Apr 12 Giants' initial NFL Draft plan isn't trading down: 'Haven't discussed that'. Owning two picks so high in the first round leads to speculation about trading down, especially if there is a team out there desirous of moving up to land a quarterback. The Giants will certainly consider this, but it is more likely Schoen will sit tight, pick the highest-rated players on his board and not overthink anything.
Apr 6 Giants announce Draft Party on April 28 at MetLife Stadium. Giants Draft Party Presented by Verizon will be held at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, April 28 with stadium gates opening at 6 p.m. ET. Giants Season Ticket Members have exclusive early access to claim tickets starting at 12 Noon ET on Tuesday, April 5. A limited number of tickets will be made available to the public at noon on Tuesday, April 12.
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Apr 5 Daniel Jones will be 'ready' to try to repay Giants' confidence in new system. Daniel Jones says he will be ready to play. The Giants are banking on him playing much better. Coming off the neck injury that sidelined him for the final six games of last season, Jones expects to be on the field "feeling good" at practice later this month, and to gain medical clearance for contact when hits on quarterbacks resume in August preseason games. "Yeah, I'll be cleared and ready to go," Jones said Monday as the team's voluntary offseason training program began.
Apr 4 The New York Giants future starts Monday when head coach Brian Daboll and his staff welcome in the players for the start of their off-season conditioning program. As the Giants prepare to welcome in a new group of players, take a look at five veterans returning from last year who have a lot to prove.
Report - Well, Giants Nation, the utterly mismanaged salary cap situation
that Dave Gettleman left the team with reminds me of a famous picture of an exhausted
firefighter standing next to a totally burned down home with only the stone fireplace
still standing. In other words, the only thing saved from the inferno was something
that can't burn anyway.
Mar 30 Why MetLife is the worst modern football stadium. Giants and Jets fans are some of the most passionate in football. In 2010, both fan bases received a new home to watch their teams. Several years into the stadium's existence, fans realized that the stadium does not hold up to other recently built stadiums. Seeing the Rams, Falcons, Raiders, and Vikings' beautiful new stadiums, Giants and Jets fans are left wondering how a modern stadium in the New York area could have been so poorly built.
Mar 29 Earlier this month, Giants general manager Joe Schoen left the door ajar at the NFL Scouting Combine for trading star running back Saquon Barkley. Schoen on Monday didn't completely rule out trading Barkley - or any other player, like cornerback James Bradberry - while saying he has received some trade interest for Barkley, despite not shopping him. A Barkley deal - or a Bradberry deal, for that matter - is still within the realm of possibility for Schoen, since he is so desperate to free up cap space.
Mar 28 Giants co-owner John Mara again strongly denied allegations brought on by a lawsuit from head-coaching candidate Brian Flores that accused his organization of a "sham" interview and insisted the Giants would not be settling out of court. Additionally, Mara claimed the organization had no contact with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who the lawsuit says accidentally told Flores he would not be getting the job before he was even interviewed.
Mar 23 Give Giants rookie GM Joe Schoen some credit. Schoen cut tight ends Kyle Rudolph and Kaden Smith, running back Devontae Booker and punter Riley Dixon, saving the Giants about $12.5 million against the cap. The new GM, rather than cut veterans Sterling Shepard and Blake Martinez, got each to accept steep pay cuts on incentive-laden deals that saved the Giants roughly another $12 million against the cap. He re-structured the contract of placekicker Graham Gano to save a bit more room. Together, that's about $25 million in savings against the cap, maybe a touch more.
Mar 22 Newly-signed Giants renew old acquaintances. Running back Matt Breida played last season in Buffalo under offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, who is now the Giants' head coach. Offensive lineman Jamil Douglas also played for the Bills and Daboll as well as line coach Bobby Johnson, who is in the same position with the Giants. Outside linebacker Jihad Ward played in 2019-20 in Baltimore under coordinator Wink Martindale, whom Daboll hired to lead the Giants' defense.
Mar 18 Less than 24 hours after being cut by the Giants, safety Logan Ryan has joined Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ryan spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with Brady as a member of the New England Patriots. He also famously intercepted Brady's final pass as a Patriot after having joined the Tennessee Titans.
Mar 17 Jon Feliciano has waited for seven years to line up and start where he believes he will be most effective on the offensive line. Sometimes good things come to those who wait. The Giants signed Feliciano to a one-year contract to step in and start at center, something he never did with the Raiders or the Bills. This will be a transition, but not something he anticipates as being difficult to master.
Mar 16 The Giants backup quarterback situation couldn't get much worse than it was last year. And new general manager Joe Schoen is making sure it's not like that again in 2022. The Giants agreed to sign quarterback Tyrod Taylor on Tuesday, adding a quality veteran backup behind Daniel Jones, who has missed multiple games due to injury in each of his three NFL seasons.
Report - The Giants signed two new wide receivers Monday. One of them was
already on the roster and the other - surprise! surprise! - came via the Buffalo
Bills. He is the 6-2, 194-pound Robert Foster, who played at Alabama (when new
head coach Brian Daboll was an assistant), and then for the Bills - when Daboll
was offensive coordinator.
Mar 13 Where Giants' salary cap stands after Martinez, Shepard restructures. The Giants have made significant progress in cleaning up their 2022 salary cap picture, but there is still some more work to be done. Here's a breakdown of what the Giants have done and where things stand ahead of the start of Monday's legal tampering period.
Mar 11 Sterling Shepard reworks deal, staying with New York Giants. The cap-strapped Giants would have saved only $4.5 million if Shepard was cut after moving money into future years last season to make room under the cap. The likely solution all along was an adjusted contract for Shepard that came with a pay cut. He wanted to remain in New York with the team that selected him in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft out of the University of Oklahoma.
Mar 9 There is no conceivable way the Giants, coming off a 4-13 season, are better without cornerback James Bradberry. But the cap waits for no team, and by next Wednesday the Giants must be cap-compliant and get under the $208.2 million threshold set for this season. An option is to extend Bradberry's contract - his three-year, $45 million deal expires after this season - to reduce his 2022 cap charge. This is not a direction new general manager Joe Schoen wants to go, if he can avoid it.
Mar 6 It's the question that surrounds the New York Giants in the hallways at the NFL scouting combine: Are they really going to trade running back Saquon Barkley? Barkley, 25, has been dealing with injuries for most of the past three seasons and has just one year left on his contract at $7.2 million. Several of the executives surveyed said they would love to have Barkley on their team and take the chance that he stays healthy.
Mar 4 The Interview Room: What really goes on at the NFL Combine. The Giants' first interview this week was scheduled for 9:20 p.m. Monday. The last one is slated for 2:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon. In six days, the Giants expect to sit down with 45 players, including candidates from virtually every offensive and defensive position.
Mar 3 Both general manager Joe Schoen and coach Brian Daboll admitted that the Giants are behind the eight ball when it comes to preparations for the offseason. That's what happens when an organization completely revamps its coaching staff and front office. When Schoen and his staff aren't interviewing prospects and watching them in drills, they'll be canvassing the streets of Indianapolis and meeting with agents and other team's executives. Schoen, Daboll and the Giants staff will be sticking around through Sunday.
Mar 2 General manager Joe Schoen arrives in East Rutherford and has meticulously restructured the front office, seemingly modernizing the Giants' methodologies when it comes to scouting the NFL Draft. Assistant coaches have been hard at work over the past three weeks preparing for free agency, which begins when the new NFL league year opens on March 16. Here's a look at what to expect for the New York Giants this offseason, via free agency, the draft, as well as the current salary cap implications.
Feb 27 You can tell something about a first-time NFL head coach by the makeup of his first coaching staff. The group Brian Daboll has put together is a fairly eclectic mix and shows he is unafraid to surround himself with assistants with whom he has no previous association, in the league or on a personal level. There is some familiarity on Daboll's staff, a sprinkling of guys - and one woman - he has worked with at other stops. There are also a few returnees from Joe Judge's staff. There are a bunch of newcomers.
Feb 22 Giants general manager Joe Schoen has a lot of work to do in New York, and some -- OK, much -- of it will not be easy. Schoen is tasked with lifting the Giants out of what is now a half-decade run of losing defined by a revolving door at head coach that has produced nothing but disappointment.
Feb 20 Joe Schoen braces for 'tough decisions' to get Giants under salary cap. If it were easy, anyone could do it. Perhaps not anyone, but a more basic assignment would not require the expertise the Giants believe they imported with the hiring of Joe Schoen as general manager. That expertise would not be a prerequisite for the job if what awaited Schoen were not so, well, daunting.
Projecting what salary cap related moves might be made by the Giants is tricky this year given the presence of a new GM and coaching staff. Here is a best attempt at which contracts might be adjusted or cut from the New York Giants' books.
Feb 18 Rex Ryan thinks Daniel Jones will thrive under Brian Daboll. Through three seasons - partly due to a crummy offensive line - Daniel Jones has yet to establish himself as a franchise quarterback. So the Giants, under new general manager Joe Schoen, must fix their line this offseason. "Yeah, well, no kidding," Ryan said. "But this kid will be a lot better. Even if nothing changes, he'll be a lot better. I think Brian will do a great job with him."
Feb 17 Some defensive coaches gravitate to playing it safe, given the rule changes that tend to favor the offense in today's NFL. Not Don Martindale. "I'm not built that way," Martindale told Giants.com. "We like to attack ... and pressure breaks pipes on these offenses as well. I just don't want to sit back and say, 'OK, let's see what you've got.' I want them to sit back and see what we have." Along the way, his defenses gained a reputation for frequent and creative blitzing.
Feb 13 The Giants could wind up having four new offensive line starters in 2022, with left tackle Andrew Thomas the only returner. While Joe Schoen has plenty of draft capital - five picks in the top 81 and three in the top 36, including Nos. 5 and 7 - to address the offensive line, it's not like he's going to use all those picks on the line. And it wouldn't hurt to have a veteran or two on the line, as Schoen looks ahead to free agency, which starts in about a month, on March 14.
Feb 12 The first woman to hold a coaching position in Giants history highlights a group of newcomers to the organization on coach Brian Daboll's staff. Laura Young is the team's director of coaching operations. She is involved in every aspect of football operations, including coordinating/organizing practice, as well as game day operations.
Report - The Super Bowl is an unofficial national holiday affectionately entitled
"Super Sunday." The game was created from the merger between the established National
Football League (NFL) and the younger American Football League (AFL). From the
AFL's inception in 1960, the upstart coalition had pestered the NFL to have a
championship game between the two leagues.
Feb 10 Four things Don 'Wink' Martindale needs to rebuild the Giants' defense. As good as the 58-year-old Martindale is, his success will hinge on the players he gets - the holdovers from the Patrick Graham era and the new ones GM Joe Schoen is able to bring in. The group he's inherited isn't terrible. The cupboard isn't bare. But if he's going to build a Top 10 unit with his blitz-happy, man-to-man coverage approach, there are holes the Giants will have to fill to help him out.
Feb 9 The Giants are expected to hire former Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale to replace Graham, who left for the same position with the Raiders. Martindale was viewed as the favorite to replace Graham since Daboll was hired as head coach. The Ravens and Martindale surprisingly parted ways even though Baltimore's defense has been one of the best in the NFL for his four-year tenure.
Webb put his bright future on hold for a chance to rewrite the story of his
past. The free-agent quarterback signed a futures contract Monday with the Giants,
the team that drafted him in the third round in 2017 and once cast him as the
first true heir apparent to Eli Manning.
Feb 6 Four former defensive coordinators have now interviewed with the Giants. Jim Schwartz was the latest to do so, going through a virtual meeting with the team Saturday. The Giants have now met with Schwartz, ex-Ravens DC Don Martindale, multi-stint DC Teryl Austin and 2021 Bears defensive play-caller Sean Desai.
Feb 5 Patrick Graham is leaving the Giants to join Josh McDaniels' staff in Las Vegas. So who might the Giants look at for their new defensive coordinator?
Feb 4 The statement from the New York Giants: Brian Flores has raised serious issues in the filing of his complaint. The specific claims against the Giants and Mr. Flores' allegations about the legitimacy of his candidacy for our head coach position are disturbing and simply false.
Feb 3 The Minnesota Vikings landed on Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell as their next head coach, after interviewing Patrick Graham twice for the opening, which seemingly clears the way for Graham to return to the New York Giants as Brian Daboll's defensive coordinator.
Feb 2 Brian Flores cites 'sham' Giants interview, Bill Belichick texts in explosive NFL lawsuit. The suit, filed in the Southern District of New York, claims the Giants interviewed Flores for their head coaching position, despite having already chosen Brian Daboll for the job.
Report - Guaranteed to please at least half the Giants' fan base, new head
coach Brian Daboll showed up for work Monday in a blue pick-up truck. It was exactly
10 days earlier that the Giants, having dismissed both general manager Dave Gettleman
and head coach Joe Judge, began their search for a new head coach under the guidance
of their new general manager, Joe Schoen.
Jan 31 How the Bills' salary cap management tactics differ from the Giants' methods. As Joe Schoen, the Giants' new general manager, settles into his position, there will be loads of work to be done. High atop of the list will be straightening out the Giants salary cap, which right now is in dire straights regarding space.
Jan 30 The Giants announced that Brian Daboll will become the 20th head coach in franchise history. Daboll, 46, spent the previous four seasons as the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator. The Giants interviewed six candidates for the head coach position. In addition to Daboll, they spoke to former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores; defensive coordinators Leslie Frazier of Buffalo, Lou Anarumo of Cincinnati, Dan Quinn of Dallas and the Giants' Patrick Graham.
Jan 29 The New York Giants have found their man. The Giants announced they have hired former Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to be their next head coach. There also seemed to be a little bit of urgency on the part of the Giants to lock Daboll up. According to NFL Network, the coach was not only a finalist for the Miami Dolphins open head coaching job, but the New Orleans Saints also asked to interview him for their vacancy as well.
ahead, Giants, hire Brian Daboll. You say a closer look at Daboll's results,
running offenses the past 13 years, reveals he might not be the Wizard of Ahhs
after all? Surely, then, sign up Brian Flores, who (we assume) got a raw deal
in Miami and will bring that drive spawned from the Brownsville section of Brooklyn
to a Giants' outfit that needs discipline and intensity. Pardon?
Jan 27 Giants new GM Joe Schoen touches on Daniel Jones' future, next head coach, analytics, and more - 5 takeaways from introductory press conference.
Jan 25 The Giants had little depth at their off-ball linebacker position behind Blake Martinez. Unfortunately for New York, Martinez tore his ACL in the first quarter of week three's loss to Atlanta. The injury put immense pressure on Tae Crowder and Reggie Ragland, who failed to be positive contributors for the 2021 Giants.
Jan 24 Patrick Graham once called being the defensive coordinator of the Giants his "dream job." There is at least a chance that he will get to keep it. The 42-year-old Graham, who will be interviewed for the Giants head coaching vacancy, is interested in staying on as the defensive coordinator under a new head coach, according to someone familiar with his thinking. And many believe the Giants would be open to his return in the right situation.
Jan 19 Giants hire Joe Schoen as general manager. Joe Schoen last week was the first of nine candidates to interview for the Giants' general manager position and this week is the last man standing. The Giants announced that Schoen will head their football operations. He has spent the last five seasons as the Buffalo Bills' assistant general manager.
Jan 18 Whoever Giants ownership decides to hire at GM will be faced with a roster filled with holes, with the New York Giants' offensive line being among the worst in the NFL, a question mark at QB with Daniel Jones regarding both his health and play and a vacant Head Coaching position, it will be interesting to see what the new GM of the NY Giants decides to do. Here are 3 things the New York Giants' new General manager must to do in order to improve next season.
Jan 17 GM Search: Track the latest interviews conducted by the Giants for their next general manager. Candidates will be announced after each interview is completed.
Jan 16 Daniel Jones among Giants players who attended Joe Judge's goodbye gathering. Several of Judge's coaches were also likely in attendance, including his close personal friends, Patrick Graham and Freddie Kitchens. Jerry Schuplinski, Jerome Henderson and Jody Wright were also rumored to be at the gathering.
Jan 15 What's next for Joe Judge? 6 options for the fired Giants coach (keep an eye on the Texans). It seemed pretty clear, even on Wednesday, that Mara didn't think he'd be firing Joe Judge after only two years, especially after how much he'd praised him - both publicly and in interviews with certain outlets - following last year's 6-10 finish. Now, Judge will have to find another job elsewhere, and he should have some options too.
Jan 14 Sometimes it is simple: You hire who you know. The Giants will not be taking the simple route when it comes to finding their next general manager, as none of the nine candidates they are meeting via Zoom in the first round of interviews has any previous connection to the Giants. All In The Family has been canceled. What comes next will tell the tale.
Jan 13 John Mara calls end of 2021 season the lowest moment in lifelong association with franchise. The Giants fired coach Joe Judge after two seasons on Tuesday, and now must fill both the general manager and head coaching positions after four-year GM Dave Gettleman retired earlier this week. What was the worst point of the 2021 season for Mara? Unfortunately for Judge, it changed from one week to the next. "I can't say that there was one specific act that was the last straw, it was just the culmination of things," Mara said.
Jan 12 The Giants fired Joe Judge as their head coach on Tuesday after only two seasons. John Mara specifically pointed to the Giants disastrous end to the season as a reason for parting ways for Judge. "I said before the season started that I wanted to feel good about the direction we were headed when we played our last game of the season," Mara said in a statement. "Unfortunately, I cannot make that statement, which is why we have made this decision."
Jan 11 Dave Gettleman announced his retirement as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the New York Giants. "We would like to thank Dave for his commitment to this franchise," Mara and Tisch said in a joint statement. Dave was integral in building three of our Super Bowl teams, including two championship teams." Gettleman re-joined the Giants in 2018 after spending 2013-16 as general manager of the Carolina Panthers. Gettleman has been a part of seven Super Bowl teams, including three winners - the Denver Broncos in 1997, and the Giants in 2007 and 2011.Jan 10 Giants lose to Washington 22-7
On the Game - Game 17
Gamegirl ..."The Giants finished up the season with just four wins. Things have to get better..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants knew Washington was much better stopping the run than the pass, so guess what they did..."
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Washington in finale
Giants report card: No plan of attack
Giants' season ends in miserable loss with Joe Judge decision looming
Surrender sneaks: Inexcusable play-call sums up everything about Giants
Giants miserable season ends with bad loss
If Joe Judge is on the hot seat, he's doing a good job hiding it
Giants takeaways from 22-7 loss to Football Team in final game of regular season
After embarrassing end to season, Joe Judge's future is more in doubt than ever
Giants offense reaches new low by running quarterback sneak on third-and-9
Giants vs. Washington final score: New York falls, 22-7, in season finale
Washington 22, Giants 7: Winners and losers as the 2021 season finally ends
9 Game 17 Preview - Giants
(4-12) Washington (6-10)
Jan 9 Whether he is fired or is allowed to retire, general manager Dave Gettleman is in his final days with the New York Giants. On Monday, he and the team will part ways. Once that happens, the Giants will be thrust into another general manager search - perhaps the most important in franchise history. Kevin Abrams is a favorite going into any general manager search. He's been with the organization since 1999 and has served as their assistant GM since 2002.
Jan 8 As had been anticipated throughout the week, the season is over for New York Giants rookie Kadarius Toney. The team's first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft will not play in Sunday's season final due to a shoulder injury. Toney played in just 10 games. He had 39 receptions in 57 targets (a 68.4 catch percentage) for 420 yards, an average of 10.8 yards per reception. He did not score a touchdown.
Jan 7 Last year, Patrick Graham turned down an interview request from the Jets and instead signed an extension to remain Judge's defensive coordinator. Graham indicated he might be more willing to listen to interview requests this year.
Jan 6 Two weeks ago, Jake Fromm made his NFL starting debut when the Giants visited the Philadelphia Eagles. But he threw for only 25 yards while completing six of 17 passes and was replaced by Mike Glennon in the third quarter of the Giants' 34-10 defeat. The Giants scored only three points when Fromm ran the offense. Fromm gets another chance to lead the Giants to victory and to demonstrate that he is a better quarterback than his first start would suggest.
Jan 5 Giants' Isaiah Wilson experiment comes to a sudden end. Wilson, a 2020 first-round pick of the Titans, was released Tuesday after testing the patience of coaches behind the scenes ever since he arrived out-of-shape to join the practice squad in late September. Known to fall asleep in meetings, offensive line coach Rob Sale refused to answer a question about Wilson's development. Sale finally say that Wilson's path to the field required him to "be dependable." If it's his final chance in the NFL, Wilson, 22, will go down as an all-time draft bust. The Brooklyn native had more arrests (two) than games played (one) with the Titans, who traded him to the Dolphins in March.
Jan 4 Joe Judge's New York Giants got blown out Sunday in Chicago by a bad Bears team, falling to 4-12 on the season with one game to play. After being asked why fans should have faith in his guidance, the embattled coach spent 11 minutes of his postgame press conference impassionedly defending his tenure. Amid his response, Judge said plenty of former players called him to claim they missed playing for the Giants and soon-to-be free agents hoped to return.Jan 3 Giants lose to the Bears 29-3
On the Game - Game 16
Gamegirl ..."This game was a worst disaster than I thought it would be..."
Mikefan ..."Mike Glennon was in for the whole game, but he completed only four passes..."
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Bears, 29-3
Giants get obliterated as offense looks worse than ever
Giants report card: This is a lousy product
Giants fans: Stop watching this team
How is Joe Judge's job safe with the Giants?
Joe Judge goes on long, expletive-filled rant after 29-3 loss to Bears
Giants' offense pitiful once again in 29-3 loss to Bears
2 Game 16 Preview - Giants
(4-11) Bears (5-10)
Report - Giant fans have had to learn, sometimes painfully, that there are
other things to bring satisfaction and happiness to their lives besides victories.
At this point, almost anything. OK, now to the first of the two remaining games
of the season, Sunday in Chicago (1 p.m. ET) against the 5-10 Bears. Since the
Giants are 4-11, and since they own Chicago's first-round draft pick, it would
be in their best interests to win this one.