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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

Saints agreed to terms with QB Ryan Nassib.'s Ian Rapoport claims the Saints have "always been high" on the ex-Giants backup. Nassib had only made one visit since the G-Men let his contract expire. Preposterously buzzed about as a potential first-rounder in 2013, Nassib ended up falling to Round 4. He will be a camp arm behind Drew Brees, Chase Daniel and Garrett Grayson in New Orleans.
Jun 12 - 2:56 PM

Giants released S Rahim Moore.

DE Ishaq Williams was also cut to make room for S Duke Ihenacho and DE Devin Taylor. A 2011 second-round pick, Moore spent 2016 out of the league. He might not have any chances left.
May 25 - 11:27 AM

Free agent DE Devin Taylor is visiting the Giants on Monday.

After recording seven sacks in a rotational role for the Lions in 2015, Taylor took a step back as the starter last season, recording just 4.5 sacks and struggling against the run. The Giants do not need a starter with Olivier Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul atop the depth chart, but they do need depth behind the two stars. Taylor would be an upgrade to their rotation.
May 22 - 9:46 AM

Free agent ILB Gerald Hodges is visiting the Bills on Monday and Giants on Tuesday.

An underrated player, Hodges' market seems to finally be in full swing after he visited the Colts, Patriots, and Jaguars last week. He should find a new home in the near future.
May 22 - 9:39 AM

The Giants are bringing free agent K Travis Coons in for a tryout.

After letting Robbie Gould walk, the Giants are left with only Aldrick Rosas at kicker. Coons converted 28-of-32 field goals for Cleveland in 2015, albeit with a long of 47 yards. He was out of the NFL in 2016.
May 12 - 2:06 PM

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports the Lions and Giants "are squarely in play" for free agent RB LeGarrette Blount.

The Giants were linked with Blount before the draft, but they seem set after spending a fourth-round pick on Wayne Gallman. The Lions make more sense considering they did not dip into the draft pool, but GM Bob Quinn recently called Ameer Abdullah the starter. With the draft over, Blount should find a new home soon enough.
Source: Yahoo
May 2 - 1:32 PM

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.
Apr 25 - 8:18 AM

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.
Apr 20 - 1:04 PM

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.
Apr 16 - 11:02 AM

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.
Apr 13 - 1:34 PM

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.
Apr 13 - 1:33 AM

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.
Apr 12 - 8:59 AM

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.
Apr 9 - 12:37 PM

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.
Apr 8 - 9:56 AM

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.
Source: The Record
Apr 1 - 10:21 AM

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.
Source: ESPN
Mar 28 - 9:13 AM

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.
Mar 27 - 1:58 PM

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