Giants waived WR Juron Criner, OL Michael Bamiro, DB Justin Halley, OL Eric Herman, OL Derrick Johnson, P Robert Malone, DE Jordan Stanton, DT Jimmy Staten, TE Will Tye, OL Brandon Mosley and RB Akeem Hunt.
Mosley and Hunt were waived/injured. A 2012 fifth-rounder, Criner hasn't caught a regular season pass since 2013.
Giants released LB Victor Butler.
His release will make room for S Stevie Brown. Butler is suspended the first four games of the season.
The Giants are hosting free agent S Stevie Brown on Sunday.
Brown should be signed quickly if he passes his physical. The Giants are desperate at safety and have familiarity with Brown, who spent the last three seasons with the organization before a failed recent stint with the Texans.
Giants will bring in free agent S Stevie Brown for a workout.
This was widely expected after the Texans cut Brown on Friday. Brown started eight games for the Giants last year, and New York has a desperate need at safety. He should be signed early next week.
ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano believes free agent S Stevie Brown could return to New York.
Brown started eight games for the Giants last season before leaving to the Texans this offseason. New York tried to re-sign Brown before he bolted for Houston, and they may still be interested after losing four safeties to injury this preseason.
Ex-Giants and Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora is retiring after 11 seasons.
Umenyiora will retire as a Giant on Wednesday afternoon. New York is where Umenyiora made his reputation, racking up 75 sacks in 129 games across nine seasons. He was a part of two Super Bowl winners, and a first-team All Pro in 2005. Umenyiora made two Pro Bowls. Including his time in Atlanta, he retires the owner of 85 sacks. Umenyiora turns 34 in November.
Free agent James Jones is visiting the Giants.
Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the "hope for both sides" is a deal. A veteran of OC Ben McAdoo's system from their time together in Green Bay, Jones would provide insurance on an ineffective Rueben Randle and rehabbing Victor Cruz behind superstar Odell Beckham. Jones hadn't made any previously-known visits since getting released by the Raiders in May.
Free agent OT Jake Long is visiting the Giants on Wednesday.
Long visited the Giants earlier in the offseason. They're likely having him back for another look to see how Long's progressing in his rehab from a torn ACL. New York needs tackle depth after losing LT Will Beatty to a torn pectoral.
ESPN's Dan Graziano reports free agent Osi Umenyiora is preparing to retire.
Per Graziano, Umenyiora and the G-Men are discussing a "ceremonial one-day contract so he can retire a Giant." Umenyiora had previously said he had "zero" plans to retire, but he's been greeted by crickets in free agency. Going on 34, Umenyiora could muster just 2.5 sacks in 347 snaps for the Falcons last season. Umenyiora spent 2003-12 with the Giants.
Giants waived WR Marcus Harris and S Justin Currie.
Harris caught nine passes for 93 yards last preseason before injuring his shoulder and missing the entire season. In addition to the sprained AC joint in his shoulder, Harris also required hip and knee surgeries over the past year. The fourth-year UDFA out of Murray State missed much of the offseason program.
ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Giants are expected to sign former Ravens S Jeromy Miles.
Miles didn't generate much interest during the free agency period despite putting together a solid season in 2014. He was particularly strong in coverage, receiving PFF's 14th-highest grade among 87 qualifiers at safety. The 27-year-old also contributes on special teams. Nat Berhe and rookie Landon Collins are expected to open the season as the Giants' starting safeties.
Free agent WR James Jones mentioned the Chiefs, Giants, Jaguars, and Seahawks as teams that "fit me."
The Chiefs, Giants, and Seahawks had already been linked to Jones. The Jags would be an interesting fit, as they've seemingly been interested in adding a veteran receiver all offseason, first targeting Randall Cobb before making a run at Greg Jennings. Jones played for new Jaguars OC Greg Olson last year.
The player rep for free agent WR James Jones said the Chiefs, Giants and Seahawks made preliminary inquiries in May.
We haven't heard about any formal visits for Jones since he was released immediately following the draft. He's still just 31 years old, but was never able to cleanly separate and only became a "thing" because of Aaron Rodgers. We're still not certain Jones will even get a shot to prove himself at a training camp, but he wants one. "I'm not retiring. I still want to play. If you need a receiver, come get me," he said.
Free agent LT Jake Long is considered "still in the picture" for the Giants.
The Giants hosted Long for a free agent visit late last month, and haven't ruled out signing him. There is suddenly a potential market for the injury-riddled Long, however, after both the Broncos and Giants lost their left tackles during OTAs. Long is taking his time coming off a second consecutive ACL tear. He is likely also hoping to land a deal with guaranteed money.
The Giants are in "no real rush" to sign free agent OT Jake Long.
FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo characterizes Long's Thursday visit as an "intro to the team/check on his rehab." Long is just seven months removed from re-tearing his right ACL. If he signs with the G-Men, it could be closer to camp after he's had more time to rehab. Camp is still two months away.
Free agent OT Jake Long visited the Giants on Thursday.
Long's visit, his first since being released by the Rams in March, comes six days after the Newark Star-Ledger reported the Giants might be interested. The G-Men need another body at tackle after LT Will Beatty tore his pec earlier this month. He's a big name, but injuries have rendered Long a shell of his former self. He turned 30 earlier in May.
The Newark Star-Ledger believes the Giants could have interest in free agent OT Jake Long.
The Giants are looking to add offensive line depth after losing LT Will Beatty to a torn pectoral. Long’s career has been derailed by consecutive torn ACLs, but he could provide a veteran stopgap if healthy. Seven months removed from surgery, Long should be limited to non-guaranteed deals.
Giants released/waived RB Chris Ogbonnaya, LB James Davidson and S Thomas Gordon.
Ogbonnaya re-signed for a one-year, $770,000 contract in March, but is getting cut loose just two months later. The seven-year veteran rushed 14 times for 50 yards (3.6 YPC) for the Panthers last season, but didn't get the ball in two games for the G-Men. Ogbonnaya turned 29 earlier this month.
Giants waived LB Terrell Manning.
Manning appeared in four games between the Bears and Giants last season. The 2012 sixth-rounder is running out of time in the league.
Giants released WR Kevin Ogletree.
Going on 28, Ogletree caught five passes in seven games for the G-Men last season. He has 26 total grabs since his flash-in-the-pan 2012. He could latch on as a camp body somewhere in the next two months.