to make something promising of his Giants career before entering free agency.

Sep 25 When the Giants signed Blake Martinez in the offseason, they were hoping they would be getting the dominant, tackling machine that anchored the middle of the Packers defense for so many years. Through the first two weeks of the 2020 season, Martinez has lived up to the bill and then some.

Sep 24 The Giants are in a good news, bad news situation. The good: Wednesday, the Giants officially signed running back Devonta Freeman, a two-time Pro Bowler, to fill the void vacated by Saquon Barkley's season-ending injury. The bad: They also placed wide receiver Sterling Shepard on injured reserve. That means Shepard will be out for at least three weeks and now quarterback Daniel Jones will have to find ways to production without one of his favorite targets.

Sep 23 After losing Saquon Barkley for the season, the New York Giants signed running back Devonta Freeman to a one-year contract Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the deal is worth up to $3 million. "Devonta turned down more money from other teams because he likes the opportunity with the Giants best," Rosenhaus told Schefter.

Sep 22 Saquon Barkley touched the football just 25 times before his 2020 season ended because of a torn right anterior cruciate ligament that will force him to undergo surgery and endure an arduous rehabilitation. Coach Joe Judge is confident his team will soldier on, remain focused and continue to improve. But he knows the offense will require some alteration without the running back who rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of the previous two seasons.

Sep 21 Giants lose to Chicago 17-13

On the Game - Game 2
Gamegirl ..."I was happy to see the Giants come back in the second half. They gave it all they had, but it wasn't enough..."
Mikefan ..."The Bears didn't deserve to win their first game and deserved to lose this one. Up 17-0 with Saquon Barkley out along with Sterling Shepard all Chicago did was let the Giants score. Unfortunately, the Giants didn't score the winning TD with 4 seconds left from the Bears 6-yard line..."

Recap: Giants' rally falls short in 17-13 loss to Bears
Giants' Saquon Barkley tore his ACL against the Bears
6 Giants to blame after 17-13 loss to Bears, including Dave Gettleman
Joe Judge called out Golden Tate for his game-ending penalty in Bears loss
Giants' Second-Half Defense something to build On
Giants fear Saquon Barkley tore ACL in crushing loss to Bears
Saquon Barkley's suspected torn ACL affects much more than just the Giants' 2020 season
Where do 0-2, Saquon Barkley-less, Giants go from here?
Four things we learned from the Giants' injury-plagued, sloppy, tough loss to Chicago

Game 2 Preview - Giants (0-1) Chicago (1-0)
Last Sunday the Bears were trailing the Detroit Lions 23-6. They managed to come up with 21 points in the fourth quarter to take a 27-23 lead with less than two minutes left. They held off the Lions final drive, and came away with the win.
On Monday night the Giants took an early 10-3 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers. They couldn't stop Pittsburgh from scoring 13 additional points by halftime, and 10 more in the fourth quarter. The Giants didn't score again until near the end of the game, and took a 26-16 loss.

Sep 20 As the dust cleared Monday night, into Tuesday morning, the Giants were bestowed a rare gift by most of their blue-tinted constituency: perspective. Most Giants fans believed the Steelers were the better team. Most have bought in, however reluctantly, to the notion of an extended rebuild. Most figured Monday to be a lost cause going in. So when the final score was 26-16 coming out, there was little rage, little fury, little anger directed anywhere. They'd looked respectable. They hadn't gotten throttled.

Sep 19 All signs pointed toward a breakout year for Giants tight end Evan Engram - until the first half of the season opener happened. A dropped pass at the first-down marker preceded a mistimed connection in the end zone and an offensive pass interference penalty. The dizzying spiral continued with a few blocking whiffs, and suddenly the preseason hype train driven by a return to health and explosive plays in practice was replaced by intense scrutiny.

Former Giants
Alex Tanney's NFL career on pause after release by New York Giants. The pause button has been pressed again on Alex Tanney's National Football League journey. There is no panic in that for the former Lexington High School and Monmouth College record-setting quarterback.

Sep 18 Saquon Barkley looks to elevate all facets of game. Saquon Barkley and his offensive coordinator today delivered figurative stiff arms in response to what has become the media's issue of the week regarding the Giants: the third-year running back's pass protection skills. Barkley said pass protection is just one point of emphasis in practice, because he continually works to elevate all facets of his game.

Sep 17 Despite turnovers, Giants' Joe Judge tells Daniel Jones: 'Stay aggressive'. The Giants have pinned their future on Jones developing into an elite quarterback, capable of returning the franchise to contention for Super Bowls, and so far he has shown plenty of promise.

Former Giants
Tiki Barber knows what it takes to get it done at the running back position in the NFL. After all, he is the Giants franchise leader in rushing yards. The man looking to take over that spot at the top, Saquon Barkley, is as electric as they come at the position. But Barber sees a big flaw in his game -- one that he believes doesn't make him an "every-down back. - He cannot pass protect."

Sep 16 Giants coach Joe Judge took the glass half full approach in talking about the offensive line. "I'm really pleased with how they played as a unit together. It was the first time they got to go in a competitive situation against a foreign opponent. so obviously a lot of different looks," Judge said. "I'm pleased with the way they competed." Judge said he believes the group, with three new starters including a rookie left tackle and a young, first-time center, will get better.

Sep 15 Giants lose to the Steelers 26-16
On the Game - Game 1
Gamegirl ..."The Giants got off to a good start, but it didn't last..."
Mikefan ..."Darius Slayton had 6 catches for 102 yards and 2 touchdowns..."

Recap: Giants drop opener to Steelers, 26-16
Agonizing Daniel Jones mistake doesn't tell full Giants story
Saquon Barkley's Giants nightmare was historically bad
Giants frustratingly outclassed in Joe Judge's debut
Daniel Jones throws away Giants' chance of upsetting Steelers
Saquon Barkley can't get going, but was that his fault?
Steelers 26, Giants 16: Instant Reactions/Analysis
Giants-Steelers final score: Giants drop season opener, 26-16

Game 1 Preview - Giants (0-0) Steelers (0-0)
The last time these two teams played was Dec 4, 2016 at MetLife Stadium. Pittsburgh came away with a 24-14 win, but the Giants went on to finish the season with an 11-5 record under first year head coach Ben McAdoo. The Giants finished second in the division to the Dallas Cowboys, and then lost to the Green Bay Packers in their NFC wild-card game.
The Steelers also finished the season at 11-5, which put them first in their AFC North division. They went on to win their wildcard and divisional playoff games before losing in the conference championship game to the New England Patriots, who later went on to win Super Bowl LI in an overtime game with the Atlanta Falcons.

Sep 14 One of the most important jobs in football has not factored into the Giants' season-opening plans in 15 years. It matters now. More than ever. And it matters deeply to Colt McCoy to emerge on the other side of a difficult journey.

Sep 13 MetLife Stadium will be quiet to start this season, and at least for the foreseeable future, and it will not be because Big Blue and Green Green are losing. There will be no "J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets" chants. "Let's go Giants" will not be heard. Due to the novel coronavirus, the stands will be empty. But fans still plan to enjoy every game. The Post got the game plan from five different diehard Jets and Giants fans about their strategies to make the most out of their Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays this fall.

Sep 12 When Jason Garrett joined the Dallas Cowboys in 2007, he was given the title of offensive coordinator and the duty of calling the team's plays, neither of which he surrendered when he was named head coach midway through the 2010 season. Garrett continued to call plays until the end of the 2012 season, when he gave the job to a succession of coordinators - in order, Bill Callahan, Scott Linehan and Kellen Moore. This year, Garrett has returned to his roots, (he was a backup quarterback here from 2000-03). On Monday night, he will call plays in a game for the first time in almost eight years when the Giants host the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Sep 11 The firsts keep coming with Joe Judge running the New York Giants. This time he did something starting middle linebacker Blake Martinez had never seen in his first four NFL seasons when the first-year head coach had his team restart practice from the top some 25 minutes into the workout.

Sep 10 The Giants have become the polar opposite of what they were less than a decade ago. They are on their fifth head coach in six seasons, with their GM barely clinging to his job in just his third year. They have one winning season and one playoff berth in the last seven years and five seasons of double-digit losses in the last six. They are 12-36 - a .250 winning percentage - in the last three years alone. So why did John Mara say last week, "I feel good about the direction we're headed in right now?"

Giants co-owner and team president John Mara was open with his praise for Mike Tomlin three head coaching searches ago. When Tom Coughlin and the Giants parted ways after 12 years together, Mara acknowledged his desire to find someone like Tomlin, a young unknown assistant few talked about who turned out to be a Super Bowl-winning home run.

Sep 9 Is Joe Judge making the right move using Darius Slayton, Darnay Holmes as kickoff returners? While some teams stash young players trying to make the roster on special teams, Giants head coach Joe Judge, the former special teams coordinator for the New England Patriots, appears to be intent on having starting-caliber players play roles in the return game this season.

Former Giants
DeAndre Baker - Police docs detail case against Giants' DeAndre Baker for alleged gunpoint robbery at high-stakes dice game.

Sep 8 The New York Giants have released their first depth chart ahead of Monday night's season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. As always, it is subject to change. It simply serves as a guide, more so for the media than the coaches.

NFC East News
NFC East Preview: Philly and Dallas fight for the top spot, Giants and Washington aim to rebuild.

Sep 7 When Joe Judge steps on the field Monday, there before him on the grass, for better or worse, will be the 2020 Giants, as his first roster is formed and ready to prepare for the Steelers in the season opener. "All the players we kept on our 53 and our practice squad are guys we think give us versatility and have the ability to develop and keep shaping this roster in a positive way," Judge said Sunday, steering clear of the characterization that this is his team. "Really, this is our team, the New York Giants team."

Sep 6 Joe Judge, removes 28 players to reach the NFL regular-season limit of 53 players. The list included two quarterbacks (Cooper Rush and Alex Tanney), two players from the Giants' 2019 draft class (inside linebacker Ryan Connelly and defensive tackle Chris Slayton) and one from the 2020 class (cornerback Chris Williamson).
Predicting the Giants' practice squad after teams across the league make cuts to set 53 man rosters. Here is a prediction for who might comprise the Giants' practice squad based on players released by the Giants Saturday and those cut by teams across the league.

Sep 5 Camp is over, but work just begins. The Giants' most important work the next three days will not be on the football field but in offices and meetings rooms in the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. While the players will be off for the three-day Labor Day Weekend - except for their daily Covid-19 test - Dave Gettleman and Joe Judge must decide which players will comprise the team's initial 53-man roster and 16-player practice squad. They must remove 27 players from their roster to reach the limit by 4 p.m. Saturday (28 if defensive back Logan Ryan is added). The practice squad will be composed on Sunday

Breaking down where Giants stand as cut-down day nears. It is never easy to trim a roster from 90 to 53. This summer, the task is to go from 80 to 53 then figure out how to fill an expanded 16-player practice squad that can be comprised with as many as 10 veterans. The Giants have plenty of decisions to make heading into Saturday's cut-down day. Here is a position-by-position look at what figure to be the key roster decisions for head coach Joe Judge and the Giants to consider.

Sep 4 Special Report - In the summer of 1961, John Mara was a ballboy for the Giants in training camp at Fairfield (Ct.) University. You may refer to that as learning from the ground up, since today he is the president and CEO of the team, son of Wellington Mara, grandson of Tim Mara, nephew of Jack Mara.
He is also partners with Steve Tisch, whose father, Bob, bought 50 percent of the franchise from one of John's cousins, the late Tim Mara Jr., in 1991. And Thursday, for the first time since January, he agreed to speak (via virtual attendance) to the media. There were a few take aways from his comments, and through it all he displayed the calm demeanor that has marked his long stay with the team in several capacities.

Sep 4 Quotes from President John Mara, Coach Joe Judge, QB Daniel Jones, RB Saquon Barkley, S Jabrill Peppers. President and CEO John Mara Opening Statement: I just want to briefly say I've been very pleased so far with how camp has gone, particularly given the circumstances that we're dealing with. I think our coaching staff and our office staff have done a great job. We're excited about starting the season. With that, I'll take your questions.

Sep 3 Dave Gettleman feels no pressure. The embattled third-year general manager of the Giants is brimming with confidence thanks to the hiring of new head coach Joe Judge, and quarterback Daniel Jones entering his second NFL season, after being chosen with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Rebuilding one of the league's most beleaguered offensive lines over the past three offseasons has resulted in adding a first-round rookie at left tackle, in Andrew Thomas, a third-round pick at left guard, in Will Hernandez, and one of the league's most talented right guards, in Kevin Zeitler.

Sep 2 Joe Judge deviated from his norm and spoke at length about a player who is not yet eligible to participate in a Giants practice. But Logan Ryan is no ordinary player. Judge and the Giants' newest acquisition were together in New England for the first four years of Ryan's career after the Patriots selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The eight-year pro is a talented, versatile and experienced defensive back who will upgrade the Giants' secondary the instant he steps on the field.

Sep 1 Logan Ryan's long period of unemployment is over. The veteran defensive back is signing a one-year, $7.5 million deal with the New York Giants, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the agreement.
The Giants signed one of the NFL's best remaining free agents on Monday -- defensive back Logan Ryan, who will fill a glaring need in a beleaguered secondary. Ryan, 29, is a versatile Swiss Army knife, capable of playing cornerback, safety, or in the nickel.

Aug 31 As players enjoyed their mandatory weekly time away from the facility Saturday, Giants coaches and personnel evaluators gathered for a six-hour discussion of the roster - an extended version of a weekly conversation. There is one more scrimmage scheduled for Thursday before the cut down to 53 players.

Aug 30 Giants work out operational kinks in scrimmage. With no preseason games to work out operational kinks, Joe Judge was determined to closely simulate game conditions in the Giants' intrasquad scrimmage Friday night in MetLife Stadium. The offense scored points in traditional football fashion, while the white team got three points for a three-and-out or a takeaway, two for a turnover on downs or a two-point stop and one for a forced punt.

Aug 29 Giants to air 'Blue-White Scrimmage Special'. The Giants announced two special inside looks at the team's Blue-White Scrimmage, airing Saturday, August 29 at 6 p.m. ET and Friday, September 4th at 7 p.m. ET.

The promising news for the Giants is that linebacker Lorenzo Carter resembled Lawrence Taylor in the first half of Friday night's Blue-White scrimmage at MetLife Stadium. The discouraging flip side was that rookie Andrew Thomas and the offensive line played a part in making Carter look that dominant in a shaky initial game-situation performance by second-year quarterback Daniel Jones and the Big Blue offensive unit.

Aug 28 The Giants will get as close to a preseason game as possible in this strange summer when they will hold an intrasquad scrimmage in MetLife Stadium. The concept is simple: offense on one side, defense on the other and let the best unit win. Joe Judge didn't say how long the starters will play or how many snaps each of the team's four quarterbacks will get. But he did offer some insight into how the event will be structured and what he's looking for.

Aug 27 The Giants lost rookie safety Xavier McKinney to a fractured left foot, another blow to a defense that was already shorthanded in the secondary. The Giants defense also lost linebacker David Mayo to a torn meniscus in his left knee. He started 13 games for the team last season. Both were believed to be noncontact injuries. McKinney missed the team's intrasquad scrimmage on Friday but practiced in recent days. Mayo had been dealing with a knee issue.

Aug 26 Joe Judge admits he's "not in a hurry to go ahead and just beat the hell out of" Daniel Jones, which is a sound policy for a head coach regarding his starting quarterback. At the same time, the Giants coach is not averse to the notion of his quarterback absorbing a little contact before the season begins.

Former Giants
Eli Manning has tossed his Summit, NJ, mansion onto the market. After retiring from the NFL earlier this year, the two-time Super Bowl champion is also moving on from his longtime home. If you're a Giants fan with plenty of cash, you can now score Manning's upscale abode for $5.25 million.

Aug 25 Giants head coach Joe Judge had seen enough. Judge, after watching his team through the first two hours of what was scheduled to be a two-hour practice Monday morning, called the players to midfield, cut the music that had been playing, and ripped into them for several minutes.

There will surprises galore on this Giants roster. Although Joe Judge knows where everyone came from and how they got here, what he sees and feels will be the determinants in who gets a uniform, a locker and a direct deposit from the Giants.

Aug 24 The NFL was rocked Sunday, by several teams registering false-positive COVID-19 test results, hours before they took practice fields across the country. Meanwhile, the Giants were fortunate not to have been impacted by this latest hurdle dealt by the ongoing pandemic, despite the issues arising from a New Jersey-based lab contracted by the league to handle testing. That doesn't mean Giants head coach Joe Judge doesn't have an extensive plan for if/when similar testing issues arise during the season.

When Giants quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski looks at Daniel Jones, not much surprises him from the player he saw when he was scouting Jones for the Dolphins last year. But if there is one noticeable difference Schuplinski has seen, it's that Jones has a much stronger throwing arm. That strength in his throwing arm could be a result of Jones' off-season training in which he gained about ten pounds of muscle and improved his overall strength in his torso and lower body.

Aug 23 The defense, wearing blue jerseys, was sent to the sideline closest to the fieldhouse. The offense, in white, took the opposite side. Coach Joe Judge situated himself directly behind the quarterback. Game on. Here were the standout players from the team's first intrasquad scrimmage.

Former Giants
Bill Parcells was 3-12-1 as the rookie head coach of the Giants. He nearly lost his dream job and always knew why. "I was just trying to be a head coach instead of being Bill Parcells," he said. It is why he has this advice for Joe Judge: "Be yourself."

Aug 22 Widely perceived as the inferior side of the ball for the Giants, the defense held Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley and a dangerous receiving corps in check for most of Friday's intrasquad scrimmage. It is rare to see tackling-to-the-ground on any NFL practice field nowadays, and Brunson knocking receiver C.J. Board off his feet only added to the shock value. Similar to how pitchers often are ahead of hitters early in spring training, NFL camps favor defense in the first week of contact drills.

For more than an hour, the Giants conducted an extensive amount of live work, filled with wrapping up, tackling, going to the ground, blocking, and live pass rushes in 11-on-11 situations at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The scrimmage, which was a first for the team in years but won't be the last, was especially important in a year absent of preseason games.

Jabrill Peppers: The good, the great, and the ugly. What hasn't been discussed enough is the size and versatility being developed in the backfield, and nobody among the current group exemplifies that new philosophical direction more than Jabril Peppers, who may be one of the most versatile defensive backs in the NFL.

Former Giants
Michael Strahan came out on top in his dispute with Goldin Auctions over who is in possession of his game-worn Super Bowl XLII jersey -- for now.

Aug 21 You can no longer talk about the early stages of training camp; the Giants are in the thick of it now. Before wrapping up a marathon week with the first intrasquad scrimmage Friday, the team had another heavy practice Thursday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Joe Judge has now seen everyone competing together on the field for more than a week, and his first impressions have been drawn.

Aug 20 While the concerns of former players turned media analysts continue to echo regarding the iron fist rule of rookie head coach Joe Judge (who penalized both starting quarterback Daniel Jones and center Spencer Pulley when the two botched a snap during a walkthrough workout Wednesday), Judge showed his softer side when he was asked about receiver and special teams ace Cody Core. "I hate it for him. I hate it for him," Judge said.

Offensive line coach Marc Colombo spent a decade in the NFL as a tackle, so he knows what it takes to succeed at this level. Colombo has talked about using his experience to show his unit exactly what he's asking for in every drill and play. This has been put on display, with the 6-foot-8 coach jumping right into the fray with his unit.

Aug 19 Two days in, Joe Judge isn't backing down from prominent critics, isn't apologizing for his hard-driving coaching style, and isn't ready to let up on the Giants. Judge doesn't care what anybody thinks. He made that clear Tuesday night, when he struck a defensive tone during his post-practice media session. (Remember, this was Day 2 in pads.) He clearly believes he is doing the right thing, and that this will turn the Giants into winners. If nothing else, he has conviction.
Practice was highlighted by the kind of hitting drill seldom seen in recent training camps. It was a one-on-one hitting exercise in which both the contact and the players' and coaches' reactions were loud. Judge said. "If we think the Pittsburgh Steelers (their Kickoff Weekend opponents) are coming in here to hug us, we're all sadly mistaken. We have to train these guys in a physical manner to make it safe for them to play the game the way the game is played."

Aug 18 As this is the first training camp report of the year, please note that per league rules, those who attend practice are not allowed to report on offensive or defensive strategy, personnel deployment, and who's working where. With that said, I suggest paying close attention to some of the videos that have been posted as if you look closely, you'll get some answers as to who's lining up where.
He resembled a masked Big Blue bear wearing long white sleeves, prowling from this drill to that drill, growling when he saw something he didn't like. He interrupted one drill to drop more than a few F-bombs on laggards in the secondary, he ordered laps for players and coaches who failed to do things in what is now expected to be The Giants Way. Welcome to Camp Detail.
To obtain entry, every beat reporter was required to sign a COVID-19 waiver and fill out a morning-of COVID-19 questionnaire via email, which returned a green check mark confirming access. Masks became mandatory from the moment a reporter steps out of the car to the moment he or she returns to it. Giants senior VP of medical services Ronnie Barnes walked by at one point and encouraged proper social distancing for members of the media along the fence.

Aug 17 Despite damp and rainy Sunday morning, Judge had the entire Giants field outside on the grass field working through drills. That's what we can expect from the Giants new head coach, who only plans to make use of the team's indoor field house if lightning is in the area. Chalk Judge's willingness to put his team through practice in the rain as another little detail he's trying to cover. After all, if the game is played in the elements, shouldn't it be practiced in them as well?

Unless there is lightning, Joe Judge is going to keep his players outside (even if it rains). There was a steady rain throughout practice, which made it hard for some of the receivers to hold onto passes, but it can help his players get ready for inclement conditions in November and December.

Aug 15 Friday looked and smelled like football. On Monday, when the full pads come on, it will sound like it, too. Beforehand, the New York Giants ramped up training camp activities with their first practice in both helmets and "shell" pads. They held live 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills, which provided the first on-field highlights of 2020.

Marc Colombo instilling gritty attitude on Giants' offensive line. Watch me. This is the way I did it. This is how I want you to do it. This has not been the Giants' way on their offensive line, but it is now. This is what Marc Colombo brings to the meeting room and the practice field. He stands 6-foot-8 and can take one of his players and move them where he wants them to go.

Aug 14 This Giants coach learned from Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo and now he's applying that to Daniel Jones. For six years in New England, Jerry Schuplinski spent most of his time around Patriots quarterbacks. Yes, that includes Tom Brady. The Giants' quarterbacks coach, though, played a heavier hand in the development of two other successful Patriots quarterback alumni: Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett.

Aug 13 No outside observers were present to witness it, but the Giants experienced a training camp milestone - their first full-squad practice, including players wearing helmets, under Joe Judge. On Friday, the players will wear shells for the first time and the first full-pads practice is scheduled for Monday.

Aug 12 Special Report - It was the first time Jason Garrett held a press conference since he was named offensive coordinator of the Giants, and the first mass press conference since he was fired as head coach by the Dallas Cowboys. He sounded as though he missed it. 'If you guys don't mind," he said, 'I'd love to have the questions today focused on what's happening with the Giants rather than [what went on] in Dallas."
He clearly had no interest in discussing the particulars of the end of his stint in Dallas, saying only that he was proud of the program that they built over his nine-plus seasons as the team's head coach. He also referred this opportunity as a 'new day" and that the chance to run the offense for head coach Joe Judge made it easy to dive back into a coordinator's role.

Aug 10 Saturday, the Giants put the wheels in motion to sign former Panthers cornerback Ross Cockrell, pending him passing COVID-19 protocols and a physical. Cockrell was with the Giants in 2017, and they needed him in a major way in 2020. His signing comes days after DeAndre Baker, currently on the commissioner's exempt list, was charged with armed robbery in Florida and Sam Beal opted out of the 2020 season. Both - Baker was a first-round pick last year, Beal a third-round supplemental pick in 2018 - were candidates to start this season, and now it's unlikely either suits up for the Giants at all.

Aug 8 Cornerback DeAndre Baker will be prosecuted in Florida on four counts of robbery with a firearm, Broward State Attorney Mike Satz announced Friday. If convicted, Baker faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in state prison. Baker, 22, is unlikely to play another down for the Giants.

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Aug 7 Identifying the biggest missing element in the Giants' pass rush. For the last several years, the Giants coaches, players, and even general manager Dave Gettleman have tried to calm frustrated Giants fans by telling them that the scheme will fix all that ails the pass rush. Except it hasn't. According to league stats, the last time the Giants ranked in the top-10 in sacks per pass attempts was in 2014. That year, they recorded 47.0 sacks despite only managing 284 total pressures.

Aug 6 For Joe Judge to achieve even a measure of success this season for the Giants, there will have to be more - much more - of what went down to bring Markus Golden back into the fold. When the Giants back on April 27 dusted off the rarely used "May 5" or "Unrestricted free agent" tender, it was generally assumed Judge brought this little trick with him from New England where he saw Bill Belichick use it on running back LeGarrette Blount in May 2017.

Aug 5 If Daniel Jones is to meet his Giant expectations, he must first master the little obligations that are vital to all successful NFL quarterbacks. Jones is no different from the other offensive players in that he is trying to master a new scheme. But his performance will largely dictate how successful the team is in executing it.

Aug 2 When Joe Judge filled out his Giants coaching staff heavily with former college coaches, there was some logic behind that. It was a smart tactic for the NFL Draft, bringing in a group of coaches that had direct familiarity with many of the players coming into the league this year, or could tap into the resources to learn about others.

Aug 1 Joe Judge will try to make this football season as normal as possible, knowing it is likely improbable. "There are unknowns in every season going in," the Giants' first-year coach said on a Zoom call with reporters today. "This year is no different, it just has a different element that we haven't dealt with before. As we go, we'll see how things change and how they shake out. Right now, we are looking to go ahead and build the strongest team we can."

Former Giants
Tom Coughlin was hospitalized for one night last weekend after a bicycle accident left him with four broken ribs, a collapsed lung and required stitches in his head.

Jul 30 Giants left tackle Nate Solder, who started every game the previous two seasons, has opted out of the 2020 NFL season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Under the agreement reached last week between the NFL and the Players Association, players can choose not to play in the upcoming season without penalty. The opt-out is irrevocable.

Jul 28 Training camp 2020: It's on! Although it might have been touch and go there for a bit at the end of the day there was just too much at stake for both sides not to get an agreement done so that training camp could get started. That's where things currently stand. The Giants, whose rookies have already undergone their two rounds pf COVID-19 testing, and up next the Giants veterans, who report to camp on Tuesday.

Jul 27 Special Report - In the last few days, the NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) hashed out details, made concessions, smoothed out the rough spots and came to an agreement on exactly how and when to open training camps and get this show on the road. So, beginning this week, if it hasn't already happened around the league, players will arrive, be tested for the COVID-19 virus, be given physicals and take in the processes and procedures for Training Camp 2020 (The Pandemic Edition).
For now, there is a blueprint for how things will work, as long as the virus doesn't take over and shut it all down. There is little doubt that there are alternate blueprints in a room someplace that consider a slowdown or even a shutdown of the season if problems arise. Here are some of the key details.

Jul 26 Hours after releasing Aldrick Rosas on Sunday, the Giants found their replacement, signing former Jets kicker Chandler Catanzaro, an individual with knowledge of the signing confirmed to NJ Advance Media. Catanzaro, 29, is entering his seventh NFL season after originally signing as an undrafted free agent out of Clemson by the Arizona Cardinals in 2014.

The extra hurdle Joe Judge faces heading into Giants camp. The best teams are the most cohesive teams, and cohesion is born out of familiarity. All this is counterintuitive amid a pandemic, and all this is exactly what falls at the feet of Judge, a first-time head coach thrown into the deep end of the NFL pool at age 38.

Jul 25 The Giants have not told DeAndre Baker to stay away. And so he is planning on coming back. The troubled 2019 first-round draft pick, arrested on four counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault in Florida, is expecting to report to training camp, alongside other veteran players, on Tuesday.

Jul 21 There will be no preseason in 2020, and that could have a particularly unfortunate impact on the Giants, a young team with a new coaching staff and a roster full of new players. If any team could've used a preseason game or two, the Giants would be at, or near, the top of the list. Yes, the games are meaningless. But there won't be many chances for coach Joe Judge to watch his players in pads. The schedule the NFLPA is pushing for only calls for 10 padded practices before the start of the season.

Jul 20 Giants' 2020 Roster Report Card: Grading the Quarterbacks. For the first time since 2004, you won't see Eli Manning's name among the Giants quarterbacks list ahead of training camp. Manning's retirement aside, an argument could certainly be made that the Giants upgraded their quarterback spot compared to where it was this time last year, and here's why.

Jul 19 Giants believe Nate Solder can put woeful season behind him. New head coach Joe Judge knows what he is getting with Solder, more so than with any other player on his roster, other than, perhaps, former Patriots special teams ace Nate Ebner. Solder got to New England in 2011 as a first-round pick. A year later, Judge arrived as the assistant special teams coach. They spent eight seasons together - plenty of time to forge a relationship and learn what makes one another tick.

Jul 18 The virtual Saquon Barkley must not be as good as the real deal. At least that is what this year's Madden NFL 21 data says about the New York Giants running back. Barkley was the top running back choice for NFL insiders in a recent ESPN survey, but was tied for the fifth-best grade at his position in this year's Madden video game.

Jul 16 The Giants went into the offseason with shoring up the offensive line as one of the team's top priorities. They achieved their goal after drafting three offensive linemen in the first five rounds of April's NFL Draft, including the selection of Georgia offensive tackle with the No. 4 overall pick.

Jul 14 There will be no long-term extension for defensive tackle Leonard Williams. The deadline for franchise players to sign long-term deals is 4 p.m. on Wednesday. That deadline will come and go with no contract agreement, meaning Williams is not allowed to sign a multi-year deal until after the 2020 season.

Jul 12 Giants' Andrew Thomas forming bond with Nate Solder. Thomas went fourth overall and is expected to protect quarterback Daniel Jones and create space for running back Saquon Barkley for years to come. The Georgia product is one of the Giants' highest draft picked ever at his position.

Jul 11 A search warrant shows evidence that New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar paid off their alleged victims of an armed robbery.
DeAndre Baker's lawyer disputes allegations: Witness wasn't paid off. DeAndre Baker did not pay off any witnesses and a new warrant that surfaced on Friday will help exonerate him, one of the attorneys for the Giants cornerback told The Post.

Jul 10 Giants' Nate Solder, B.J. Hill and Wayne Gallman must step it up. One down season is cause for alarm and two of them, coming in successive years, is enough to grease the skids for an ouster. Add in the presence of a new coaching staff and the urgency to impress now, not later, increases exponentially.

Jul 8 Co-owner John Mara has made it clear that Dave Gettleman is on thin ice. Mara wants to see progress now. He is sick and tired of losing. Here's what the Giants' general manager must accomplish to finish rebuild - and keep his job.

Jul 7 In 2019, the Giants made edge rusher Oshane Ximines the first NFL draft pick in Old Dominion football history. After passing on edge rushers in the first two and a half rounds, a position seen as one of the Giants' greatest needs, general manager Dave Gettleman took a chance on the Queens, New York native, with the 95th overall selection, a pick acquired from the Cleveland Browns in the Odell Beckham Jr trade.

Jul 3 Safety Xavier McKinney prides himself on being comfortable in any situation. Wow, 2020 is putting that to the test. McKinney and the Giants wrapped up the virtual off-season program two weeks ago, setting the stage for training camp as the first opportunity the team will see each other in person this year. The Alabama product said it will be a challenge, at first, just because the team has not been on the field together yet. But he believes everyone prepared the best they could.

Jul 2 NFL to cut preseason schedule in half. What does that mean for annual NY Giants-Jets game? Currently the Giants and Jets are scheduled to play each other on Aug. 13 in what would be the opener for both teams. That matchup would be wiped out if the NFL does not alter its existing schedule.

Jul 2 NFL to cut preseason schedule in half. What does that mean for annual NY Giants-Jets game? Currently the Giants and Jets are scheduled to play each other on Aug. 13 in what would be the opener for both teams. That matchup would be wiped out if the NFL does not alter its existing schedule.

Jun 28 Giants gifting Andrew Thomas left tackle job would be mistake. Make him earn it. By all means, provide Andrew Thomas immediate access to compete for a starting job as a rookie. Anything short of Thomas lining up with the first team for the Giants on opening day will be a disappointment for the first-round pick. Just make sure he embarks on his NFL career at right tackle, even though he was selected to be the left tackle of the future.

Jun 25 16 early Giants predictions for 2020: Dave Gettleman's fate (and trades), Xavier McKinney's award, Daniel Jones for 4,000 yards.

Jun 22 Giants give season ticket holders choice whether to keep tickets in 2020 due to coronavirus | How PSL owners will be impacted.

Former Giants
Eli Manning - Giants President and CEO John Mara told the media that Manning's No. 10 jersey number would be retired into the franchise's Ring of Honor. The Giants won't be the only ones retiring the legend's number. Ole Miss Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Keith Carter announced on Monday that Manning will have his No. 10 uniform number retired during the Auburn football game on September 19.

Former Giants
David Tyree is no longer with the New York Giants organization as director of player development. It's a role he's held since 2014, after spending most of his playing career with the team. Tyree will currently concentrate his time and efforts on a Clean Juice shop he's been opening in Morristown, New Jersey. The move came after the Giants completely restructured their player engagement area this offseason.

Jun 21 On Father's Day, Giants' Joe Judge remembers his late dad. This is the third Father's Day Giants coach Joe Judge will spend without his dad, named Joseph at birth and called "Joskie" by almost everyone. Those closest to their parents feel the loss, every day, and especially at times like this.

Jun 17 Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas was arrested and jailed for misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license, according to a California Highway Patrol incident report. Alcohol impairment is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Jun 16 If the Giants are to have any chance whatsoever at a playoff berth this season, they must get off to a fast start and come out with a winning record against their NFC East division opponents. But if analyst Adam Rank's forecast comes anywhere close to fruition, it looks like the Giants are headed for another disappointing year.

Jun 14 Special Report - So what's new in Giants Land? Not too much, to be honest. The team has finished with its virtual meetings, missed the entire off-season workout program, all Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and will not hold any minicamps. Next up, we are told, will be formal training camps at a date yet to be determined. As per NFL mandate, all camps must be held at team facilities, not at an outside location.
According to many reports, all clubs will start camp on the same day; there is a strong possibility that teams will circle July 28 on the calendar. There have also been reports that the preseason will be cut to two games to give teams more time to prepare after missing the entire offseason Could a shortened preseason become the new normal in future years?

Jun 13 Daniel Jones needs to find balance in his play to take off in 2020. Time will tell if Jones becomes a quality NFL quarterback, but the foundation for him to be a long term starter for the Giants is there. Jones has big shoes to fill as he officially becomes the face of the Giants' franchise - his rookie year should leave Giants fans feeling hopeful that he can competently step into that role.

Jun 11 Daniel Jones should give offense a boost with aggressiveness downfield. Jones has a long way to go before reaching the heights of Manning's career as a two-time Super Bowl champion. However, if Jones maintains his aggressiveness, improves on his disappointing 29.6 completion percentage on passes thrown more than 20 yards downfield, while playing behind an improved offensive line, the Giants' offense could be in for a quick turnaround in 2020.

Jun 9 The New York Giants remain a long way from NFC East contention, but their offseason moves suggest that tides could turn. ason Garrett, the former Cowboys head coach who became the Giants' offensive coordinator in January, will likely carry with him many of the Cowboys' ideologies to East Rutherford.

Jun 6 The Giants have vastly improved their roster this off-season after addressing several holes on the team throughout free agency and the draft. However, one area they did not address was the wide receiver position. Instead of devoting premium free agency money and/or a draft pick, they instead signed three undrafted free agents to compete with some returning players who were on the practice squad last year.

Jun 4 Giants bigwigs among limited attendees at reopened facility. It had to start somewhere, and for the Giants, opening up their practice and training facility on Wednesday was that start.

Jun 2 As the Giants try to mold Daniel Jones into one of the NFL's top quarterbacks, expect more than a couple of pages to be ripped from the playbook the Dallas Cowboys used to develop Dak Prescott.

May 28 The Giants will be a better-coached team in 2020 than they were the past two years. This statement, at the present time, must be filed away as opinion, although a sampling of interested observers inside and outside the Giants facility are in agreement this will turn out to be a truism.

May 27 Giants move closer to returning on limited basis. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Tuesday morning that professional sports teams in the state may return to training and even competition "if their leagues choose to move in that direction."

May 24 Special Report - Well, Giants Nation, one of the more progressive "sports books" in Vegas came out with the early point spreads for all games on the schedule this season, so I thought it might be fun to dive in and see where it feels that the "experts" are not giving the Giants enough credit, and in other cases, where they may have given them too much respect.
I realize very few E-GIANTS readers actually bet the games, so consider this a metaphorical exercise just to assess how these games stack up competitively on the schedule, at least as far as the wagering authorities are concerned. Without further ado, here are the lines, and the direction I am leaning vs. the point spread given.

May 23 It's hard to predict how things will unfold for a rookie head coach like the Giants' Joe Judge. But Judge has a good shot of winning his first game in 2020, at home against the Steelers on a Monday night, Sept. 14.

May 20 Whatever went down last week at the Miramar, Fla., house party happened in another room, and DeAndre Baker barely caught a glimpse of it. Why? Because he was playing "Madden." This is the latest defense of the Giants cornerback accused of serious crimes that, if found guilty, could detonate his NFL career.

May 19 Dave Gettleman did his part in revamping Giants' offensive line. The pursuit of the goal, oft-stated by general manager Dave Gettleman, reached a fever pitch after the Giants took offensive linemen with three of their first five picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. This, Gettleman said, hopefully solved the problems in this area "once and for all."

May 18 DeAndre Baker's the victim of a 'shakedown,' says Giant cornerback's attorney Attorney Patrick G. Patel. For now, Baker is out on $200,000 bond and temporarily staying at Patel's house in Florida. Eventually, Patel said, they will petition the court to transfer his bond to New Jersey so Baker can rejoin the Giants.
There have been plenty of twists and turns in the case of DeAndre Baker. The prosecutor found it "suspect" that the witnesses recanted within 36 hours of their original statements. Ultimately, the judge heard enough to deem Baker and Quinton Dunbar eligible for bond, against the prosecution's wishes.

May 17 In the wake of DeAndre Baker's arrest on four counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, much has been made about "red flags" surfacing regarding Baker prior to the 2019 NFL Draft.

May 16 Late Friday night, Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker had yet to turn himself in to Miramar Police in Florida, even after his attorney issued a statement via Instagram proclaiming his clients' innocence. The 22-year-old had a warrant issued for his arrest on Thursday with charges including four counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault.

Cornerback was a huge need for the Giants when the offseason began, which is why the biggest chunk of free-agency spending went to James Bradberry to start opposite Baker. Here is a look at the top available options.

May 15 Arrest warrants have been issued in South Florida for New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar in connection to an armed robbery investigation.
If convicted, how long could Baker go behind bars? What exactly happened in the alleged crime? What does it mean for his NFL future? Here are nine things to know about the incident and what could come next.

May 14 There are naysayers who do not believe in Daniel Jones the way Joe Judge and the Giants believe in him, and not because of his toughness and mobility and poise and makeup and how accurately he throws the football. It is almost entirely because of how careless he was with the football since taking the football from Eli Manning. He fumbled 18 times - 12 passing, six rushing. He lost 11 fumbles.
If things were right, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones would be in New Jersey right now. He'd have already spent weeks over at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center with his teammates, working out, getting ready for the season. Instead of throwing to Darius Slayton and Evan Engram, he's tossing the ball around with some local college kids and old high school friends.

May 13 No one can say for certain when the Giants will debut their new schemes on the practice field, let alone in games. Until then, fans - and opponents - will have to wait. Joe Judge, however, just provided the best glimpse yet as to what anybody can expect.

May 12 The Giants have begun the process of scouting potential training camp sites outside of their team facility in East Rutherford, New Jersey, should it be their only option this summer.

May 11 Giants' defense shows implementation of the Patriots Way. A plan does not have to be inventive to be effective. Some teams - few, but some - are able to line up and win on defense simply by relying on players' talents and skills - their guys beating the other guys more often than not. The 2020 Giants are not going to be one of those teams.

While the three drafts overseen by Gettleman would be judged by most metrics as a success, having netted at least 10 starting-caliber players, the impact made by those players has yet to yield the dominance the organization would have hoped.

May 9 The four biggest influences on Daniel Jones as a rookie all could be gone from the Giants when his second season begins. That new reality was created by recent tinkering with the Giants' backup quarterback depth chart. It holds even if Colt McCoy's grasp on the No. 2 job remains unaffected.

The Giants finished the 2019 season having played one of the easiest schedules in the NFL. Their 0.473 strength of schedule was tied for the second-easiest among all NFL teams, but they face a beast of a schedule in 2020.

May 8 Special Report - Finally, despite the pandemic and predictions that the NFL schedule would be shortened, delayed, cancelled or otherwise tinkered with, we know when the Giants will play their 2020 opponents. We already knew who they would be facing the day the 2019 season came to an end, but this puts an official stamp of finality on it. Assuming, of course, there is a season ... partial or delayed or cancelled.

Two Monday night home games - the season-opener against Pittsburgh and another vs. Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - and a visit by the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers highlight the Giants' 2020 regular-season schedule.

May 7 He speaks to his teammates through a computer screen, but Daniel Jones is developing as a leader on the Giants in this unprecedented offseason. The Giants are conducting their offseason virtually because of the social distancing rules mandated by the coronavirus pandemic.

May 6 The Giants added another quarterback to their stable of backups behind Daniel Jones on Tuesday. For offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, it's a familiar face, too: former Dallas Cowboys backup Cooper Rush.

Former Giants
Odell Beckham Jr. foresees one of his best seasons: 'This is my time'. Beckham underwent surgery Jan. 21 to address a hip and groin injury that slowed him throughout one of his worst seasons last year.

May 5 Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch sent a letter to season ticket holders Monday notifying them that the next payments in their respective plans were being deferred until July 1, 2020 given the "current landscape" and economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

 May 3 The NFL's 2020 scheduled is expected to be released late next week. But we already know the home and road opponents for each team. Just not the order and dates of the games. (And that doesn't matter as much as the actual opponents anyway.) Here's early game-by-game picks for the Giants, as head coach Joe Judge makes his debut and quarterback Daniel Jones enters Year 2.

May 1 The Giants are in their second week of virtual coach-player meetings, the first opportunity Joe Judge has had to talk Xs and Os with players. Judge has been impressed with how players studied playbooks and film received this month. "The thing that has flashed out so far is there a lot of guys working hard and demonstrating that they know the material," he said.

Apr 30 The Giants announced they have picked up the fifth-year options on the rookie contracts of tight end Evan Engram and safety Jabrill Peppers, virtually ensuring they will be with the team through the 2021 season.

Apr 29 The Giants did not select a center during the 2020 NFL Draft, but that doesn't mean the organization didn't come out of last weekend with a long-term solution to the position of need, capable of wreaking havoc inside.
If Shane Lemieux is able to show he can handle himself at center, he could be in line for a starting role, perhaps immediately. That is getting ahead of the situation, of course, but it is not far-fetched.

Apr 28 The New York Giants elected to place a rare unrestricted free-agent tender on outside linebacker Markus Golden. The "May 5" tender still allows Golden to negotiate a deal with other teams. The Giants would not receive any compensation if he signed elsewhere, but Golden would count toward the 2021 compensatory pick formula if he signed with another team.

The inside story of how the Giants landed Andrew Thomas, the most coveted tackle in the NFL Draft. At least eight teams had Thomas ranked as their top offensive tackle, NJ Advance Media learned in recent weeks, so the Giants believed they had to grab him with the fourth pick.

Apr 27 The numbers on the field by the Giants offensive line --119 quarterback hits, which was the third-most allowed by any offensive line last year--certainly didn't come close to reflecting the hefty financial investment the Giants made in the unit. The Giants' offensive line was their highest-paid unit in 2019, a trend that continued into the 2020 offseason.
Did Dave Gettleman fully fix the Giants offensive line during the 2020 NFL Draft? This is the draft the Giants have been waiting for since December 0f 2017, when Dave Gettleman was hired as general manager. He vowed then to fix the offensive line. And after two years, he entered this draft vowing to fix it "once and for all."
Dave Gettleman delivered in his make-or-break Giants moment. He has given Daniel Jones the chance to flourish that Eli Manning wish he had toward the end of his Hall of Fame career. He has given Saquon Barkley more of a chance to honor his Gold Jacket Guy talent. He has given his offense a better chance to score points and keep his defense off the field.

Apr 26 Giants 2020 NFL Draft Report Card: Dave Gettleman's focus on O-line was clear. Here's the report card on how Gettleman did in what might just be the most important draft of his NFL career.

Giants draft speed, defense on final day. Six of the seven players the Giants acquired on the final day of the NFL Draft play defense, but the team's primary goal went deeper than simply replenishing one unit. "The theme of the day for defense was speed," general manager Dave Gettleman said after the seven-hour marathon that was the final four rounds.

Giants' Dave Gettleman boosted offensive line in 2020 NFL Draft. The phrase has an edge to it and often sounds foreboding, or a warning: "Once and for all." For Dave Gettleman, it is a vow.

Apr 25 - UPDATE - Giants draft Georgia LB Tae Crowder in Rd. 7.
Apr 25 - UPDATE - Giants draft Minnesota CB Chris Williamson in Rd. 7.
Apr 25 - UPDATE - Giants draft South Carolina LB T.J. Brunson in RD 7.
Apr 25 - UPDATE - Giants draft Minnesota LB Carter Coughlin in RD 7.
Apr 25 - UPDATE - Giants draft Penn State LB Cam Brown in Rd. 6.
Apr 25 - UPDATE - Giants draft Oregon G Shane Lemieux in Rd. 5.
Apr 25 - UPDATE - With the 110th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected UCLA cornerback Darnay Holmes.

Apr 25 Giants trending upward with Xavier McKinney, Andrew Thomas pick. Gettleman took one more small step for Giantkind when stud Alabama safety Xavier McKinney virtually fell in his lap with the 36th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Giants doubled down on offensive line rebuild by Selecting UConn Tackle Matt Peart. A four-year starter at Uconn, Peart started all 48 games, 24 on the left side, and 24 on the right side! With head coach Joe Judge and general manager Dave Gettleman talking about the importance of versatile lineman, Peart had to have been a natural choice for the Giants.

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Patriots' Bill Belichick's dog steals the show on Day 2.

Apr 24 - UPDATE - With the 99th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected UConn offensive lineman Matt Peart.
Apr 24 - UPDATE - With the 36th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Alabama safety Xavier McKinney.

Apr 24 Dave Gettleman finally did the right thing by addressing Giants' O-line in first round of 2020 NFL Draft Andrew Thomas represents exactly what Gettlman had to do.
The Giants' selection of Andrew Thomas with the No. 4 overall pick in Thursday night's NFL Draft was the culmination of interest that began during the NFL Combine and built to a crescendo over the past three weeks.
Dave Gettleman finally did the right thing by addressing Giants' O-line in first round of 2020 NFL Draft Andrew Thomas represents exactly what Gettlman had to do. If the Giants are right about him, he'll be the anchor of their line for many, many years.

Apr 23 - UPDATE - Giants draft Georgia OT Andrew Thomas with No. 4 pick.

Apr 23 The Giants announced that defensive lineman Leonard Williams has signed the franchise tag offer given to him by the team last month. In eight games for the Giants, Williams managed just half a sack but also recorded 31 pass pressures (third on the team). He also had an impact on the team's run defense.

NFL News
The NFL Draft starts today. Round 1 start time: 8 p.m. ET.
TV channels: ABC | ESPN | NFL Network Live stream: ESPN app | NFL app | DAZN (in Canada). Each team in the first round will be given 10 minutes to make its pick. Based on that time frame, the first round is expected to conclude by approximately 11:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, The start time for the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft is 7 p.m. ET on Friday. Round 3 of the NFL Draft will also play out Friday night.

Apr 22 Giants' preference is to trade down in 2020 NFL Draft. The Giants will be finalizing their draft board over the next few days so they can decide who they could take with the fourth overall pick. But they really don't want to make the pick at No. 4.

Apr 20 Monday, April 20 marked the first day of a new era--and no, not just the Joe Judge era as Giants head coach. The start of Monday's off-season program also marked an era in which, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NFL teams will need to conduct their off-season programs remotely while stay-at-home orders and social distancing remains in place across the country. The first part of the virtual program will consist of three consecutive weeks of classroom instruction, workouts and non-football educational programs using videoconferencing technology.

Draft Week is here, football fans. Round 1 of the 85th annual National Football League player selection meeting begins virtually at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 23. Rounds 2-3 kick off at 7 p.m. the following night, and Rounds 4-7 take place starting at noon on Saturday. The 2020 NFL Draft will be presented across ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network.

Apr 19 The Giants might need more than a few seconds to make their first-round draft pick this year. General manager Dave Gettleman - known for his convictions and quick submissions to defy a 10-minute clock - is open to marrying "best player available" and team needs with pick No. 4. That means Gettleman will not just select the player atop the draft board regardless of position if there are others within a similar grade range, like a two-point margin.

Apr 18 Special Report - Giants' general manager Dave Gettleman, complete with his New England accent, conducted a question and answer production Friday with the media, and naturally the subject was next Thursday's first round of the NFL draft.
There were 42 invitees on the line when Gettleman joined, along with Chris Petit, the team's director of college scouting - a position he has held for two years but has 15 years of service to the team.
Gettleman dominated the proceedings, as might be expected, and another absolute certainty was that he wasn't about to give away any secrets. Question: "Do you guys have an idea of who your first-round pick is going to be, even if you don't tell us? Answer: "We are still discussing that."

Apr 16 The Giants' offseason program will officially begin Monday with a team meeting, position coaches conferring with their players and the coordinators introducing their systems to the offense, defense and special teams. First-year coach Joe Judge will address his entire roster for the first time. And all communication will be done remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Giants found fortune in a 2018 undrafted free agent out of Nebraska by the name of Nick Gates. Gates was a versatile lineman for the Cornhuskers offense; he played both tackle positions and earned honorable All Big-10 team nominations in 2016 and 2017. Gates spent his rookie season on injured reserve. Last year, he was thrust into the starting lineup at right tackle after incumbent Mike Remmers suffered a minor back injury before Week 10 against the Jets.

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NFL has discussed playing in empty or half-full stadiums, as calls grow for sports' return.

Apr 15 The Giants taking 'by committee' approach to their pass rush. "By committee" is a phrase that often prompts cold sweats or head-shaking skepticism whenever it is uttered - and rightfully so. "By committee" often means there is no single person capable or willing to do the task, which is why a group is assembled.

Apr 14 Gettleman: Leonard Williams' franchise tag was 'prudent' move. Last month, the Giants placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on the defensive tackle for whom they sent the Jets two draft choices. Williams was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the start of the NFL's new business year on March 18.

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The 2020 NFL draft is going virtual: How it will work, and what you should know.

Apr 11 As we inch closer to the draft and the uncertainty of the 2020 NFL season, Giants fans can only sit back and wonder what the offense under Jason Garrett will look like. How will he take advantage of the offense's strengths while disguising its weaknesses?

Julian Love is spending far more time in his family garage than ever before. It is there where his makeshift workout facility is coming together, where the Giants' second-year safety is trying to stay in shape during this COVID-19 pandemic, where he will remain, in Chicago instead of the team facility in East Rutherford, N.J., for the foreseeable future.

Apr 10 How the Lions have put the Giants in a tough spot ahead of 2020 NFL Draft Detroit is open for business when it comes to the No. 3 pick.

Former Giants
Mark Ingram Sr. seeks transfer to home confinement during coronavirus crisis.

Apr 7 The Giants have one of the NFL's best running backs in Saquon Barkley. But do they have enough behind him for the short- and long-term future? The addition of Dion Lewis gives new Giants head coach Joe Judge a player with whom he's crossed paths in New England and a still young enough veteran to serve as a mentor in the team's running backs room.

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Commissioner Roger Goodell informed all 32 NFL clubs that the 2020 NFL Draft would proceed in a fully virtual format. League and club facilities are set to remain closed indefinitely, to ensure the NFL is in compliance with current regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and therefore clubs were advised to prepare to conduct the draft outside of their facilities.

Apr 4 Dion Lewis grew up in Albany, N.Y. when the Giants' training camp was held there. Lewis and his father would drive over to the University at Albany to watch practice. Now Lewis will wear the same uniform as the heroes of his youth. The Giants last week signed the nine-year veteran to be Saquon Barkley's backup.

The Giants are moving forward with their draft preparation with all their coaches, scouts and front office executives scattered across the country. Meetings are held via video conferencing, with as many as 15-20 participants at a time.

Apr 2 Colt McCoy eager to work with Daniel Jones. McCoy has played in the NFL since joining the Cleveland Browns out of the University of Texas as a third-round draft choice in 2010.
Once upon a time, Colt McCoy was a starting NFL quarterback. He ran smack into an unwelcome impediment to his development between his first and second seasons. He hopes to be able to share this experience with Daniel Jones.

Mar 31 Why Giants' Blake Martinez says his weakness with Packers was a 'misconception', had more to do with Green Bay. His reasoning points a finger at the Packers' defensive philosophy under defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.

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.

Former Giants
Eli Manning on Tom Brady surprise, his coronavirus reality, everything Giants. The retired Pride of the Giants is just like the rest of us - held hostage inside his New Jersey home, practicing social distancing, washing his hands.

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.

Mar 23 The 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.
Dave Gettleman is no longer trying to make patchwork roster fixes for the upcoming season while simultaneously looking toward the future. He has admitted he incorrectly tried to win while rebuilding the past few years.
Will this team be better in 2020 than it was in 2019? Here's a look at the players Gettleman has signed this offseason, and figuring out if those qualify as actual upgrades from the players they're replacing.

Mar 20 Giants sign Redskins' Colt McCoy to back up Daniel Jones: 3 instant takeaways - Why it's a smart choice.
Quarterback Colt McCoy has agreed to terms with the Giants on a one-year deal that includes $1.5 million guaranteed. McCoy, 33, spent the past six years in Washington. He joins Daniel Jones and veteran Alex Tanney on the team's depth chart.

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For the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak has turned the sports world and the real world on its head, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has addressed the topic.

Mar 19 Giants 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.
Why the Giants still need serious offensive line upgrades after signing Cowboys' Cameron Fleming (and who they can target). While there is plenty of familiarity with Fleming - offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and offensive line coach Marc Colombo coached him with the Cowboys - he's also never been a full-time starter in his NFL career and only started six games combined the last two years.

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.

Mar 18 Special 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.
Bradberry, 6-1 and 215, appears to be the most immediate starter. The former Carolina Panther (yes, he was drafted by Giants' general manager Dave Gettleman in the second round in 2016) has missed only four starts in the last three seasons.

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."

Former Giants
Del Shofner, master pass receiver with the Giants, dies at 85 The long-distance throws he caught from Y.A. Tittle thrilled fans and led the team to three straight league championship games in the '60s.

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.

Former Giants
Steve Weatherford - His 2012 NY Giants Super Bowl ring has been stolen.

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.

Former Giants
Ike Hilliard spent the 2019 season helping Terry McLaurin become the NFL's best rookie receiver. Now, Hilliard will be tasked with trying to build the Steelers' receiving corps into one of the league's best.

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.

Former Giants
Ben McAdoo to be hired as Jaguars quarterbacks coach. The former Giants head coach had been out of the league for the past two years after being fired by the Giants in 2017.

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.

Feb 4 NFL News
2020 NFL important dates to follow.

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.

Jan 23 Eli 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 Friday.
Ernie Accorsi will be forever linked to Eli Manning. It was Accorsi - as the Giants general manager in 2004 - who acquired Manning in that years draft., ending a 16-year career spent entirely with the team he joined in a draft-day trade in 2004.
Eli Manning will officially retire on Friday, bringing a 16-year Giants career to a close. The longtime franchise quarterback has had plenty of defining moments over his career. Here are the best. Eli Mannings Top 10 moments.

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.

Jan 18 Jason 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.
Giants coach Joe Judge announced the three most significant members of his coaching staff: coordinators Jason Garrett (offense), Patrick Graham (defense) and Thomas McGaughey (special teams). Graham will also serve as assistant head coach.

Special 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.
So, while there are still plenty of coach openings, especially on offense (that will come together once the OC is in place), the Giants roster, the one with several young building blocks, veterans and backups that managed to finish the 2019 season at just 4-12, will likely look very different next season.

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.

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Odell Beckham Jr. - Dave Gettleman was right: Trading OBJ was best for the Giants.

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.

Jan 12 New Giants coach Joe Judge huddled with Steve Serby to talk everything from his influences to his approach and philosophy, to why he is the right person for the job.

Jan 11 Eli Manning seemed to slam the door shut on returning to the Giants. John Mara cracked it open. Two weeks after Manning called it doubtful he would return to the Giants as a backup to Daniel Jones, Mara told WFANs "Moose and Maggie" on Friday that Manning still is weighing his future options.

Jan 10 To illustrate just how excited the New York Giants are about new head coach Joe Judge, they held his introductory press conference in the glitzy Coachs Club within MetLife Stadium instead of the auditorium in the teams headquarters on the other side of the parking lot.
The Giants have won just 12 games in three seasons that have dispirited their fervent fan base. But Judge, who won three Super Bowls in his eight seasons as an assistant coach with the New England Patriots, said change is coming.
Judge was introduced as the new Giants coach at MetLife Stadium on Thursday and was in his element, waxing poetic about his ideas and philsophies as a coach, and how important it is to be a teacher, too. His first teaching job was less ... enjoyable.

Jan 9 Digging into Joe Judges mysterious Giants coaching staff. Described by one coach familiar with the set up in New England as "one of the most trusted assistants Belichick has ever had there," Judge is telling people his offensive staff is nearly set.
Judge joined the Patriots in 2012 as the teams assistant special teams coach, a position he held for three years. He was elevated to special teams coordinator in 2015 and was given the additional responsibility of coaching the wide receivers in 2019 after Chad OShea left the Patriots to become the Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator.
In eight years under Belichick, mostly running the Patriots special teams, Judge became a sidekick of sorts to one of the greatest head coaches in NFL history, who "absolutely loved him," the source said. He even spent countless hours talking with Judge about everything that goes into coaching -- not just special teams.

Jan 8 How Joe Judge became the Giants head coach: Sources weigh in on the timeline of events "He blew everyone away".
The casual Giants fan probably hasnt heard much about Joe Judge before he was hired as the teams head coach. So heres what you need to know about the franchises big swing at a dark-horse hire.
Matt Rhule was viewed as the front-runner for the job. He chose not to even interview with the Giants before accepting Carolinas seven-year, $62 million deal on Tuesday. The Giants declined to meet those terms -- cant blame them -- and turned to Judge.
Joe Judge, who blew the Giants away during his interview, is known as a fiery coach who isnt afraid to ruffle feathers with players. His path also has a strikingly familiar feel to Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who was the Philadelphia Eagles special-teams coach for nine seasons under coach Andy Reid.

Jan 7 The Giants 2019 offensive line apparently wasnt as bad as some people thought. Thats the opinion of Pro Football Focus, whose Ben Linsey ranked the Giants as the 17th best unit out of 32 teams, topping four playoff teams--Seattle, Buffalo, Houston, and Minnesota--in the rankings.

Jan 6 Now that the Giants have fired coach Pat Shurmur and opted to retain general manager Dave Gettleman for 2020 (though perhaps not beyond that), lets take a look at what Gettleman needs to do, in order to get results from this Giants rebuild.

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Pat Shurmur on the Redskins Radar? Shurmur was last the offensive coordinator when Case Keenum and the Minnesota Vikings went to the NFC Championship game in Philadelphia.

Jan 5 Matt Rhule is expected to interview for the Giants head coach vacancy as soon as Tuesday. The 44-year-old native New Yorker was an assistant offensive line coach under Tom Coughlin in 2012 and counts Bill Parcells as a mentor. Rhules contractual buyout from Baylor is believed to be more than $10 million and there are questions regarding who he will target as assistants given his lack of NFL experience.

Jan 4 Special Report - While you are busy getting yourselves together to watch the weekends variety of non-Giants playoff games, consider this: The last time the Giants had any post-season action was 2016, a one-game-and-done affair, and before that they won the Super Bowl (in February of 2010).
Seems like a lot of empty Januarys, doesnt it? So now its just the same old thing for Giant fans, a massive letdown after another disappointing season ... rumors circulating on the identity of the next head coach ... questions about why the general manager has been retained ... wondering if quarterback Eli Manning is definitely going to leave (yeah, he is) ... it just goes on and on.

Results are in from the NFL players who vote to identify the league player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community. Eli Manning of the New York Giants is the winner of the 2020 Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award.

Jan 3 As the Giants front office begins its search for the teams next head coach, team president John Mara, chairman Steve Tisch and general manager Dave Gettleman spoke about the key qualities and attributes that the ideal candidate would possess.

It took winning only nine games in two seasons and nearly getting fired, but a humbled Dave Gettleman finally admitted his flawed approach to running the Giants.
The humbled general manager said hes willing to put his pride aside if its in the best interest of the organization. That means that if the next head coach desires more of a say in building the roster, Gettleman will acquiesce without so much as a peep of resistance.

Jan 2 Deep dive into the Giants seven head coach candidates Candidates, interviews and competition as the search continues. The Giants search for a new head coach began long before they fired Pat Shurmur.

Jan 1 Dave Gettleman took a beating in 12-round bout with media. Dave Gettleman in one corner, the media in the other corner, they should have held this one inside the squared circle at Madison Square Garden.
Dave Gettleman is right about 1 thing: He can still rescue the Giants (no, really). Gettleman shipped two draft picks to the Jets for defensive tackle Leonard Williams in late October, even though Williams will be a free agent at the end of the season.
Asked how he would grade his first two seasons as the teams general manager, Gettleman said, "Not good enough. Really, it hasnt been good enough." But he quickly added, "It will get better."