The Carolina Panthers have had an extra week off to prepare for their first playoff game in years, but they haven’t taken the time off from preparing. They have been focusing on whichever team they may face and they are looking to be a team that is not only good, but one that is feared.
The Giants are making Williams work for the starting gig, and they are not making it easy for the third-year pro who missed six games in 2012 with a knee injury.
After being warned by coach Tom Coughlin that now was not the time to slack off, the New York Giants held their final workout before the start of training camp in late July.
Heading into the NFL Draft on Thursday, look for the Giants to fill many holes on defense in the seven rounds. That doesn’t mean, of course, that general manager Jerry Reese will use the 19th pick overall to take a defensive player.
Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o visited with the Giants on Thursday night and Friday morning, according to multiple reports. Te’o, of course, was the victim of a “catfishing” hoax that took the sports world by storm in January.
Losing Umenyiora and Blackburn means that the Giants have a lot of work to do the rest of the offseason if they still want to be considered one of the league’s elite teams.
It was expected, and now it’s for real: Osi Umenyiora’s time with the Giants is up.
The Giants signed former Cowboys’ linebacker Dan Connor on Saturday, terms were not disclosed.
There is an obvious reason why the Giants went from a Super Bowl champion to a frustrated team that missed the playoffs. It’s consistency.
No more wiggle room — not one inch. OK, maybe a millimeter, but only enough to squeeze a thread through.
In some ways the rematch with the Washington Redskins turned out to be a reverse of their first meeting. The Giants will be looking hard in the mirror after this one, as they were penalized nine times for 73 yards.
The Giants responded to an awful game against Cincinnati by bludgeoning the Packers 38-10.
Eli Manning threw for 249 yards, tossed three touchdowns and — most importantly — didn’t throw an interception.
Paul Dottino says Giants fans should forget everything they’ve heard about a second-half swoon.
“You don’t worry about it,” Rolle said of Green’s comments. “I’m a deep safety. I’m going to play my responsibility, and if I get a chance I’m coming across. He’s a great receiver, though. You can’t take anything from A.J. Green.”