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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

Odell Beckham said the hamstring injury that plagued him last summer never fully healed.

Two tears in his right hamstring caused Beckham to miss all of the offseason program, all of training camp and the first four games of the season. Then he put on one of the best displays by a rookie wideout ever, going 91-1,305-12 in just 12 games. We find it very hard to believe that he did this at less than 100 percent, but that's what he's saying. "I should be good by training camp," Beckham said after catching five balls in the Pro Bowl. "The plan is to play at full strength next season, and I definitely hope to do it. I'm just looking forward to getting healthy."
Jan 26 - 8:17 AM

The Giants' website doesn't expect Will Beatty to move to right tackle.

There's been speculation Beatty could be replaced if the Giants can upgrade on him in the draft or free agency, but it would be a surprise if he didn't remain on Eli Manning's blindside. Beatty has an $8.15 million cap hit in 2015 and is under contract for the next three seasons. After a dismal 2013 campaign, Beatty flourished in first-year OC Ben McAdoo's quick-hitting 2014 passing attack, grading out as a top-12 left tackle in Pro Football Focus' grades. He was PFF's No. 14 overall tackle.
Jan 24 - 5:44 PM

ESPN New York believes the Giants could move on from C J.D. Walton.

PFF graded Walton as one of the worst starting centers in the league this past year. He's owed $2.5 million in salary and bonuses. Releasing Walton would allow 2014 second-rounder Weston Richburg to start at center.
Jan 24 - 2:29 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano believes MLB Jon Beason could be released this offseason.

Beason is guaranteed $900k in 2015, but the Giants could save roughly $3.5 million against the cap by releasing the injury-prone middle linebacker. The problem is Jameel McClain was not impressive as Beason's stand in last season, and there is no one better currently on the Giants' roster. A pay cut may make more sense for both sides.
Source: ESPN
Jan 24 - 1:59 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano called DE Mathias Kiwanuka an "obvious" candidate to be released this offseason.

The Giants could save $4.85 million by cutting the almost 32-year-old Kiwanuka. With only 15 sacks over the last four seasons and his effectiveness against the run diminishing, Kiwanuka is an easy cut for the Giants. He will struggle to get anything more than one-year deals on the open market.
Source: ESPN
Jan 24 - 1:51 PM

Impending free-agent CB Walter Thurmond said he would like to re-sign with the Giants.

"I love the city of New York and I’m willing to come back," Thurmond said. A free-agent acquisition last offseason, Thurmond only played two games with the Giants before being placed on injured reserve with a torn pectoral. A talented player, Thurmond's injury history limited him to a one-year deal during free agency last season. Thurmond is Rotoworld's No. 14 free-agent corner.
Jan 24 - 12:29 PM

Giants hired ex-Ravens DBs coach Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator.

And so ends Spagnuolo's circuitous six-year journey away from the G-Men. Tabbed as Rams head coach after two extremely successful seasons coordinating the Giants' defense in 2007-08, Spags spent time in New Orleans and Baltimore after getting canned by the Rams following the 2011 season. He was an unmitigated disaster coordinating the Saints' defense in 2012, but obviously has comfort working with coach Tom Coughlin. Spagnuolo inherits a mixed bag of a roster in New York, but should be a solid, competent hire for the G-Men.
Jan 15 - 4:25 PM

The Giants are considering moving RT Justin Pugh to guard.

Pugh took a step back after a solid rookie season, grading out as the No. 40 tackle by Pro Football Focus. His pass-protection limitations were exposed in an early-season loss to the Eagles, where he allowed four of his six sacks. Pugh's best fit is on the inside in OC Ben McAdoo's scheme. The Giants will only keep Pugh at tackle if they can't upgrade at tackle this offseason.
Jan 14 - 6:23 PM

Ravens DBs coach Steve Spagnuolo will interview for the Giants' defensive-coordinator vacancy on Wednesday.

According to the Newark Star-Ledger's Jordan Ranaan, Spagnuolo is the "frontrunner" to replace Perry Fewell, who was fired last Wednesday. Spags, of course, made his name as the G-Men's defensive coordinator, overseeing the unit that stymied the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.
Jan 13 - 2:25 PM

The Giants will interview Bills DL coach Pepper Johnson for their open defensive coordinator position.

The interview will happen early next week. Drafted by the Giants in the second round of the 1986 NFL Draft, Johnson played 13 seasons in the NFL before retiring in 1998. He served as an assistant with the Patriots from 2000-13 before joining the Bills as the defensive line coach last season. The Giants are also interested in Ravens DB coach Steve Spagnuolo.
Jan 10 - 10:57 AM

The Giants are expected to reach out to Ravens DBs coach Steve Spagnuolo regarding their defensive-coordinator vacancy.

It would be quite the reunion after Spagnuolo put himself on the map with a wildly successful two years as the Giants' defensive boss from 2007-2008. He was the mastermind of the defense that shut down Tom Brady and the 18-0 Patriots in the 2007 Super Bowl. Spagnuolo then became the head coach of the Rams in 2009, finishing with a pitiful 10-38 record across three seasons. His stint as the Saints' defensive coordinator in 2012 was abysmal, as the Saints fielded the worst defense of all-time in yards allowed. He's rehabbed his value in Baltimore.
Jan 7 - 11:07 AM

Giants signed OLB Victor Butler to a reserve/future contract.

Butler, 27, recorded 11 sacks across four seasons as a sub-package rusher in Dallas 2009-2012, but has been injured and ineffective ever since. Ideally, Butler would make the Giants and contribute as a nickel and dime edge presence.
Jan 5 - 5:56 PM

The Giants are almost certain to retain exclusive rights free agent Larry Donnell.

All the Giants have to do is tender Donnell for one year at $585,000 to keep him. They'll obviously do so for a player that established himself as a pass-catching weapon at the tight end spot, recording 63-623-6 in his first year as a starter. Donnell's fantasy outlook for 2015 won't be overly bright however, as Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz (if healthy) and Rueben Randle project to dominate targets.
Jan 5 - 11:22 AM

Giants rookie CB Bennett Jackson had microfracture surgery on his knee in October.

Jackson hopes to be ready when the Giants begin their offseason workout program on April 20, but microfracture recoveries are notoriously fickle beasts. A sixth-rounder out of Notre Dame, Jackson did not record a snap in his rookie campaign.
Jan 3 - 9:27 AM

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