Giants owner embarrassed by start, wants more from Beckham
NEW YORK (AP) — The co-owner of the New York Giants is embarrassed by the team's second straight 1-5 start and he wants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to make his highlights on the field instead of getting recognition from off-the-field comments.
New York Giants need to regain that winning feeling soon
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants can talk all they want about how tight their locker room is, how much they love Pat Shurmur's new offense and the new 3-4 defense installed coordinator James Bettcher.
It's all talk.
That loving feeling does nothing for the Giants (0-1) heading into Dallas this weekend for a Sunday night game at the Cowboys (0-1).
Giants special teams coordinator dealing with cancer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Thomas McGaughey has been doing more in the offseason than getting the New York Giants' special teams ready for the opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The 45-year-old coordinator has been undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer that strikes roughly 8,000 people in the United States annually.
Giants head into 2018 with no Super Bowl hype
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Coming off a three-win season, the New York Giants have changed.
They have a new coach, a new general manager, a new 3-4 defensive scheme and a slew of new players led by No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley.
The biggest change, however, heading into 2018 is there is no Super Bowl hype.
Giants Preview Capsule
NEW YORK GIANTS (3-13)
New faces: Coach Pat Shurmur, GM Dave Gettleman, RB Saquon Barkley, T Nate Solder, LB Alec Ogletree, LB Kareem Martin, G Will Hernandez, G Patrick Omameh, DL B.J. Hill, P Riley Dixon, LB Connor Barwin, DL Josh Mauro, S Curtis Riley, S Michael Thomas, WR Cody Latimer, WR Russell Shepard, LB Lorenzo Carter, QB Kyle Lauletta, RB Jonathan Stewart, DT A.J. Francis.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Aldrick Rosas can't have a repeat of last season if he wants to remain the New York Giants' placekicker.
The 23-year-old from Southern Oregon might have been the biggest surprise of training camp last summer, making the roster as a first-year free agent. The 6-foot-3, rock-solid 233-pounder with a booming leg made almost every kick attempted in training camp to beat out veteran Mike Nugent. It was a no-brainer for then-coach Ben McAdoo and his staff.
Giants Training Camp Capsule
NEW YORK GIANTS (3-13)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Quest Diagnostics Training Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After finishing his first draft as general manager of the New York Giants, Dave Gettleman got a laugh when asked his thoughts on his six picks.
With his heavy Boston accent, Gettleman said no GM is going to walk into a press room and tell the media he drafted garbage.
Garbage wasn't the word he used, but the meaning was clear. He could have stretched the truth if he wanted, but it wasn't necessary.
Ereck Flowers missing as Giants open voluntary minicamp
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The questions about tackle Ereck Flowers' future with the New York Giants are increasing as the 2015 first-round draft pick was a no-show for the team's first voluntary minicamp under new coach Pat Shurmur.
Players do not have to attend either the organized team activities or any minicamps.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have opened their first organized team activities under new coach Pat Shurmur with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the building.
Speaking on a conference call Monday, Shurmur said he hadn't yet talked to Beckham, whose name has been mentioned in trade speculation in recent months.
Giants release veteran cornerback Rodgers-Cromartie
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants cut veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Sunday.
Rodgers-Cromartie and the team failed to rework his contract, which called for him to make $6.5 million in salary and a cap hit of $8.5 million.
The 2017 season was a difficult one for the 10-year pro who didn't have an interception and was suspended for one game by then-coach Ben McAdoo for leaving practice without permission.
New York Giants’ coaching staff has 3 veteran coordinators
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Three experienced coordinators, including two with ties to new general manager Dave Gettleman, have been added to Pat Shurmur's coaching staff with the New York Giants.
The hirings were announced Thursday, although most had been widely known in recent weeks.
The offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, Shurmur was hired on Jan. 22 to rebuild the Giants after a disastrous 3-13 season. Coach Ben McAdoo fired in early December after less than two years on the job.
Eli Manning looks forward after worst season of career
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Eli Manning is looking ahead. Who wouldn't after the year he just had?
Manning comes off the worst season of his professional career that dates back to being the top overall selection in the 2004 draft. His Giants went from likely contender after making the 2016 playoffs to one of the NFL's worst.
They were ravaged by injuries, dissension in the locker room, and then-coach Ben McAdoo even benched his quarterback in Week 13, ending Manning's 210-game starting string.
New York Giants hire Shurmur as next head coach
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been hired as the New York Giants head coach.
The Giants announced the hiring late Monday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Shurmur and the Vikings were beaten by the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC title game.
AP Source: Browns meet with Haley about coordinator job
CLEVELAND (AP) — Todd Haley has experience calling plays, beating AFC North teams and working with star quarterbacks.
Just the kind of coach who could help the Browns win.
Haley, who was fired last week by Pittsburgh, has discussed Cleveland's offensive coordinator position with Browns coach Hue Jackson, according to a person who spoke Sunday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not confirming any interviews.
Doug Pederson emerges from Class of 2016 NFL coaches
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doug Pederson was too close to Andy Reid to get fan approval when the Philadelphia Eagles hired him to replace Chip Kelly.
Pederson was Reid's first starting quarterback in Philadelphia back in 1999 when he groomed rookie Donovan McNabb. Then Pederson served as an assistant coach under Reid for seven seasons with the Eagles and Chiefs.
AP source: Browns interviewing former Giants coach McAdoo
CLEVELAND (AP) — Bounced from New York, Ben McAdoo might get a new opportunity with the Browns.
McAdoo, who was fired as Giants coach in December after going 2-10 and benching star quarterback Eli Manning, is interviewing Tuesday to be the offensive coordinator for Cleveland coach Hue Jackson.
The 40-year-old McAdoo is meeting with general manager John Dorsey and Jackson, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not confirming any coaching interviews.
Giants interview former Broncos assistant Eric Studesville
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have seemingly wrapped up their first round of interviews for a new coach.
The Giants talked to former Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville on Wednesday. The 50-year-old was supposed to meet with the Giants last week, but his interview on Thursday was postponed by a snowstorm.
Packers: John Schneider’s return appears tall order, but sources say Joe Philbin will be back
GREEN BAY — At the rate they’re going, the Green Bay Packers might have to dump Todd Rundgren’s “Bang the Drum All Day” and start playing Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days” after touchdowns next season.
Not only did the Packers ask the Seattle Seahawks for permission to interview general manager John Schneider, according to an NFL source, but another league source confirmed that the Packers plan to bring former offensive coordinator Joe Philbin back for a role on coach Mike McCarthy’s staff.
Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur talks to Giants
The New York Giants interviewed Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur on Saturday for their vacant head coaching job.
Shurmur met with co-owner John Mara, general manager Dave Gettleman, and assistant general manager Kevin Abrams in Bloomington, Minnesota.
The Vikings (13-3) have a first-round bye in the playoffs.
Interim coach Steve Spagnuolo interviews for Giants’ top job
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have started the interview process for their head coaching job by starting with the man who ran the team for the final month of a disastrous season.
Interim coach Steve Spagnuolo was interviewed by new general manager Dave Gettleman, co-owner John Mara and assistant general manager Kevin Abrams Wednesday, three days after the Giants (3-13) ended the season with an 18-10 win over Washington.
Fate of several NFL coaches to be decided in coming days
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jack Del Rio and Chuck Pagano are already out. Todd Bowles, Adam Gase and Dirk Koetter are coming back.
Ben McAdoo is long gone.
The fate of several other NFL coaches could be determined in the next few days, maybe even the next few hours.
It's shaping up to be another "Black Monday" for the league. There have been at least six coaching changes every year since 2011, a streak that is expected to continue in 2018.
Giants’ new GM Gettleman could be just what dysfunctional team needs
Before new GM Dave Gettleman can find the next wave of his beloved “hog mollies” in his second stint with Big Blue, he must remove any remaining lipstick on the pig that is the dysfunctional 2017 Giants and make real fixes.
Gettleman, 66, who spent 15 seasons with the Giants prior to holding the Panthers’ GM post from 2013-16, inherits a 2-13 club that arguably has as many issues off the field as on it in the wake of former coach Ben McAdoo losing the locker room in Year 2.
Manning heading into season finale with future unclear
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning is heading into the final game of the season facing uncertainty for the first time in his New York Giants career.
With the Giants reeling with a 2-13 record, there are major changes coming, and the two-time Super Bowl MVP who is finishing his 14th season could be one of them.
Coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese were fired earlier this month. The interview process for a new GM has started and there will be new faces on the roster next season.
Giants sputter offensively in 23-0 loss to Cardinals
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Eli Manning's first trip to University of Phoenix Stadium was one of the highlights of his career.
His latest — and possibly last — was a desert dud.
Manning had three turnovers and the sputtering New York Giants were shut out for the first time since 2014 in an ugly 23-0 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
NY Giants interview interim GM Abrams for permanent position
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have interviewed interim general manager Kevin Abrams for the team's permanent position.
Abrams is the fourth candidate to interview for the job to replace Jerry Reese, who was fired this month along with coach Ben McAdoo at the tail end of a lost season.
Team officials said Friday that Abrams spoke with team President John Mara and Ernie Accorsi, the team's former general manager.
Greg Gabriel: Could Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy be next successful head coach from Reid tree?
With two games to go in the 2017 regular season, there is already one head coaching job open and there are bound to be more in another two weeks. The New York Giants parted ways with Ben McAdoo following Week 13. When the 2017 regular season ends, teams such as Tampa Bay, Chicago, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Houston could also be looking for new coaches. While there is always an abundance of names floated around, few of them are really ready to assume a head job and have success.
In turbulent season, Manning returns to site of triumph
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In his turbulent 14th NFL season, Eli Manning returns to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs.
Manning will lead the New York Giants (2-12) into University of Phoenix Stadium to face Arizona (6-8) on Sunday in the Cardinals' final home game of a difficult season.
It was in the same building, in January 2008, that Manning was the MVP in the Giants' dramatic 17-14 Super Bowl win over New England.
"I hope he doesn't repeat it," Arizona coach Bruce Arians said.
Giants interview ESPN analyst Louis Riddick for GM job
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have interviewed ESPN analyst Louis Riddick for their general manager's job.
The team said the 48-year-old Riddick met Thursday with co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch and former general manager Ernie Accorsi, who is helping on the selection process.
Giants interview former Panthers GM Dave Gettleman
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have interviewed Dave Gettleman for their vacant general manager's job.
The team said Wednesday the 66-year-old Gettleman met with co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch, and former general manager Ernie Accorsi, who is consulting with the franchise on the selection process.
Giants interview their own player personnel boss for GM job
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have started the interview process for their vacant general manager's job with an in-house candidate.
Marc Ross, the team's vice president of player evaluation, was interviewed by co-owner John Mara and former general manager Ernie Accorsi, who is consulting on the selection process.
The job opened two weeks ago when Jerry Reese was fired along with second-year coach Ben McAdoo with the team reeling with a 2-10 record.
Cowboys still in the hunt after late spurt beat Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — While the Dallas Cowboys are starting to pick up a little momentum, the question is do they have enough time to make the playoffs?
Dak Prescott threw three touchdowns and the Cowboys scored 20 fourth-quarter points in less than five minutes in beating the New York Giants 30-10 to stay in the playoff hunt with three weeks left in the regular season.
Cowboys have tougher task facing Giants after changes
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants' firing of coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese may have made things tougher on the Dallas Cowboys in their fight to stay in the playoff race.
A week ago, the Cowboys (6-6) probably looked forward to playing the Giants (2-10) at MetLife Stadium with either Geno Smith or rookie Davis Webb running New York's offense under McAdoo's plan to evaluate his quarterbacks after benching Eli Manning.
Steve Spagnuolo settling in as New York Giants interim coach
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The whirlwind is starting to wind down for Steve Spagnuolo.
Seeing Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese fired, being elevated to interim head coach, thrust into the position of choosing a quarterback, then getting the New York Giants ready for the Dallas Cowboys is all Spagnuolo has dealt with this week.
Eli Manning back as New York Giants starting quarterback
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning is back as the New York Giants' starting quarterback.
A week after being benched by former coach Ben McAdoo, Manning was put back into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys by interim coach Steve Spagnuolo.
"My gut right now says Eli should be the starter," Spagnuolo said in explaining the move after practice Wednesday.
Reese thanks Giants for 23 years, including past 11 as GM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Former New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese says his 23 years with the NFL team were filled with great memories and he will always treasure his time with the organization.
Reeling Giants fire coach McAdoo, GM Reese after 10th loss
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Believing the team was spiraling out of control, the New York Giants went out of character by making two major in-season moves, firing coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese.
Familiar ring: Cowboys visit Giants as interim coach debuts
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jason Garrett dislikes comparisons, so the Dallas coach had no interest in recalling the motivation for his Cowboys when he debuted with a win at the New York Giants six days after the firing of Wade Phillips in 2010.
Why would Garrett get asked such a thing in the first place? Well, the Cowboys visit the Giants on Sunday. And New York will be led by interim coach Steve Spagnuolo after the firing of Ben McAdoo on Monday.
East Rutherford, N.J. — Coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese were fired Monday by the New York Giants less than one year after taking the team to the playoffs for the first time since 2011, a person familiar with the situation said.
McAdoo and Reese were fired a day after the Giants were beaten in Oakland and dropped to 2-10, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not made an official announcement.
Giants coordinators emotional talking about Manning
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Steve Spagnuolo, Mike Sullivan and Tom Quinn handle the defense, offense and special teams of the New York Giants for coach Ben McAdoo.
It's been a tough season, with the team winning two of 11 games. It got even tougher for each of them this week when the Giants benched quarterback Eli Manning so they could evaluate backups Geno Smith and rookie David Webb over the final five games.
Giants co-owner John Mara talks about benching Eli Manning
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have been making mistakes all season. They might have made their biggest one in how they handled the benching of two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning after 13 seasons.
Giants co-owner John Mara on Wednesday admitted there had to be a better way to inform Manning this week that his playing time was being cut after 210 consecutive starts. But he was at a loss to know what it was.
Manning benching low point of a year the Giants went south
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The benching of Eli Manning for the first time in 13 seasons is probably the low point of a season in which the New York Giants did almost nothing right.
Let's start with the decision by coach Ben McAdoo and management to sit Manning with five games left in the regular season.
Sure, the Giants are 2-9, out of the playoff picture and they need to find out something about backup quarterbacks Geno Smith and rookie Davis Webb.
Giants falter in Thanksgiving showdown with Redskins
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Just when you thought things couldn't get worse for the New York Giants, they delivered a holiday flop.
The Giants were once again disappointing, especially on offense, in the 20-10 Thanksgiving night loss to the Washington Redskins, dropping their record to 2-9, making the final five games of the season virtually worthless.
Giants’ offensive line changing again heading to Washington
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Change has been a constant for the New York Giants' offensive line this season, and it seemingly is happening again.
Right guard D.J. Fluker injured his right foot in Sunday's win over the Kansas City Chiefs and it is highly unlikely that the Giants (2-8) will have him on Thanksgiving in a game against the Redskins (4-6) in Washington.
Fluker has not practiced this week and he was walking around the locker room on Tuesday with his right foot in a boot.
Giants don’t get any time to celebrate second win of season
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — For a change, the New York Giants weren't besieged by questions about quitting, lack of effort and the job future of second-year coach Ben McAdoo.
Winning has a way of changing things and the Giants (2-8) got the chance to briefly enjoy success in the wake of a 12-9 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Giants can have a say in postseason based on Chiefs’ game
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After finally winning a game at home, the New York Giants just might have a say in who makes the playoffs.
Jackson, McAdoo feeling the heat most among NFL coaches
Hue Jackson's position on an NFL coaching hot seat is no surprise. Nothing was expected of the Browns anyway.
Ben McAdoo's spot on a similarly burning seat is stunning because plenty was projected for the Giants.
Those are the two most prominent cases of a head coach in trouble as the NFL heads toward its stretch drive. Among those two, their teams have one victory.
Chiefs have to wonder which Giants team will show up Sunday
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs probably don't know what to expect from the New York Giants, and neither do the Giants.
On paper, Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium is a mismatch.
The Chiefs (6-3) are well-rested coming off a bye week, while the Giants (1-8) seemingly have hit rock bottom after getting blown out by the Rams two weeks ago and then losing to the previously winless San Francisco 49ers last weekend.