Team Related News

Giants waived LB Deontae Skinner.

Skinner was set to be a restricted free agent, so perhaps the Giants are just giving him a head start on the market. Skinner was just a special teamer with the Giants.
Feb 22 - 12:29 PM

Bengals signed OT Bobby Hart, formerly of the Giants, to a one-year contract.

The Giants made it known in December that Hart wasn't long for the G-Men, and they finally waived him last weekend. The Bengals have one of the sorriest tackle groups in the league. They're merely taking a flier on the 23-year-old.
Feb 14 - 2:59 PM

ESPN's Jordan Raanan considers Darrell Bevell the favorite for the Giants' offensive coordinator job.

The Giants struck out on Vikings QBs coach Kevin Stefanski, who was blocked from leaving Minnesota. Bevell is one of the top coordinators available but New York may not be a great fit for him with Pat Shurmur expected to call plays. Eagles RBs coach Duce Staley has ties to Shurmur and is also in the mix.
Source: ESPN
Feb 10 - 4:46 PM

The Vikings denied the Giants' request to interview QBs coach Kevin Stefanski for their offensive coordinator vacancy.

Stefanski was a frontrunner for the job after working with Pat Shurmur the last three years. A riser in the coaching ranks, Stefanski will remain in Minnesota for at least another season before his deal expires. With Stefanski out of the running, the Giants could turn to Eagles RBs coach Duce Staley as a fallback.
Feb 10 - 4:11 PM

Giants waived RT Bobby Hart.

It was originally reported that Hart was waived on December 30, but the move wasn't made official until Friday. He battled an ankle injury throughout 2017 while also drawing criticism for "quitting" on the team. The 23-year-old struggled over his 523 snaps, earning PFF's No. 76 grade out of 83 qualifiers at tackle.
Feb 9 - 4:53 PM

The Sporting News' Alex Marvez reports Vikings QBs coach Kevin Stefanski is the Giants' "top target" for their offensive coordinator vacancy.

Stefanski worked under new Giants coach Pat Shurmur in Minnesota last season, so it makes sense for him to follow Shurmur to New York. Stefanski is also a candidate for the Vikings' OC job which Shurmur vacated, however, a role which would come with more autonomy and play-calling duties. If Minnesota fails to land Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo as their new OC, they will likely look to promote Stefanski.
Feb 8 - 10:43 AM

Giants RT Bobby Hart was never released by the team.

Hart was waived/injured on December 30. He passed through waivers unclaimed and landed on injured reserve. At the time Hart was waived/injured, it was perceived as punishment for "quitting on the team." The Giants have Hart under contract for one more season.
Feb 5 - 5:58 PM

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield considers the Giants an "ideal situation."

"Throwing the ball to Engram, Shep and Odell wouldn’t be too bad," said the Heisman Trophy winner. "Being there, that’s a big-time franchise. The spotlight, I think I thrive on that. I think that would be an ideal situation." Mayfield was planning to sit down with the Giants at last week's Senior Bowl but that meeting never materialized. Eli Manning will likely remain the starter in 2018, though there's still a good chance the Giants will end up drafting a quarterback with the No. 2 pick.
Source: Newsday
Feb 2 - 3:02 PM

Eagles RB coach Duce Staley is a candidate for the Giants' offensive coordinator job.

Staley has strong ties to Pat Shurmur, who he played and coached under with the Eagles. He oversaw a top-three rushing offense this season, with Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount, and Corey Clement all having solid years. Staley would be a run-game coordinator and game planner in New York with Shurmur calling plays. Cardinals OC Harold Goodwin and Vikings QB coach Kevin Stefanski have also been linked to the Giants.
Source: SNY
Jan 27 - 5:16 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Cardinals DC James Bettcher is scheduled to meet with the Giants and Titans about their defensive coordinator vacancies.

Bettcher has not been let go by the Cardinals, but it seems to be a fait accompli after Arizona hired Steve Wilks to be their new head coach. The coordinator since 2015, Bettcher has overseen quality defenses during his time in Arizona. He would be a good hire for either team.
Jan 23 - 11:25 AM

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

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports ex-Raiders coach Jack Del Rio is a "leading candidate" for the Giants' defensive coordinator job.

It's the first we've heard of Del Rio since the Raiders fired him on New Year's Eve. Presumed head coach Pat Shurmur (he'll be officially introduced once the Vikings wrap up their season) has been targeting Del Rio as his defensive coordinator and the interest appears to be mutual. The Raiders still owe Del Rio $6 million annually over the next three seasons, so whatever he earns from the Giants, if hired, will offset against his contract with Oakland. If Del Rio accepts the position, it will put Steve Spagnuolo out of a job.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 21 - 12:20 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

ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports Panthers DC Steve Wilks "has the support" of Giants GM Dave Gettleman.

The Giants have reportedly narrowed their list to Vikings OC Pat Shurmur and Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, but McDaniels looks headed to the Colts while Shurmur is also the top candidate in Arizona. If both decide to take other jobs, Wilks would seemingly be the next in line despite not having the head coaching or coordinating experience Giants ownership reportedly covets. What he does have is an ally in Gettleman, who he built a strong relationship with during their time together in Carolina.
Source: ESPN
Jan 15 - 9:53 AM

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

The New York Post's Paul Schwartz reports Panthers DC Steve Wilks, Giants DC Steve Spagnuolo, and ex-Broncos RBs coach Eric Studesville are out of the running for the Giants' head-coaching job.

Wilks was once considered one of the favorites, largely in part to his connection to GM Dave Gettleman from their Carolina days. Wilks looks like he's going to be back with the Panthers, since he opted not to interview with the Colts and hasn't seemed much in the running for the Cardinals and Lions' gigs. Spagnuolo and Studesville were always extreme long shots. The Giants are reportedly zeroed in on Matt Patricia, with Josh McDaniels and Pat Shurmur also still in the mix.
Jan 12 - 12:14 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan reports Patriots DC Matt Patricia is the "favorite" for the Giants' head-coaching job.

Less than a week ago, PFT reported the Patriots expected Patricia to take the Lions' job, reuniting with GM Bob Quinn. Things have appeared to change course over the last 48 hours, with Patricia now the clear favorite in New York. Per Raanan, the Giants are down to Patricia, Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, and Vikings OC Pat Shurmur. Patricia is 43 and has never been a head coach.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 12 - 9:39 AM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Panthers DC Steve Wilks will forego his planned interview for the Colts' head-coaching vacancy.

Per Rapsheet, Wilks believes the Colts are locked in on hiring an offensive-minded coach. Wilks is considered one of the favorites for the Giants' opening, and has also interviewed in Arizona. Skipping his Indy interview could also be a sign Wilks believes he will land one of the other two jobs.
Jan 11 - 8:17 PM

ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports Panthers DC Steve Wilks and Patriots DC Matt Patricia "appear to be" the favorites for the Giants' head coaching job.

Patricia interviewed for the job last week and Wilks met with the Giants on Tuesday, an interview which included EVP Steve Tisch. Reports suggest Patricia will end up in Detroit with ex-Patriots personnel man Bob Quinn, a move which would leave the Giants' job open to Wilks if he wants it. Wilks has also interviewed with the Cardinals and is expected to meet with the Colts.
Source: ESPN
Jan 11 - 10:25 AM


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