Antrel Rolle is the latest Giant to weigh in on Osi Umenyiora's contract standoff with the Giants and state that the defensive end should be paid. He was asked about it today during an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
"My concern with Osi is one thing and one thing only," he said. " I’m hoping that he comes back. We need him. We have a very very good defensive line without... » more
One of the things players who have had broken fifth metatarsals and other lower-body injuries say is that conditioning can be a challenge. A player can’t run, so it’s hard to stay in shape. Hakeem Nicks knows that. In fact, it may be one of the reasons why he’s a Giant.
While at the Combine before his rookie year, Nicks injured his hamstring. He weighed in at the Combine at a svelte 212 pounds.... » more
When talking about running back David Wilson, the Giants’ first-round pick, running backs coach Jerald Ingram spent a lot of time talking about a different position – quarterback.
“There’s a lot to learn for a running back and what we ask our running backs to do,” Ingram said. “The number one thing that we ask our running backs to do is take care of our $100 million quarterback. That’s what... » more
Rueben Randle didn’t have much experience returning punts in college. He was the backup in that job at LSU, playing behind Patrick Peterson one year and Tyrann Mathieu the next. Those are two of the premier returners in the college game in recent seasons. But with the Giants, it sounds as if he could get a shot.
“He’s a natural catching it,” special teams coordinator Tom Quinn said. “I think... » more
Not only are the Giants going through the offseason without projected starting tight ends Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum, both of whom tore their ACLs in the Super Bowl, but they are now practicing without the reinforcements they brought in to bolster the position. Martellus Bennett has not been practicing due to a sore hamstring and rookie Adrien Robinson (who shall forever be known as the JPP... » more
When Perry Fewell first saw Jake Muasau in the Giants’ complex, he was disappointed. He spotted the long flowing hair from behind and thought that Kawika Mitchell had come back. Fewell had to try to hide his disappointment when Muasau turned around and started beaming about how excited he was to be here, an undrafted linebacker from Georgia State who was signed as a tryout at rookie minicamp.
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It’s an unwritten rule that players usually stay out of each other’s business when it comes to offseason negotiations and contracts. Comparing what one guy gets to what you get is particularly verboten. Mathias Kiwanuka and Osi Umenyiora are breaking that rule.
It wasn’t long after Kiwanuka signed his new three-year extension that Umenyiora, firing back at Jerry Reese’s claim that he’d been... » more
Before we head out to OTAs this morning, I wanted to pass along information regarding a couple of upcoming events that won’t take place on a football field. Namely, Justin Tuck’s annual billiards tournament for his RUSH for Literacy program and David Tyree’s Charity Bowl. Both offer fans a chance to support good causes and play sports – although not football – with Giants players.
Tuck’s event... » more
Justin Tuck made it clear that he believes players should abide by the contracts that they sign. But when it comes to his teammate Osi Umenyiora, Tuck sees the other side and thinks Osi “deserves to get paid.”
That’s what Tuck said on the Jim Rome Show on Tuesday while talking up his upcoming RUSH for Literacy billiards event in New York. Here's a link to the appearance.
“He’s... » more
The Super Bowl champs were in business mode on Wednesday – the first day of OTAs. For many, it was the first step toward putting their memorable 2011 season (and the rings that came with it) behind them.
There were no pads, nor shells. But it felt like football, several players said. And after an offseason filled with Super Bowl appearances, ring ceremonies and next week’s visit to the White... » more