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Giants released/failed physical WR Brandon Marshall.

As expected. Marshall showed zero chemistry with Eli Manning in his lone season with the G-Men, amassing just 18 catches for 154 yards and no touchdowns on 33 targets before going down with a season-ending ankle injury in Week 5. The 34-year-old told the team he was open to taking a pay cut to stay in New York, but the Giants dumped him anyway. Marshall's release saves New York $5.16 million in cap space. With Marshall gone, the Giants could make a run at ex-Cowboy Dez Bryant, who prefers to stay in the NFC East.
Apr 19 - 2:21 PM

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay said "it feels inevitable" that the Giants will use the No. 2 overall pick on Penn State RB Saquon Barkley.

Giants beat writers have been suggesting for weeks now that the team is leaning away from a quarterback at No. 2, and that would leave Barkley, EDGE Bradley Chubb, and OL Quenton Nelson as the cream of the crop among non-passers. "I've heard very strongly that there are important people in the building who believe in Barkley and being a physical, run-first team," McShay said Wednesday. "Barkley can be the face of the team for the next 10 years." The Giants seem to be all-in on going for it again with a clearly-in-decline 37-year-old Eli Manning.
Apr 18 - 10:48 AM

105.3 Dallas' Mike Fisher "senses" the Giants are No. 1 on free agent Dez Bryant's wish list.

Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz confirms Fisher's "sense." Fisher recently sat down with Bryant since his release from the Cowboys over the weekend and went over a bunch of teams with Bryant. "Playing with [Odell Beckham], Sterling (Shepard), the tight end (Evan Engram), (QB Eli) Manning? Crazy," Bryant said. "They draft (Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick)? That'd be crazy!'' Bryant really wants to stay in the NFC East, but it doesn't sound like the feeling is mutual. The Texans, Ravens, and 49ers also make a lot of sense on paper.
Source: 24/7 Sports
Apr 16 - 8:26 PM

The Giants aren't expected to have interest in free agent Dez Bryant.

It's the second NFC East team to pass on him. The Cardinals, Ravens, Bills and Packers have all been connected to Bryant. Coming off a down 2017, Bryant may be willing to rebuild his value on a one-year deal.
Source: SNY
Apr 14 - 6:11 PM

Free agent RB Orleans Darkwa is visiting the Patriots on Monday.

Darkwa has received surprisingly little interest on the open market despite a breakout 171/751/5 rushing line last season behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league. The Giants were reportedly interested in re-signing Darkwa, but that ship has likely sailed after they gave Jonathan Stewart $3 million guaranteed.
Apr 9 - 9:45 AM

An "NFL talent evaluator" told NJ Advance Media's Matt Lombardo the Giants will select USC QB Sam Darnold if he is available at No. 2 overall.

This has been the buzz for several weeks. Unfortunately for the Giants, the Browns are also reportedly smitten with Darnold, meaning they need a Plan B. According to Lombardo's source, that plan does not involve a different quarterback. "Their top three choices are Darnold, [Penn State RB] Saquon Barkley, and [NC State EDGE] Bradley Chubb," the evaluator said. "They are debating Barkley vs. Chubb because they need an edge rusher but the scouts love Barkley." Both Barkley and Chubb have visited the Giants in the last week.
Apr 9 - 9:27 AM

Penn State RB Saquon Barkley will visit the Giants on Sunday.

Barkley is one of many top prospects the Giants are bringing in this week, including all four top quarterbacks. The team currently has only Eli Manning and Davis Webb under center but have still been heavily linked to both Barkley and Notre Dame OG Quenton Nelson as options at No. 2. Even if New York selects Barkley on Day 1, we expect them to add another quarterback before camp opens.
Apr 8 - 3:52 PM

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield will visit the Giants on Sunday and Monday.

After that, he'll work out for the Jets at their team facility before moving on to visits with the Bills, Browns, Cardinals and Dolphins. The Jets traded up for the sole purpose of drafting a franchise signal-caller and it wouldn't be a surprise if the Giants, who hold the No. 2 pick, took a quarterback as well. Mayfield, Josh Allen, Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen are all projected as top-10 picks, though it's anyone guess what order they'll be drafted in.
Apr 8 - 10:54 AM

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports it remains "highly unlikely" Odell Beckham is traded.

Vacchiano credits a highly placed team source. Monday marks an important day in the Beckham saga as the Giants' voluntary offseason program is set to begin and head coach Pat Shurmur has gone on record saying he expects his star receiver to be there. Any absence would shed light to the NFL Network's report that Beckham will holdout until he receives a new contract. The most likely outcome remains him staying in New York given his pending long-term deal and the team's request for two high-end draft picks.
Apr 7 - 9:30 AM

Raiders signed WR/KR Dwayne Harris, formerly of the Giants.

Harris is entering his age-31 season, so he fits the profile of the new-old Raiders, who seem to be going out of their way to sign veterans. Harris has little-to-zero value as a receiver and missed most of last season with a broken foot before getting released by the Giants last month. Harris is the in-house favorite to replace KR Cordarrelle Patterson, who was traded to New England.
Apr 2 - 10:03 PM

Chargers signed QB Geno Smith, formerly of the Giants, to a one-year contract.

Smith also visited Seattle before striking a deal with Los Angeles. The former second-round pick drew one start for the Giants last season, throwing for 212 yards and a touchdown in a Week 13 loss to Oakland. Ben McAdoo's decision to bench Eli Manning for that game ultimately got him fired. In L.A., Smith will compete with Cardale Jones for No. 2 duties behind starter Philip Rivers.
Apr 1 - 10:31 PM

At the annual NFL Owners Meetings, Giants owner John Mara stated he "can't answer that one way or another" when asked if he foresaw a scenario where Odell Beckham didn't play for the Giants next season.

"We're certainly not shopping him if that's what you're asking," Mara continued. "But again, when you're coming off a season where you're 3-13 and played as poorly as we played, I wouldn't say that anybody is untouchable." Although any trade scenarios are likely overblown, what is clear is that the Giants front office has dwindling patience for Beckham in the wake of his viral video that surfaced earlier this month. Beckham is due $8.459 million in the final year of his rookie deal this season and it's possible long-term negotiations are stalled further if Mara's patience has grown thin.
Mar 25 - 5:03 PM

According to ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan, USC's Sam Darnold is the only quarterback the Giants would take at the No. 2 overall pick.

It sounds like the Giants' scouting grades on Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield, and Josh Allen simply aren't high enough for GM Dave Gettleman to consider picking one of the non-Darnold quarterbacks at No. 2. Gettleman has a history of drafting running backs high -- he took Christian McCaffrey eighth overall in Carolina last year -- and he never traded down in any round of the draft during four seasons as Panthers GM. Barring Gettleman disregarding his scouts or reversing course on his historical anti-trade-down stance, Penn State RB Saquon Barkley and NC State DE/OLB Bradley Chubb appear to be co-favorites to go at No. 2.
Mar 23 - 1:34 PM

Giants released WR/KR Dwayne Harris.

The move saves $2.45 million in cap space. Primarily a special teamer, Harris collected over $10 million across three years with the Giants despite managing one reception the past two seasons. He missed all but five games last year with a broken foot. The 30-year-old may resurface on a minimum-salary deal.
Mar 22 - 4:40 PM

Bucs acquired Jason Pierre-Paul and a fourth-round pick from the Giants in exchange for a third-round pick and a fourth-round pick.

It is a stunning move both because of the paltry compensation and because it only saves the Giants $2.5 million against the cap this season while opening a massive hole on the depth chart. It does get JPP's contract off the books moving forward, however, and the defensive end may not have been a good fit with new DC James Bettcher. This move could signify the Giants are looking at NC State's Bradley Chubb with the No. 2 overall pick. As for Tampa, they needed to rebuild their pass rush, and that is exactly what they have done by trading for Pierre-Paul and signing Vinny Curry. With Gerald McCoy on the inside, the pass rush should be much more dangerous this season.
Mar 22 - 10:11 AM

According to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports 1, UCLA QB Josh Rosen worked out for the Browns and Giants on Tuesday.

Per Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns will also work out Sam Darnold on Wednesday and Josh Allen at his Wyoming Pro Day on Friday. At one point it looked like Browns might draft Saquon Barkley first overall while waiting until No. 4 to address their quarterback need, but the Jets eliminated that possibility by trading up to No. 3. It's too early to tell where the Browns are leaning but it's safe to assume one of Rosen, Darnold, Allen or Baker Mayfield will be chosen with the first pick.
Mar 20 - 8:04 PM

Seahawks signed OG D.J. Fluker, formerly of the Giants, to a one-year contract.

Fluker began his career at tackle but has spent the last three seasons playing exclusively at right guard. He struggled to stay healthy in his lone year with the Giants, missing most of the second half with a toe injury. The former first-round pick has consistently earned negative marks from ProFootballFocus but brings solid starting experience at a position of need for Seattle.
Mar 20 - 4:49 PM

Free agent DE Josh Mauro will visit the Giants.

Mauro played for new Giants DC James Bettcher in Arizona. A five-technique defensive end, Mauro would be best utilized in a rotation with the Giants, who are short on five techniques. Mauro has made 26 starts across four seasons.
Mar 18 - 4:29 PM

Cardinals signed G/T Justin Pugh, formerly of the Giants, to a five-year, $45 million contract.

The Colts wanted to get Pugh in for a visit, but they couldn't get him to leave Arizona. The Giants never seemed interested in bringing Pugh back after splurging on new LT Nate Solder. In Arizona, Pugh fills a gigantic hole on a Cardinals' line that is not only old, but wasn't any good. Pugh can play either guard spot or right tackle. Last year's RG Earl Watford is a free agent, or the Cardinals could simply choose to cut overpaid and bad RT Jared Veldheer.
Mar 16 - 11:17 PM

Free agent C John Sullivan is drawing interest from the Giants and Redskins.

Sullivan has been "invited on a visit" by the Giants. It's unclear if he will take it. The Rams are hoping to re-sign their pivot.
Mar 15 - 1:23 PM


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