Posts Tagged ‘New York Giants’

Ex-Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, a walk-on at Arkansas who went on to a three-year NFL career that included a Super Bowl win with the New York Giants, has died. Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs said Petrus died of heat stroke Thursday night at a North Little Rock hospital after working outside that day at his family's shop near his hometown of Carlisle, which is about 35 miles (55 kilometers) east of Little Rock.

Former Giants OL Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke at 32

Friday, July 19th, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, a walk-on at Arkansas who went on to a three-year NFL career that included a Super Bowl win with the New York Giants, has died. Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs said Petrus died of heat stroke Thursday night at a North Little Rock hospital after working outside that day at his family's shop about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Little Rock.

Former New York Giant Mitch Petrus Dies From Heat Stroke

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Petrus won the Super Bowl in 2011 with the New York Giants. According to a statement from a spokesperson for the Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobb, Petrus was working outside his family's store in Arkansas when he started to feel unwell. The University of Arkansas, where Petrus attended college and played as a lineman, posted a statement in the wake of his passing.

Former Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, 32, dies of heat stroke

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Sad news out of Arkansas: Mitch Petrus, who played for the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, died on Thursday night. He was just 32 years old. Heat-related illness blamed Via the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the Pulaski County coroner said Petrus died at 10:45 p.m.

Joe Theismann knew instantly how similar Alex Smith’s injury was to his: ‘That’s exactly like mine’

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered perhaps the worst injury of the 2018 season last November after he was awkwardly sacked, snapping his right leg. The injury was eerily similar for Redskins fans, who — exactly 33 years prior — watched quarterback Joe Theismann suffer the same fate. Theismann, who played in the league from 1974-1985, broke his fibula and tibia after he was sacked by New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor in a similar fashion, an injury that ended his career.

NFL training camp 2019: NFC East preview

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

The NFC East has seen a lot of movement during the offseason, including huge contract news at the defending division champions the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants losing Odell Beckham Jr. Let's not forget the murkiness surrounding the Washington Redskins' quarterback situation, and whether Carson Wentz will manage to stay healthy throughout the season for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys play a more difficult first-place schedule in 2019, while the Eagles look to return to the form that made them Super Bowl champions two seasons ago. Here's the outlook for the NFC East heading into training camp: TEAM ON THE RISE: Dallas Cowboys Are the Cowboys back?

Ex-Bucs DE Ayers announces retirement

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Veteran defensive end Robert Ayers announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a nine-year NFL career. Ayers, a 33-year-old who last played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017, announced the decision on Facebook, also posting a highlight video from his college and pro career. A first-round pick (18th overall) out of Tennessee by the Denver Broncos in 2009, Ayers underwhelmed in Denver with 12 sacks and 37 QB hits over five seasons, starting 27 of 72 games.

Giants, Dodgers score 16+ runs on same day for first time in 123 years

Monday, July 15th, 2019

The Giants and Dodgers' franchises have been around for a really long time. Today is the first time the @SFGiants and @Dodgers have both scored 16+ runs on the same day since May 20, 1896. In 1896, they were the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Bridegrooms.

Giants suspend S Kam Moore after domestic violence charges

Monday, July 15th, 2019

The New York Giants suspended safety Kam Moore on Monday amid charges he punched a woman, stepped on her neck and rendered her unconscious. Moore appeared in state Superior Court in Union County on Monday to face charges of third-degree aggravated assault. According to a criminal complaint, the unidentified woman, who told authorities she had been dating Moore since January, stopped by his home in Linden late Thursday.

Charges filed in shooting of Giants rookie CB Corey Ballentine

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

A suspect was charged in the shooting death of Dwane Simmons and injury to New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine. Francisco Alejandro Mendez, 18, was charged Friday with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and five counts of aggravated robbery by the Shawnee County (Kansas) District Attorney's office. Washburn University head coach Craig Schurig told the Capital-Journal: “It's a good day; it feels good.