Archive for the ‘New York Giants’ Category

Column: Another sobering reminder of the price players pay (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
The news seemed unimaginable, much as it might have 78 years ago when Yankees fans learned Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with the disease that would later bear his name. Dwight Clark didn't need the full 140 characters to stun football fans everywhere. ''I wanted to share some unfortunate news: I have ALS,'' Clark tweeted .

Giants sign pass-rusher Pierre-Paul to four-year deal (AFP)

Friday, March 17th, 2017
Jason Pierre-Paul, the defensive end who lost a finger and damaged his right hand in a 2015 fireworks accident, signed a four-year NFL contract Friday with the New York Giants. In the season after the accident, Pierre-Paul played only eight games and made just 26 tackles and only one sack. "This is where I wanted to be," Pierre-Paul said.

JPP in the house: Giants re-sign DE Pierre-Paul for 4 years (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 17th, 2017
The New York Giants are convinced star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is fully healed from a fireworks accident that severely damaged his right hand. ''This is where I wanted to be,'' Pierre-Paul told the Giants website Friday. Two summers ago, on July 4, Pierre-Paul's right hand was severely damaged in a fireworks accident in Florida.

Did Giants sign JPP to new extension? He says he 'ain't sign nothing' on Twitter (Shutdown Corner)

Friday, March 17th, 2017
The New York Giants and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul have agreed to a new four-year contract extension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Giants placed the franchise tag on Pierre-Paul in February, which guaranteed him a one-year tender contract for $16.9 million. It was believed that the Giants and Pierre-Paul wanted to keep JPP in the fold long term, and reducing his 2017 salary-cap figure should help alleviate things.

AP source: New York Giants re-sign guard John Jerry (The Associated Press)

Monday, March 13th, 2017
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that free agent guard John Jerry has agreed to return to the New York Giants.

New York Giants sign former Chargers OL D.J. Fluker (The Associated Press)

Sunday, March 12th, 2017
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Giants have signed former San Diego Chargers offensive lineman D.J. Fluker to a one-year, $3 million deal.

AP source: Raiders agree to 2-year deal with OL Newhouse (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 10th, 2017
The Oakland Raiders added their first free agent of the league year, agreeing to a two-year deal with former New York Giants offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse. A person familiar with the deal said Newhouse has agreed to the contract Friday. NFL Network first reported the deal.

Familiarity becomes recurring theme for 49ers in free agency (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 10th, 2017
When the San Francisco 49ers set out to remake their team in free agency under first-year coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch, there was a recurring theme in the players they found: familiarity. Led by quarterback Brian Hoyer and receiver Pierre Garcon, the 49ers brought in a haul of players on the opening day of the league year, including several with ties to Shanahan or other coaches on San Francisco's staff. ''The advantage of having been with someone is you know what type of guy they are,'' Shanahan said Friday.

Oakland's Irvin aids Mack, shows value of free-agent bargain (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Bruce Irvin's first payday in free agency wasn't anywhere near what Oakland will have to offer to keep pass-rushing teammate and two-time All-Pro Khalil Mack. Forget for a moment Irvin's seven sacks , one off the career high from his rookie season after the Seahawks drafted him 15th overall in 2012. Consider the intangibles from a player who illustrates what a relatively low-cost deal can mean in free agency.

Giants sign WR Brandon Marshall to 2-year contract (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Eli Manning and the New York Giants now have two legitimate threats on the outside. The Giants found a complement to Odell Beckham Jr. on Wednesday by signing veteran free-agent receiver Brandon Marshall to a two-year, $12 million contact. Marshall said the Giants' offer might have been the lowest that he got after being released by the Jets last week.