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.
David Diehl is looking to prove that he’s 100% healthy and always feels he has something to prove.
The Giants have a glaring need at linebacker. Outside of getting the best available player — which could well be Alec Ogletree, anyway — that’s where the concentration of the first two days needs to be.
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.
The Giants have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with linebacker Keith Rivers, according to multiple sources. In his first season with Big Blue the 26-year-old played in 11 games, recording 44 combined tackles.
Free agents can’t get new contracts until March 12, but Jenkins had no such restriction because he had been cut by Philadelphia.
With Osi Umenyiora due to hit the free-agent market on March 12, should he make any attempt to re-sign him? How much should he pay Victor Cruz? Does he keep or release David Diehl? How about Corey Webster?
The Giants are clearly turning pages these days, remaking their roster to get young, faster, healthier and, yes, more salary-cap friendly.
Rogers missed last season after developing a blood clot in his leg following a preseason game against Jacksonville. He had been signed as a free agent in April.
The Giants are retooling their roster, and they will address these losses in the offseason. In cutting Bradshaw, Canty and Boley, general manager Jerry Reese has gotten rid of nearly $14 million in salary.
“Like I said, it was mentioned,” Bradshaw told WFAN of a possible return to Big Blue. “(There’s) always a door open on my side.”
The New York Giants continued their roster purge after missing the playoffs, cutting leading rusher Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty.
A key part of the Giants’ Super Bowl championship team a year ago, the 30-year-old Boley appeared in all 16 games last year but was hampered by hamstring, hip and shoulder injuries at various times.