NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports there is "mutual interest" between the Giants and free agent RB LeGarrette Blount.
With Mike Gillislee now in New England, Blount is on the lookout for a new team. The Giants make sense as they need a bigger complement to Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen, and Blount will not cost much money. That said, New York may want to wait to see who falls to them in the draft before turning to Blount. The 30-year-old rushed for 18 touchdowns last season.
Giants GM Jerry Reese said he "probably looked at more quarterbacks" this year leading up to the draft.
It is not a surprise considering Eli Manning's age (36) and level of play last season. The Giants may not be in the market for one of the top quarterbacks at No. 23 overall, but it will not be surprising if they invest a Day-2 pick on a "quarterback of the future." Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer or Pitt's Nathan Peterman could fit the bill if they fall.
According to ESPN's Jordan Raanan, "it doesn't appear anything serious is going to come" of the Giants' interest in free agent DT Jared Odrick.
The Giants are looking to add a run-stuffer after losing Johnathan Hankins to the Colts, but Raanan believes that need is more likely to be addressed in the draft. The 29-year-old visited the Patriots last month but has otherwise had a quiet free agency. Perhaps Odrick's market will pick up after the draft.
Colts signed DT Johnathan Hankins, formerly of the Giants, to a three-year, $30 million contract.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the deal includes $14.5 million guaranteed. It's a big get for the Colts' talent-bereft defense, and as big of a loss for the G-Men. Hankins was one of the anchors of New York's top-five run defense last season. The No. 49 overall pick of the 2013 draft, Hankins just turned 25. He's been a bit inconsistent to this point in his career, but put a lot of great football on tape. GM Chris Ballard is off to a solid start in Indy.
The New York Post reports the Giants have a four-year, $28 million offer on the table for free agent DT Johnathan Hankins.
Hankins has continued to shop his wares in hopes of landing something more lucrative, but he's yet to find any serious takers. The Giants' offer is identical to the deal signed by Nick Fairley in New Orleans. Fairley was a better player than Hankins last year, but Hankins is younger with more long-term upside. Ultimately, Hankins' likeliest landing spot remains New York.
NJ Advance Media's Dan Duggan confirms the Giants have "some interest" in free agent DT Jared Odrick.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport mentioned the possibility last month. With the Johnathan Hankins saga still dragging on, the Giants still haven't added a body to their interior defensive line as they wait for Hankins to make a decision. Hankins visited the Colts on Tuesday and could be nearing a resolution.
According to ESPN's Jordan Raanan, Alabama TE O.J. Howard is "clearly at the top" of the Giants' draft board.
Howard's stock is rising rapidly and it's hard to envision him still being around when the Giants pick at 23rd overall. Raanan believes the Giants are also high on Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey, who might be more realistic at 23. For the Giants, Howard would be a massive upgrade on Will Tye, who earned PFF's worst grade out of 65 qualifiers at tight end last season.
ESPN's Jordan Raanan has "heard" there is "another team in [the] mix" for free agent DT Johnathan Hankins.
Hankins has been holding out for a better deal than the reported multi-year offer the Giants have had on the table "for weeks," but he has yet to find it. It is possible his agent is spreading rumors of "another team" to get New York to up the offer. Hankins remaining with the Giants still seems like the most likely outcome.
Giants coach Ben McAdoo attended Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes' Pro Day.
The Record's Art Stapleton believes McAdoo, who has avoided Pro Days in the past, showing up is a "sign" the Giants are giving "strong consideration" to drafting an heir apparent for Eli Manning. Considering Manning's age (36) and level of play last season, it would be wise for New York to start looking toward the future. They are a sleeper team to take a quarterback in the first round.
ESPN's Jordan Raanan does not expect the Giants to pursue free agent C Nick Mangold.
The New York Daily News reported the Giants' interest on Monday. Raanan believes it is unlikely Mangold is willing to switch to guard, and the Giants already have an established starter at center in Weston Richburg. They also have Justin Pugh at left guard and signed D.J. Fluker to compete at right guard with John Jerry. If the Giants add anyone else to the offensive line, it needs to be at tackle.
The New York Daily News reports the Giants are interested in free agent C Nick Mangold.
It's Mangold's first tangible connection since he was released by the Jets on Feb. 25. The G-Men already have Weston Richburg at center, but ESPN's Dan Graziano has reported some teams are eyeing Mangold as a guard. Perhaps he could compete with John Jerry on the right side in New York. The Giants' run blocking left much to be desired in 2016.
NFL Network's Kim Jones reports the Giants have had a multi-year contract offer on the table for free agent Johnathan Hankins "for weeks."
It's not breaking news, but is noteworthy at a time when Hankins' market has otherwise gone cold. Giants beat writers continue to report there's a good chance Hankins will stay in New York, and that still seems the likeliest outcome.
Gary Myers of the New York Daily News doesn't believe the Giants are an option for free agent Adrian Peterson.
Peterson was arrested on charges of child abuse after hitting and injuring his child in 2014. After last year's PR nightmare involving Josh Brown, the Giants are staying far away from any player that might generate controversy. The Giants could use another back after releasing Rashad Jennings, but for now, it looks like they're content splitting the work between Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen. Peterson's market continues to be nonexistent.
The New York Post reports there’s a "good shot" free agent DT Johnathan Hankins re-signs with the Giants.
Hankins is holding out for a multi-year contract, but hasn't come close to his $8 million-plus asking price. The Giants cleared some cap space after extending Jason Pierre-Paul ($9 million) and getting pay cuts from Dwayne Harris and Shane Vereen. Returning on a prove-it deal could be Hankins' best chance at cashing in next offseason.
ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Giants aren't interested in re-signing free agent Victor Cruz.
Cruz hasn't generated any interest since visiting the Panthers back in February. He may have to wait until after the draft to sign with a team.
ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports there has been increased "optimism" free agent DT Johnathan Hankins will re-sign with the Giants.
Hankins is the top defensive lineman left on the market, but he has not found much interest. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Giants have a standing offer on the table, but "they want an answer" soon. Hankins' best option might be to take a one-year contract and try again next spring.
Steelers signed CB Coty Sensabaugh, formerly of the Giants, to a two-year contract.
The ex-Titan signed a "three-year deal" with the Rams last year, but was cut loose a few weeks into the regular season. He latched on with the Giants three days later, and contributed replacement-level snaps down the stretch. He's a depth piece who will be afforded the benefit of the doubt with regards to cracking the 53-man roster in Pittsburgh. He'll be a candidate to man the slot.
The Giants are interested in re-signing free agent CB Coty Sensabaugh.
Sensabaugh is visiting the Steelers on Monday. Sensabaugh washed out with the Rams and Ravens last season, but ended up playing a decent amount of snaps across 10 games as a Giant. 2017 will be his age-29 season.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent DT Jared Odrick is "one to watch" for the Giants if they can't re-sign Johnathan Hankins.
Odrick has made one visit -- with the Patriots -- since he was cut by the Jaguars in February. The 29-year-old was released with the "failed physical" designation but reportedly passed his exam with New England. The Giants have a standing offer on the table for Hankins and want an answer from him.
ESPN's Jordan Raanan believes there's a "50-50" chance of the Giants re-signing free agent DT Johnathan Hankins.
Even with Bennie Logan and Dontari Poe off the market, Hankins continues to draw little interest. Ranaan believes that every day that he remains unsigned, Hankins has a better chance of returning to New York. The Giants don't have a ton of spending money, but they did receive some cap relief last week when they signed Jason Pierre-Paul to a long-term contract. In all likelihood, Hankins will have to settle for a one-year prove-it deal.