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Mar 10 The Giants will get a fifth-round compensatory pick that is 172nd overall and a seventh-round compensatory pick that will be 254th overall. The Giants will also have Kansas City's third-round compensatory pick, which will be 100th overall, thanks to the Kadarius Toney trade.

Mar 8 The New York Giants and quarterback Daniel Jones have reportedly agreed to terms on a four-year deal worth $160 million that could push toward $200 million in incentives. With Jones's contract situation resolved, the team will use the franchise tag on running back Saquon Barkley, who, per reports, has seen his contract talks stall.

Mar 6 Daniel Jones Rumors: QB expected to sign 4-Year, $160M contract by NFL Insiders. Daniel Jones appears on his way to turning one solid season into generational wealth. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported estimates of a four-year, $160 million contract have been thrown around the league regarding Jones' contract talks. "A big number is on the table," a source told Fowler.

Mar 5 Giants offer Daniel Jones between $35 million and $39 million per year, per sources. If Jones accepts the deal, it will allow New York the ability to use the franchise tag on Barkley. If the Giants fail to reach a deal with Jones before the start of free agency, New York still has the option to place the franchise tag on him. The league's deadline for teams to use the franchise tag is March 7.

Mar 2 The New York Giants were ranked as the 8th best team after the NFL Players Association polled 1,300 players on a number of areas including the Weight Room, Strength Staff, Locker Room and Training Staff.
See all the NFL teams rankings on the NFL Player Team Report Cards site.

Mar 1 Giants to release Kenny Golladay after failed 2-year stint - How this impacts salary cap. In one of the least surprising moves this offseason, the Giants will release wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who was a complete failure in two seasons with the organization. Golladay goes down as one of the worst free agent signings in recent NFL history. During the 2021 offseason, he signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Giants, who paid him $40.455 million for two woefully unproductive seasons - about $940,000 per catch.

Feb 27 The important NFL dates to know for the 2023 offseason. See what they are from Feburary to May. It already stared on February 21 when clubs could designate Franchise or Transition Players. February 28 - March 6 is the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Feb 25 Giants lead NFL in ACL tears since 2019. Over those four seasons, 14 players on their roster have suffered a torn ACL. That's tied for worst in the league with the Denver Broncos.

Feb 23 Special Report - The 2022 Giants will be remembered as the year they brought back credibility to the franchise. They ended their streak of five consecutive seasons with double-digit losses, with a 9-7-1 regular season record, and a victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the wild card round.
However, there is still a ton of work that needs to be done in order for the team to be considered a contender. There are many areas on the roster that need to be upgraded this off-season, the most notable being wide receiver and the interior offensive line. But there's another area that needs improvement not getting enough attention and that's the secondary.

Feb 22 Franchise tag explainer: What to know about Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, and tag types. Don't expect the New York Giants to rush to tag quarterback Daniel Jones or running back Saquon Barkley. Jeff Darlington of ESPN reported early Tuesday that if the Giants decide to tag either player "it won't be until closer to March 7 deadline to allow for time to negotiate with both."
The franchise tag for quarterbacks is $32.416 million, highest value for the tag at any position. The franchise tag for running backs is $10.091 million, second-lowest positional tag. From a team's perspective, the tag allows them to keep the player but forces a larger salary cap hit than the team would like. The full value of the tag is charged to the team's cap.

Feb 20 PFT has confirmed that Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has indeed switched agents, from CAA to Athletes First. So what does Jones want? There are two possibilities. One, he's willing to do a deal for less than CAA was willing to accept. Two, he wants more than CAA was able to get. As one source explained it, it's the latter. Jones wants more than the Giants have offered. Possibly as much as $45 million per year, or more.
The Giants could respond by simply applying the franchise tag to Jones. The non-exclusive level would cost them $32.416 million, and it would allow him to try to sign with another team - if that team is willing to give up a pair of first-round picks to get him. This all would have been avoided if the Giants had exercised the fifth-year option on Jones.

Feb 17 The Giants have made no secret about a desire to bring quarterback Daniel Jones back. So what kind of deal might he be looking at? Jones has done his part to show he can be the answer moving forward. It's now up to the Giants to make sure that he's compensated accordingly and that he has the support system to continue his growth as the team looks to become an annual participant in the postseason.

Feb 16 The band is back together for Year 2 - the band being the Giants coaching staff under Brian Daboll. With the Indianapolis Colts signing Shane Steichen and the Arizona Cardinals choosing Jonathan Gannon for their head coaching jobs, the Giants officially have their offensive and defensive coordinators back in the fold.

Feb 14 Revisiting the Kadarius Toney trade: Did the Giants act prematurely? It's highly unlikely that general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll would give up on talent just for the heck of it unless there was some underlying reason. The benefit? The Giants have two additional draft picks, which currently project as Picks 101 and 210, pending the awarding of compensatory picks.

Former Giants
Kadarius Toney touched the ball three times in Super Bowl LVII. He was on the field a total of eight snaps Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Yet Toney made his indelible mark in the Kansas City Chiefs' second Super Bowl title in a four-year span.

Feb 13 Empire State Building trolls the NY Giants after first Eagles Super Bowl TD.
Super Bowl magic: Mahomes, Chiefs beat Eagles 38-35.

Feb 11 To commemorate Super Bowl LVII, - 57 facts and tidbits about Super Bowls, the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Super Bowls and, of course, the Giants.

Feb 10 Giants head coach Brian Daboll named AP NFL Coach of the Year after leading Big Blue back to playoffs. The impressive nature of Daboll's turnaround job was that he inherited a Giants roster that was largely unchanged from the one that produced just 14 wins the past three seasons.

Feb 9 Brian Daboll, Saquon Barkley up for awards at tonight's NFL Honors. The 12th annual NFL Honors will take place tonight at 9pm ET in Phoenix, Arizona, the same location as Super Bowl LVII. Brian Daboll is among the finalists for the AP Coach of the Year award, along with Jacksonville's Doug Pederson and San Francisco's Kyle Shanahan.
Meanwhile, running back Saquon Barkley joins Seattle quarterback Geno Smith and San Francisco running back Christian McCaffrey as the finalists for the AP Comeback Player of the Year award. Additionally, Barkley is the Giants' nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

Feb 8 If the Giants want Eagles' James Bradberry back after Super Bowl, he's open to the idea. The Eagles pounced on the opportunity to add the Pro Bowl cornerback with 15 career interceptions by signing him to a shrewd one-year deal worth $10 million, which was $1.7 less than the Giants dead money salary-cap hit for Bradberry last season. It was a move first-year general manager Joe Schoen had to make in an effort to clean up the cap mess left behind by his predecessor Dave Gettleman.

Feb 4 The Giants made it clear at the Senior Bowl this week that their first order of business is figuring out the contract situations of Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones. It makes sense that things started with Barkley because it's going to cost the Giants less money to sign him than it is Jones and if they can get something done with their star running back, they will then have the $32.4-million franchise tag as a fallback option should talks stall with Jones.

Feb 3 Giants' Julian Love says Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni is 'in for a free ride' amid Super Bowl run. Love commended Sirianni for "not getting in the way of his team" and was quickly asked how he felt about Sirianni's posturing for the camera during Philadelphia's blowout win over Love's Giants in the playoffs. "I don't like it. I don't like it at all," Love said. "He's in for a free ride right now. You guys can coach this team."

Feb 2 Coming off a surprise playoff appearance this season, the New York Giants have two big decisions to make regarding Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley. Speaking to reporters at the Senior Bowl on Wednesday, general manager Joe Schoen said the team has already met with Barkley's representatives and he expects to have more talks next week. Schoen noted the Giants have yet to speak with Jones' representatives.

Jan 31 The NFL officially set the 2023 salary cap at $224.8 million on Monday, a record amount up from $208.2 million in 2022. What does that mean for the New York Giants? The Giants currently have $44.277 million in cap space, third-most in the league. The Giants have $41.213 million in effective cap space, which is the amount of cap space a team will have after signing at least 51 players and its projected rookie class to its roster.

Former Giants
Eli Apple - Kadarius Toney : The New York Giants and their legions of fans found themselves in a precarious position on Sunday night. They were forced to decide on who to root for in the AFC Championship Game: Eli Apple and the Cincinnati Bengals or Kadarius Toney and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Jan 30 Giants betrayed by legendary NYC landmark after Eagles book Super Bowl trip. If a New York team makes it to a championship game, don't expect fans from Boston, Philadelphia, or Pittsburgh to show support. However, the staff of the Empire State Building showed a shocking lack of loyalty to New York on Sunday night.

Jan 29 The Giants just completed their best season in six years, posting a 10-8-1 overall record, qualifying for the postseason, and winning their first playoff game since Super Bowl XLVI over a decade ago. That doesn't mean the turnaround is complete. There is still much work to be done. The five most pressing needs the Giants need to address this offseason.

NFC East News
NFC East Notebook: The Latest on the Eagles, Cowboys and Commanders Rounding up the latest on the other three NFC East teams as we coast into Conference Championship weekend.

Jan 28 The Giants receiver group played surprisingly well in the face of adversity,especially in the second half of the season. If anyone had told you at the start of the 2022 season that the New York Giants leading receivers would be guys not named Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, Sterling Shepard, or Wan'Dale Robinson, would you have believed them?

Jan 26 The New York Giants' 2022 draft class is one that is hard to quantify. No. 5 overall pick Kayvon Thibodeaux was excellent, even if he didn't have the huge numbers to show it. No. 7 pick Evan Neal was up and down. There were flashes of promise from several players. There were far too many injuries - to the point where it will almost feel like the Giants enter the 2023 season with two rookie classes. Let's go player-by-player through the nine selections made by GM Joe Schoen in his first draft.

Jan 25 Did Giants lowball Saquon Barkley during bye week contract talks? Sides 'weren't close'. It's decision time for the New York Giants. How much is too much when it comes to re-signing free-agent running back Saquon Barkley? Earlier this season, during the Giants' bye week, general manager Joe Schoen began contract talks with reps for the 25-year-old. But they didn't go far. And now we know why.

Jan 24 Special Report - Now that the dream season has popped, as do most dreams, the Giants are faced with the reality of continuing their team-building work in order to get better - much better? - and present a real threat to the other teams in the suddenly powerful NFC East.
To that end, general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll must address various decisions in order, perhaps starting with the most important, and if that's the case two names must appear at the top of the list - quarterback Daniel Jones and running back Saquon Barkley.
Neither has a contract now that the season is over, both were instrumental in what the Giants did manage to achieve - a 10-7-1 record despite all odds and expectations - and, well, they MUST be signed, or similar young stars must be signed.

Jan 23 Running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Daniel Jones have given the Giants' front office a lot to think about in contract years. Jones was drafted in the first round a year after Barkley, but with New York declining his fifth-year option, Jones will join Barkley in free agency this offseason. Barkley has been fairly straightforward about his intentions. ones, on the other hand, has not been nearly as forward with his intentions, until very recently.

Jan 22 Giants lost to the Eagles 38-7
On the Game - Game 19 - Division Playoffs
Gamegirl ..."I was so hoping the Giants would be able to win this game..."
Mikefan ..."Tough loss tonight. It was a good season. Time to plan for the future..."

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Jan 21 Daniel Jones and Jalen Hurts are 1-1 when they've faced each other as starting quarterbacks. On Nov. 28, 2021, Jones threw for 208 yards and a touchdown while Hurts was intercepted three times in a 13-7 Giants victory in MetLife Stadium in which Jones suffered a season-ending neck injury. The two quarterbacks met again on Dec. 11.
Hurts threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, while Jones had a passing and a rushing touchdown. But the Eagles cruised to a 48-22 victory, the Giants' most one-sided defeat of the season. The third installment of an NFC East quarterback rivalry that could play out for many years will take place Saturday night when the sixth-seeded Giants visit the top-seeded Eagles in an NFC Divisional Playoff Game in Lincoln Financial Field.

Jan 19 What's more fun than playing the team with the best record in football twice in one year? Playing the team with the best record in football three times in one year. The New York Giants hope to make it past the divisional round by pulling off the upset against the Philadelphia Eagles. So let's rewind the tape and look at some of the trends and notables the Eagles defense showed in the first two meetings.

Jan 18 By his own admission, Giants right tackle Evan Neal has had an uneven rookie campaign in which he's been learning the ins and outs of how NFL pass rushers try to make their opponents look silly. Such has been the case in particular against the Philadelphia Eagles. But Neal is not one to get discouraged. He believes the more looks he gets at them, the smoother his game will run.

Jan 17 The Giants had questions about Daniel Jones as recently as the start of this season, when they declined the fifth-year option in his rookie contract. He would have to prove to the new administration that he was capable of being a franchise pillar. Jones, 25, has done that. He has checked just about every box: stayed healthy for a full season, eliminated a turnover problem, played well in key spots and now, added winning in the playoffs to his resume.

Jan 16 Giants win over the Vikings 31-24
On the Game - Game 18 - Wild Card
Gamegirl ..."The Giants did what the fans expected and pulled off a win today over the Vikings, and it looks like the Eagles are next. As they say, bring it on..."
Mikefan ..."No major mistakes this time against the Vikings, and the Giants get the win they deserved..."

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New York Giants 31 - Minnesota Vikings 24
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Game 18 Playoff Preview - Wild Card - Giants (9-7-1) Vikings (13-4)
Last week the Minnesota Vikings finished the first half holding a 16-6 lead over the Chicago Bears. That gave them some room to relax on their way to the playoffs, and they left Chicago with a 29-13 win.
The Giants were also looking ahead to the playoffs when they took on the Eagles in Philadelphia. The Eagles were out to secure the No 1 seed, and accomplished that with a 22-16 win over the Giants.

Jan 14 The 9-7-1 Giants are back in the postseason for the first time since 2016, and are hunting for their first playoffs win since 2011, the year New York won Super Bowl XLVI. After years of struggles, the Giants grabbed a wild-card spot despite playing in the highly competitive NFC East, and will try to revive the postseason success of years past with their own first-year coach, Brian Daboll.

Jan 13 From the moment he set foot in the New York Giants training facility, defensive coordinator Wink Martindale set out to build an aggressive, championship-style defense that would give opposing offensive coordinators something to think about. As far as things stand now, Martindale is pleased with the overall direction the defense is headed.

Jan 12 Giants fans of a certain age will remember that neither of their last two Super Bowl champions were regular-season powerhouses. The 2007 champs went the wildcard route with a 10-6 record. The 2011 champs were 9-7 and got into the playoffs only by beating the Cowboys in an all-or-nothing season finale.
So why can't history repeat itself for this 9-7-1 Giants team? Starting Sunday in Minnesota, maybe they really can shock the NFL and do some actual postseason damage. They certainly believe it's possible. Here are five reasons for everyone else to believe it, too.

Jan 11 Brian Daboll coached in 30 postseason games as an NFL assistant, so he won't exactly be stepping into unfamiliar territory when the Giants visit Minnesota Sunday in an NFC Wild Card Game. He knows that while the prize gets bigger, the game at its core remains the same. So, Daboll will prepare his team this week as he did prior to each of the 17 regular-season games, meticulously studying the opponent and leaving no detail to chance.

Jan 10 The NFL coaching carousel has begun to spin. There were three openings before the regular season ended, and two more have been created today with the firings of Lovie Smith and Kliff Kingsbury by the Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals, respectively. New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka and defensive coordinator Wink Martindale figure to draw some interest on the head coaching interview circuit.

Jan 9 Giants lose to the Eagles 22-16
On the Game - Game 17
Gamegirl ..."You always want to see the Giants win, but no one was expecting to see that happening today..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants did a decent job in this last game of the season..."

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Game 17 Preview - Giants (9-6-1) Eagles (13-3)
The Philadelphia Eagles fans where hoping to see their team lock up the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a win over the New Orleans Saints on New Year's day. That didn't happen when the Saints won 20-10.
The New York Giants played on the same day, and their fans saw the Giants have a resounding 38-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts. That locked the Giants into the No 6. seed in the playoffs.

Jan 8 When Philadelphia does take the field for their regular season home finale, it won't be against New York's veteran backup quarterback, Tyrod Taylor. Instead, they will face Davis Webb, the 27-year-old passer who has bounced back and forth between the active roster and the practice squad this season

Jan 7 The Giants were once locked in a desperate battle for a spot in the playoffs - a battle they figured would come right down to their final game. The Eagles were cruising for most of the season, having built a seemingly insurmountable lead in the race for the top seed in the NFC. And it's the once-dominant Eagles who are suddenly in desperate need of a win in Sunday's matchup. It was only after the Eagles' loss at home to the Saints last Sunday, which dropped them to 13-3, when it finally looked like a panic button needed to be pushed.

Jan 6 Special Report - Ok, you're in charge. The Giants will play the Philadelphia Beagles Sunday in a game that doesn't really matter to them. They're in the playoffs, you see, and nothing can change that on Sunday, even in Lincoln Financial Field, more commonly referred to as The Linc. In fact, The Linc is a far more pleasant arena than its predecessor, Franklin Field, which was the only stadium in the league to have its own court room.
Those Eagle fans who "celebrated" entirely too strenuously were brought downstairs to see the judge, disciplined, fined and asked to leave. No more, Eagle fans are far more composed now - or so it is said. But while the game's result will have no bearing on the Giants playoff situation - they're the sixth seed and will remain so - it will have monumental importance to the home team, which can lock up the top seed in the NFC and a first-round bye just by winning.

Jan 5 Regardless of the outcome of this weekend's game, the Giants will head into the postseason with the No. 6 seed. As we are all aware of, this presents Brian Daboll and the rest of the coaching staff with an important question - do the starters play in Week 18, or would it be more beneficial to give them the week off to rest before postseason play begins?

Jan 4 There were no expectations for the 2022 New York Giants. How did the Giants engineer surprising turnaround? Almost no one saw a playoff berth coming for this season's Giants. So, how did this happen? How did Schoen and Daboll get the Giants to 9-6-1 and into the playoffs in Year 1?

Jan 3 NFL News
NFL postpones Bengals vs. Bills after Buffalo's Damar Hamlin collapses on field during Monday Night Football. Hamlin is currently in critical condition after receiving CPR on the field.
NFL star Damar Hamlin in critical condition after collapsing mid-game. Video footage and photos from the ground show team trainers and paramedics rushing to his side on the field within 10 seconds of him collapsing.

The New York Giants celebrated to the tune of $40,000 after clinching their first NFL playoff berth in six years. After defeating the Indianapolis Colts 38-10 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday, we're told the entire team went back to New York City and "shut down" Asian fusion restaurant Sei Less "for a private celebratory event."

Jan 2 Giants win over Indianapolis 38-10
On the Game - Game 16
Gamegirl ..."It was great to see the Giants have a 24-3 halftime lead on their way to the playoffs..."
Mikefan ..."Except for one major miscue the Giants hit on all cylinders..."

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Game 16 Preview - Giants (8-6-1) Indianapolis (4-10-1)
In their Monday night game with the Los Angeles Chargers, the Indianapolis Colts were trailing by just one touchdown at halftime. They failed to score another point, and took a 20-3 loss to the Chargers.
Last Saturday the Giants lost a tough one in Minnesota. Their game was heading into overtime when the Vikings kicked a 61-yard field goal on the last play of regulation time. That gave them a 27-24 win.