CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns plan to sign veteran free agent defensive end Adrian Clayborn to a two-year, $6 million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden will play against the Browns, his former team, after missing practice with an undisclosed illness.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns starting safety Damarious Randall has returned to practice after missing two games with a hamstring injury.
Randall's return is significant because the struggling...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There's been a lot of time spent in the New York Giants training camp deciding when rookie quarterback Daniel Jones will get a chance to play this season.
NEW YORK GIANTS (5-11)
New faces: QB Daniel Jones, G Kevin Zeitler, T Mike Remmers, WR Golden Tate III, DT Dexter Lawrence II, CB DeAndre Baker, S Jabrill Peppers, S Antoine Bethea, LB...
CLEVELAND BROWNS (7-8-1)
New faces: Coach Freddie Kitchens, offensive coordinator Todd Monken, defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, WR Odell Beckham Jr., RB Kareem Hunt, DE Olivier Vernon, DT...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens doesn't want his players fearing the sky-high expectations being placed on them.
"I want everybody to understand this: Our goal here with the...
NEW YORK GIANTS (5-11)
OPEN CAMP: July 24 East Rutherford, New Jersey
LAST YEAR: Coach Pat Shurmur never had chance to succeed in his first year despite spectacular Offensive Rookie of...
CLEVELAND BROWNS (7-8-1)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Berea, Ohio
LAST YEAR: Found long-term quarterback — at last. Baker Mayfield more than lived up to hype as No. 1 overall pick, taking over...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After making three picks on the opening day of the NFL draft, New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman was quick to say how great it is when need and value...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After trading offensive catalyst Odell Beckham Jr. and sacks leader Olivier Vernon to Cleveland and losing perennial leading tackler Landon Collins to free agency, the...
6, 17. NEW YORK GIANTS (5-11)
LAST SEASON: Another bad start, another bad season, this time with coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Dave Gettleman running show. RB Saquon Barkley became...
49. CLEVELAND (7-8-1)
LAST SEASON: Following winless 2017, coach Hue Jackson was finally fired after eight games, and franchise made significant strides. Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. looked at quarterback Baker Mayfield seated to his left, Jarvis Landry to his right and Myles Garrett at the end of the dais.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns' draft class of 2016 is rapidly shrinking.
As he continues to revamp Cleveland's roster, general manager John Dorsey got rid of three former draft picks on Monday...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns general manager John Dorsey has built a fearsome front on defense.
One week after acquiring end Olivier Vernon in a trade, Cleveland added an inside presence to its...
NEW YORK GIANTS (5-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: G Jamon Brown, S Landon Collins, LS Zak DeOssie, DT Mario Edwards, WR Bennie Fowler, G John Greco, S Antonio Hamilton, DT John Jenkins, WR...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns didn't wait for free agency's opening to make some noise.
Looking for a pass rusher to bookend with Pro Bowler Myles Garrett, Cleveland has agreed to acquire...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Things definitely didn't go the way Pat Shurmur wanted in his first season as New York Giants coach.
The Giants (5-11) finished last in the NFC East for the second straight year. They missed the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons and were among the NFL's worst teams despite a spectacular rookie season from running back and No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When the New York Giants started playing games in the preseason, it seemed linebacker 0livier Vernon was going to have a monster season in coordinator James Bettcher's new 3-4 defensive scheme.
Every time the ball was snapped Vernon disrupted plays. He stopped runs and got sacks and pressures on opposing quarterbacks.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL trading deadline passed and the New York Giants decided to stand pat despite speculation they would be wheeling and dealing with a second straight season going down the tubes.
Linebacker Olivier Vernon, cornerback Janoris Jenkins and safety Landon Collins will finish the season with the Giants, who are 1-7 for the second straight year and have virtually no chance of making the playoffs in Pat Shurmur's first season as coach.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Trading cornerback Eli Apple and 2016 All-Pro defensive tackle Damon Harrison in the last week wasn't the reason the New York Giants lost to the Washington Redskins.
The new-look defense, which was also missing injured linebacker Alex Ogletree, actually was the reason the Giants had a chance to win in the 20-13 loss Sunday that sent New York (1-7) to its fifth straight defeat.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants linebacker and top pass rusher Olivier Vernon is active for the first time this season.
Vernon missed the first five games with a high ankle sprain, but he is expected to see action Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.
New York will be without its top two tight ends. Evan Engram is going to miss his third straight game with a sprained knee. Rhett Ellison is out with a foot injury.
Placekicker Aldrick Rosas is active despite quad problem.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory is inactive against the New York Giants after sustaining a concussion in the opener.
Tight end Rico Gathers is active for Dallas on Sunday night for the first time in his three-year NFL career. The former Baylor basketball player missed all of last season after getting a concussion in training camp.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Janoris Jenkins is back with the New York Giants and ready to play against the Dallas Cowboys.
A day after hastily walking off the field to deal with an undisclosed family emergency, Jenkins was back at practice Friday as the Giants (0-1) held their last major workout for the Sunday night game at Dallas (0-1).
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants will be without their best pass rusher for the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Coach Pat Shurmur announced Friday that linebacker/defensive end Olivier Vernon will miss Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium with an ankle injury. Fellow linebacker Tae Davis also was listed as out with a hamstring injury. Neither player practiced this week.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants added a major pass rusher on the opening day of training camp, signing veteran linebacker Connor Barwin.
The Giants announced the move Wednesday as veterans reported to training camp at the team's headquarters adjacent to MetLife Stadium.
While terms were not disclosed, the deal was believed to be worth $5 million over two years.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New coach Pat Shurmur wants the New York Giants to do the right thing when the national anthem is played before NFL games this season, and that could be a problem.
Under rules enacted by the league last week, players can stay in the locker room during "The Star-Spangled Banner," but must stand if they are on the field. Teams will be fined for violations.
That puts Shurmur and the Giants in a difficult position.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants right guard D.J. Fluker is going to miss the Thanksgiving game against the Redskins in Washington.
The Giants also announced that tackle Justin Pugh (back) and middle linebacker B.J. Goodson (ankle) also will miss the game.
The injury to Fluker means the Giants will have to use their eighth offensive line combination in 11 games. It is expected that veteran John Greco or first-year player Jon Halapio will replace Fluker.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants will be without linebackers B.J. Goodson, Devon Kennard and Keenan Robinson for this weekend's game against the 49ers in San Francisco.
Coach Ben McAdoo announced the injury report Friday, noting that the Giants are hoping to have linebacker Jonathan Casillas, offensive lineman Justin Pugh and defensive end Olivier Vernon return to the lineup.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants' defense has hit rock bottom, at least for now.
It allowed four passes of 35 yards or more, two runs in excess of 20 yards, and 473 yards of total offense in an awful 51-17 loss to the surprising Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
The loss was their worst at home since a 52-21 setback to Cleveland ended the 1964 season, in which they went 2-10-2.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The injury situation has gotten worse for the New York Giants.
After losing three wide receivers to season-ending injuries last weekend, the winless Giants said Friday that five more starters will miss Sunday's night game in Denver against the Broncos (3-1) because of injuries.
Defensive end Olivier Vernon will miss a second straight game with a sprained ankle. Center Weston Richburg (concussion) and running back Paul Perkins (ribs) also will be out again.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A decimated receiver corps isn't the New York Giants' only problem. Throw in the defense, too.
It hasn't been able the stop the run this season. The unit has blown fourth-quarter leads in the last three games, and this week Steve Spagnuolo's group is dealing with the indefinite suspension of veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for violating team rules.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The defense that a year ago carried the New York Giants to their first playoff berth since 2011 has suddenly become unreliable.
Steve Spagnuolo's unit is no longer stopping the run, it is giving up big plays, missing tackles, and now it is fighting injuries heading into Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers, who like they Giants are winless in four games.
NEW YORK GIANTS (11-6)
New faces: WR Brandon Marshall, TE Evan Engram, DT Dalvin Tomlinson, PK Aldrick Rosas, QB Geno Smith, OL D.J. Fluker, TE Rhett Ellison.
Key losses: DT Jonathan Hankins, RT Marshall Newhouse, PK Robbie Gould.
Strengths: This is going to be one of best defenses in league, with S Landon Collins, DEs Olivier Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul, and CB Janoris Jenkins looking very good in camp. QB Eli Manning has more options than Odell Beckham Jr. to target.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has every right to be optimistic about the upcoming season.
His unit carried the team to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth in Ben McAdoo's first season as head coach, and there is star power in the starting unit.
NEW YORK GIANTS (11-6)
OPEN CAMP: July 28, Quest Diagnostics Training Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants wrapped up organized team activities the way they started — with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and defensive end Olivier Vernon missing the voluntary workouts.
Coach Ben McAdoo declined Friday to discuss attendance. He has not talked about it since the first media availability, when he said he would coach those there.
McAdoo said he expects everyone to attend mandatory three-day minicamp, which starts Tuesday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants ended their first week of voluntary organized team activities missing two of their biggest stars — wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and defensive end Olivier Vernon.
The workout Thursday was third of the week, and Beckham missed them all. The team did not say whether Vernon missed all three, but the veteran who signed an $85 million contract in the offseason last year wasn't there Thursday, the only day workouts were open to the media.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz briefly left the Eagles' game in the third quarter Thursday night after taking a late hit from Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When people start talking about the success of the New York Giants' defense, the names of Olivier Vernon, Janoris Jenkins, Damon Harrison, Jonathan Casillas and Landon Collins get mentioned frequently.
One name that rarely gets mentioned is Brad Wing, a guy who is never on the field with the defense.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Looking at the New York Giants' defensive effort against the Dallas Cowboys, any one of the 11 players on the field could have been singled out.
Defensive end Olivier Vernon was dominant up front. Tackle Damon Harrison plugged the middle. Cornerback Janoris Jenkins delivered another shutdown performance against Dez Bryant.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There are a lot of reasons for the New York Giants' success on defense this season, and then there is Damon Harrison.
Affectionately called 'Snacks' by his teammates, Harrison isn't what one would consider a glamour player on coordinator Steve Spagnuolo's unit.
Other players are more noticeable. Second-year safety Landon Collins is having a career year with 87 tackles and five interceptions.
NEW YORK (AP) — Houston cornerback Johnathan Joseph has been fined $24,309 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness in the Texans' 27-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City last Monday night.
Joseph was called for a penalty late in the third quarter after he tackled tight end Clive Walford, who made an 11-yard catch. The penalty helped lead the Raiders to a field goal.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Coming into this season, the New York Giants have $30 million in cap space invested in their starting defensive line.
Based solely on sacks five games into the season, the return is going to be disastrous.
The Giants (2-3) have an NFL-low four sacks and only two have been by the linemen heading into Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium against the Baltimore Ravens (3-2).