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Larry Donnell escapes plane crash unharmed: I should have stayed home

New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell was a passenger on the Delta flight that skidded off the runway and crashed into a fence at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Thursday morning.
Donnell posted a video of the plane to his Instagram account as passengers were being evacuated on the snowy tarmac.
“Look at this s—!” Donnell wrote in the video caption. “Knew I shoulda stayed my ass at home”

A video posted by Larry Donnell (@beyond_greatnes) on Mar 5, 2015 at 8:23am PST

 
The plane, carrying 125 passengers and five crew members, was arriving from Atlanta.

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 

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Giants TE on plane that slid off runway in New York

A frightening situation unfolded at LaGuardia Airport on Thursday when a Delta Airlines flight that was landing in some inclement weather slid off the runway and broke through a fence. New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell was on the plane. Fortunately, it does not appear that any of the 130 passengers and crew members…Read More

Victor Cruz Warns Odell Beckham Jr. to Watch his Words After Random Series of Tweets

New York Giants’ wide receiver Victor Cruz had some simple advice for fellow wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Cruz had this to say on Sirius XM Radio regarding Beckham and some things he has said to the media and recently published on Twitter (h/t NY Daily News).
I just told him to make sure he watches his words and make sure he’s mindful of the things that he says. Because anything that he says can become a headline. He just has to be very very careful of that, even when he means well or says the right things.
Here’s a collection of random tweets Beckham threw out just a couple of days ago. We’re not sure what got Beckham so fired up, but something must have triggered the thread.
Courtesy: Odell Beckham Jr.
Other than this, OBJ has remained under the radar since his star rookie season. However, he did recently report that he played most of the year with torn muscles in his hamstring, something that general manager Jerry Reese quickly shot down.
Cruz has first-hand experience in dealing with the ne

Devin McCourty says it would be ‘cool’ to play in New York

New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty said he was surprised when he wasn’t given the franchise tag by the team.

Now, McCourty will enter free agency as the top safety and plenty of teams looking for his services.

McCourty is from Nyack, NY and played his college ball at Rutgers while saying it would be ‘cool’ to go back to New York.

“I would be lying if I said that it wouldn’t be cool being back home,” McCourty said, via New York Post.

“But I also know being back home comes with some new stresses and different things that way with family and friends being so close. For me right now, everything is open. I don’t want to turn something down. I’m willing to leave everything open and see how it works out.”

“Now it’s deciding what to do next as far as visits and different offers and what will happen from there,” McCourty said. “I’m talking to my agents and seeing what’s best for me and getting their opinion and what they’ve heard and what they know as of right now.”

Jon Beason discussing reworked contract with Giants

Linebacker Jon Beason is scheduled to make $6 million in 2015, which counts for $8 million against the salary cap, something the Giants will try to lower if possible.

Beason, acting as his own agent, is currently in talks once again with the team to that end, he told Sirius XM on Wednesday.

“As you get older in this league you realize, unfortunately, that it’s not just about family or bleeding Carolina blue and black or blue and red,” Beason said. “They want you to have that perception of what this game is, but it’s truly a business. And if you can’t produce at a high level often, whether it’s through injury or whether you’re not playing well, there’s going to be some change.”

Beason signed a $16.8 million deal last March, then proceeded to miss 12 games with a series of foot injuries – that and age becomes a factor in 2015, so it’s back to the negotiating table.

“You kind of see how business works and unfortunately,” he explained. “When you’re making more than league min, you’re susceptible to tak

Victor Cruz’s Pool Workout with a ViPR

When New York Giants WR Victor Cruz tore his patellar tendon last October, he vowed to return before this year’s training camp. There wasn’t “any doubt in [his] mind” that

Was Placing a Franchise Tag on Jason Pierre-Paul the Right Move?

Jason Pierre-Paul was tendered a one-year contract worth $14.8 million. While the total 2015 salary cap is $143.411 million, the team is investing heavily in the sixth-year defensive end. A franchise tag is an enormous chunk of a team’s salary spent on a single player, especially at the defensive end position, but often a necessary step to prevent a star player from hitting the open market. In the case of the Giants and JPP, a franchise tag was the expensive, but essential move.
On the surface it seems like a no-brainer to franchise Pierre-Paul. He is only 26 years old and has already made a huge impact on the team. During his sophomore season, he led the defense to a Super Bowl victory with 16.5 sacks. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2011 as well as First-team All-Pro. He has also developed into a dominant run stopper, a skill that was questioned at times early in his career, as he had 77 tackles and 3 forced fumbles last season. He had 12.5 sacks in 2014, while the rest of the defensive line only accumula

Tweet by Jacquian Williams says he’s done playing for the New York Giants

The New York Giants are making cap room for 2015 and it appears the latest casualty will be linebacker Jacquian Williams, who sent out a tweet yesterday that seems to indicate his time with the team is over:

Blessed to have been a New York Giant #BestFans #NYG
— Jacquian Williams (@Jacquian57) March 3, 2015

Williams has played all four years of his career with the Giants after being drafted out of South Florida in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
It’s hard to imagine that this could mean anything other than the team will not re-sign him when he becomes a free agent next week when his rookie contract expires.
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It’s the time of year when NFL veterans are asked to take a paycut or are given their walking papers. Last week the New York Giants let Peyton Hillis and Mathias Kiwanuka go. Now they’re going after linebacker Jon Beason.
In an appearance on Sirius XM NFL radio this morning, Beason said the Giants have approached him about a paycut, per Caitlyn Holroyd of The Score:
“New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday that he’s been approached by the team about taking a pay cut and the two sides have gone back and forth on proposals… He’s scheduled to earn $3.6 million in base salary in 2015, with $900,000 of that amount guaranteed…”
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My guess is that if Beason doesn’t accept a lower paygrade the Giants will say good bye. Most likely all of this money will be going towards a major extension for quarterback Eli Manning.
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Sidney Rice, Steve Weatherford to donate brains for research

Former NFL wide receiver Sidney Rice announced recently that he’s donating his brain for medical research following his death.
In doing so, Rice had this to say:

I had my fair share of fun in the NFL. Unfortunately, I wasn’t educated enough on (what) concussions can lead to. The brain studies by the doctors will be huge to help, maybe prevent.”

Rice went on to indicate that he suffered between 15 and 20 concussions during his football-playing days. The former second-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings retired following the 2013 season after seven years in the NFL.
Current New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford joined Rice in announcing that he’s also going to donate his brain for research.

It’s helpful to get a professional athlete behind something,” Weatherford said. “This is something that has affected Sidney and affected me in the form of one of my dear friends, Junior Seau, committing suicide.”

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Is New York Giants QB Eli Manning the least-athletic QB in the NFL?

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Report: Giants ‘considering a run’ at Ndamukong Suh

The New York Giants are considering going after free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
Suh, the best defensive player on the open market this offseason, could become the highest-paid defender in the NFL. That could be an issue for the Giants, who currently have around $10.9 million in cap space—good for just 23rd in the league. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is the highest-paid defensive player as of now after signing a six-year, $100 million deal with $51.8 million guaranteed.
If the Giants were to top that for Suh, they would have to create more space underneath the salary cap. Even if they back-load the deal, that would leave about $5.9 million for Suh this season (assuming rookie contracts will use about $5 million). That’s simply not enough, especially given they have their own free agents to sign as well as adding outside free agents in hopes of improving on their 6-10 record from a year ago.

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While the two sides reportedly continue to talk about a long-term contract, there’s a chance the Giants will now be on the hook for $14.8 million for Pierre-Paul’s services in 2015, which is a little scary considering that he had just 8.5 sacks in 27 games as he dealt with back and shoulder injuries in 2012 and 2013. Even when healthy, he was lacking something during what was supposed to be a breakout stretch.
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