Player News - Giants

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Giants hired Vikings OC Pat Shurmur as head coach.

It's a five-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Shurmur's hiring became a foregone conclusion once the Lions and Colts snagged Patriots coordinators Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels respectively. Shurmur did a lousy job during his previous head-coaching stint in Cleveland but rebuilt his reputation with a strong showing in Minnesota. He'll be replacing Ben McAdoo, who was fired midseason after inexplicably benching Eli Manning for Geno Smith. Shurmur is reportedly in favor of keeping Manning, though the Giants are fully expected to select a quarterback in the upcoming draft, perhaps as early as second overall. Former Raiders coach Jack Del Rio should follow Shurmur to New York as the team's defensive coordinator.
Jan 22 - 5:54 PM

Vikings OC Pat Shurmur will have his second interview for the Giants' head-coaching vacancy on Tuesday.

The interview is just a formality as the Giants are fully expected to hire Shurmur as their next head coach and could make it official as early as Tuesday. Shurmur is reportedly targeting former Raiders coach Jack Del Rio as his defensive coordinator.
Jan 22 - 2:04 PM

Giants GM Dave Gettleman "reaffirmed his desire" for Eli Manning to return as the team's starting quarterback in 2018.

Gettleman said he had a "great" meeting with Manning earlier this month. Among the topics they discussed were remaking the offensive line while also taking steps to improve the running game. Despite the vote of confidence, Gettleman told Manning the team's personnel department will "dig in" on evaluating the upcoming quarterback class while taking a deeper look at third-round rookie Davis Webb. Pat Shurmur also had good things to say about Manning when he interviewed for the Giants' head-coaching job.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 21 - 1:03 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Vikings OC Pat Shurmur has emerged as the Giants' "top choice" to replace Ben McAdoo.

Per Rapsheet, Shurmur will accept the job if offered. The move cannot be formalized until the Vikings are eliminated from the playoffs. Mike Garafolo reports the Giants have been impressed by Shurmur's success with multiple quarterbacks in Minnesota. Shurmur, who previously coached the Browns, would be a low-wattage hire, but his reputation has remained strong in league circles.
Jan 15 - 2:48 PM

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the Giants' head-coaching job vacancy has been narrowed to Vikings OC Pat Shurmur and Patriots OC Josh McDaniels.

The NFL's worst-kept secret is that McDaniels will be the Colts' next head coach, so this would indicate Shurmur is now the favorite to succeed Ben McAdoo. Shurmur has interviewed with the Giants, Lions, Cardinals, and Bears. Chicago (Matt Nagy) and Detroit (Matt Patricia) have their new coaches in place, while the Cardinals and Giants' searches remain open. Should Shurmur end up choosing Arizona, the G-Men could turn to Panthers DC Steve Wilks.
Jan 15 - 12:24 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Vikings OC Pat Shurmur is a "strong candidate" for the Giants' head coaching vacancy.

Shurmur is also believed to be the top candidate in Arizona, so he should have his pick when he is ready to make a decision. If he decides to go with the Cardinals, the Giants could be in a tough spot. They were reportedly down to Shurmur, Patriots DC Matt Patricia, and Patriots OC Josh McDaniels for the job, but Patricia is expected to land with the Lions while McDaniels appears to be headed to the Colts. If Shurmur spurns them, the Giants could turn to Panthers DC Steve Wilks.
Jan 14 - 12:51 PM

ABC 15 in Arizona reports Vikings OC Pat Shurmur has emerged as the favorite for the Cardinals' head-coaching vacancy.

Shurmur interviewed for Arizona's vacancy last week, and rumors have had him potentially bringing impending free agent Case Keenum along with him should Shurmur land a head-coaching gig. He was being considered by the Bears, but Chicago opted for ex-Chiefs OC Matt Nagy. Shurmur has also drawn interest from the Lions and Giants, who have yet to fill their head-coaching voids.
Jan 10 - 8:40 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Vikings OC Pat Shurmur could bring free agent QB Case Keenum with him if he lands a head-coaching job.

Shurmur has interviewed with Arizona and the Giants, two teams that need quarterbacks. It sounds like his landing spot may be tied with Keenum, who had a career year in Shurmur's system. Shurmur has been one of the hotter names this offseason, but a retread coach and journeyman starter may not be huge selling points for forward-thinking owners.
Source: ESPN
Jan 7 - 10:37 AM

Vikings OC Pat Shurmur will interview for the Cardinals' head-coaching vacancy on Thursday night.

He interviewed with the Lions earlier today. The Cardinals interviewed DC James Bettcher on Wednesday and will sit down with Steelers OL coach Mike Munchak this weekend. Shurmur failed in his first head-coaching stint with the Browns but has rebuilt his reputation with a successful run in Minnesota.
Jan 4 - 4:49 PM

ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports the Giants have requested to interview Vikings OC Pat Shurmur for their head-coaching vacancy.

They join the Cardinals, Bears and Lions in pursuing the ex-Browns coach. Shurmur will have to get in his interviews this week before preparation begins in earnest for the Vikings' Divisional Round game.
Jan 2 - 3:06 PM

Impending free agent C Weston Richburg (concussion) said he was medically cleared around a month ago.

Richburg missed the final 12 games with a concussion which landed him on injured reserve, a decision with which he disagreed. He is healthy heading into free agency, however, and is the best pivot available on the open market. Like most free agents, Richburg says he wants to stay with the Giants, but it is possible he is priced out of their range.
Source: ESPN
Jan 2 - 10:22 AM

Impending free agent OL Justin Pugh (back) expects to be ready for the offseason program.

Pugh missed the final seven games because of a back injury, but he expects to be medically cleared next month. It is great news as he heads into free agency. A quality option at multiple positions along the offensive line, Pugh will have a hot market if his back checks out.
Source: ESPN
Jan 2 - 10:17 AM

Giants signed WR Amba Etta-Tawo, WR Canaan Severin, OL Ethan Cooper, DT Kristjan Sokoli, DE Jordan Williams, CB Jeremiah McKinnon, CB Tim Scott, K Marshall Koehn, and P Austin Rehkow to reserve/future contracts.

Aside from the specialists, everyone on the list finished the season on the Giants' practice squad. Koehn will push Aldrick Rosas while Rehkow is competition for Brad Wing.
Jan 2 - 9:27 AM

The Giants will interview DC Steve Spagnuolo for their head-coaching vacancy.

It's likely only because Spagnuolo is already in the house, so they may as well pick his brain. Spags was a massive disaster in his three-year stint with the Rams from 2009-2011, sandwiching a 7-9 season with 1-15 and 2-14 years. He was 1-3 as the Giants' interim coach to close out this season. Spagnuolo probably should be given a second chance as a head coach, but it may never come. New Giants GM Dave Gettleman is obviously very familiar with Spags having worked together previously in 2007 and 2008 before Spagnuolo left for St. Louis.
Jan 1 - 9:30 PM

The Cardinals and Bears reportedly have the most interest in Vikings OC Pat Shurmur as a head-coaching candidate.

Shurmur is being credited for the turnaround of the Vikings' 2017 offense, which was revamped with multiple O-Line additions and got a career year from Case Keenum, who was surrounded by big-time playmakers Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, and Kyle Rudolph. Shurmur would likely undertake a near-full-on rebuild in Arizona. In Chicago, he would inherit 2017 No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky.
Jan 1 - 6:11 PM


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