EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Everson Griffen burst from his three-point stance and appeared ready to try and beat New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder with speed to the outside.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants offensive line coach Hal Hunter is scruffy a little more than a week into training camp.
Hunter looks as if he has been on a camping trip and...
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed offensive tackle Ereck Flowers to a $4 million, one-year contract.
Flowers becomes Washington's new swing tackle behind Trent Williams...
ATLANTA (AP) — Trent Brown made a huge — no, massive — impression the first time he strolled through the door at New England's facility and met his new teammates.
"Man, I thought Nate Solder was big," Patriots center David Andrews said while shaking his head. "And then he walked into the room."
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Nate Solder knows the Giants haven't played up to expectations this year, and it's on him to be part of the solution.
The left tackle signed a four-year, $62 million contract in March with $35 million guaranteed, making him the league's highest-paid offensive lineman. His assignment was to anchor the left side of New York's beleaguered offensive line and protect Eli Manning's blind side.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jaguars have signed former New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers and placed left tackle Josh Wells on injured reserve with a groin injury.
Flowers was waived by the Giants on Tuesday after he failed to live up to lofty expectations. He was the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Flowers was moved from left to right tackle this season after the Giants signed Nate Solder, but lost that job to Chad Wheeler after just two games.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have waived former first-round draft pick Ereck Flowers and signed tackle Brian Mihalik off their practice squad to replace him.
The team announced the moves Tuesday, a day after coach Pat Shurmur said Flowers would either be traded or waived within 24 hours.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are parting ways with 2015 first-round draft pick Ereck Flowers.
Coach Pat Shurmur said Monday the offensive tackle who was the ninth pick overall was going to be cut or traded by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
The move isn't a surprise for the Giants (1-4). Flowers lost his starting job at right tackle to Chad Wheeler after the second game of the season and the play of the line picked up.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4)
New faces: WR Cordarelle Patterson, RB Jeremy Hill, RB Sony Michel, QB Danny Etling, DE Adrian Clayborn, OT Trent Brown, CB Jason McCourty, DT Danny Shelton.
Key losses: Defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, WR Danny Amendola, WR Brandin Cooks, CB Malcolm Butler, CB Johnson Bademosi, RB Dion Lewis, OT Nate Solder, OT Cam Fleming.
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) — There is no doubt the New York Giants have the talent at the skill positions to be a success on offense.
It starts with two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning at quarterback and extends to three-time Pro Bowl receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley at halfback. Sprinkle in receiver Sterling Shepard and second-year tight end Evan Engram and there is plenty of explosiveness for new coach Pat Shurmur's squad to put up some points.
NEW YORK GIANTS (3-13)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Quest Diagnostics Training Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed first-round draft pick OL Isaiah Wynn, an offensive lineman from Georgia.
Wynn, 22, was selected 23rd overall. At 6-foot-2, 302-pounds, he played both guard and tackle during his college career.
New England lost starting left tackle Nate Solder to the Giants as a free agent, though it's uncertain where Wynn will play on the line.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Pat Shurmur's first minicamp with the New York Giants nearly had an ugly ending when high-priced left tackle Nate Solder tweaked a knee after being bumped during a helmet-swinging scuffle between defensive tackle Damon Harrison and rookie guard Will Hernandez.
Solder, who signed a four-year, $62 million contract in March, walked away from the fight on the third and final day of the minicamp on Thursday and sat on the grass after Harrison and Hernandez were separated.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan is skipping the Titans' mandatory minicamp while his agents negotiate a new contract for the two-time Pro Bowl lineman.
Titans general manager Jon Robinson said in a statement Tuesday just before the team started a three-day minicamp that Lewan's representatives told the team he would not be attending.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur thinks Landon Collins should just speak for himself.
The Giants safety recently made headlines with radio comments that teammate Ereck Flowers was "unhappy" the team signed Patriots left tackle Nate Solder. The move effectively flipped Flowers to right tackle.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the New York Giants have declined to pick up the fifth-year option of offensive tackle Ereck Flowers' contract.
The Giants would have been on the hook for $12.5 million in 2019 had the Giants exercised the option on the deal Flowers signed as the ninth pick overall in the 2014 draft.
The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the move.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed offensive lineman Patrick Omameh and defensive back Curtis Riley.
The team announced the moves on Friday.
Omameh, who spent the past two seasons in Jacksonville, has played in 53 regular-season games with 44 starts for Tampa Bay, Chicago and the Jaguars. Last season, the former Michigan product started 16 games at left guard for Jacksonville.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed offensive tackle Nate Solder and added former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kareem Martin.
The Giants announced the signings late Thursday night, more than a day after free-agency opened.
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 ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CBs Malcolm Butler and Johnson Bademosi; WRs Danny Amendola and Matt Slater; RBs Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead; OTs Nate Solder, Cam Fleming and LaAdrian Waddle; DTs Alan Branch and Ricky Jean Francois; LBs James Harrison and Marquis Flowers; DE Geno Grissom; FS Nate Ebner.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: FS Brandon King; G Ted Karras.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Linebacker Dont'a Hightower was one of three key players to return to practice Tuesday as the Patriots prepared to head to Detroit for their third preseason game.
Starting left tackle Nate Solder and running back Mike Gillislee were also back on the field after missing time with injuries.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have signed 2017 third-round pick Tony Garcia.
Garcia agreed to the new deal on Monday. The Patriots also signed undrafted free agent defensive back Will Likely and released free agent defensive lineman Corey Vereen.
New England gave up two draft picks to move up and take Garcia, an offensive lineman from Troy, with the 85th overall selection in April's draft.
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins have honored the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots before Boston's game Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks.
Fourteen members of the NFL championship team walked onto center ice wearing Bruins jerseys with their names and numbers on the back.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — With his four-game "Deflategate" suspension completed, Tom Brady was eligible to step back into the New England Patriots' team facility on Monday for the first time in a month.
But if he was there, no one was willing to say.
Only a handful of Brady's teammates appeared in the locker room after attending position group meetings and none of them acknowledged laying eyes on their quarterback.
"I haven't seen him yet," receiver and special teams captain Matt Slater said.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower did not practice because of a knee injury and tight end Ron Gronkowski is still nursing a hamstring as New England prepares to host the Miami Dolphins in their home opener.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The New England Patriots made it official on Sunday and listed All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski as inactive for Sunday night's opener against the Arizona Cardinals.
Gronkowski did not make the trip because of a hamstring injury. The Patriots also did not bring starting left tackle Nate Solder (hamstring) and starting right guard Jonathan Cooper (foot).
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss the New England Patriots' opener against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night because of a hamstring injury.
The team confirmed Friday night that Gronkowski had been downgraded from questionable to out for the game. Also missing the game will be offensive linemen Jonathan Cooper and Nate Solder — and suspended quarterback Tom Brady.