March 13, 2012 |
TWO PEOPLE familiar with the decision told the Associated Press yesterday that the Cowboys and Redskins will lose salary-cap space over the next two seasons because they paid exorbitant amounts 2 years ago to get more spending room for the upcoming season. Both people spoke on condition of anonymity because the league did not identify the teams. Both teams say they complied with NFL rules during the uncapped year. ESPN reported that the Redskins will lose $36 million in space, and the Cowboys will forfeit $10 million.
September 21, 2011
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Giants safety Antrel Rolle thinks New York should be 2-0. LeSean McCoy said the same thing about the Eagles after Sunday's loss. See, there's common ground after all. Truth is, Twitter is a helpful platform for athletes in need of a trash-talk fix, as the Eagles running back illustrated so vividly this summer when he initiated some toxic tweets with his rivals up north. For no apparent reason other than boredom, McCoy tweeted that Osi Umenyiora was "overrated and soft" and called him only the third-best defensive end on the Giants' roster.
August 25, 2011 |
SCOUTING REPORT Kevin Boss, Oakland: Knee injury knocks him off the fantasy radar for now. Brent Celek, Eagles: Michael Vick invoked the name of former teammate Alge Crumpler when talking about his hopes for Celek this season. Celek had nearly half as many catches last year with Vick/Kolb (42) as he did in 2009 with Donovan McNabb (76). Dallas Clark, Indianapolis: The wrist injury that knocked him out for the year in Week 6 opened the door for Jacob Tamme to register 67 catches.
August 12, 2011 |
General manager Jerry Reese said the New York Giants have the talent to win despite losing receiver Steve Smith and tight end Kevin Boss to free agency and failing to sign any big-name players. A day after Smith signed with the Eagles, a very defensive Reese said that the Giants had made a responsible offer to keep Smith and Boss and that he had no hard feelings that they chose to play elsewhere. Reese insisted that the Giants had followed a game plan and that they addressed their biggest concerns right away, signing David Baas to take over at center and re-signing starting halfback Ahmad Bradshaw.
December 17, 2010
WHEN THE EAGLES entertained the Giants back on Nov. 21, New York came out with the thought that running the ball would be just a fine idea, against a team that had looked shaky against the run early in the season. First play, Ahmad Bradshaw lost 2 yards. Second play, Bradshaw got those 2 yards back. Third play, incomplete pass. Punt. Second time the Giants had the ball, Bradshaw for 2 yards, Bradshaw no gain, completed pass short of first down. Punt. The Giants ran it six times in the first quarter, and gained 2 yards.
September 13, 2010
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December 8, 2008 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - A couple of Giants admitted what was painfully clear to everyone. The rest were, at best, deluded. The Giants yesterday played without Pro Bowl wideout Plaxico Burress, who shot himself in the leg with his Glock handgun in a Manhattan nightclub Nov. 29. He was lost for the season, was suspended by the team and faces criminal weapons charges after his public perp walk last Monday. Linebacker Antonio Pierce, the team's fulcrum and leader, might also face charges stemming from his involvement in the absurd events of 9 days ago. He was interviewed Friday by New York police.
November 10, 2008 |
Victories in the preceding three weeks had made the Eagles something of a savior for their NFC East cohorts Dallas and Washington entering this game against the New York Giants. Both the Cowboys (5-4) and the Redskins (6-3) were idle this weekend, and with the Giants coming into Lincoln Financial Field at 7-1, the 5-3 Eagles were being charged with preventing a runaway. Given the Birds' track record in the red zone and their stunning proclivity for three-and-out series, it seemed a daunting task.
November 10, 2008
The Eagles thought they had forced the Giants to attempt a field goal when Eli Manning was called for an illegal forward pass on a third-and-10 play from the Eagles' 20 late in the third quarter. Manning had scrambled and his right foot appeared to be in the air when he threw a 17-yard pass to Kevin Boss. Coach Tom Coughlin challenged the call and it was reversed, giving the Giants a first-and-goal at the 3-yard line. Two plays later, Brandon Jacobs scored a touchdown to give New York a 27-24 lead.
July 22, 2008 |
Jeremy Shockey was traded to the Saints for two draft picks yesterday, giving New Orleans a disgruntled star tight end who watched from afar while injured as the New York Giants surged to the Super Bowl title. The Giants will get second- and fifth-round picks in the 2009 draft. The deal must be approved by the league and is contingent on Shockey passing a physical. The deal reunites Shockey, who will be 28 next month, with Saints coach Sean Payton, who was the Giants' offensive coordinator in 2002, when Shockey was rookie of the year.