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  • Tue., Apr. 22, 2014 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Wed., Apr. 23, 2014 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Thu., Apr. 24, 2014 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Fri., Apr. 25, 2014 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Mon., Apr. 28, 2014 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Tue., Apr. 29, 2014 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Wed., Apr. 30, 2014 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Thu., May. 01, 2014 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Fri., May. 02, 2014 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Mon., May. 05, 2014 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Tue., May. 06, 2014 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Wed., May. 07, 2014 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Thu., May. 08, 2014 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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QB Ryan Nassib the best pick of 2013 Draft?

Posted by Dan Salomone on April 30, 2013 – 9:00 am

When Ryan Nassib was still available after 109 picks in this year’s draft, Jerry Reese and the Giants traded up for the Syracuse quarterback and took him with the 110th overall selection.  After the draft, Reese, the Giants’ general manager, said the value was too high to pass up, and Bill Polian agreed.

The former six-time NFL Executive of the Year and current ESPN analyst placed the decision to draft Nassib at the top of his list of best moves from the weekend. Here’s his analysis:

nassibblitzAs I mentioned before the draft, there were no quarterbacks that I believed warranted an early selection. But that doesn’t mean the position is devoid of talent. Just that these prospects need time to develop and make use of some of their tools and ability. With Nassib, he’s going to get precisely that.

Playing behind Eli Manning, there will be no rush in his development. He can sit back, watch and learn, all while providing the Giants with a terrific safety net in the event of an injury to Eli and perhaps even proving to be Manning’s successor.

By Nassib’s third year in the pros, Manning will be 35, an age at which statistics have shown QBs usually start to break down physically. Their skills may not have diminished, but the accumulation of the punishment they’ve endured starts to take its toll and injury becomes far more common. By the time that starts to impact Eli, Nassib should be experienced to the point where the Giants will feel comfortable inserting him into a game and still feeling they have better than a 50-percent chance to win.

It may have seemed like a strange pick because quarterback isn’t an immediate need for the Giants. But this pick was made with the long view in mind. And I think it was a very savvy selection.

QUICK HITS

» Photos of the Giants 2013 Draft Class

» Eli Manning can relate to new QB Nassib

» Ex-’Cuse Coach Marrone talks Pugh, Nassib

» WATCH: Giants Draft Picks at NFL Combine

» Experts grade Giants’ 2013 Draft Picks

» Experts grade Giants Day Three selections

» Giants trade up for Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib

» Giants’ late-round picks ready to compete

» Front Office reacts to Day Three picks


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Players welcome new draft picks

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Penn State vs. Syracuse comes to MetLife Stadium

Posted by Dan Salomone on April 22, 2013 – 3:19 pm

College football tickets for Penn State vs. Syracuse (Sat., August 31, 2013) at MetLife Stadium are on sale now. 

PSU vs Syracuse JpegPenn State and Syracuse open their 2013 football season at MetLife Stadium on Saturday, August 31.

Penn State returns 16 starters and 38 letter-winners for the 2013 season. In his first season as head coach, Bill O’Brien led Penn State to wins in eight of its final 10 games, beating eventual Big Ten champion Wisconsin on Senior Day to finish 8-4 overall and 6-2 in the Big Ten.

Syracuse will ride the momentum of two bowl victories in the last three years and the 2012 BIG EAST co-Championship into the Atlantic Coast Conference. First-year head coach Scott Shafer welcomes back 12 starters, including five on offense and seven on defense, from the 2012 ECAC FBS Team of the Year.

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How many Giants will make NFL’s Top 100?

Posted by Dan Salomone on April 22, 2013 – 12:00 pm

The debate doesn’t stop at the NFL Draft. That’s where it begins.

Shortly after the 254th selection of the NFL Draft is announced Saturday night, NFL Network will debut its first installment of Top 100 Players of 2013. For the third straight year, current players have voted to determine the list, which will be unveiled in increments of 10 beginning Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET and ending with the top player crowned in late June.

Five members of the Giants earned a nod in 2012: WR Hakeem Nicks (90), DE Justin Tuck (62), WR Victor Cruz (39), QB Eli Manning (31), and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (24).

Here’s a complete look at 2012′s ranking:

100. RB Chris Johnson, Titans
99. C Ryan Kalil, Panthers
98. RB Willis McGahee, Broncos
97. OT Donald Penn, Buccaneers
96. LB D’Qwell Jackson, Browns
95. QB Tim Tebow, Jets
94. RB Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks
93. CB Cortland Finnegan, Rams
92. FB John Kuhn, Packers
91. QB Tony Romo, Cowboys

90. WR Hakeem Nicks, Giants
89. DE Dwight Freeney, Colts
88. RB Michael Turner, Falcons
87. LB London Fletcher, Redskins
86. RB Darren Sproles, Saints
85. LB NaVorro Bowman, 49ers
84. DE Chris Long, Rams
83. RB Fred Jackson, Bills
82. OT Joe Thomas, Browns
81. DT Vince Wilfork, Patriots

80. WR Jordy Nelson, Packers
79. Nnamdi Asomugha, Eagles
78. LB Derrick Johnson, Chiefs
77. WR A.J. Green, Bengals
76. OL Carl Nicks, Buccaneers
75. TE Jason Witten, Cowboys
74. QB Joe Flacco, Ravens
73. CB Johnathan Joseph Texans
72. LB Lance Briggs, Bears
71. WR DeSean Jackson, Eagles

70. QB Michael Vick, Eagles
69. CB Carolos Rogers, 49ers
68. DE Elvis Dumervil, Broncos
67. OT Joe Staley, 49ers
66. S Earl Thomas, Seahawks
65. WR Roddy White, Falcons
64. G Logan Mankins, Patriots
63. LB LaMarr Woodley, Steelers
62. DE Justin Tuck, Giants
61. QB Philip Rivers, Chargers

60. RB Darren McFadden, Raiders
59. OT Jake Long, Dolphins
58. LB Jonathan Vilma, Saints
57. DE Trent Cole, Eagles
56. WR Greg Jennings, Packers
55. CB Patrick Peterson, Cardinals
54. LB Brian Cushing, Texans
53. TE Tony Gonzalez, Falcons
52. LB Von Miller, Broncos
51. LB Brian Urlacher, Bears

50. QB Peyton Manning, Broncos
49. C Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers
48. WR Devin Hester, Bears
47. WR Mike Wallace, Steelers
46. CB Champ Bailey, Broncos
45. FB Vonta Leach, Ravens
44. DE Jason Babin, Eagles
43. TE Vernon Davis, 49ers
42. OT Jason Peters, Eagles
41. QB Matthew Stafford, Lions

40. QB Cam Newton, Panthers
39. WR Victor Cruz, Giants
38. DT Ndamukong Suh, Lions
37. RB Steven Jackson, Rams
36. CB Charles Woodson, Packers
35. WR Steve Smith, Panthers
34. LB Tamba Hali, Chiefs
33. RB Matt Forte, Bears
32. G Jahri Evans, Saints
31. QB Eli Manning, Giants

30. QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers
29. LB James Harrison, Steelers
28. RB Frank Gore, 49ers
27. LB Clay Matthews, Packers
26. DE Julius Peppers, Bears
25. RB Arian Foster, Texans
24. DE Jason Pierre-Paul, Giants
23. WR Wes Welker, Patriots
22. RB Ray Rice, Ravens
21. TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots

20. LB Ray Lewis, Ravens
19. S Troy Polamalu, Steelers
18. RB LeSean McCoy, Eagles
17. DE Justin Smith, 49ers
16. S Ed Reed, Ravens
15. WR Andre Johnson, Texans
14. TE Jimmy Graham, Saints
13. DE Jared Allen, Vikings
12. RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars
11. LB Terrell Suggs, Ravens

10. LB Patrick Willis, 49ers
9. DT Haloti Ngata, Ravens
8. RB Adrian Peterson, Vikings
7. WR Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
6. LB DeMarcus Ware, Cowboys
5. CB Darrelle Revis, Jets
4. QB Tom Brady, Patriots
3. WR Calvin Johnson, Lions
2. QB Drew Brees, Saints
1. QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers

QUICK HITS

» WR Louis Murphy can bring big play offense

» 2013 Schedule out, Giants open at Dallas

» Rich Seubert to announce 2nd round pick

» GM Jerry Reese fields Victor Cruz questions

» WATCH - Draft Experts: Top CB’s

» Giants Offseason Report: Schedule analysis


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Giants to play 24th-toughest schedule

Posted by Dan Salomone on April 19, 2013 – 9:00 am

A year after having the most difficult lineup in the NFL, the Giants will play the 24th-toughest schedule in 2013, based on opponents’ records in 2012.

The Giants, who last season faced both Super Bowl participants and three of the four teams in conference championships, will play five playoff teams this year — Broncos (Week 2), Vikings (Week 7), Packers (Week 11), Seahawks (Week 15), and the defending NFC East champion Washington Redskins twice (Weeks 13 and 17).

Here is a look at the 2013 strength of schedule:

Team

SOS

Opponent record
Carolina Panthers

.543

138-116-2
Detroit Lions

.539

138-118-0
New Orleans Saints

.539

137-117-2
St. Louis Rams

.539

137-117-2
Baltimore Ravens

.535

137-119-0
Green Bay Packers

.533

136-119-1
Arizona Cardinals

.520

131-121-4
Miami Dolphins

.520

133-123-0
San Francisco 49ers

.520

132-122-2
Minnesota Vikings

.516

132-124-0
Seattle Seahawks

.516

130-122-4
Cincinnati Bengals

.508

130-126-0
Jacksonville Jaguars

.508

129-125-2
New England Patriots

.508

130-126-0
Atlanta Falcons

.504

128-126-0
Chicago Bears

.502

128-127-1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

.500

127-127-2
Washington Redskins

.498

127-128-1
New York Jets

.496

127-129-0
Philadelphia Eagles

.496

127-129-0
Cleveland Browns

.492

126-130-0
Pittsburgh Steelers

.496

126-130-0
Tennessee Titans

.488

124-130-2
New York Giants

.480

123-133-0
Dallas Cowboys

.480

121-134-1
Buffalo Bills

.473

121-135-0
Houston Texans

.473

120-134-2
Kansas City Chiefs

.473

121-135-0
Oakland Raiders

.469

120-136-0
Indianapolis Colts

.461

117-137-2
San Diego Chargers

.457

117-139-0
Denver Broncos

.430

110-146-0

QUICK HITS

» 2013 Schedule out, Giants open at Dallas

» GM Jerry Reese fields Victor Cruz questions

» Quotes: GM Jerry Reese Press Conference

» Quotes: QB Eli Manning offseason prep

» Quotes: Players prepare for 2013 season

» WATCH GM Jerry Reese Press Conference


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“Irrelevant Giant” tells story of Tuggle, Parcells

Posted by Dan Salomone on April 18, 2013 – 1:14 pm

WATCH ESPN'S 30 FOR 30 SHORT "The Irrelevant Giant"

WATCH ESPN’S 30 FOR 30 SHORT “The Irrelevant Giant”

John Tuggle was anything but irrelevant to legendary coach Bill Parcells.

As the last pick in the 1983 NFL Draft, the running back out of California became that year’s Mr. Irrelevant and began his NFL journey alongside Parcells, who had just taken over as head coach of the New York Giants.

Captured in ESPN’s latest short film “The Irrelevant Giant,” the two embarked on something much greater when Tuggle was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, which would eventually cause his death in August of 1986 at the age of 25.

Tuggle left a lasting impression on the coach as the Giants went on to win the first Super Bowl in franchise history the following season, wearing the number 38 on their helmets along the way to honor their fallen teammate.

“For all the players that I’ve ever coached in my lifetime, there have been a few – John being among them – that had some attributes that you couldn’t see,” recalled Parcells, who was recently voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in the documentary. “You had to gain an understanding of this guy’s determination, his will, those kinds of things. Just walking around you don’t gain an appreciation for anything like that. It has to be gained under duress, during times of pain, during times where we all have to go to those dark places and respond.”


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Head trainer Ronnie Barnes talks new rules

Posted by Dan Salomone on April 18, 2013 – 9:00 am

The NFL released an interview with Giants Vice President of Medical Services Ronnie Barnes in its weekly health and safety update. Here are some of the highlights from Barnes, who is a member of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee, and has served as the team’s head athletic trainer since 1980:

On advising Giants President & CEO & Competition Committee member John Mara on player health and safety matters:

“I am very fortunate to have a Competition Committee member in our building. Mr. John Mara is deeply committed to player safety. Our medical staff and coaches can make John aware in real time of our concerns on issues that relate to a safer environment for players in the NFL. John understands the game and has a very keen interest in every facet of professional football, especially the medical and safety aspects of the game. The NFL has committed considerable resources in the area of health and safety. I have an opportunity to provide him with accurate and useful epidemiological data and research on medical and safety issues.”

On recent rules changes approved by the Competition Committee:

“NFL players are bigger, faster and stronger than they were a decade ago and decades before that. I applaud the NFL for the continued scrutiny and rules changes that adapt to the changing kinematics of the game. From unnecessary hits on defenseless players to helmet-to-helmet and crown-of-helmet hits, all of these changes are protective measures for the safety of our players. A comprehensive injury surveillance program and a newly created electronic records system will continue to provide the Competition Committee with data and evidence to continue the evolution of the rules of our game.”

On benefits from an athletic trainer in the press box and access to video on the sideline:

“The athletic trainer in the booth has made a radical difference in our ability to recognize injuries in the game that may have been hidden from us prior to its implementation. The spotter affords us the opportunity to have an extra set of eyes above the action, and that has been invaluable. The athletic trainer spotter complements the sideline video review system. Physicians and athletic trainers are able to replay big hits, players stumbling and anything unusual that the spotter calls down to notify us about. We also have the ability to look at the video immediately after an injury to see the mechanism of how it occurred. Mechanisms are crucial in establishing a working diagnosis or impression of the injury. Therefore, the addition of these tools is only a benefit to both the medical staff as well as the athlete being evaluated.”

QUICK HITS

» Former Giants offensive lineman Rich Seubert will announce the team’s second-round selection in the upcoming NFL Draft.

» Read full health and safety update with Ronnie Barnes

» Giants share memories of Pat Summerall

» Giants and HUMC to open fitness center

» 2013 schedule to be released Thurs. at 8 PM

» Experts predict Giants draft pick (4/16)


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NFC East: Who’s coming, going, or staying

Posted by Dan Salomone on April 17, 2013 – 9:00 am

As the team moves toward the 2013 season, Giants.com has been keeping you updated on all the free agency news coming out of the Timex Performance Center. But what about the competition?

With the NFL Draft almost a week away, take a look at the comings and goings around the NFC East:

Washington Redskins

Coming: QB Pat White, T Jeremy Trueblood (from Tampa Bay), DE Phillip Merling (Green Bay), CB E.J. Biggers (Tampa Bay), LB Darryl Tapp (Philadelphia)
Going: LB Lorenzo Alexander (to Arizona)
Staying: CB DeAngelo Hall (released, re-signed), TE Fred Davis (UFA), G Kory Lichtensteiger, FB Darrel Young, DT Kedric Golston, LB Bryan Kehl, P Sav Rocca, LB Rob Jackson, TE Logan Paulsen, LS Nick Sundberg, T Tyler Polumbus, QB Rex Grossman (UFA)
TBD: DE Chris Baker (RFA), WR Brandon Banks (UFA), T Jordan Black (UFA), T Jammal Brown (UFA), TE Chris Cooley (UFA), SS Cedric Griffin (UFA), FS Madieu Williams (UFA), LB Chris Wilson (UFA)

Dallas Cowboys

Coming: LB Justin Durant (from Detroit), S Will Allen (Pittsburgh)
Going: CB Mike Jenkins (to Oakland), DE Kenyon Coleman (to New Orleans), DE Marcus Spears (released, signed with Baltimore), S Gerald Sensabaugh (released), LB Dan Connor (to NY Giants), WR Kevin Ogletree (to Tampa Bay), TE John Phillips (to San Diego), LB Victor Butler (to New Orleans)
Staying: LB Anthony Spencer (franchised), C Phil Costa, LB Ernie Sims, WR Anthony Armstrong (released, re-signed)
TBD: RB Felix Jones (UFA), P Brian Moorman (UFA), S Danny McCray (RFA), G Derrick Dockery (UFA), S Charlie Peprah (UFA), S Eric Frampton (UFA)

Philadelphia Eagles

Coming: LB Connor Barwin (from Houston), S Kenny Phillips (NY Giants), DT Isaac Sopoaga (San Francisco), S Patrick Chung (New England), CB Cary Williams (Baltimore), FB James Casey (Houston), CB Bradley Fletcher (St. Louis), LB Jason Phillips (Carolina), P Donnie Jones (Houston)
Going: DT Cullen Jenkins (released, signed with NY Giants), CB Nnamdi Asomugha (released, signed with San Francisco), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (to Denver), DT Mike Patterson (released; signed with NY Giants), T King Dunlap (to San Diego), DT Derek Landri (to Tampa Bay), DE Darryl Tapp (to Washington), QB Trent Edwards (released), LB Akeem Jordan (to Kansas City)
Staying: S Colt Anderson, LS Jon Dorenbos
TBD: G Jake Scott (UFA)

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» RB Andre Brown looks to play full schedule

» 2013 schedule to be released Thurs. at 8 PM

» Experts predict Giants draft pick (4/16)

» Wilson & Randle building off Rookie years

» Frank Gifford looks back on Pat Summerall’s career

» Pat Summerall: A life remembered


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Follow as Giants report back to facility

Posted by Dan Salomone on April 15, 2013 – 9:00 am

The Giants’ voluntary offseason workout program began today at the Timex Performance Center. Follow as Giants.com brings you the latest sights and sounds from players preparing for the 2013 season:


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Daily Blitz: Kiwanuka travels to help Uganda

Posted by Dan Salomone on April 12, 2013 – 10:17 am

Before players report for their first workouts of the 2013 season on Monday, Mathias Kiwanuka first helped a cause that hit close to home. The versatile defender for the Giants teamed up with the American Cancer Society as part of its “Treat the Pain” program and recently traveled to Uganda, raising awareness about suffering in developing countries with low access to pain relief.

PHOTOS: Kiwanuka visits Uganda

PHOTOS: Kiwanuka visits Uganda to raise awareness

Through the program, Kiwanuka, whose grandfather, Benedicto Kiwanuka, was the first Prime Minister of Uganda, was accompanied by his wife, Tessa, and award-winning filmmaker, Casey Neistat. During the trip in the first week of April, they visited patients, clinicians, and local organizations to learn how to provide inexpensive, effective pain medication.

“Uganda is a special place to me and my family,” said Kiwanuka, who still has relatives in the country. “I look forward to working with Treat the Pain to highlight the global disparities in access to pain relief and learning about the progress Uganda is making to alleviate suffering.

“The Society estimates that nearly three million people die each year around the world in pain from cancer or HIV without access to relief. I hope that our involvement raises the profile of the issue and prompts people to do something.”

With projects in Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, India, and Haiti, Treat the Pain has worked with partners to provide 2.6 million days of treatment for patients in need since 2011.

To learn more about Kiwanuka and the Treat the Pain program, visit www.TreatThePain.org and check out photos at Facebook.com/TreatThePain.

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» Where does it rank? Victor Cruz jersey sales

» Experts predict Giants draft pick (4/9)


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