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Connor Barwin announces his retirement

Connor Barwin talked to teams about jobs this offseason, but the veteran edge player never wound up signing a contract with a team ahead of the 2019 season. He won’t be signing with anyone during the season, either. Barwin announced his retirement in a post to social media on Monday night. “Tomorrow I turn 33 [more]

Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram back on the practice field

The Giants are getting closer to having actual offensive players to put around rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. Via Ralph Vacchiano of, the Giants had a number of key players participating in individual drills Monday. That group included running backs Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Wayne Gallman (concussion), tight end Evan Engram (knee), and wide receiver [more]

Giants re-sign wideout Bennie Fowler

The Giants are restocking their receivers room. According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, the Giants are bringing back wideout Bennie Fowler. To make room for him on the roster, they’re releasing linebacker Nate Stupar. Fowler was cut when they activated Golden Tate from suspension, but they’re short-handed at the moment, with [more]

NFL continues to deliver huge live audiences

At a time when some think the NBA is poised to take a piece out of the NFL, it’s as clear as ever that the NBA is many pieces away from getting close to the NFL. Through five weeks of regular-season action, the NFL is averaging 16.4 million viewers for its broadcasts. That’s a 6 [more]

Desean Jackson slowly recovers from vague “abdomen” injury

DeSean Jackson‘s triumphant return to Philadelphia has been not so triumphant, because Jackson hasn’t been playing. It’s still unclear when he’ll play again. The Eagles receiver had a major impact in Week One, catching eight passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Before he could catch a pass in Week Two against the Falcons, Jackson [more]

Rivers closing in on Eli, Ben on career passing yards list

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was drafted in the same first round of the 2004 NFL draft as Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger. But because Rivers sat on the bench behind Drew Brees for two years, his career numbers always lagged behind his two fellow 2004 first-rounders. That could change as soon as Sunday. [more]

Giants sign Buck Allen

The Giants opted not to bring in veteran help after Saquon Barkley‘s ankle injury and that left them with undrafted rookies Jon Hilliman and Austin Walter at running back for Thursday night’s game against the Patriots. Hilliman fumbled and Walter played one offensive snap in the 35-14 loss, which may have been enough to lead [more]

Giants bring back Alex Tanney

The Giants made it through Thursday night’s game without a third-string quarterback, but they won’t have to make it through the weekend with just Daniel Jones and Eli Manning on the roster. The team announced on Friday that they have re-signed Alex Tanney a day after releasing him. They waived running back Austin Walter in [more]

Pat Shurmur calls decision to punt in fourth quarter “the right thing to do”

The Giants played well last night, despite the final score. But coach Pat Shurmur apparently wanted the final score to more accurately reveal how well they’d played. That’s the only way to understand Shurmur’s decision to punt on fourth and two from the New York 33 with 7:08 left in the game. Down 28-14, the [more]

Daniel Jones: “We came into the game expecting to win”

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was introduced to Bill Belichick the same way rookie quarterbacks usually are — with a loss. But even though he went into the fight without the help he needed, and was playing against a wizard, Jones said he was still confident. “We came into the game expecting to win,” Jones said, [more]

Is New England offense good enough? “We’ll see,” Tom Brady says

Once again, the Patriots played around with a grossly inferior team for a large chunk of a game. Once again, the Patriots ended up easily winning it, thanks to touchdowns from a unit other than the offense. The offense produced 21 of 35 points scored in the 21-point win over the Giants, with only two [more]

Pat Shurmur on lost challenge: “Replay doesn’t overturn much”

Giants coach Pat Shurmur challenged what appeared to be a clear uncalled pass interference late in Thursday’s loss to the Patriots, but he discovered that in the NFL, what appears to be clear isn’t always what’s called on instant replay. Shurmur said after the game that he thought he needed to challenge even though Al [more]

Patriots were limited to one personnel group in second half due to injuries

Injuries to tight end Matt LaCosse and fullback Jakob Johnson forced the New England Patriots to use just a single personnel grouping for most of the second half of Thursday night’s win over the New York Giants. “We were down to one (personnel) grouping the whole second half,” head coach Bill Belichick said. On a [more]

RIP, replay review for pass interference

Through five weeks of regular-season action, it had become apparent that replay review would be used to overturn a non-call of pass interference only in the event of another Rams-Saints debacle. The first game of Week Six made this reality crystal clear. Last in Thursday night’s game between the Giants and the Patriots, the officials [more]

Patriots defense continues to shine in 35-14 win over Giants

The New England Patriots defense allowed their first touchdown pass of the season, but made up for it with two non-offensive scores of their own to help carry the team to a 35-14 win over the New York Giants. A blocked punt was returned for a touchdown by rookie Chase Winovich and a Jon Hilliman [more]

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