GIANTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

‘Don’t Count Out’ New York Giants Retaining Johnathan Hankins (Report)

According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, “don’t count out” the New York Giants retaining defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins. This report comes on the same day the Giants slapped the franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul ($17 million). Raanan added more than a week ago that the organization had no plans of slapping the tag on Hankins due to the fact that they would...
Via Big Blue Unbiased
23 minutes ago

Jason Pierre-Paul had chance at big Giants payday and he blew it

Like it or not — and Jason Pierre-Paul won’t like it — the rules of engagement here mean JPP needs the Giants more than they need him. Because the Giants used the franchise tag again, Pierre-Paul cannot go anywhere. Teams can open up negotiations with free agents March 7, and if Pierre-Paul were out there,...
Via New York Post
40 minutes ago

The Giants Will Pay JPP: Finding Pass Rushers is Rare

The Giants Will Pay JPP: Finding Pass Rushers is Rare The Giants need to pay Jason Pierre Paul and they need more time to do it.    Today the Giants and the head brass utilized the Franchise Tag on Jason Pierre Paul to buy themselves more time to hammer out a multi-year deal.  Since 1980 there have been 32 Defensive Ends drafted by New York Giants.  And in that group only five...
Via NY Giants Rush
1 hour ago

Reasons For, Against The New York Giants Pursuing Jamaal Charles

Breaking news: the New York Giants need to improve their run game. Last season, a revolving door of Rashad Jennings, Paul Perkins, Shane Vereen and others led the way for the league’s 29th ranked rush offense. On top of that, New York had just six rushing touchdowns all season – last in the league. One big name who could become available for the Giants is Kansas City Chiefs four...
Via Big Blue Unbiased
2 hours ago

AP source: Giants tell Pierre-Paul he is franchise player

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) A person with knowledge of the details says the New York Giants have told defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul that he will be made a franchise player. The league source with direct knowledge of the move spoke on condition of anonymity because the Giants had not announced the decision. The Giants have to designate Pierre-Paul a franchise player by 4 p.m. on Wednesday...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants To Place Franchise Tag On Jason Pierre-Paul

If the New York Giants can’t sign Jason Pierre-Paul to a long-term deal by Wednesday, Jerry Reese will place the franchise tag on the star defensive end. No burden is resting quite as heavily on Jerry Reese’s shoulders than the question of whether or not he should re-sign Jason Pierre-Paul. Reese has expressed interest in bringing Pierre-Paul back, but […] New York Giants...
Via G-Men Headquarters
3 hours ago

Jason Pierre-Paul and the franchise tag: What happens now?

Let’s break down the impact of the tag and what could come next So, what happens now that we know the New York Giants are placing the franchise tag on Jason Pierre-Paul should they not have a deal by Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline. Let’s break it down. Is anybody happy? Probably not. Pierre-Paul has been waiting since before his 2015 fireworks accident to cash in a big...
Via Big Blue View
4 hours ago

Giants reportedly use franchise tag on star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul

The New York Giants might not be willing to commit long term to Jason Pierre-Paul, but the club definitely wants to star defensive end back for at least 2017. The Giants placed the franchise tag on the 28-year-old on Monday, according to multiple reports. The deal, which was first reported by Pro Football Talk, was not completed by the 4 p.m. ET deadline, so the club can’t announce...
Via FOX Sports
4 hours ago

Giants' salary cap space takes big hit with Jason Pierre-Paul franchise tag

Giants' projected cap cut in half. The Giants have reportedly placed the franchise tag on Jason Pierre-Paul, and they've forfeited a tremendous amount of cap space to do so.  Exact franchise tag figures for the 2017 season have not yet been announced by the NFL and NFLPA, but the rate for the defensive end franchise tag has been projected at...
Via NJ.com
5 hours ago

New York Giants Expected To Place Franchise Tag On Jason Pierre-Paul (Report)

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New York Giants are expected to place the franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. The franchise tag this season for defensive ends is $17 million, and according to a recent report, the two sides aren’t close to a new deal. Which is exactly why the franchise tag was used – to buy time. Pierre-Paul’s projected value on the open...
Via Big Blue Unbiased
5 hours ago

Breaking news: New York Giants franchise tag JPP, per report

Sides reportedly weren’t close to long-term deal The New York Giants will apply the franchise tag to Jason Pierre-Paul, per a report from Pro Football Talk. Based on an anticipated salary cap of $168 million for 2017, the tag will cost the Giants roughly $17 million. Pierre-Paul, seeking a multi-year mega-contract, had previously said he would not sign a one-year deal. ESPN’s...
Via Big Blue View
5 hours ago

Report: Giants use franchise tag on Jason Pierre-Paul

Pass rushers are not being allowed to hit the open market this year. Jason Pierre-Paul will reportedly be slapped with the franchise tag by the New York Giants, becoming one of a few top pass rushers to be tagged in 2017. Pierre-Paul joins Melvin Ingram (expected to be tagged), Chandler Jones (already tagged), Kawann Short (tagged as well) and Mario Addison, who earned a three-year...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jason Pierre-Paul receives franchise tag from Giants, report says

The Giants took the first step toward retaining JPP. Watch video The Giants took the first step toward retaining free agent Jason Pierre-Paul by applying the non-exclusive franchise tag to the defensive end on Monday, according to a report by Pro Football Talk. Pierre-Paul was set to become an unrestricted free agent next week...
Via NJ.com
6 hours ago

Giants and JPP ‘nowhere’ close with $17M decision looming

The Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul are not close. “Obviously we’re talking, but nowhere near a deal,’’ Doug Hendrickson, Pierre-Paul’s agent, told The Post on Monday afternoon. The Giants want their star defensive end, but at their price, and Pierre-Paul wants to get paid like one of the best defensive ends in the NFL. The Giants...
Via New York Post
6 hours ago

Should the Giants pursue Adrian Peterson? | Talk Is Cheap (PODCAST)

A breakdown of Peterson's potential fit with the Giants. Business is about to pick up in the NFL offseason, as the Scouting Combine begins on Tuesday in Indianapolis and free agency starts next week. In this week's episode of the "Talk Is Cheap" podcast, Joe Giglio, James Kratch and I preview the Combine and free agency with a focus on Vikings...
Via NJ.com
9 hours ago

New York Giants: Schwartz Retirement Highlights A Football Life

This season, Geoff Schwartz should be completing the four-year deal he signed in 2014. Instead he is walking away from the NFL, with a heavy emphasis on “walking.” The New York Giants signed Schwartz away from the Kansas City Chiefs to help solidify their offensive line (sound familiar?). The veteran lineman did not make it […] New York Giants: Schwartz Retirement Highlights...
Via G-Men Headquarters
13 hours ago

Giants full 2017 Daft order is set

The order for the Giants' seven picks in the 2017 NFL Draft have been finalized:Now that the compensatory choices have been awarded, the full 2017 NFL Draft order is set. NEWS ...
Via Giants.com
13 hours ago

New York Giants: Revisiting Landon Collins’ Unforgettable 2016 Season

New York Giants safety Landon Collins had a season for the ages in 2016. What was it that made his performance so special? When Jerry Reese selected Landon Collins at No. 33 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, skepticism immediately arose. Though Collins was a star in college, he was viewed as positionally ambiguous and a questionable […] New York Giants: Revisiting Landon Collins’...
Via G-Men Headquarters
15 hours ago

Report: Giants will be ‘aggressive’ in trying to sign Jason Pierre-Paul

The New York Giants are going to have to pay big bucks to keep Jason Pierre-Paul around, and early indications are that they are willing to do that.Ralph Vacchiano of SNY said this week that the Giants are planning to be “aggressive” in trying to sign Pierre-Paul to an extension. However, they may run into some issues with the salary cap, as they already have two defensive linemen...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS Offseason Preview: New York Giants

Between now and the start of the new league year in March, TGS is providing brief summaries looking ahead at the offseason from the perspective of each NFL team. In this edition, we look at the New York Giants. 2016 record: 11-5 — 2nd place, NFC East What’s new? They’re coming off a playoff appearance for the first time in half a decade. Projected salary cap space: $32 million...
Via This Given Sunday
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants think they’ll get 2-3 more years from Eli Manning

The era of at least one Manning brother playing in the NFL should complete its second decade, but it won’t last much longer than that.Peyton Manning’s career lasted from 1998 to 2015, and the Giants expect Eli Manning to give them two or three more quality seasons, according to Bob Glauber of Newsday via Pro Football Talk.Glauber said the Giants have begun to think about a post...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Victor Cruz visiting with Panthers

The Carolina Panthers’ receiving corps has been one of their biggest obstacles for a few years now. To help solve the problem, GM Dave Gettleman is meeting with former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, according to Black and Blue Review and Mike Garofolo.Gettleman, who worked in the Giants’ front office when Cruz helped lead them to a Super Bowl XLVI victory, should...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants could use franchise tag on Jason Pierre-Paul

Jason Pierre-Paul proved last season that he is still capable of being a difference maker even after a fireworks mishap cost him a portion of his hand, and his impressive play could make it difficult for the New York Giants to sign him long-term. But do they have to?Jordan Ranaan of ESPN.com speculates that the chances of Pierre-Paul returning to the Giants in 2017 are around 70...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson raises eyebrows with tweet about Giants

Adrian Peterson probably raised a few eyebrows Wednesday evening by shooting off an arguably cryptic tweet about the New York Giants.The Minnesota Vikings running back took to social media to muse upon the “interesting moves” the Giants have been making this offseason. Peterson, 31, is unlikely at this stage to return to the Vikings next season, at least with the current $18...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Broncos have not discussed adding Victor Cruz

Once the New York Giants moved on from former Pro Bowl receiver Victor Cruz earlier this week, it didn’t take long for reports to surface that the Denver Broncos might be interested in his services. In fact, one report suggested they were working on a meeting (more on that here).It made some sense. With Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders performing well on the outside, adding...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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