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Rumor emerges of Russell Wilson eventually joining the Giants

Yes, it’s the offseason. And the offseason is a time for speculation, hypothesizing, and rumor-mongering. Colin Cowherd cranked up a doozy on Wednesday, passing along word from the “entertainment agent world” grapevine that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson could end up playing for the New York Giants. As the rumor goes, Wilson’s wife — Ciara — prefers to [more]

Report: Landon Collins likely to sit out offseason if tagged

Safety Landon Collins has prepared to move on, just in case, but the Giants actually still have the say on whether he will return. At least for another two weeks. The Giants have until March 5 to use the franchise tag on Collins, and Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that’s exactly what’s expected to [more]

Landon Collins clears up the status of his locker

The contents of Giants safety Landon Collins‘ locker became a bone of contention on Wednesday afternoon. Josina Anderson of ESPN reported that Collins cleared out his locker and said goodbyes to people at the team’s facility. That was countered by local reporters who reported that Collins’ locker had not been cleared out. Before anyone else [more]

Report: Landon Collins cleans out Giants locker

If there are no active negotiations for a long-term deal happening at the moment, Landon Collins is apparently assuming there won’t be any. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, the Giants safety cleaned out his locker and said goodbye to teammates. While the Giants would still have time to use the franchise tag on him [more]

Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman John Wooten retiring

After an offseason in which the league’s minority coaching pool shrank instead of expanded, the advocacy group for those coaches will have a new leader. According to Hall of Famer Gil Brandt, Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman John Wooten is retiring. Wooten and the Alliance annually offer suggestions of qualified minority candidates to the league, but [more]

David Puddy returns in face paint, and face plants

You may not immediately recognize the name Patrick Warburton. You probably will recognize the name David Puddy. Warburton played Puddy, one of the most memorable recurring characters from Seinfeld. Arguably his most memorable episode involved his zealous support of the New Jersey Devils, the team for which he painted his face — and also scared [more]

Which non-quarterbacks are worth a pair of first-round picks?

The non-exclusive franchise tag invites a team to try to pilfer the player for a pair of first-round picks. While that rarely happens, there are plenty of players who would justify the investment. There are so many that, for Tuesday’s PFT Live draft, we set aside all quarterbacks. And, as you’ll see and hear, that [more]

Giants bring back tight end Scott Simonson

The Giants brought back one of their own Tuesday, keeping a solid role-player. According to Matt Lombardo of NJ.com, the Giants have re-signed tight end Scott Simonson to a new one-year deal. He’d have been an unrestricted free agent, but found a niche in New York after bouncing on and off rosters and practice squad. [more]

Orleans Darkwa tore his Achilles last October

Former Giants running back Orleans Darkwa worked out for several teams last summer and early last season and turned down a job in Washington, but never wound up on a 53-man roster during the regular season. An injury contributed to Darkwa remaining out of action. The running back revealed that he tore his Achilles while [more]

PFT’s Free Agent Top 100

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2019 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported. 1. Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. 2. [more]

Report: No “active negotiations” on new Landon Collins contract

The two-week window for teams to use franchise or transition tags opens on Tuesday and Giants safety Landon Collins is one of the players who could be tagged during that period. A decision from the team about using the tag probably won’t come at the first minute they are allowed to use it and progress [more]

OBJ to 49ers trade remains a possibility

As the season ended, a sense emerged that the 49ers could renew the pursuit of Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. A month and a half later, that sense persists. The 49ers have had real interest in Beckham for nearly a year; the only question is whether the Giants are willing to pull the trigger. As [more]

Patriots’ interest in OBJ made Giants think twice about trading him

The Giants came close to trading receiver Odell Beckham Jr. last year. And then they didn’t trade him. So what happened? As Chris Simms explained on Monday’s PFT Live, New England’s interest in Beckham ultimately caused the Giants to think twice. Basically, if the Patriots saw something in Beckham that would have caused them to [more]

Will there be a significant market for Nick Foles?

The Eagles seem to be intent on applying the franchise tag to quarterback Nick Foles, not to keep him but to trade him. Specifically, to trade him to a team other than the Giants or Washington. Given the decision of the Denver Broncos to trade for Joe Flacco in lieu of pursuing Foles, an important [more]

Report: It’s “unlikely” Nick Foles returns to Eagles as backup

The Broncos took themselves out of the Nick Foles‘ sweepstakes with their agreement with Baltimore for Joe Flacco. The teams with an established starter also won’t have interest in Foles or he in them. You can probably scratch Philadelphia off the list of suitors, too. Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com quotes a source as saying it’s [more]

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