12:49 AM EST, Thu March 04, 2021
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Giants release Golden Tate and David Mayo

Giants release Golden Tate and David Mayo

Giants make a pair of salary cap moves with free agency looming The first major offseason dominoes have fallen for the New York Giants, as the team released Golden Tate and David Mayo, per Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport. The moves make plenty of sense for the Giants, who had less than $1 million in cap space prior to the releases. The team will save roughly $8.4 million dollars by moving on from the 32-year-old wide receiver and the 27-year-old linebacker. After signing a four-year, $37.5 million contract in 2019, Tate’s tenure with the Giants got off to a rocky...
9 hours ago
NFL free agency: ‘Dependable’ Michael Davis the CB2 answer for the Giants?

NFL free agency: ‘Dependable’ Michael Davis the CB2 answer for the Giants?

Michael Davis breaks up a pass against the Atlanta Falcons. | Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Davis might be, if the Los Angeles Chargers let him reach the open market Julian Love might be able to handle starting cornerback duties for the New York Giants, at least in some matchups. Isaac Yiadom could handle others, especially in zone-heavy game plans. Sam Beal and even Ryan Lewis, if he is brought back, could fill the role of playing opposite James Bradberry at times. That’s largely how the Giants got by at the second cornerback spot...
14 hours ago
NFL free agents: 5 cheap running backs who could back up Saquon Barkley

NFL free agents: 5 cheap running backs who could back up Saquon Barkley

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ If the Giants can’t bring Wayne Gallman back, where can they turn to fill the spot behind Barkley? The New York Giants have invested a lot into their running back position over the last four years. They made Saquon Barkley the second overall selection in 2018, which was the highest a running back has been drafted since Reggie Bush came out of USC in 2006. Former general manager Jerry Reese also spent a fourth-round pick on Clemson’s Wayne Gallman back in 2017. Current general manager Dave Gettleman signed Dion Lewis to a one-year, $1.5...
15 hours ago
2021 NFL Draft prospect profile: Shaun Wade, DB, Ohio State

2021 NFL Draft prospect profile: Shaun Wade, DB, Ohio State

Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports What position should Wade play in the NFL? It seems almost an annual occurrance that Ohio State is putting top cornerback prospect into the NFL. Some of the best DBs to enter the league in recent years have been Buckeyes, and it looked like Shaun Wade would be the next in that line after the 2019 season. Wade was coming off a second strong season as OSU’s slot corner and was expected to transition to the outside for his junior season in 2020. He was also expected to be the top — or one of the top — cornerback prospects in the...
18 hours ago
Giants news 3/3: Grading trades, free agency, mock drafts, more headlines

Giants news 3/3: Grading trades, free agency, mock drafts, more headlines

New York Giants news for Wednesday Good morning, New York Giants fans! History of NFL teams trading first-round draft picks for veterans: Winners, losers from last five years March 13, 2019: Browns-Giants Browns acquire WR Odell Beckham Jr., EDGE Olivier Vernon Giants acquire 2019 first-round pick, 2019 third-round pick, S Jabrill Peppers, OG Kevin Zeitler Browns’ win-loss record since trade and furthest advancement: 17-15 (AFC Divisional Round) Giants’ win-loss record since trade and furthest advancement: 10-22 It is hard to declare anyone a winner in this deal....
Mar 2, 2021
Miami cutting Kyle Van Noy — should Giants be interested?

Miami cutting Kyle Van Noy — should Giants be interested?

Kyle Van Noy (53) | Photo by Michael Reaves/ Van Noy is a player the Giants apparently had interest in a year ago The Miami Dolphins are releasing edge defender Kyle Van Noy. That begs the question — is Van Noy a player the New York Giants should pursue once he becomes a free agent? A 29-year-old, seven-year veteran, Van Noy is a player the Giants were thought to be interested in as a free agent a year ago. Van Noy was a member of the New England Patriots from 2017-2019, where current Giants coach Joe Judge was special teams coordinator. Those three seasons, when he...
Mar 2, 2021
NFL draft roundtable: Kwity Paye vs. Gregory Rousseau

NFL draft roundtable: Kwity Paye vs. Gregory Rousseau

Kwity Paye (19) | Photo by Gregory Shamus/ Which of those players would our analysts select for the Giants at No. 11? In our weekly mock draft tracker, those who don’t give the New York Giants a receiver often mock one of two edge rushers — Kwity Paye of Michigan or Gregory Rousseau of Miami — to the Giants at No. 11. So, this week’s Big Blue View Roundtable discussion centers on those two players. Here is the question posed to our staff of analysts: “The EDGE defenders generally mentioned as possibilities for the Giants at No. 11 are Kwity Paye and Gregory...
Mar 2, 2021
The Chris and Joe Show - Previewing the EDGE class in the 2021 NFL draft

The Chris and Joe Show - Previewing the EDGE class in the 2021 NFL draft

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Can the Giants find the pass rusher they need? There are two positions we expect the New York Giants to address heading into the 2021 season: the wide receiver position and the EDGE position. Nearly every mock draft has the Giants selecting one of those two positions at eleventh overall. That’s complicated by the fact that the EDGE position is in an interesting spot this year. There is no player who is clearly above the others at EDGE, no Myles Garrett or Chase Young to set the pace for the rest of the draft class. But while there...
Mar 2, 2021
2021 NFL Draft prospect profile: Whop Philyor, WR, Indiana

2021 NFL Draft prospect profile: Whop Philyor, WR, Indiana

Photo by Nic Antaya/ Is Philyor more than just another gadget player in the NFL? Pretty much everyone who watched the New York Giants in 2020 (and 2019) recognizes that the team needs a wide receiver. At least one receiver, really. The big questions right now seem to be how to add that receiver. Most are expecting the Giants selecting a receiver at 11th overall, but which receiver? And will that be it? Just one player then on to other positions? Or will the team take multiple swings at the position, as they did at offensive line and linebacker a year ago. If the...
Mar 2, 2021
NFL free agency: 5 cheaper EDGE players the Giants could pursue

NFL free agency: 5 cheaper EDGE players the Giants could pursue

Photo by Todd Olszewski/ The Giants might not have to spend big money to upgrade their pass rush It’s no secret that the New York Giants need to upgrade their ability to generate consistent pressure on the quarterback. Defensive lineman Leonard Williams was able to harass opposing quarterbacks to the tune of 11.5 sacks, despite the fact that there were no viable EDGE players opposite of the impending free agent. New York was hoping for breakout seasons from third-year and second-year pass rushers Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines - both were done for the season by...
Mar 2, 2021
Giants news, 3/2: Xavier McKinney, Leonard Williams, Samson Ebukam, more headlines

Giants news, 3/2: Xavier McKinney, Leonard Williams, Samson Ebukam, more headlines

Icon Sportswire via New York Giants headlines for Tuesday Good morning, New York Giants fans! NFL second-year players set to make a 2021 leap In his assessment of last season’s rookies, CBS Sports writer Josh Edwards named former second-round pick Xavier McKinney as one of his Year 2 breakout stars: Xavier McKinney, NYG FS, #29 McKinney was my top-rated safety in last year’s draft so I am bullish, perhaps stubborn, in regards to his potential. The former Alabama defensive back missed 11 games, but ended the season on a high note with an interception against...
Mar 1, 2021
NFL week in review: JJ, Russ, Dak and a whole lot more as action heats up

NFL week in review: JJ, Russ, Dak and a whole lot more as action heats up

Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire via J.J. Watt, Russell Wilson, Dak Prescott, the release of Alex Smith, plus more It’s already March? Time really does fly and NFL Free Agency is set to begin in just over two weeks (March 17th). Teams, including the New York Giants, are forced to make some difficult decisions on veteran players in the coming weeks. The Giants have to worry about offensive linemen Kevin Zeitler and Nate Solder, who just this week stated that he intends to play after a high-risk opt-out in 2020. Other teams have already made moves this past week....
Mar 1, 2021
J.J. Watt to Arizona could be good news for Giants

J.J. Watt to Arizona could be good news for Giants

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ That increases the odds Haason Reddick will be available in free agency The news that five-time All-Pro edge defender J.J. Watt will join the Arizona Cardinals could have a trickle-down effect that might benefit the New York Giants. That news means that Haason Reddick, who had a career-year with 12.5 sacks for Arizona in 2020, will almost certainly reach free agency. Reddick, 26, was the 13th overall pick by the Cardinals in 2017. He was playing on the edge full time in 2020 after spending much of his time in previous seasons at off-ball...
Mar 1, 2021
‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast: Nate Solder situation, Ifeatu Melifonwu interview

‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast: Nate Solder situation, Ifeatu Melifonwu interview

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ The latest episode of the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast is a two-part episode. First, we talk about the situation between the New York Giants and Nate Solder. Ed also talks to Syracuse cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu, who some think could be a first-round selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. Solder, of course, wants to play in 2021. Ed discusses the Giants options regarding Solder’s expensive contract. Melifonwu is generating draft buzz despite Syracuse going 1-10 in 2020. Melifonwu, Trill Williams and Andre Cisco are all Orange defensive backs who...
Mar 1, 2021
NFL free agency: Predicting which unrestricted free agents the Giants keep

NFL free agency: Predicting which unrestricted free agents the Giants keep

Photo by Justin Casterline/ The Giants can’t keep them all — even if they want to The calendar has turned to March, which means NFL free agency is right around the corner. Way back at the end of January, we looked at some of the moves the New York Giants could make to save some salary cap space. NFL teams can begin signing free agents who had been with other teams at 4 p.m. ET on March 17. Many of those signings will be known before then thanks to what is commonly known as the legal tampering period. That begins March 15. Let’s go through the list of Giants who...