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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:53:26 -0700
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team's offense has been cautious up to this point and wants that unit to be more aggressive. "I just think, as an offense, we have to be more aggressive," Reese said. "At times, we're a little bit almost too cautions with what we're doing offensively. This is the National Football League. You've got to go out there and you've got to win the game. You can't expect something to fall into your lap. You've got to take the game. And I think we've got to be more aggressive offensively."
Fantasy Tip: Eli Manning could be asked to do some more throwing if the team takes the Reese's suggestion. Owners will need to see how the offense performs in the next game or two before adding fantasy value to Manning and the team's receivers.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:22:14 -0700
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) tweaked a hamstring in practice Tuesday, July 23, according to general manager Jerry Reese.
Fantasy Tip: This is not the first time Beckham Jr. has dealt with the hamstring, and it is something that could linger all year. It is probably best to avoid him in single-year leagues.
Sat, 10 May 2014 13:31:09 -0700
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team is still hoping RB David Wilson (neck) is able to return, but that Andre Williams provides some competition at the position.
Fri, 09 May 2014 10:26:51 -0700
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he fielded a few calls for the No. 12 overall pick in the NFL Draft but described the conversations as teams "fishing around for cheap moves."
Thu, 01 May 2014 12:51:39 -0700
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he is keeping his options open when it comes to QB Ryan Nassib. "We like Nassib, but he really hasn't had the chance to do a lot for us, and so we're going to take a real good look at him in the spring. We still think he's a really good player. He hasn't had the chance to play yet, but he's going to get a lot of work this spring, and obviously he'll get a lot of work in the preseason. Along with Curtis Painter and Josh Freeman there's competition."
Thu, 01 May 2014 10:23:47 -0700
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said OG Chris Snee could be the backup at center in 2014.
Thu, 01 May 2014 10:18:09 -0700
New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) is on schedule to be back this season, according to general manager Jerry Reese. Reese said his return would be a bonus.
Fantasy Tip: It does not sound like the Giants have big plans for Wilson even if he is able to make it back on the field at this point. Still, this will be something to watch as training camp gets underway in the fall.
Thu, 01 May 2014 10:13:47 -0700
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) is "out of spring ball," according to general manager Jerry Reese. Reese said they want Manning back for the summer and will not rush him now.
Fantasy Tip: No real surprise here. The expectation is that Manning will be ready to go for training camp.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:02:51 -0700
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese is attending the Louisiana State Pro Day Wednesday, April 9.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 07:45:57 -0800
The New York Giants could move fast in free agency, using the quick strike approach their No. 1 free-agent target. "If you covet a guy and have the money to go get them, guys go get them," Giants general manager Jerry Reese said at the NFL Combine last month. "We've done that in the past."
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:56:54 -0800
While it seems likely that New York Giants DE Justin Tuck and LB Jon Beason will hit the open market on March 11, Giants general manager Jerry Reese didn't entirely close the door on the possibility of re-signing them before or after that date.
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:24:34 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team will not consider selecting a quarterback in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft but did not rule out the possibility of drafting a quarterback in the later rounds.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:34:16 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team is willing to trade down in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft if they are contacted by another team.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 07:15:29 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team will make running back a draft priority, even though he believes RB David Wilson (neck) will be back.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 07:12:20 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said impending free agent LB Jon Beason will test free agency, even though the Giants would like to keep him.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:11:58 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team will have a contingency plan at running back because they can not count on RB David Wilson (neck) to be the starting running back. "I think we'll have to have some contingency plans at the running back position," Reese said. "I don't think you go into the next season saying David Wilson's going to be our number one, starting running back. I don't think you can do that. The guy is coming off of a neck surgery."
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:58:05 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said RB David Wilson (neck) will undergo neck surgery this offseason.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:48:42 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese still believes in WR Hakeem Nicks. "I still think he can be a good player," Reese said. "He has to stay healthy and focus more on what he's doing."
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:05:34 -0800
New York Giants owner John Mara gave general manager Jerry Reese a vote of confidence, saying he still trusted his evaluation skills.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:03:28 -0700
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese would not rule out the possibility of trading WR Hakeem Nicks before the trade deadline. "We keep all of our options open," Reese said. "Hakeem played well this last game, but we always keep all of our options open. You never say never until 4 o'clock. So we'll see what happens."
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:51:34 -0700
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team expects RB David Wilson to be the starter in the regular season. "We expect [Wilson] to be our starter, and be in the backfield with RB Andre Brown, who had a terrific season going last year until he got hurt," Reese said. "[Brown's] had the injury bug a little bit since he's been in the league. But if he can stay healthy, and David Wilson comes on like we expect him too, we think we can have a pretty dynamic backfield."
Fantasy Tip: Even with Wilson winning the job, it is expected that Andre Brown will still get his share of the carries, especially in short yardage and goal line situations. This is still very much a situation that could play out as a running back by committee role.
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:34:05 -0700
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese is not satisfied with his team making the postseason only once in the last four years, and he put his team on notice Saturday, July 27. "Close is not good enough," he said. "You need consistency. At times last year we looked like a good football team, and at times we looked like a bad football team. We want to put everyone on notice that is not our standard. Being to the playoffs one time in four years is below our standards."
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:05:02 -0700
New York Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka could move back to the defensive line, according to general manager Jerry Reese. "Well I see him as still kind of a joker type player for us,'' Reese said. "But from my view I think he will probably play more on the defensive line more than he played at linebacker in the past; just from my view. But that is Coach Coughlin's call."
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:54:39 -0700
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he is not sure if Victor Cruz will be on the roster when the team gets ready to play. "I don't assume anything. We'll see. I can tell you this, when we get ready to play when the season starts we'll have good players out there. I'm not sure if Victor will be there or not. I don't assume anything.''
Sat, 23 Feb 2013 07:15:36 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he would like to keep all of his options open when it comes to possibly using the franchise tag.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 09:19:01 -0800
New York Giants DE Justin Tuck said he was a little surprised that RB Ahmad Bradshaw, DT Chris Canty and LB Michael Boley were released last week but has faith that the front office are making the right decisions. "Those guys have done a great job over the years of building a team that can be successful, and I don't see why we can't trust in the fact that they know what they're doing up there," Tuck said. "Those decisions aren't easy decisions. I'm sure [general manager Jerry Reese] and everyone up there had some tough times and some tough conversations about them, but they felt as though it needed to happen, and they went forward with it."
Sat, 05 Jan 2013 08:17:22 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the injury to WR Hakeem Nicks (knee) really hurt the offense, particularly QB Eli Manning, this season, and the team may have been better off giving Nicks more rest. "I think it starts (with) ... Hakeem Nicks has been one of the linchpins in our offense. He was banged up and I really think it took its toll on our offense and what we are trying to do," Reese said. "He was trying to fight through it. But in hindsight, I think if we had to think about it again, maybe we would have taken him out a little quicker than we did. But that is neither here or there at this point. But I do think it affected the quarterback's play some."
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 13:03:12 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese thinks the RB David Wilson can be a lead back in the NFL.
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 09:35:47 -0700
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese felt the team was not going to lose TE Jake Ballard on waivers to the New England Patriots. "Yes, we thought that he would clear," Reese said. "It's rare but it's not the first time something like that has happened. It's disappointing for us that we didn't get him back. He did a tremendous job for us and we hope he gets well soon and that he can finish his career, whether it's with New England or whatever team he ends up with. It was disappointing, but that does happen, every blue moon."
Mon, 30 Apr 2012 05:42:14 -0700
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora did not care for comments made by general manager Jerry Reese, who said Umenyiora has turned down multiple contract extension offers. Umenyiora said Reese's comments overlook the fact that the team's contract offers have been for far less money than he thinks he deserves, and far less than the $10.95 million guaranteed that DL Mathias Kiwanuka just got from the Giants. "Last year I was offered incentives. This year they offered me in guaranteed money, HALF of what they just gave Kiwi guaranteed. HALF," Umenyiora wrote in an email. "I'm not making that up. Then Jerry tells the world they offered me an extension and I turned it down. And I look like a greedy pig for turning it down. Hilarious."
Sat, 25 Feb 2012 07:29:20 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he is still in the process of talking with DL Osi Umenyiora about returning to the team in 2012. There remain a lot of issues to talk about; however, a contract extension is still a possibility.
Sat, 25 Feb 2012 07:23:06 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he is still in the process of talking with RB Brandon Jacobs about possibly returning to the team in 2012; however there are a lot of issues to talk about.
Fri, 12 Aug 2011 16:24:13 -0700
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese has promised fans that the team will make it to the playoffs this season. "We won 10 games last year; it wasn't like we were 6-10," Reese said. "We expect to build off that. If we made a couple of plays here and there last year, we would have been in the playoffs. And who knows what would have happened? But it didn't happen, so we will make the plays this time and we'll get in the playoffs and make a run."
Thu, 16 Jun 2011 08:32:53 -0700
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora will file an affadavit in federal court next month as part of the players' antitrust suite against the NFL spelling out why he has wanted out of New York. Umenyiora states general manager Jerry Reese did not follow through on promises to renegotiate his contract. "In early April 2008, approximately two weeks before the start of the New York Giants offseason conditioning program, I, Osi Umenyiora, had a meeting with the general manager of the New York Giants, Mr. Jerry Reese," Umenyiora testified this past April. "After about an hour of discussing my current contract, as well as the contracts of other defensive ends currently playing in the National Football League, Mr. Reese told me that two years from the start of the 2008 league year, if I was currently playing at a high level, we'd either renegotiate my current contract so that it would be equal to that of the top five defensive ends playing or I would be traded to a team that would do that."
Tue, 07 Jun 2011 06:21:21 -0700
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said RB Brandon Jacobs is expected to remain with the team next season. Jacobs had expressed concern that the team would be unable re-sign impending free-agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw and keep him as well. Jacobs is under contract for two more seasons and will make $4.65 million this season. "I guess you have to consider the source when Brandon starts talking," Reese said. "You can't read a lot into what Brandon is saying sometimes. We do expect Brandon to be part of the football team this fall. He is under contract. Brandon does talk a lot and like I said, sometimes you got to tune some of that stuff out that he is talking about."
Sat, 29 Jan 2011 15:08:51 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese indicated that he will not discuss contracts with the team's impending free agents until there is a new collective bargaining agreement, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com.
Tue, 25 Jan 2011 08:33:17 -0800
New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he will explore the possibility of signing free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants) once Burress comes out of jail later this summer, according to Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com. Reese said he will be in contact with Burress after his sentence ends. "Well, you know my standard answer to that, we investigate everything and we'll definitely investigate that," Reese said. "But you know Plax, when he gets home I think the first thing he'll want to do is just spend time with his family, and we'll be in contact at the appropriate time. So we'll just let that unfold ... Absolutely, we will not rule that out."
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 09:28:01 -0700
Unrestricted free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants) is expected to be released from prison in the next two to three weeks as part of a work-release program, a source told George Willis, of the New York Post. New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team would explore the possibility of re-signing Burress when he gets out of prison.
Fantasy Tip: In very deep leagues, it may not hurt to take a final-round flier on Burress. He'll likely be suspended by the NFL for a minimum of a few games, and probably no more than eight games, but some team will take a chance on him. If you feel you can afford to stash him for the second half of the year, since it will take him time to get back into game shape, Burress is a worthwhile gamble.
Mon, 04 Jan 2010 14:02:39 -0800
The Associated Press reports New York Giants co-owner John Mara said neither head coach Tom Coughlin nor general manager Jerry Reese will be fired following the 2009 season.
Tue, 23 Jun 2009 13:37:59 -0700
Jason Cole, of Yahoo! Sports, reports New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he likes the receiving corps the team heading into training camp but would not rule out the possibility of adding another receiver to the roster.
Thu, 28 May 2009 10:20:55 -0700
Tim Smith, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he is in favor of the Rooney Rule being expanded to include general manager openings. "I definitely think it was necessary at this time. You can see the success it's had with the coaches. You can see what an effective tool it has been in evening the playing field for minorities," Reese said.
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 06:39:53 -0700
Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese defended the pick of QB Rhett Bomar in the NFL Draft by saying Bomar or QB Andre' Woodson could serve as an insurance policy for a potential departure of QB David Carr down the road. "We drafted Woodson last year. We still like Woodson," Reese said before he could even be asked about what Bomar's arrival means for Woodson. "I know people will start to write him off right away, but that's not true. Who knows how long David Carr will be here?" Head coach Tom Coughlin added Bomar represented good value for the team. "The scouts had very good grades on Bomar," Coughlin said. "There were a lot of people in the room who, when Bomar was picked, stood up and talked about the value of that individual at that time."
Sat, 18 Apr 2009 13:38:40 -0700
Vinny DiTrani, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he does not feel any pressure to trade any of his picks but is not ruling out the possibility of a trade. "For the right player you do whatever you can to make it happen. But we will do what is best for the Giants. And I don't know if that is the best thing for us to do, to package up a deal that valuable. We like our draft picks. We like developing players. And we won't force anything," Reese said.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:47:57 -0700
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns general manager George Kokinis said he talked with New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese during the NFL Scouting Combine about a trade involving WR Braylon Edwards but nothing materialized from the talks.
Tue, 03 Mar 2009 12:50:52 -0800
Vinny DiTrani, of The Bergen Record, reports New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team may look to trade some of their draft picks before the draft. "There are a lot of things that can happen before the draft," Reese said. "Who knows? We may not have that many picks by time the draft rolls around." The Giants currently have nine draft picks and could receive one or two compensatory picks.
Tue, 03 Mar 2009 10:59:29 -0800
The Associated Press reports New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team would welcome WR Plaxico Burress back if he is able to resolve his legal issues and get his life in order. "Right now he is still a Giant and if things work out and he's on board with what we want coming back, we'd love to have him back," Reese said.
Sun, 22 Feb 2009 11:39:19 -0800
Mike Garafolo, of the Newark Star-Leger, reports New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team will continue talking with impending free-agent S James Butler once he hits the open market.
Sun, 22 Feb 2009 11:39:04 -0800
Mike Garafolo, of the Newark Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese said the team will continue to talk with agent Drew Rosenhaus about impending free-agent RB Derrick Ward. There are rumors around the NFL Scouting Combine that Ward could be in line for a multi-year deal that will pay him about $3 million per season.
Sun, 22 Feb 2009 10:51:05 -0800
Mike Garafolo, of the Newark Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants DT Fred Robbins (knee) recently underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee, according to general manager Jerry Reese. Reese was not sure if either player will be limited in the offseason workout program or minicamp, but said he would be "okay" for the regular season.
Sun, 22 Feb 2009 10:50:50 -0800
Mike Garafolo, of the Newark Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants DT Barry Cofield (knee) recently underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee, according to general manager Jerry Reese. Reese was not sure if either player will be limited in the offseason workout program or minicamp, but said he would be "okay" for the regular season.