The Giants will not hire Bills DL coach Pepper Johnson as their defensive coordinator.
Johnson, passed over repeatedly for DC jobs over the last few years, was always considered a longshot. Steve Spagnuolo is the favorite to replace fired Perry Fewell. A decision is expected by the end of the week.
Ex-Raiders coach Dennis Allen is interviewing for the Giants' defensive-coordinator vacancy on Tuesday.
It's Allen's first-known interview of coaching-carousel season. He'd have to beat out Steve Spagnuolo in New York, who has already coordinated the Giants' defense, and is reportedly the frontrunner to replace Perry Fewell. It wouldn't be surprising if Allen ultimately had to settle for a position-coach job before trying to reascend to the coordinator ranks in 2016.
Ravens DBs coach Steve Spagnuolo will interview for the Giants' defensive-coordinator vacancy on Wednesday.
According to the Newark Star-Ledger's Jordan Ranaan, Spagnuolo is the "frontrunner" to replace Perry Fewell, who was fired last Wednesday. Spags, of course, made his name as the G-Men's defensive coordinator, overseeing the unit that stymied the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.
NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini reports the Giants are not interested in Redskins DBs coach Raheem Morris for their defensive-coordinator vacancy.
This comes after Morris interviewed for the job on Friday, so they must not have liked what they heard or have better options in mind. Morris will now interview for the DC job in Washington. It'd be an underwhelming hire.
Bills DL coach Pepper Johnson is interviewing for the Giants' defensive coordinator vacancy Monday.
Johnson, now 50, won two Super Bowls as a linebacker for Giants head coach Bill Parcells and assistant Bill Belichick. He's been coaching ever since retiring in 1998. Other candidates for the Giants' DC job vacated by Perry Fewell include Mike Smith, Raheem Morris and Steve Spagnuolo.
The Giants have requested permission to interview Redskins DBs coach Raheem Morris for their defensive coordinator vacancy.
The Redskins have reportedly given the go ahead. In two years with Morris at the helm of the Redskins' secondary, the unit has ranked 24th and 20th against the pass. A lot of that has to do with talent deficiencies, which is why Morris is at least getting a look. Expect the Giants to cast a wide net in their search for Perry Fewell's replacement. Morris is also considered a candidate to replace Jim Haslett as defensive coordinator in Washington.
ESPN Giants writer Dan Graziano expects ex-Falcons coach Mike Smith to be a candidate for New York's defensive-coordinator vacancy.
Smith is said to be "well liked and respected" by coach Tom Coughlin. The two have never worked together, but Smith took over as the Jaguars' defensive coordinator in 2003, the season after Coughlin was fired by Jacksonville. Graziano mentions Bills DL coach Pepper Johnson, Ravens DBs coach Steve Spagnuolo, Falcons DC Mike Nolan, ex-Raiders coach Dennis Allen, Bills DC Jim Schwartz, and 49ers DC Vic Fangio as other candidates for the Giants' DC gig.
Giants fired DC Perry Fewell.
Fewell, 52, worked under coach Tom Coughlin for 10 seasons, spending five in Jacksonville from 1998-2002 and the last five as the Giants' defensive boss. Fewell's Giants units were top-10 in yards allowed in 2010 and 2013, but were bottom-five the other three seasons. The G-Men were particularly bad against the run this past season, finishing 30th and surrendering a league-worst 4.9 YPC.
Giants waived OT Charles Brown.
A second-round pick by the Saints in 2010, Brown struggled in his first opportunity as a starter with New Orleans last season, and was essentially a swinging gate in his first action with the Giants Week 11 against the 49ers. Brown could get some looks because of his draft pedigree, but he is not an NFL-quality tackle.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 01:19:00 PM
The Giants don't plan to use Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in shadow coverage on Dez Bryant.
DRC has been unable to play every defensive snap in recent weeks because of an IT band injury that is affecting his back, leg, and hamstring. Giants DC Perry Fewell mentions CB Chykie Brown, who was plucked off waivers from the Ravens, as a candidate to see extended snaps vs. Bryant on Sunday night. Dez has a touchdown and/or 100-plus yards in eight of his last nine games.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 08:48:00 AM
Free agent CB Derek Cox worked out for the Giants on Tuesday.
The Giants lost Prince Amukamara to a torn biceps in Week 9. They're down to Chandler Fenner and Jayron Hosley as the Nos. 3 and 4 corners. Cox wouldn't be much of an upgrade. He hasn't been the same since leaving Jacksonville.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 02:42:00 PM
Free agent WR Jon Baldwin worked out for the Giants on Tuesday.
It's the first we've heard of the 2011 first-rounder since he was waived by the Lions in early August. Baldwin appeared in seven games for the 49ers last season, but caught only three passes. He's just about washed out of the NFL.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 06:28:00 PM
Free agent Terrelle Pryor is part of a large group working out for the Giants Tuesday.
It's unclear if the Giants are kicking the tires on Pryor as a quarterback or wide receiver. He's also had workouts with the Bengals and Bucs over the last month without getting signed.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 12:26:00 PM
Giants worked out free agent RB Felix Jones.
It's a standard bye-week workout, but raises some concern about Rashad Jennings' (knee) status. The Giants also worked out free agent RB Alex Green on Tuesday.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 11:46:00 AM
Free agent WR Kevin Ogletree worked out for the Giants on Tuesday.
The Giants are in the market for wideout help after losing Victor Cruz (knee) for the season on Sunday. Ogletree would bring up the rear of the receiver corps, and would remain off the radar in all formats of fantasy.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 01:49:00 PM
The Newark Star-Ledger reports Bills WR Mike Williams to the Giants is "not going to happen."
The New York Daily News reported Tuesday morning that the G-Men have "some interest" in the disgruntled wideout, but via a "person familiar with the situation," reporter Jordan Raanan says it isn't happening. It's not surprising. There would be no reason for the Giants, or any other team, to give up compensation for a declining player due $5.2 million guaranteed in 2015.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 01:45:00 PM
The New York Daily News reports that the Giants have "some interest" in disgruntled Bills WR Mike Williams.
In the wake of Victor Cruz's season-ending knee injury, the Giants will at least explore Williams. He's been granted permission to seek a trade after getting scratched in Week 6. Still, the Giants would be insane to give up compensation for an average player who is set to make $5.2 million guaranteed in 2015. They're better off going in-house, expanding Odell Beckham's role and giving Preston Parker/Corey Washington shots.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 09:31:00 AM
Free agent QB Tajh Boyd worked out for the Giants.
Boyd also visited the Bills this week. He's looking for practice squad work, but remains unsigned. The Giants don't have a No. 3 quarterback and would be a good landing spot.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 09:31:00 PM
FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports the Giants are "working to sign" free agent OG Adam Snyder.
Snyder was released by the 49ers on Saturday. The 32-year-old has made 87 career starts, but has generally been bad for the past half-decade. With LG Geoff Schwartz (toe) sidelined, the Giants are looking for quality depth. Snyder would be nothing more than that as a versatile interior lineman.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 08:37:00 PM
Free agent G/C Adam Gettis will work out for the Giants on Tuesday.
Gettis was waived by the Redskins last week. He'd be an upside flier for the G-Men's shaky offensive line, but showed very little in two years in Washington.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 03:06:00 PM