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DeAndre Baker’s lawyer: We have the case won

Giants cornerback Deandre Baker is not taking part in the team’s offseason program after being arrested on armed robbery charges in Florida last month because the team wants him to focus on his legal issues. Baker’s attorney remains confident those legal issues will be going away sooner rather than later. Patrick G. Patel said shortly [more]

Giants facility reopened on Wednesday

The Jets aren’t the only New Jersey-based NFL team that’s back in their training facility on Wednesday. Art Stapleton of reports that the Giants have also reopened their facility. Like the Jets, the Giants have only brought back a limited number of employees as they make their way back toward full operations after shutting [more]

Giants: George Floyd’s death is a tragedy “we have seen too often for far too long”

The Giants issued a statement Tuesday after George Floyd’s death May 25. The team stated that lasting change has to start at the community level, with the Giants committed to doing their part. “George Floyd’s senseless death is the type of tragedy we have seen too often for far too long,” the statement read. “Over [more]

Peyton Manning preaches the gospel of preparation during lockdowns

Peyton Manning was busy recovering from neck surgery in 2011, but he saw the work his brother Eli Manning put in during the lockout. And he also saw what that work led to, so he’s spreading the word. Peyton Manning told Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America that the topic came up during [more]

Eli Apple agrees to terms with Panthers

Eli Apple has a home. Finally. The free agent cornerback agreed in principle on terms of a one-year deal with the Raiders in late March, but the sides never could finalize the contract. So he went back on the market. Two months later, Apple has agreed to terms with the Panthers, the team announced Thursday. [more]

Perry Fewell, Walt Anderson join NFL officiating department

Reports this offseason indicated Perry Fewell and Walt Anderson were headed to jobs within the NFL’s officiating department, and the league made it official Thursday. The NFL announced Fewell will serve as senior vice president of officiating administration and Anderson as the league’s senior vice president of officiating training and development. Fewell will oversee the [more]

Saquon Barkley planned to spend offseason with Penn State coaching staff

The COVID-19 pandemic squashed Giants running back Saquon Barkley‘s plans to get a better feel for the metal part of the game this offseason. Barkley, who played his college football at Penn State, had arranged with coach James Franklin to work along with the Penn State staff as it did its springtime film study, but [more]

Former coach says Daniel Jones works like a Manning

Duke coach David Cutcliffe is expecting Giants quarterback Daniel Jones to take a big step in his second year on the job. Primarily, that’s because Cutcliffe sees similarities in preparation from Jones to the Manning brothers. Cutcliffe was Peyton Manning’s position coach at Tennessee, and Eli Manning’s coach at Ole Miss, and remained close to [more]

Deandre Baker permitted to travel to New Jersey for Giants camp

When the Giants get back to work, Deandre Baker will be legally permitted to attend. A Florida judge ruled today that Baker may travel to New Jersey “for work purposes” even though he is currently facing felony armed robbery charges. Via Daniel Wallach, Baker will be required to provide his pretrial officer with a “detailed [more]

NFL-themed SNL episodes coming tonight on NBCSN

Live sports eventually will be back. Until live sports return on a given Saturday night, how about some Saturday Night Live featuring men who play sports? It’s SNL week on NBCSN, and it gets started at 7:00 p.m. ET on Monday with four classic episodes featuring NFL players. The evening begins with Tom Brady hosting [more]

Giants to start process of reopening next week

With New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declaring that professional sports can return to work in his state, the Giants are going to ease into the process. Much as the Jets, who just announced they were using a “phased approach” to a return, the Giants are going to be patient. “Governor Murphy and his administration continue [more]

Jets will open facility with phased approach when “most practical” for their operations

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that professional sports teams “may return to training and even competition” as the state begins to allow more activities after widespread shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Murphy’s announcement affects two NFL teams as the Giants and Jets both call the Garden State home. A spokesperson for [more]

New Jersey governor endorses return of pro sports

The governor of New Jersey is the latest public official to get behind the return of pro sports. Governor Phil Murphy said today that he is in favor of pro sports teams in his state — including the Giants and Jets — having their training camps and games as long as they follow health protocols. [more]

Giants add coach to offensive staff

New Giants coach Joe Judge has added one of his former players to his coaching staff. According to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, the Giants have added Nick Williams as their new  offensive quality control coach. Williams was the wide receivers coach and NFL liaison at Southern Illinois. He played at Alabama from 2009-2012, and Judge was [more]

Lawyers representing DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar are squabbling

In most cases involving multiple defendants, it makes sense for the accused and their lawyers to get and stay on the same page. In the case of criminal allegations against Giants cornerback Deandre Baker and Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, the players may be on the same page but their lawyers definitely aren’t. Via the New [more]

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