St. Louis man sentenced to 10 years in cab driver killing
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the shooting death of a cab driver.
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 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) — New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman says the aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with last month is in remission.
Speaking to the media for the first time since the Giants disclosed in early June that he had lymphoma, Gettleman said Friday he's had four rounds of chemotherapy and will need another three more to complete his treatment.
Giants Training Camp Capsule
NEW YORK GIANTS (3-13)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Quest Diagnostics Training Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey.
New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman has lymphoma
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has lymphoma and will soon begin treatment, and he said he is encouraged by the prognosis.
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.
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 paying big bucks to sign left tackle Nate Solder
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have started fixing their woeful offensive line.
A person familiar with the negotiations says the team has an agreement with offensive tackle Nate Solder. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Giants did not announced the deal with the former New England Patriots left tackle when free agency kicked off Wednesday.
NFL Network reported the Giants will give Solder a four-year, $62 million deal.
New York Giants reportedly expected to hire Vikings OC Pat Shurmur as next head coach
The Giants are expected to hire Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as their next head coach whenever Minnesota's playoff run ends, NFL Media reported Monday.
New general manager Gettleman fires Giants VP Marc Ross
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have fired Marc Ross, the team's vice president of player evaluation for the last five seasons.
New general manager Dave Gettleman on Saturday announced the move, his first since rejoining the franchise.
Ross had been with the Giants since 2007, serving six years as director of college scouting. Ross had been in charge of the Giants' draft, along with previous GM Jerry Reese, who was let go this month.
Washington Redskins won’t see these New York Giants in 2018
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Washington Redskins had better take one last look at the New York Giants because this is a team that is going to look a lot different next season.
There is going to be a new coach, possibly a quarterback other than Eli Manning, and definitely a ton of new faces on the roster after a wreck of a season when many felt the Giants would challenge for another Super Bowl.
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.
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.
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.
Giants GM Kevin Abrams wants the job full time
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants interim general manager Kevin Abrams wants the job full time.
Speaking to reporters for the first time since replacing Jerry Reese on Dec. 4, Abrams didn't hesitate to say he wanted the job and he believes he is ready to do it.
Abrams was reluctant to lay out his resume, saying he didn't want to campaign for the job. He has been with the Giants for 16 seasons and is known mostly for being their specialist on the NFL salary cap.
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.
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.
Allen Park — Lions coordinators Jim Bob Cooter and Teryl Austin are being listed as top candidates for the New York Giants head-coaching opening, according to multiple oddsmakers.
The Giants fired coach Bob McAdoo, as well as general manager Jerry Reese, on Monday morning.
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.
With critics around, Giants’ McAdoo trying to be positive
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With many calling for wholesale changes on the New York Giants in the wake of a dismal half a season, a relaxed coach Ben McAdoo took a very positive approach with his team heading into this week, telling the players he still believes in them.
McAdoo, who has been curt with the media in recent weeks as his team slipped to 1-7. He opened up a little and showed some personality in discussing this weekend's game against the winless 49ers in San Francisco.
Giants back from bye looking for ways to salvage season
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After telling his players to forget about a dreadful first seven games of the season, New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo is heeding his own advice and ignoring comments by general manager Jerry Reese that his team got caught up in the preseason hype and hasn't played hungry.
McAdoo refused on Monday to get drawn into a tiff with Reese as the team returned from its bye week and faced the final nine games of the season with a 1-6 record.
New York Giants have major decisions to make about future
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Figuring out what went wrong this season isn't the New York Giants' biggest problem heading into the bye week.
With a 1-6 record, the Giants probably are going to miss the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons, and co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch have to consider some housecleaning.
Giants GM Jerry Reese takes responsibility for dismal start
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — General manager Jerry Reese has accepted responsibility for the New York Giants' dismal play in a season that started with legitimate Super Bowl hopes and now sees them mired with one win in seven games.
Speaking as the Giants prepared to leave for their bye week, Reese said he put the current roster together so the blame falls on him.
Giants waive Odighizuwa a day after his PED suspension
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have waived third-year defensive end Owa Odighizuwa a day after the NFL suspended him for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
"It is unfortunate that things have gone in this direction," general manager Jerry Reese said Tuesday, "but we wish nothing but the best for Owa as we all move forward."
Giants’ line and running game under microscope Friday
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The start of the preseason may finally begin shedding light on the New York Giants' offensive line and their running game.
Since training camp opened two weeks ago, no parts of the team have been watched more closely than the line and the running backs.
The line was horrible last season and the backs are a major question mark with the release of veteran Rashad Jennings.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Don't bother talking to Eli Manning about his age.
Entering his 14th season, the 36-year-old New York Giants quarterback just smiled Friday when asked about the number and comments by general manager Jerry Reese that the two-time Super Bowl MVP will be on somewhat of a pitch count in training camp.
Giants take DT Tomlinson and QB of future in Davis Webb
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It didn't take the New York Giants long to find a replacement for defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, and they may have found one for Eli Manning, too.
After taking Dalvin Tomlinson of Alabama in the second round of the NFL draft, the Giants drafted a potential down-the-road replacement for the 36-year-old Manning, taking California quarterback Davis Webb in the third round.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants got a tight end and a deep threat in one package in the NFL draft.
In another move to revive their anemic offense, the Giants selected speedy Mississippi tight end Evan Engram with the 23rd pick overall Thursday.
The All-American had a breakout senior season, catching 65 passes for 926 yards and eight touchdowns. He opened eyes at the NFL combine, running a 4.42 second, 40-yard dash, one of the fastest times by any wide receiver or tight end.
New York Giants sign former Jets quarterback Geno Smith
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are giving former Jets quarterback Geno Smith a chance to learn from Eli Manning.
The Giants on Monday announced they had signed Smith and cornerback Valentino Blake, who also excels on special teams. A second-round draft choice out of West Virginia in 2013, Smith has been a bust after a good rookie season. He missed most of last season after surgery for an ACL injury in October.
Giants release Victor Cruz after 7-year run, Super bowl ring
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants said goodbye to Victor Cruz after a seven-year storybook run during which he developed into one of the NFL's most feared receivers and a fan favorite, helping the franchise to a Super Bowl title before being slowed by injuries.
The Giants announced the parting Monday as they released the 30-year-old Cruz and starting running back Rashad Jennings in moves that will save the team roughly $10 million in salary cap space.
Giants need to turn their attention to fixing the offense
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Hiring Ben McAdoo to replace Tom Coughlin as coach, spending a mint on the defense in free agency and picking up a couple of gems in the first two rounds of the NFL draft got the New York Giants back to the playoffs for the first time since 2011.
Reese: Giants investigating hole in wall outside locker room
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese has told star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. that he needs to look at some of his antics on and off the field and be more responsible.
Beckham has been under the microscope for the past week after taking a one-day trip to Miami with some fellow receivers after the regular-season finale with a wild-card playoff game at Green Bay less than a week ago.
Giants fans: 5 things you should know about the Eagles
As the Giants (4-3) return from their bye looking to extend a two-game winning streak, here are five things to know about the Eagles (4-3) entering Sunday’s showdown:
1. THEY’VE GOT THE GIANTS' NUMBER
The Eagles have gone 13-4 (.765) against the Giants since 2008, including a divisional playoff victory at the Meadowlands on Jan. 11, 2009. Philadelphia has won five of its last six games against the Giants, including their last four.
EAST RUTHERFORD – The Giants believe theirs is the best quarterback in the NFC East.
The challenge facing Eli Manning over the next two months: proving them right.
Because if the two-time Super Bowl MVP finds a way to begin playing like one consistently again, and likely only then, the Giants will emerge as contenders for that playoff spot they so desperately crave.
EAST RUTHERFORD – Giants general manager Jerry Reese declined to answer questions with respect to kicker Josh Brown during his mid-season news conference Monday afternoon.
Reese was asked several times about Brown, who was released by the team last week due to his admission to physically and emotionally abusing his former wife, Molly.
Giants GM Jerry Reese not talking about Josh Brown decision
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese has very little to say about the team's decision to release placekicker Josh Brown in the wake of revelations Brown abused his wife over an extended period of time.
Speaking to the media for the first time since Brown was cut last week, Reese on Monday refused to answer questions dealing with Brown.
Spagnuolo ready to run with Giants revamped defense
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Six months after general manager Jerry Reese revamped the New York Giants' defense with the draft and free agency, coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is finally going to get a chance to play with his new toy.
With Olivier Vernon, Damon 'Snacks' Harrison, Janoris Jenkins, Eli Apple, Kelvin Sheppard, Keenan Robinson, Darian Thompson and Leon Hall added to the roster, the Giants are no longer the NFL's worst defense.
EAST RUTHERFORD — Back in February, at the NFL’s annual scouting combine, Giants general manager Jerry Reese took a break from talking about potential rookies to reflect on one of his veteran stars. Jason Pierre-Paul had made his biggest 2015 headlines for the summer fireworks accident that cost him part of his right hand, and it was Pierre-Paul’s remarkable return for the latter half of the NFL season that left Reese in awe.