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NEWARK STAR LEDGER
GIANTS' WILL BEATTY "BACK ON SHELF" WITH BACK ISSUE
Excerpt: "Will Beatty slept in his own bed the past two nights. Let's get that out of the way right off the bat.
Regardless, the Giants' left tackle did not practice today because of a continuing back issue that has had him in and out (though mostly out) of practice this spring and summer."He's back on the shelf," coach Tom Coughlin said after practice. "He's back in the training room."Asked about Beatty's availability for Saturday's game against the Jets, a clearly frustrated Coughlin replied, "I have no idea." Read more...GIANTS EXPECTED TO SIGN DEFENSIVE TACKLE ,MARCUS THOMAS
GIANTS' TOM COUGLIN NOT AS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT MARVIN AUSTIN'S BACK
Excerpt: "Marvin Austin told reporters this morning that his back injury was nothing more than a "little back ache" and that tests showed everything was "okay."
If that's the case, someone didn't tell Tom Coughlin.
After this afternoon's practice, Coughlin said doctors are "doing more tests" and "they're dealing with some issues" in Austin's back. Coughlin wouldn't elaborate." Read more...
Excerpt: "The Giants are expected to sign defensive tackle Marcus Thomas very shortly, according to someone informed of the progress of the free agent’s visit. The person, who requested anonymity because the deal isn’t done yet, said Thomas will be a Giant as long as he passes a physical.
GIANTS' MARVIN AUSTIN DOESN'T EXPECT BACK INJURY TO SIDELINE HIM LONG
The person said Thomas had a very good workout this morning and also impressed the team during his meetings.
“Thank god,” Thomas tweeted at 11:30 a.m., an hour after his workout was to begin." Read more...
Excerpt: "Marvin Austin won't blame his aching back on the mattress he slept on during in training camp up at UAlbany, but he admits it could've been better. It could've been worse, too, he said.
He blamed the back discomfort, which began during a walkthrough Monday, on a "multitude of things" including adapting to game speed against the Jacksonville Jaguars last Friday.
When word came that Austin had to go down to Manhattan to undergo tests in what became a tumultuous few days for the Giants defensive line, Tom Coughlin feared the worst. But tests revealed nothing major."I had a little back ache and we just wanted to make sure everything was okay," Austin said." Read more...
AHMAD BRADSHAW, BRANDON JACOBS BELIEVE GIANTS' DJ WARE IS READY FOR BREAK OUT SEASON
Excerpt: "D.J. Ware took the handoff, bounced to his left, cut right as he crossed the line of scrimmage, hopped to the left to juke a defender and then put two hands on the ball as he began to high-step into the Jaguars’ secondary.
Even though he had at least 2 yards between him and anyone in a teal jersey.After the Giants scored a touchdown on the next play, Ware headed back toward the sideline, where fellow running back Ahmad Bradshaw was pumping his legs in playful mockery of Ware’s running style." Read more...
GIANTS CLINT SINTIM APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN WAIVED
Excerpt: "On Wednesday afternoon, Clint Sintim sent out an ominous-sounding tweet.
"Change is inevitable....That's (a part) of life," the Giants' linebacker wrote. "How a man responds to change ultimately defines his character...as always...#DontCountMeOut!"GIANTS SIGN DEFENSIVE TACKLE OREN WILSON, WAIVE MARTIN PARKER
Sintim is trying to come back from a second major knee injury in as many years after shredding his patella tendon and anterior cruciate ligament one season after tearing his ACL. Though he's been telling his Twitter followers to not count him out for months now, it seems his time with the Giants could be up." Read more...
GIANTS' SIGN CORNERBACK LARON SCOTT
Excerpt: "Earlier in the week, the Giants waived undrafted rookie defensive Janzen Jackson, who Tom Coughlin said wasn't performing up to expectations.
They have now filled his spot with another undrafted rookie defensive back, Laron Scott. A cornerback also known for explosive return skills out of Georgia Southern, Scott tweeted the news last night.Competition at Georgia Southern, an FCS school, isn't top-notch, but the diminutive Scott performed against the best when given the opportunity, scoring on a 95-yard kickoff return against eventual BCS National Champion Alabama last season." Read more...
Excerpt: "The Giants signed two of the three defensive tackles they worked out on Tuesday. One of them was Carlton Powell, the other was former Michigan State and Akron lineman Oren Wilson.SITE LINK
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.
GIANTS' SAFETY KENNY PHILLIPS WANTS TO BE CLOSER TO THE ACTION LIKE ED REED AND TROY PALAMALU
Excerpt: "He is a masterful deep safety, easily the best center fielder in a Giants uniform. And because of that, Kenny Phillips never gets to show off his other gifts.
GIANTS PART WAYS WITH FORMER SECOND ROUND PICK
It’s an irony that’s not lost on the 25-year-old. Phillips, who is in the final year of his contract, is coming off a career season in which he picked off four passes, made 82 tackles and helped knock away that Hail Mary pass to Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski in the waning seconds of Super Bowl XLVI.
But he aspires for more, to move closer to the line of scrimmage like elite safeties Ed Reed of Baltimore and Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu do. He wants to influence the game more, even if his training-camp experience indicates he won’t get that chance." Read more...
The 26-year-old linebacker, who was trying to work his way back from his second torn ACL, is expected to be officially released sometime on Thursday. The Giants had no official comment on Sintim, though they are expected to announce a flurry of moves in the afternoon.
Excerpt: "After three injury-plagued seasons in which he never quite lived up to the promise of a second-round draft pick, the Giants have apparently waived linebacker Clint Sintim.
Sintim, who was drafted 45th overall by the Giants in 2009 out of Virginia, played in only 33 games for the Giants, mostly on special teams. He first tore his right ACL in December of 2010 and then did it again last August, when he was bent over backwards and tore both his ACL and his patella tendon in the Giants’ final preseason game." Read more...
HENDRICKS HAS COUGHLIN'S EYE AND A SHOT
Excerpt: "With 90 guys on the training camp roster it’s not easy for young players to get Tom Coughlin’s attention. Last Friday night in Jacksonville, Dwayne Hendricks definitely did.
The first-year defensive tackle, who spent most of last season on the Giants’ practice squad, had two sacks in the Giants’ preseason-opening loss to the Jaguars and he seemed to be having his way with Jacksonville guard D.J. Hall. It was exactly the kind of performance needed for a team suddenly besieged by injuries at that position." Read more...
PERSONAL TRAGEDIES TESTED JUSTIN TUCK IN 2011, BUT GIANTS' DEFENSIVE END SAID HE DIDN'T SERIOUSLY CONSIDER RETIREMENT
Excerpt: "The star defensive end admitted that his mind-set about football was skewed because of the emotional rollercoaster he went through, causing him to consider walking away. But he never truly thought he wouldn't continue his career." Read more...
NEW YORK POST
GIANTS CUT DISAPPOINTING SECOND ROUND PICK SINTIM
Excerpt: "High draft status only keeps a player around for so long. Linebacker Clint Sintim, a second-round draft pick in 2009 who made no impact and battled numerous injuries, is no longer listed on the Giants’ official roster and has been cut by the team.
Sintim this summer was on the Physically Unable to Perform list and spent all of training camp rehabbing his knee. Sintim tore his anterior cruciate ligament in December of 2010, missing the end of that season, and suffered an injury to his ACL and patella tendon last preseason. It was a long road back for Sintim, 26, and the Giants couldn’t wait any longer." Read more...
GIANTS HOPE PRINCE CAN HANDLE THE JOB
Excerpt: "He gets paid to play, not formulate the gameplan, but if safety Antrel Rolle was going to switch sides and attack the Giants defense he knows whom he’d target.
“As an offensive coordinator, that’s probably going to be the angle,’’ Rolle said. “He has to understand that, and I’m sure he’s aware of that. You have to continue to grow. You have to turn into a man overnight. There’s no time for babying, and he understands that. He’s going to be fine. I have all the confidence in the world in Prince, and I’m sure he’s going to get the job done.’" Read more...
EAVESDROPPING ON A "CHAT" BEWTEEN TOM COUGHLIN AND REX RYAN
Excerpt: "It is 7 a.m. and the telephone is ringing in Tom Coughlin’s office.
“Tom? Rex Ryan.”
“(Pauses) Uh, hello Rex. What can I do for you?”
Rex: “Ready for the Wildcat?”
Tom: “I’m worried about my team, to be honest with you, Rex. We’re trying to build a bridge.”
Rex: “Hey, speaking of bridges, I could probably walk across one now and not have it collapse (laugh out loud). Too bad Brandon Jacobs isn’t still with you, he wouldn’t be telling me, ‘Shut up, Fatboy,’ there’s no doubt (laugh out loud). Hey, how was training camp?”
Tom: “Quiet, just the way we like it. No distractions. Just focus, focus, focus." Read more...
JETS NOW GIVING SOME RESPECT TO CHAMPION GIANTS
Excerpt: "When the Giants and Patriots faced off in Super Bowl XLVI in February, you would have thought the Jets couldn’t bring themselves to root for either their fellow MetLife Stadium tenant or their division rival.
Not so, Bart Scott said Wednesday. In fact, the choice was easy for him.
“I was happy for [the Giants],” Scott said after practice. “You can best believe that I was rooting for them [to win] the Super Bowl and not the other one.
“I can guarantee you that one.”
The Jets and Giants will face off again Saturday in East Rutherford, their first time on the field together since the Giants walked away with a 29-14 victory over the Jets on Christmas Eve last December, a win that launched the Giants on their way to a second Super Bowl title in five years." Read more...
THE BERGEN RECORD
GIANTS SEEKING HELP FROM LINEMAN
Excerpt: "In assessing this year’s draft, Jerry Reese essentially gave Markus Kuhn two possible nicknames for the veracity and effort with which he plays.
The first – "the Mitch Petrus of defensive tackles" – was humorous, although it failed to resonate the way Reese’s "JPP of tight ends" has followed rookie Adrien Robinson.
The second has stuck, making its way to Kuhn’s native Germany and back following this assessment from the Giants’ general manager: "He is a like a buzz saw in there." Read more...
NEW YORK TIMES
GIANTS' TOP DRAFT PICK SHOWS GRIT ALONG WITH SPEED
Excerpt: "David Wilson jogged close to the sideline, his right hand gripping a ball. In that moment at Monday’s practice, Wilson could hear the fans just 10 feet away.
“Good run, David,” one woman yelled.
“Nice job showing off that speed,” a man shouted.
The applause for Wilson, a running back the Giants drafted in the first round this year, came after he bounced a run to the outside. The last defender was cornerback Brandon Bing. And in a friendly play within the play, Bing made Wilson get a little more exercise by sprinting to see if he could catch Wilson before he reached the end zone. Bing could not." Read more...
WALL STREET JOURNAL
BIG BLUE VIEW
TOM COUGHLIN TO AUTHOR BOOK
Excerpt: "New York Giants
coach Tom Coughlin is authoring a book tentatively titled 'Earn The Right To Win,' which will highlight "his system of relentless preparation and old-school tough-mindedness," according to the release the Giants sent out on Thursday." Read more...
GIANTS GET GOOD NEWS ON MARVIN AUSTIN
Excerpt: "The New York Giants have lost defensive tackles Shaun Rogers and Martin Parker for the season. Chris Cantyis still not available. The team is bringing in new tackles by the truckload, having signed Carlton Powell, Oren Wilson and Bobby Skinner within the last 24 hours. A fourth new defensive tackle, former Denver Broncoslineman Marcus Thomas, was working out at the Timex Performance Center Thursday.
So, you can understand head coach Tom Coughlin's angst earlier this week when he was talking about defensive tackle Marvin Austin, who had to be sent to the Hospital For Special Surgery in Manhattan for tests on his back.
"I’m praying that when the phone call comes, it’s a good one," Coughlin said on Tuesday.
Turns out that it was a good one. Austin said today that he had just been "having a little backache" and that tests show he should be OK." Read more...
GIANTS' ROSTER MOVES UPDATED: SINTIM, TRATTOU WAIVED
Excerpt: "The New York Giants announced a flurry of roster moves Thursday morning. LInebacker Clint Sintim
(waived/failed physical) and defensive endJustin Trattou (waived/injured) were removed from the roster.
Laron Scott, a cornerback/kick returner, and Bobby Skinner, a defensive tackle, were added to the roster." Read more...
AFTERNOON UPDATE: CARLTON POWELL, JASON WITTEN
Excerpt: "All I knew about Carlton Powell when the Giants signed him on Tuesday evening was what his bio said about him. He is a 27-year-old 6-foot-2, 312-pound defensive tackle who played three games for the Atlanta Falcons last season, making one tackle. Powell was a 2008 fifth-round draft choice by the Denver Broncos, but those three games with Atlanta last season are the only ones he has ever been active for." Read more...
NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: JETS, JUSTIN TUCK, BED-GATE, AND MORE
Excerpt: "Good morning, New York Giants fans! Slightly more than 48 hours now until the Giant face the New York Jetsin the second game of the four-game preseason. Let's see what is being written and said about the Giants around the Inter-Google." Read more...
GIANTS MAKE MORE ROSTER MOVES
Excerpt: "When the New York Giants make roster moves they seem to come in bunches. Here’s the breakdown for today’s moves:
Gone: Clint Sintim (waived) Justin Trattou (waived injured)
Signed: Bobby Skinner and LaRon Scott. Read more...
GIANTS' PRINCE AMUKAMARA IS BEING SCRUTINIZED IN NEW YORK
Excerpt: "Prince Amukamara. He was one of the unforgettable names in the 2011 draft. Coming out of Nebraska, the CB was deemed a steal for the Giants when they grabbed him with the number 19th pick overall.
His rookie year was deemed a wash mostly thanks to injuries but now in his second year his struggles to become a bonafide starter that can live up to his draft stock are becoming apparent." Read more...
GIANTS MAKE SEVERAL ROSTER MOVES
Excerpt: "A couple days after their defensive line was rocked hard by injuries, the Giants have made a few roster moves to make sure they have enough healthy bodies to get through the rest of the regular season.
The team signed cornerback Laron Scott, who also serves as a kickoff returner, to their 90-man training camp roster. The 5-9, 184 lb. Scott, out of Georgia Southern, recorded a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Alabama last season. He had previously been with the Saints, who waived him on May 3.
THE RED ZONE
NOTEBOOK: THOMAS STARTS RUNNING IN POOL
Excerpt: "Cornerback Terrell Thomas has begun running in a pool and his right knee feels good so far.
"Progress," Thomas said. "Taking it slow but doing everything I can in the meantime to get my knee strong and healthy again. When I’m able to return, I’ll be ready to go." Read more...
GIANTS PART WAYS WITH SINTIM, TRATTOU
Excerpt: "The Giants waived linebacker Clint Sintim and defensive endJustin Trattou on Thursday as the team prepares to add more defensive tackles to the roster.
Sintim, 26, and Trattou, 23, are both injured. Sintim, who was on the team's PUP list, failed his physical. " Read more...
CRUZ CAN'T WAIT TO SEE JETS AGAIN
Excerpt: "Hours after Victor Cruz saved the New York Giants' season with a 99-yard touchdown catch-and-run that also sank the New York Jets' season, the playmaking receiver celebrated with a Christmas Eve dinner at Abe & Arthur's.It was there, in the trendy and crowded Meatpacking District restaurant, where a Jets cornerback was finally able to chase down Cruz and hold him still for a few minutes.Darrelle Revis had come over to share some words with Cruz, but this time there was no trash-talking. Earlier in the week, Cruz and the Giants' receivers had a little back-and-forth with the Jets' cornerbacks through the media, resulting in Revis' saying, "I don't even know who this guy [Cruz] is, really." Read more...
GIANTS SIGN TWO DEFENSIVE TACKLES
Excerpt: "The Giants have added two more healthy defensive tackles, signing Carlton Powell and Oren Wilson.
The team has lost Shaun Rogers for the season with a blood clot, and Marvin Austin (back) and Chris Canty (knee) are also sidelined at the moment. Austin had his back examined on Tuesday, but the Giants won't have an update on his status until Thursday. Canty is on the PUP list as he recovers from offseason knee surgery, and his status for the regular season opener is in doubt. " Read more...
CANTY BETTER, BUT NOT CLEAR ON RETURN
Excerpt: "Chris Canty may not have declared himself ready for the season opener, but the Giants defensive tackle did give reason for optimism as he recovers from a knee injury.
"My knee is in better shape than it was in November, December of last season," said Canty, who is on the PUP list. "It's just a matter of making sure that we're smart, so that moving forward, everything will be fine. We'll have no setbacks; we won't have any kind of lingering issues. I think they're taking the right approach, and I have the utmost confidence in the coaches and the medical staff." Read more...
WITTEN OUT AT LEAST FOR ALL OF PRESEASON WITH SPLEEN INJURY
Excerpt: "Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he held his breath when tight end Jason Witten took a wicked hit from Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain on Monday night.
Jones may not have exhaled yet.Dan Patrick strongly hinted in one of the early segments of The Dan Patrick Show that Witten may have suffered a spleen injury, and that it could be serious." Read more...
GIANTS RETURN TO NEW JERSEY TO RESUME WORKOUTS
Excerpt: "Training camp at the University at Albany is behind the Super Bowl-champion New York Giants.
The back problems that bothered the team at camp haven't left, though, and the issue seems to be causing more concern." Read more...
SINTIM WAIVED AFTER FAILED PHYSICAL
Excerpt: "The New York Giants have waived linebackerClint Sintim after he failed a physical.
The Giants announced the move Thursday while adding they waived-injured defensive endJustin Trattou and signed defensive back-return specialist Laron Scott and defensive tackle Bobby Skinner." Read more...
ADRIAN TRACY HAS A NEW POSITION AND A NEW NECKNAME
Excerpt: "At last, after two long years with the Giants, Adrian Tracy has found a spot on defense.He also has a new name.Meet ''Young Osi,'' the defensive end who has a lot in common with his fellow position mate, Osi Umenyiora.Tracy is a little undersized to be an end, but he has the same type of speed and explosive burst that helped make Umenyiora a two-time Pro Bowl standout and a constant threat to quarterbacks in passing situations." Read more...
MARK SANCHEZ'S EFFORT TO HOLD OFF TIM TEBOW MAY BE DOOMED BY JETS' SUPPORTING CAST
CABLEVISION GETS MULTI-YEAR DEAL FROM NFL NETWORK
WHEN WILL WITTEN, HARRISON RETURN?
LOCKED OUT OFFICIALS FIRE BACK AT NFL
NFL VP: EXPECT REPLACEMENT OFFICIALS TO START THE SEASON
Excerpt: "Ray Anderson, the NFL's vice president of football operations, went straight to the point. He's one of the key people in the negotiations with locked out game officials. What he says matters.
"At this point, I would expect the replacement officials to start the regular season," Anderson told CBSSports.com." Read more...