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The Giants are going to be busy bees on NFL Draft weekend coming up in May, as it’s a time for their coaching staff and organization to regroup after two tough seasons without the postseason. Discover the draft first rounders and their NFL betting odds here at

The club has plenty of needs, and will have eight picks in the May Draft in order to get it done. The draft this year is on the road for the first time in a long time, as the event will be in Chicago as opposed to New York.

New York has the following picks in this years NFL Draft, that is unless they try to do some wheeling and dealing on or before draft day to get or send picks to another team.

Round 1 (9), Round 2 (40), Round 3 (74), Round 4 (108), Round 5 (144), Round 6 (186), Round 7 (226), Round 7 (245).

The team has three big areas of need, with the biggest hole being at free safety. The G-Men lost Antrel Rolle, who is now a member of the Chicago Bears.

The Giants lost a great player and a team leader in Rolle, and will need to find a way to replace him. Although there are still some good FAs out there, their price tags are oddly very high this year, and the Giants would be better off drafting one early, and should look to fill that in the first two rounds.

They also need help at tight end. The team did tender Larry Donnell, but that’s about the only move they made at the position.

He is coming off a very good 2014 season, but he still had plenty of trouble holding onto the ball and was simply awful as a blocker. His talents began and ended with receiving. By adding a well-rounded tight end in the Draft, the Giants will gain some much-needed depth at the position.

They club also should look to fill in the linebacker spot, as they could use a big time impact player at that position. It was good to see the Giants ink a few free agents at the linebacker spot, but they need an elite player at the position, not just the spot players that have filled the roles lately.

With so many very impressive linebackers available, it would be a waste to pass on them. Jonathan Casillas and JT Thomas could be good signings by the Giants, but they can’t compare to the promise of Denzel Perryman, Benardrick McKinney, or Erick Kendricks, and all of those names could be around to the Giants come round two.

Giants Extend Coach Tom Coughlin’s Deal Through 2016

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The Giants and coach Tom Coughlin have finalized an agreement to extend Coughlin’s contract through the 2016 season.

The two-time Super Bowl-winning coach is entering his 12th season with the Giants, the second-longest head-coaching tenure in the 90-year history of the franchise. Hall of Famer Steve Owen coached the team from 1930-53.

Coughlin has the third-longest tenure with one team among active current NFL head coaches. Bill Belichick is entering his 16th season with New England and Marvin Lewis his 13th with the Cincinnati Bengals.

DT Jenkins Upset About $16,000 Fine From Sunday’s Game vs Rams

Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins is annoyed, and he doesn’t mind who knows it, Dan Graziano of reports.

Jenkins said Wednesday that he was fined $16,537 by the NFL for a roughing the passer penalty during Sunday’s game against the Rams, and he wasn’t even involved in the brawl that saw two Giants and one Rams player ejected.

As he sat at his locker Wednesday holding the letter he had received from the league notifying him of the fine, Jenkins said he couldn’t believe it.

“I knew they were going to fine me, but the fact that I was fined more than the people who got in the fight?” Jenkins said. “That was puzzling to me.”

Five other Giants were fined for their role in a brawl that started after Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree hit Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. out of bounds. None of the other Giants’ fines were larger than Jenkins’.

Wide receiver Preston Parker was fined $15,000, and he said he was relieved not to be suspended for an additional game.

Other Giants players fined for their actions Sunday were defensive end Damontre Moore, kicker Josh Brown, long snapper Zak DeOssie and Beckham Jr.

Rolle Claims Rams Were Trying To Knock Out Rookie WR Beckham Jr.

Giants safety Antrel Rolle said during their 37-27 victory over the St. Louis that the Rams were trying to knock rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. out of the game, Joran Raanan of the Newark Star Ledger reports.

“They were taking cheap shots. I felt they were trying to take Beckham out of the game,” Rolle said. “You know, one thing escalated to another. Obviously they went overboard and you do what you’ve got to do to protect Odell.”

Rolle even went as far as saying it was something they expected coming into the contest. The Rams were a team they expected this from.

“We understood what kind of game it was going to be,” Rolle said. “We understood how they play ball. We saw on film very often with this team.”

The Rams are coached by Jeff Fisher and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Both are known to promote a physical brand of football. Williams was even suspended for an entire season for having a bounty system with the Saints.

There is a line however that the Giants feel was crossed on Sunday in St. Louis during a game that featured 21 total penalties for 225 yards. The Giants actually collected 12 of the penalties for 149 yards in a chippy game.

“You can play physical and they were going over and beyond,” Rolle said. “I think everyone understands that and saw that.

“But at the end of the day, we got the win. That is all we care about.”

Giants at Rams Wednesday Injury Report

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Wednesday RB Rashad Jennings (ankle), LB Jameel McClain (knee)
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Wednesday C Scott Wells (not injury related)

Redskins vs Giants NFL Week 15 Inactives

Washington: LB Keenan Robinson, S Brandon Meriweather, RB Roy Helu, DE Jason Hatcher, QB Kirk Cousins, G Josh LeRibeus, WR Leonard Hankerson.

Giants: LB Jacquian Williams, OL James Brewer, CB Jayron Hosley, LB James Davidson, RB Chris Ogbonnaya, OL Eric Herman.

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Jason Pierre-Paul Wants To Retire With the Giants

One month ago, Jason Pierre-Paul had no idea what the future held for him. But on Wednesday, the Giants’ defensive end said he wants the Giants to be a part of it, Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News reports.

“Yeah, if I can stay here, I would love to be a Giant for life,” JPP said. “I don’t know what the future has.”

It was in November that JPP, a free agent after this season, was noncommittal about his future, saying “if I’m here, I’m here. If I’m not, I’m not.” But he seemed more relaxed on Wednesday, perhaps because he’s stepped up his play in recent weeks. After struggling to get to the quarterback for much of the year, he’s racked up 3 ½ sacks in his last two games against the Jags and Titans.

JPP said he has been “playing great” this year, and he added that he’s not spending much time dwelling on his next contract.

“All I am thinking about is going through the offseason and getting better,” he said. “Just going to look at my film work and see what I can do better next year. That is my main goal. I am not worried about my contract.”

Redskins at Giants NFL Week 15 Game Capsule



STREAKS   Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Gruden: 0-1 Coughlin: 16-8
LAST WEEK L 24-0 vs. Rams W 36-7 at Titans
LAST GAME 9/25/14: Giants 45 at Redskins 14. New York QB Eli Manning passes for 300 yards & 4 TDs & adds rushing TD. Giants TE Larry Donnell has 3 TD receptions.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/29/13: Giants 20, Redskins 6. New York WR Jerrel Jernigan has 147 scrimmage yards & 2 TDs (1 rushing, 1 receiving). Giants CB Trumaine McBride records 2 INTs
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 146 (Was.), 133 (NYG). XM: 231 (NYG).


PASSING McCoy: 87-121-1018-4-3-97.7
  1. Manning: 303-482-3340-23-13-88.0
RUSHING Morris: 218-899-4.1-7 (T3C) Jennings: 156-603-3.9-4
RECEIVING Garcon: 58-602-10.4-3 Beckham (R): 59-829-14.1-6
OFFENSE 357.5 351.5
DEFENSE 342.8 371.3
SACKS Kerrigan: 11.5 (3C) Pierre-Paul: 7
INTs 5 tied: 1 Demps: 4 (T2C)
PUNTING Way: 48.1 (1L) Weatherford: 45.8
KICKING Forbath: 82 (25/26 PAT; 19/22 FG)
  1. Brown: 83 (35/35 PAT; 16/17 FG)


REDSKINS: QB COLT MC COY has 107.7 rating on road this season. QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III has 100+ rating in all 3 starts vs. NYG (104.3 rating) & has rushed for 70+ yards in all 3 (83 yards per game)…RB ALFRED MORRIS has rushed for 100+ yards or TD in 4 of 5 career meetings. Since entering NFL in 2012, Morris is 2nd in league with 3,787 rush yards. Has 4 rush TDs in past 6. RB ROY HELU, JR. had 5 catches for 78 yards in Week 4…WR DE SEAN JACKSON has 7 TDs vs. NYG (4 rec., 2 PR, 1 rush) & averages 47 yards per TD. 4 of those 7 TDs have been 50+ yards. WR PIERRE GARÇON had 9 catches for 95 yards last week. Since 2013, has 171 catches, most in NFC. WR ANDRE ROBERTS had 18-yard TD in Week 4…LB RYAN KERRIGAN had sack in Week 4. Has 2 sacks & INT-TD in career vs. NYG. Had 2 sacks last week. Since entering NFL in 2011, is only player with 35+ sacks (36) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). LB KEENAN ROBINSON had 13 tackles & INT in Week 4…GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING aims for 4th win in row vs. Was. Passed for 300 yards, 4 TDs & 117.5 rating in Week 4 & added rush TD. Has won 7 of 9 starts vs. Was. at home…Rookie RB ANDRE WILLIAMS had career-high 131 rush yards last week, incl. 50-yard TD. Leads NFC rookies with 6 rush TDs…Rookie WR ODELL BECKHAM, JR. had 11 catches for 130 yards & TD last week. Is 1st rookie in NFL history with 90+ rec. yards in 6 games in row. Is 1 of 2 rookies in NFL history with 700+ rec. yards (723) in 6-game span. Leads NFL rookies averaging 92.1 yards per game. TE LARRY DONNELL had career-high 3 TD catches in Week 4. TE DANIEL FELLS aims for 3rd in row vs. Was. with TD catch. WR RUEBEN RANDLE had 8 catches for 89 yards in last meeting. Has 9 rec. TDs in past 15 at home…DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 6 sacks, 2 FFs & 2 FRs in 7 meetings. Is only DE in NFL with 2 INT-TDs since 2012. Has 3.5 sacks in past 2. Rookie LB DEVON KENNARD has 4 sacks in past 2 & aims for 3rd 2-sack game in row. Last week, Kennard had sack & FF which DT MARKUS KUHN returned 26 yards for TD.