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Giants extend Coughlin through 2016

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Giants announced that head coach Tom Coughlin's contract has been extended by one year through the 2016 season. Coughlin, the second-longest tenured head coach in team history, is entering his 12th season with New York. Behind New England's Bill Belichick and Cincinnati's Marvin Lewis, Coughlin's tenure with the Giants is the third-...

Giants tag DE Pierre-Paul

By The Sports Network, 4 months 6 days ago
East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Giants assigned the non-exclusive franchise tag to defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul at Monday's deadline as the team continues to attempt to work out a long-term deal with its top pass rusher. Pierre-Paul will earn a $14.8 million salary in 2015 as a franchise player, though the Giants now have until July 15 to negotiate an extension with...

Giants release RB Hillis

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 week ago
East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Giants released running back Peyton Hillis on Wednesday. Hillis, 29, ended last season on injured reserve after suffering a concussion on Nov. 9 in Seattle. He played in the first game nine games and finished with 115 yards on 26 carries. The Arkansas product's numbers have significantly declined since rushing for 1,177 yards and 11...

Giants release DE Kiwanuka

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 week ago
East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Giants released veteran defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Kiwanuka had spent his entire nine-year NFL career with the Giants and was part of two Super Bowl championships. The move saves the Giants $4.825 million against the salary cap. Kiwanuka started each of the first 11 games at left defensive end last...

NFL Draft: NFC Team Needs

By John Gworek, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The NFL Combine is under way, so it’s a good time to take a look at what each team might be looking for in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind these could change once teams start adding free agents on March 10, so we’ll revisit this just before the Draft in late April.Here are the top needs for each NFC team: NFC EAST Washington RedskinsFirst-Round Pick: No. 5What They Need:...

Former Giants CB Terrell Thomas retires

By The Sports Network, 4 months 3 weeks ago
East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Former New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas announced his retirement from the National Football League on Thursday. Thomas did not play in the league last year after failing to make the Seattle Seahawks out of training camp. The 30-year-old USC product played in 60 games with the Giants, and last did so in 2013 when he appeared all 16 games...

Giants officially waive David Wilson

By The Sports Network, 4 months 3 weeks ago
East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Running back David Wilson, the New York Giants' first-round pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, was officially waived by the team Wednesday with his career having been cut short by a neck injury. Wilson sustained the injury during a game against Philadelphia on Oct. 6, 2013 and has not played since. He spent the entire 2014 season on injured reserve after...

Giants' matriarch, Ann Mara, dies

By The Sports Network, 5 months 5 days ago
East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Ann Mara, the mother of New York Giants co-owner John Mara, died Sunday. She was 85. Ann Mara died after complications arose following a fall in front of her home during an ice storm on Jan. 18. "I am sad to say that our mother has passed away," said John Mara in a statement Sunday. "She has been the leader of our family in every way, and we...

Beckham Jr. sets 1-handed catch record

By The Sports Network, 5 months 1 week ago
Scottsdale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has set a world record for one-handed catches in a minute. Beckham caught 33 10-yard passes from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on ESPN's "NFL Live" Thursday. Guinness World Records had set the benchmark in the newly established category at 10 catches, spokeswoman Jamie Panas Antoniou said....

Ranking the 15 Greatest Plays in Super Bowl History

By Braden Gall, 5 months 2 weeks ago
What defines a great play? Degree of difficulty? Gravity of the moment? The greatness of the players involved and their place in NFL history? Entertainment factor? How about all of the above. Game-winning touchdowns, heroic out-of-body experiences, historic moments and even some hilarious gaffes — looking at you Garo Yepremian — all make the Super Bowl the greatest sporting...