Hugh McElhenny, the elusive Hall of Fame halfback who starred in the San Francisco 49ers' “Million Dollar Backfield” in the mid-1950s, has died. He was 93.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame said Thursday that McEhlenny died of natural causes June 17 at his home in Nevada, and that son-in-law Chris Permann confirmed the death.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL has suspended New York Giants linebacker Justin Hilliard without pay for the first two games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants canceled practice after holding a team meeting on Thursday, wrapping up a mandatory three-day minicamp.
The team said it was holding an organizational function instead of a practice.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Julian Love has not only seen a different Saquon Barkley on the field in recent months, the New York Giants safety is excited what the star running back is showing in the locker room.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After spending the past three seasons in Buffalo playing for him when he was an offensive coordinator, center Jon Feliciano says Brian Daboll hasn't changed as coach of the New York Giants.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills promoted Brian Gaine as assistant general manager, part of a series of moves announced on Tuesday to fill offseason departures.
Gaine replaces Joe Shoen, who left Buffalo after being hired to become the New York Giants GM.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With the NFL season a little more than three months away, it's still difficult to say whether the New York Giants are finally going to have a line that will make Daniel Jones and the offensive effective.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When Wink Martindale was hired as the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants, there was rampant speculation about his unit this season.
The analytics and Martindale's reputation for being aggressive fueled the feeling the Giants were about to go wild on defense.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Jones has rarely given any insight into his feelings in his three seasons as the New York Giants starting quarterback.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants added four defensive players to their roster, including three who have previously worked with members of the coaching staff.
The Giants announced the signings of end Jalyn Holmes, safety Henry Black and cornerbacks Maurice Canady and Khalil Dorsey on Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles strengthened their secondary, agreeing on a one-year contract with veteran cornerback James Bradberry on Wednesday.
Bradberry, who made the Pro Bowl in 2020, was released by the New York Giants on May 9 for salary reasons.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed six of their 11 draft picks, including first-round selections, edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux of Oregon and tackle Evan Neal of Alabama.
The Giants announced the signings Saturday after holding a rookie minicamp at their facility.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears added depth at wide receiver, agreeing to a deal with free agent Dante Pettis on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old Pettis announced the move on Twitter, posting a photo of himself signing a contract.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have released veteran cornerback James Bradberry.
A starter for the team the past two seasons, including making the Pro Bowl in 2020, Bradberry is a salary cap casualty.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay will play the New York Giants in the Packers' first international regular-season game.
It's an early start at London's Tottenham soccer stadium on Oct. 9. Kickoff is set for 8:30 a.m.
LONDON (AP) — The first regular-season NFL game in Germany will be between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks at the home of soccer club Bayern Munich.
The game will take place at the Allianz Arena on Nov.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Getting picked in the first round of the NFL draft by the New York Giants isn't the first time Kayvon Thibodeaux and Evan Neal have been paired.
When the two went to football camps as high school players, coaches constantly lined them up against each other.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets moved up in the NFL draft again and added another speedy playmaker to their offense.
Iowa State running back Breece Hall was taken with the 36th overall pick Friday night after the Jets acquired it from the Giants for their second-round selection — No.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Wan'Dale Robinson has been told for most of his football career that he isn't tall enough.
Robinson on Friday found an NFL team that agreed with him when the New York Giants surprised many by taking the 5-foot-8 Kentucky wide receiver in the second round of the NFL draft.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Schoen's first NFL draft as general manager of the New York Giants was a breeze.
The Giants had major needs for an offensive tackle and an edge rusher heading into the first round Thursday night and the draft played right into his hands.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have picked up the fifth-year option on defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence.
The Giants announced the move Thursday, about eight hours before the start of the NFL draft.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Our head is still spinning from all the draft movement over the past five weeks. There might very well be more trades involving first-round picks before everyone settles in near Caesars Palace and the Bellagio fountains for what promises to be a wild event.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Schoen had a routine on draft day when he was the assistant general manager of the Buffalo Bills.
He would get in a round of golf and then head to the office to help general manager Brandon Beane for three days of making draft picks to help the Bills become one of the best teams in the AFC.
5, 7. NEW YORK GIANTS (4-13)
LAST SEASON: A year that started with increased expectations after a surprising 2021 under new coach Joe Judge was marked by injuries on offense, then disappointment.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen will miss the rapport he spent four seasons developing with former offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
Allen also is looking forward to developing a similar bond with Ken Dorsey, who took over after Daboll left to become the head coach of the New York Giants in January.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There's something different about Saquon Barkley as the running back approaches his fifth season with the New York Giants.
He is healthy.
Unlike last season, no one is asking the 25-year-old whether he is worried about coming back from the ACL and meniscus injuries in his right knee that put his career in jeopardy.
NBC Sports president Jon Miller knows the perils of starting a spring football league. He was with NBC when the network teamed with Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment during the XFL’s first launch in 2001 and has seen other leagues crash and burn.
Gary Brown, who rushed for 4,300 yards while playing on three NFL teams in the 1990s before going on to coach running backs in the pro and college ranks, has died. He was 52.
Wisconsin’s athletic department and the Dallas Cowboys announced that Brown died Sunday.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Punter Riley Dixon has signed with the Los Angeles Rams.
Dixon joined the Super Bowl champions on Tuesday after spending the past four seasons with the New York Giants, posting the two highest single-season net punting averages in franchise history during his tenure.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Brian Daboll looked a little uncomfortable when he was introduced as the New York Giants coach in late January.
It had nothing to do with either his coaching ability or handling his first news conference as the head man.
The Las Vegas Raiders signed quarterback Nick Mullens to be the backup to Derek Carr on Monday and brought back defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins for a fifth season with the team.
Mullens has made 17 starts for San Francisco and Cleveland since being signed by the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2017.
The NFL is opening a pathway for African players with a developmental camp in Ghana.
Following a camp this past weekend with Cleveland Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, who is of Ghanaian descent, the league announced a three-day camp will take place in the capital of Accra in June.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — To ensure more opportunities for diverse candidates, the NFL has added requirements on the hiring of offensive assistant coaches, and women in general.
The moves announced Monday at the owners meeting include adjustments to the Rooney Rule adopted in 2003 and amended frequently in attempts to enhance opportunities for people of color and women for nearly all league and team jobs.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Offensive lineman Will Hernandez agreed to a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals on Monday.
The 6-foot-3, 332-pound Hernandez played the past four seasons with the New York Giants, which is the team that drafted him in 2018 in the second round out of UTEP.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There's virtually no chance NFL owners will be competing during their meetings this week with the stream of big news made by trades and in free agency thus far this year.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A jury on Friday convicted a man of killing a college football player in Kansas and wounding another player who recovered and now plays for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed with wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling on a $30 million, three-year contract to help replace the departed Tyreek Hill, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press on Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The defensive line of the Los Angeles Chargers had two fatal flaws last season — it struggled to stop the run and there wasn't much versatility among the linemen. They are hoping the addition of Austin Johnson helps in both areas.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Former Georgia football star Lorenzo Carter is returning home to play for the Atlanta Falcons.
Looking to bolster its pass rush, the Falcons announced Tuesday they have signed the outside linebacker to a one-year contract.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have released veteran safety Logan Ryan and re-signed backup offensive lineman Korey Cunningham.
The Giants announced the moves Thursday while also confirming the free agent signings of quarterback Tyrod Taylor and offensive linemen Mark Glowinski and Jon Feliciano.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have started rebuilding their offensive line with free agency, agreeing to contract terms with Mark Glowinski and Jon Feliciano.
The Giants added a third free agent on Tuesday, coming to terms on a two-year deal with veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday re-signed defensive tackle B.J. Hill to a three-year, $30 contract.
Hill was a critical player on the Bengals' defensive line during their run to the Super Bowl last season, especially after the injury to Larry Ogunjobi, who is expected to sign elsewhere.
Let the dealing begin — if mostly unofficial.
The NFL's “legal tampering period” in free agency began Monday with a slew of deals even as many teams released veterans to clear salary cap space before the league's business year begins Wednesday.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No one should be calling Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke a clown right now.
Baalke and the Jaguars opened the NFL’s legal tampering period Monday with a huge splash by agreeing to sign six starters, including Arizona slot receiver Christian Kirk, Washington guard Brandon Scherff, New York Giants tight end Evan Engram and Las Vegas receiver Zay Jones.
NEW YORK GIANTS (4-13)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: OT Nate Solder, TE Evan Engram, S Jabrill Peppers, DT Austin Johnson, C Billy Price, G Will Hernandez, LB Lorenzo Carter, FB Eli Penny, LB Jaylon Smith, CB Keion Crossen, QB Mike Glennon, LS Casey Kreiter, DT Danny Shelton, LB Reggie Ragland, WR Dante Pettis, WR John Ross, LB Benardrick McKinney, G Matt Skura, TE Levine Toilolo, S Nate Ebner and T Corey Cunningham.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have released punter Riley Dixon after four seasons.
The Giants made the move late Thursday night in a decision that will clear roughly $2.8 million in salary cap space.
Brian Flores wants the NFL to reject the Miami Dolphins’ request for an arbitration hearing regarding his class-action lawsuit against the team and the league alleging racist hiring practices.
Flores’ lawyer sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday, urging him to turn down Miami’s request and have the case settled in court.