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Broncos signed TE Matt LaCosse off the Giants' practice squad.

LaCosse was an offseason favorite among Giants beat writers in New York, but he never actually did anything in real games. The Broncos are in constant search of tight end help. They curiously gave up on AJ Derby earlier this year.
Dec 11 - 5:29 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports ex-Panthers GM Dave Gettleman is the "early favorite" for the Giants' opening.

The Giants were going to interview John Dorsey this week, but Cleveland beat them to the punch. That leaves Gettleman as the best name on the open market right now, but Rapoport reports the Giants are willing to wait until the end of the season in order to interview candidate currently employed by other teams. Gettleman would fit the bill as a Giants hire after spending 15 years with the organization including as the director of pro personnel before leaving for Carolina.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 10 - 9:01 AM

According to PFT's Mike Florio, ex-Panthers GM Dave Gettleman's name is "already making the rounds in some league circles as the most likely candidate" for the Giants' GM vacancy.

Gettleman was a surprise late-summer firing in Carolina back in July. He's known as a solid talent evaluator and drafter, but Gettleman didn't have great relationships with veteran players in Carolina. Maybe it was a learning experience for the 66-year-old. Before landing the GM job in Carolina back in 2013, Gettleman worked in the Giants' front office under now-fired GM Jerry Reese.
Dec 5 - 9:29 PM

Giants fired GM Jerry Reese.

The Giants usually opt for the status quo over new blood, especially in the front office, but this change simply had to be made. After a successful start to his tenure which included two Super Bowls in five years, the Giants have tanked under Reese the last five seasons as he continually failed to address issues on the offensive line and, aside from last year, the defense while struggling in the draft. He appeared to right the ship last season with several hits in free agency and the draft to help shore up the defense, but things fell apart again this year. In all, Reese finishes his 11-year tenure with a 90-82 record and two rings.
Dec 4 - 11:42 AM

Giants fired coach Ben McAdoo.

Following the disastrous mishandling of Eli Manning's benching, it had become clear all the hair gel in the world was not going to save McAdoo's job. While the coach did shepherd the team to a playoff berth last season, his offense was dreadful even as the Giants were winning, and those struggles continued this season even before injuries struck. If the losses were not enough, McAdoo was forced to suspend both Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Janoris Jenkins this season, suggesting there were serious problems in the locker room. Put frankly, this move had to be made. It would be surprising if McAdoo is considered for another head coaching job in the near future.
Dec 4 - 11:36 AM

Free agent RB Jeremy Langford visited the Dolphins on Tuesday.

ESPN's Field Yates reports Langford visited the Giants on Monday. The Dolphins need a body in the backfield after Damien Williams suffered a shoulder injury in Week 12. Langford spent two days on the Ravens' active roster in September.
Nov 28 - 5:55 PM

The Giants worked out free agent OG Orlando Franklin.

It's the first interest in Franklin since his August release. The Giants are in the market for offensive line upgrades, but haven't made any signings. They've also been connected to Branden Albert and Cyrus Kouandijo.
Oct 13 - 4:55 PM

Corey Brown worked out for the Giants on Wednesday.

The Giants are still in the market for wideouts after promoting Ed Eagan from the practice squad. Demarcus Ayers, Kalif Raymond, Jeremy Ross and Canaan Severin also visited, but none would be impact signings.
Oct 11 - 5:22 PM

Free agent OT Branden Albert will work out for the Giants later this week.

Albert left his Seahawks visit without a deal. The Giants' line is one of the league's worst. Signing Albert would give the G-Men the option of benching LT Ereck Flowers.
Oct 10 - 4:18 PM

Jets claimed TE Will Tye off waivers from the Giants.

With Austin Seferian-Jenkins suspended the first two games, Tye could play a role right away. The only other tight ends on the roster are Eric Tomlinson, Jason Vander Laan, and rookie Jordan Leggett. Tye has shown some ability as a pass catcher with a career 90-859-4 line in two seasons.
Sep 3 - 12:06 PM

Giants released/waived RB Shaun Draughn, QB Josh Johnson, RB Khalid Abdullah, FB Jacob Huesman, WR Travis Rudolph, WR Jerome Lane, WR Canaan Severin, WR Marquis Bundy, WR Ed Eagan, TE Will Tye, OL Adam Bisnowaty, OL Jon Halapio, OL Jarron Jones, OL Matt Rotheram, DL Devin Taylor, DL Bobby Richardson, DL Jordan Williams, LB Deontae Skinner, LB Stansly Maponga, LB Curtis Grant, CB Donte Deayon, CB DaShaun Amos, CB Nigel Tribune, S Ryan Murphy, S Trey Robinson, and K Mike Nugent.

DL Josh Banks and LB Mark Herzlich were waived/injured. Draughn was competing with guys like Wayne Gallman and Orleans Darkwa at running back.
Sep 2 - 5:15 PM

Giants waived TE Will Tye.

Tye appeared in all 16 games last season, starting 10, and registered a combined 90 catches for 859 yards and four touchdowns over the past two seasons. The Giants made it a point to overhaul their tight end spot this year. Tye couldn't block and provided very little playmaking ability. He was running with the backups all summer and fumbled multiple times in the preseason finale.
Sep 2 - 11:55 AM

Giants released QB Josh Johnson.

The move suggests Geno Smith has won the backup quarterback job, but the Giants could always look for a better option on the wire.
Sep 2 - 11:39 AM

Giants released K Mike Nugent.

Nugent made all five of his preseason field goal attempts but still lost the starting job to Aldrick Rosas. A former second-round pick with 236 career field goals, Nugent will be a name to watch for any teams who encounter kicker trouble early in the year.
Sep 2 - 11:20 AM

Giants released DE Devin Taylor.

Taylor didn't have a good camp and was buried on the depth chart behind Jason Pierre-Paul, Olivier Vernon, Romeo Okwara, Kerry Wynn and Avery Moss. The 27-year-old is less than two years removed from a seven-sack campaign in 2015. He should find work as a rotational pass rusher, perhaps with his old team, the Lions.
Sep 2 - 8:55 AM

Giants waived DE Owa Odighizuwa.

The move comes a day after Odighizuwa was hit with a four-game suspension for a PED violation. A third-round pick in 2015, Odighizuwa said he needed some time "away from the game" this offseason, but he eventually reported back to the Giants. Odighizuwa is talented enough to lock down a roster spot somewhere, but teams will have to feel comfortable with his off-field situation.
Aug 29 - 11:32 AM

Giants waived OT Michael Bowie.

Bowie was charged with domestic violence this past weekend and has predictably been cut. GM Jerry Reese wouldn't rule out a return down the line.
Aug 23 - 9:57 AM

Bears signed ILB Kelvin Sheppard, formerly of the Giants.

Sheppard, 29, worked out for the Dolphins this week after they lost rookie MLB Raekwon McMillan to an ACL tear. In Chicago, Sheppard will provide some inside linebacker depth if Danny Trevathan (knee) isn't ready.
Aug 18 - 12:44 PM

Ravens signed TE Larry Donnell, formerly of the Giants.

Donnell didn't attract much interest as a free agent, only working out for the Colts before landing with Baltimore. With Dennis Pitta gone, Benjamin Watson coming off a torn Achilles, Maxx Williams coming off knee surgery, and Darren Waller facing a year-long suspension, the Ravens are as thin at tight end as any team in the league. Donnell scored six touchdowns during a breakout 2014 campaign but is coming off a dreadful 2016 season that saw him earn PFF's worst grade out of 65 qualified tight ends. He remains well off the fantasy radar.
Jul 30 - 11:38 AM

Giants S Jadar Johnson has decided to retire.

Signed as an undrafted free agent out of Clemson, Johnson will retire without making an NFL appearance. He probably would have been a long shot to crack the 53-man roster had he stuck around.
Jul 30 - 11:21 AM


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