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Prince Amukamara | Defensive Back

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 207
College: Nebraska
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According to ESPN's Dan Graziano, the Giants would like to see RCB Prince Amukamara "healthy for a full season" before extending his contract.
Amukamara has made it through a full 16-game slate only once in four NFL seasons. Eli Manning is entering the final year of his contract and remains the Giants' top priority. If New York can get Manning squared away, the G-Men can then assign Amukamara the franchise tag while they work on an extension. Jul 26 - 12:04 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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The Giants aren't expected to extend CB Prince Amukamara's contract.

New York will probably extend Eli Manning in the near future to lessen his cap burden, but at $6.896 million, the Giants feel they are getting good value for Amukamara. The hesitation to lock up Amukamara long-term may stem from his season-ending biceps injury. He'll be a free agent after the 2015 season if a deal isn't reached.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 22 - 10:30 AM

Giants RCB Prince Amukamara (biceps) expects to be ready for OTAs.

Amukamara missed the final eight games of 2014 with a torn biceps. He's scheduled to make $6.898 million after the Giants exercised his fifth-year option and could be a candidate for an extension. Amukamara had 46 tackles, three interceptions, and 11 pass deflections despite playing just 464 snaps.
Jan 28 - 5:38 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Giants coach Tom Coughlin confirmed RCB Prince Amukamara (torn biceps) is done for the season.

He'll undergo surgery, and be stashed on injured reserve. It's a crippling blow for the fading Giants, severely weakening one of their only obvious strengths. Injury plagued his first two years in the league, Amukamara hadn't missed a game since 2012. Still only 25, Amukamara is under contract for $6.898 million next season. Despite the injury, he'll be a candidate for an offseason contract extension.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 02:13:00 PM

Giants RCB Prince Amukamara exited Monday night's Week 9 game against the Colts with a torn biceps.

He'll likely require season-ending surgery and soon head to injured reserve. With Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie already playing through back and hamstring injuries and Walter Thurmond III lost for the season, the Giants' once-deep cornerback group will turn to Zack Bowman opposite DRC.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 09:29:00 PM

Giants RCB Prince Amukamara said his groin strain isn't serious, and he could have returned to Saturday night's preseason game against the Colts.

Amukamara added that "heck yeah" he'll be ready for the Week 1 opener against the Lions. Expect him to miss some practice time this week just to play it smart. We'll consider him day-to-day. Injuries have been a cause for concern for Amukamara since he was selected 19th overall in the 2011 draft.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 11:03:00 AM

Giants CB Prince Amukamara exited Saturday night's preseason game against the Colts with a groin strain and will not return.

Veteran Zack Bowman is the next man up at cornerback for the Giants opposite Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The Giants have a much deeper secondary heading into this season. Amukamara's injury isn't believed to be serious.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 07:52:00 PM

Prince Amukamara has yet to have long-term talks with the Giants.

Amukamara has emerged as an above-average player, but there should be little rush for the G-Men. Amukamara had trouble staying healthy before 2013, and is under team control for a modest total of $7.93 million over the next two seasons. He'll be positioned for a big payday if he equals or bests his 2013 this season.
Tue, May 13, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Giants exercised CB Prince Amukamara's fifth-year club option for 2015.

The $6.898 million option is only guaranteed for serious injury and doesn't prevent the Giants from negotiating a long-term deal. Therefore, it was a relatively easy decision considering Amukamara's status as an above-average, every-down corner entering his age-25 season. He'll pair with free agent pickup Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to give the Giants a strong duo for the next two seasons.
Thu, May 1, 2014 11:59:00 AM

The Giants haven't decided whether to exercise CB Prince Amukamara's fifth-year option for 2015.

Amukamara would cost roughly $7.93 million over the next two seasons. While he hasn't established himself as a franchise player, there's not much downside in the Giants picking up the option and keeping open discussions about a long-term deal. Amukamara had 85 tackles and two forced fumbles last year in his first full season as a starter, but has managed just three career interceptions.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 03:08:00 PM

Giants RCB Prince Amukamara is not expected to shadow Calvin Johnson on Sunday.

Amukamara has been the Giants' top corner this season with Corey Webster missing most of the year. The Giants play sides. Trumaine McBride handles the left side, while Terrell Thomas mans the slot. Megatron will get some work against all three. In a must-win situation, Johnson could have a huge game.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 09:10:00 AM

Giants RCB Prince Amukamara (concussion) has been cleared for Week 2.

Amukamara passed his concussion tests Friday and returned to a full practice. He'll start opposite Corey Webster in Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 05:06:00 PM

Giants RCB Prince Amukamara (concussion) returned to a full practice Friday.

Amukamara did not participate at all on Wednesday or Thursday. He appears to have been cleared and will likely suit up against the Broncos on Sunday. The Giants are going to need all the help they can get against Peyton Manning.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 12:12:00 PM

Giants RCB Prince Amukamara (concussion) could be cleared to practice later this week.

Amukamara did some running on the side Wednesday. He's still looking questionable for Week 2. The Giants are currently using Aaron Ross at right cornerback.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 01:12:00 PM

Giants RCB Prince Amukamara was removed from Sunday night's game due to a concussion.

Amukamara will now need to pass the NFL's concussion protocol before returning to practice. The Giants will be forced to go with Aaron Ross at right cornerback in his absence.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 10:21:00 PM

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