Golden Tate signing proves Gettleman thinks Giants can win and rebuild in 2019 – SNY.tv
General

Golden Tate signing proves Gettleman thinks Giants can win and rebuild in 2019 – SNY.tv




Giants add veteran Golden Tate
00:00:45

New York Giants add veteran receiver Golden Tate on a 4-year, $37.5 million dollar deal. NFL insider Ralph Vacchiano discusses the signing.


Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

Buried at the bottom of the Giants’ press release announcing the big Odell Beckham Jr. trade on Wednesday, was a quote from GM Dave Gettleman about his offseason plan.

“You can win while you build a roster,” he said.

And the deal he struck with receiver Golden Tate on Thursday is proof he’s going to try.

The Giants agreed to terms with the 30-year-old Tate on a four-year, $37.5 million contract with $23 million in guaranteed money, a deal that was immediately criticized for seemingly contradicting the rebuilding project that seemed to be underway. Tate is older and he was obviously expensive — two things rebuilding teams don’t usually want.

But keep in mind, there’s a reason Gettleman won’t use the word “rebuild.” He really thinks he can rebuild and win at the same time.

Maybe he’s fooling himself, but this is what Gettleman and the Giants saw when they looked at their roster at the end of last season: They saw an offense that clicked in the second half of the season, even after Beckham got hurt, and was hard to stop (for the most part) once they got better play from their offensive line. So they figured if they rebuilt the line this offseason, they had a chance to be a dangerous offensive team again.

They still had other work to do and hard decisions to make, of course, to truly rebuild the team into a contender. That’s why they traded Olivier Vernon and his contract, let Landon Collins walk away, and sent Beckham to the Browns, among other moves. But even as he did that, the Giants were adamant they were not throwing away the 2019 season.

Believe it or not, even with a 38-year-old quarterback who is clearly declining, they really do think they can win.

Of course, once they made the decision to trade Beckham – something that wasn’t a football decision and was based more on his off-field headaches, according to sources – they left their offense with a gaping hole that had to be filled. That is where Tate comes in, as Sterling Shepard has never shown an ability to be a No. 1 receiver, and beyond him, they had almost nothing else at the position at all.

Tate was clearly the best receiver on the market – and he’s more than just a slot receiver, considering he only played about 65 percent of his plays from the slot with the Eagles and Lions last season. In a down season, which he split between those teams and where the Eagles struggled to figure out how to use him at first, he still finished with 77 catches for 795 yards and four touchdowns.

In the previous four seasons he averaged 93 catches, 1,056 yards, and seven touchdowns per season.



No, that’s not Beckham-like production, but it’s still up there with the next tier of the NFL’s No. 1 receivers. And unlike Beckham, Tate has been healthy, missing only two games in the last eight years. He’s also not known for creating headlines or distractions, which is significant to the Giants after dealing with Beckham’s drama the last five years.

No one will suggest he can totally replace Beckham. He doesn’t have his star power, nor has he ever had his production. But given everything else he brings to the table, he has a chance to come pretty close.

Is Tate too old for a rebuilding team? Sure. But he’s 30, not 40. Plenty of receivers have been productive into their early 30s. Is he too expensive for a rebuilding team? The devil will be in the details, but $9.375 million per year might be a little much.

Unfortunately, that’s the price of doing business in free agency, though, which the Giants have to do because of years of bad drafting. And as long as the deal doesn’t crush them under the cap in future years, who cares what it does to them now?

Gettleman is trying to build a future for the Giants. He wants them to be a championship-caliber team again in a couple of years, which is why he’s clearing out bad contracts, bad guys, and compiling draft picks. It’s why he’s so intent on finding Eli Manning’s successor, possibly even in this year’s draft.

But he’s not conceding wins now – not coming off a 5-11 season when they lost eight games by a touchdown or less, and not when he thinks the difference is some of those games is as simple as adding a pass rusher and fixing the offensive line. The line is under construction. The defense … well, that needs a lot of work, and surely will be a concentration of the 12 picks he has in the upcoming draft.

The Giants had no chance to win, and no chance to build on their offensive success if they didn’t at least try to replace Beckham’s talent and production. The addition of Tate does that. He helps give the Giants a chance to win this year. And it doesn’t get in the way of any long-term project to secure the future at all.

Tags:

Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon,

Ralph Vacchiano


Jan 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Mike Remmers (74) celebrates after the game against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Rempel)
Jan 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Mike Remmers (74) celebrates after the game against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Rempel)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

The Giants have made far more headlines from the players they’ve lost than the players they’ve gained in free agency so far, whether it was from signings or trades. They entered the market with many holes to fill.

And even after signing receiver Golden Tate and edge rusher Markus Golden on Thursday night, they still have a bunch more to fill.

Unfortunately for them, they don’t have a lot of salary cap space to spend. But there are still a few players left on the market who could be a fit:


Read More


Oct 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Arizona Cardinals defensive end Markus Golden (44) celebrates during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)
Oct 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Arizona Cardinals defensive end Markus Golden (44) celebrates during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)

After making the splash of signing WR Golden Tate on Thursday night, the Giants switched to defense and signed OLB Markus Golden to a one-year deal, SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.

The Giants were in the market for an edge rusher after the Olivier Vernon trade to the Browns, and they’re banking on Golden to be an immediate impact player in his place. He will be playing on a prove-it deal as his recent seasons warrant.

Golden was a former second-round choice by the Cardinals back in 2015, and he totaled four sacks, 10 quarterback hits, and 30 combined tackles in 15 games that year. It was in 2016, though, that he broke out with 12.5 sacks, 51 combined tackles, and 22 quarterback hits…


Tags:

Olivier Vernon

Read More


The Giants have already found a receiver to take Odell Beckham Jr.’s place, as veteran WR Golden Tate has agreed to a four-year deal with Big Blue. CAA Football, who Tate is represented by, made the deal official with a Twitter announcement.

Tate’s deal is worth $37.5 million over the four years, with $23 million in guaranteed money, SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano confirmed. Coming out to $9.375 million per season, that is slightly lower than Spotrac’s market value for Tate at $10.2 million.

It was just yesterday that the Giants’ shocking trade to send Beckham to the Browns was made official, but GM Dave Gettleman wasted no time finding his immediate replacement. He brings in a nine-year veteran with reliable hands, and the ability to run any route on the field…


Tags:

Odell Beckham Jr.

Read More


Oct 11, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) adjusts his helmet during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 11, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) adjusts his helmet during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Since the Giants made the shocking deal to send Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns, there have been mixed reviews from New York fans and NFL fans around the world. 

On one side, fans are upset to see Beckham — arguably a Top 10 player in the league — off the Giants. But there are also the fans that are saying good riddance to No. 13, who they believe was a cancer to the team. 

Well, Beckham made sure to clarify the latter theory on Twitter with a little sarcasm…


Tags:

Odell Beckham Jr.

Read More


New York Giants' Landon Collins (21) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants’ Landon Collins (21) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

The Giants let Landon Collins walk, and now they’ll be facing a motivated three-time Pro Bowler twice each season through 2024.

Collins, who signed a six-year deal with the Redskins — with $45 million guaranteed — talked Thursday about facing his former team.

“Yes the game is circled on my calendar,” Collins said during a radio appearance on 106.7 in Washington, D.C. 


Tags:

Landon Collins

Read More


 (Denny Medley)
(Denny Medley)

With Odell Beckham Jr. gone, the Giants are in need of help at wide receiver, and they have reached out to one potential replacement, reports Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News

According to Leonard, the Giants have reached out to the representatives for free agent WR Chris Hogan, who has spent the last three seasosn with the Patriots after spending the first four years of his career with the Bills.

The 30-year-old Hogan — who has gotten a lot of work in the slot but is more versatile than that — had 35 receptions for 532 yards and three touchdowns last season while playing 15 games.


Tags:

Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard,

Danny Abriano

Read More


Aug 9, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) during warm up at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Aug 9, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) during warm up at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

After brief comments on Wednesday, former Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. was in full reflection mode on Thursday morning — the day after his shocking trade to the Browns became official.

“So many mixed emotions and feelings,” Beckham captioned his post on Instagram. “This is all, a lot to process but it is reality. I don’t kno exactly what to say so just gotta keep it real and short. I want to thank the NY giants organization for giving me an opportunity to do what God put me on this earth to do , I want to thank the organization and the owners for everything and especially giving me my first chance to be a part of the NFL. I want thank everyone in that building from the kitchen staff to my main man Jośe! I loved you guys dearly and always will. I gave u my all every Sunday. To the fans, some happy , some not, I just wanna thank u guys for making my experience in NY SOMETHIN ILL NEVER FORGET! To the New Yorkers and REAL NYG fans… you guys will always have a place in my heart, a beautiful city .. a beautiful place Thank You for every last moment and experience. Without them, I wouldn’t be exactly who I am today ! LUV”


Tags:

Odell Beckham Jr.

Read More


Aug 12, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry (14) embraces New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) after the preseason game at MetLife Stadium. The Dolphins won, 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Aug 12, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry (14) embraces New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) after the preseason game at MetLife Stadium. The Dolphins won, 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

As the shock and disbelief of the Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. trade to the Browns wears off, it is time to dissect whether or not they got a good enough haul in return. 

The Giants gave up a top-3 wide receiver in his prime for a first and third-round pick plus a young safety in Jabrill Peppers.

While Beckham may have been a headache for some within the organization, was that enough of a return for a star wide receiver?


Tags:

Odell Beckham Jr.

Read More


Dave Gettleman - Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Dave Gettleman – Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY SPORTS (Danielle Parhizkaran)

Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon are officially Cleveland Browns, as the Giants’ trades were made official when the new league year kicked off at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Giants GM Dave Gettleman released an official statement about the trades by first wishing both former Giants nothing but the best as the move on with their careers. 

“The New York Football Giants would like to thank Odell Beckham, Jr. for his contributions,” Gettleman said. “We truly wish him well in Cleveland, and we want to wish OV the best and nothing but success for both of them.”


Tags:

Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon,

Scott Thompson

Read More


Aug 11, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) talk during the pregame warmups for their game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)
Aug 11, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) talk during the pregame warmups for their game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

It is far from unprecedented that teams give up on talented players because of their personalities. 

This is often the case with wide receivers, who many carry a “diva” label, and apparently that was a major factor in why the Giants dealt Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns on Tuesday. 

Beckham often acted foolish at times on and off the field and a source told SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano that the Giants thought Beckham was a “pain in the ass” and that the team wanted to move on from him before it became worse. 


Tags:

Odell Beckham Jr.

Read More


Oct 22, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) reacts after the offense was unable to convert a third down in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)
Oct 22, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) reacts after the offense was unable to convert a third down in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)

The biggest trade of the offseason has been made official, as the Browns announced former Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. is headed to Cleveland. 

News broke on Tuesday night that the Giants’ front office decided to trade their star receiver to the Browns in exchange for the team’s 2019 first-round pick (No. 17 overall) and second third-round pick (No. 95) as well as S Jabrill Peppers

Beckham, who SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano heard from a source was “a little surprised” to hear from GM Dave Gettleman that the deal was done, wrote an official statement to the Browns website to show his excitement for this next chapter in his career. 


Tags:

Odell Beckham Jr.,

Scott Thompson

Read More





Syndergaard becoming Browns fan?
00:01:22

See what New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard had to say when asked about Odell Beckham Jr. being traded to the Cleveland Browns.

Noah Syndergaard saved his best fastball for after Wednesday’s game.

The flame-thrower was asked following the Mets’ 2-1 win against the Astros about his thoughts on the football Giants trading Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns.

“He’s special. I don’t know what the Giants are doing. We’ll find out,” Syndergaard said.


Tags:

Baker Mayfield, Noah Syndergaard, Odell Beckham Jr.

Read More


Oct 11, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) leaves the field after a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 11, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) leaves the field after a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Not even the guy who created Game of Thrones could imagine such a thing so cruel. 

George R.R. Martin, author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, is a New Jersey native a big Jets and Giants fan, but he was completely taken aback when the Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns in exchange for a first and third-round draft pick and safety Jabrill Peppers

Martin vented his frustrations in his blog on Wednesday. 


Tags:

Odell Beckham Jr.

Read More





Analyzing the Giants’ rebuild
00:01:02

After trading Odell Beckham, Jr., the Giants look to be in rebuilding mode, but what part of the team will GM Dave Gettleman address first?

The Giants are set to pay Eli Manning $16.5 million this season and his salary cap hit is a robust $23.2 million. That seems excessive for a 38-year-old quarterback of a team that’s shedding its stars and is clearly rebuilding for the future.

But the Giants still plan to keep Manning for the 2019 season. And at the moment, it appears they’ll be paying him all that money, too.

The stunning trade of Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns on Tuesday did not alter any of those plans, multiple sources have told SNY. Manning is still expected to be the Giants’ starting quarterback at the start of training camp, at the very least. And there is no indication at all that they’ll attempt to cut his pay…


Tags:

Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr.,

Ralph Vacchiano

Read More


Sep 30, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) dances before a game against New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 30, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) dances before a game against New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)





Draft Profile: QB Kyler Murray
00:00:46

Check out the highlights and the numbers from Oklahoma Sooners quarterback, Kyler Murray, heading into the 2019 NFL Draft.


 (Kirby Lee)
(Kirby Lee)

With one franchise-altering move, the Giants went from a team hoping to compete for a playoff spot in 2019 to a team that might not play another meaningful game until 2021.

And Vegas noticed.

After trading Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns for the No. 17 pick in the Draft, a third-round pick, and safety Jabrill Peppers, the Giants’ odds to win Super Bowl LIV dropped from 50/1 to 80/1.


Tags:

Odell Beckham Jr.,

Danny Abriano

Read More


Dec 2, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) scores a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Dec 2, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) scores a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Giants shook the NFL world and arguably set themselves back a few seasons Tuesday night when they traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns.

On Wednesday morning, Beckham — who will be reunited with Jarvis Landry and be trading Eli Manning for Baker Mayfield, welcomed himself to the Browns.

Click below to see…


Tags:

Odell Beckham Jr.

Read More


New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. reacts after missing a catch in the end zone during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. reacts after missing a catch in the end zone during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

Dave Gettleman was telling the truth when he said the Giants didn’t sign Odell Beckham Jr. to trade him. John Mara believed the receiver was a transcendent star the franchise could market and build around. Pat Shurmur, perhaps his greatest champion in the building, had worked overtime to build a relationship with the man he thought would be the linchpin of his offense.

So what happened? How did everything go so wrong that the Giants were willing to ship Beckham away less than seven months after giving him a five-year, $90 million contract?


Tags:

Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr.,

Ralph Vacchiano

Read More


New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. react in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. react in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: The fallout from the Odell Beckham Jr. trade won’t be clear until the Giants make their next move. It wasn’t long ago they looked to be building around Beckham. Clearly they have now blown up that plan.

So what’s next? How can the Giants replace him? And what does this mean for their present and future?

Here’s a look at some of the ripple effects from one of the Giants’ biggest deals in years:


Tags:

Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard,

Ralph Vacchiano

Read More


Feb 27, 2019; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman speaks to the media during the 2019 NFL Combine at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)
Feb 27, 2019; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman speaks to the media during the 2019 NFL Combine at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

Dave Gettleman absolutely hates the word “rebuild.” Now, he has no choice but to use it.

No matter how the Giants’ sell it in the coming days, that’s what this franchise is undergoing right now, and likely for the foreseeable future. The stunning trade of Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns all-but proves it. Gettleman, entering his second year as general manager, has now just about blown up whatever was left from the Jerry Reese era, and is rebuilding the Giants’ from relative scratch. 

In the last few days alone he’s jettisoned two of his best defensive playmakers. Now the departure of Beckham, one of the NFL’s top receivers, leaves the Giants barren on offense too.


Tags:

Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard,

Ralph Vacchiano

Read More


New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. reacts after missing a catch in the end zone during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. reacts after missing a catch in the end zone during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)

The Giants’ stunning trade of Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns on Tuesday night dominated social media and, naturally, the back pages of the New York tabloids. 

Beckham has graced the back pages plenty of times before and he hits the tri-fecta on his way out of town with the New York Daily News, New York Post and Newsday all making the Beckham trade the back page. 


Read More


Odell Beckham Jr. (13) Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Odell Beckham Jr. (13) Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)

Just before 8 p.m., news broke that the Giants had traded away their star receiver in Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns — a blockbuster deal that sent shockwaves through the NFL. 

It is hard to wrap ones head around this deal considering Gettleman has repeatedly stated “We didn’t sign Odell to trade him.” But the Giants were always listening, and they found a trade package that they were comfortable agreeing upon. In turn, SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano — like the other reporters on the Giants beat — started to do some digging on the ramifications of the deal and to see what else they could find. 

Here’s what we know about how this all went down, according to Vacchiano…


Tags:

Odell Beckham Jr.

Read More





Giants trade Beckham to Browns
00:00:54

The New York Giants just traded WR Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns. Ralph Vacchiano and Marc Malusis discuss the deal and upcoming rebuild.

Odell Beckham Jr. is no longer a Giant. 

The Giants traded the star wide receiver to the Cleveland Browns on Tuesday in exchange for the Browns’ first-round pick (No. 17 overall), their second third-round pick (No. 96 overall) this year, plus safety Jabrill Peppers, SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.

As part of the trade, Vacchiano reports that the Giants and Browns are also flipping back the picks they exchanged in the Olivier Vernon trade, with the Giants getting a fourth-round pick (No. 133) and Browns getting a fifth-round pick (No. 155).


Tags:

Odell Beckham Jr.

Read More


Oct 11, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) leaves the field after a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 11, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) leaves the field after a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Odell Beckham Jr. has been traded to the Browns, and as one would expect, social media absolutely exploded after hearing about the biggest trade this offseason. 

The Giants traded away their star wide receiver in exchange for the Browns’ No. 17 and No. 96 picks in the 2019 NFL Draft as well as S Jabrill Peppers. And one certain Browns player was more than happy to see the move made…

CLICK BELOW TO SEE THE REACTIONS


Tags:

Jamal Adams, Odell Beckham Jr.

Read More


Dec 15, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive back Jabrill Peppers (22) reacts in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)
Dec 15, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive back Jabrill Peppers (22) reacts in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)

The Giants sent shockwaves across the NFL on Tuesday by trading Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns for a first and third round pick, plus safety Jabrill Peppers

Here is what you need to know about the newest Giant:


Tags:

Odell Beckham Jr.

Read More


Out with the young, in with the old? 

That is the case when it comes to the Giants’ secondary this offseason. The team did not franchise tag former safety Landon Collins, who became a free agent and agreed to a six-year deal that could be worth $84 million ($45 million guaranteed) with the division-rival Redskins. 

On Tuesday, the Giants responded by signing veteran safety Antoine Bethea, who will be 35 when the 2019 season begins, to a two-year contract, SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano confirmed. The move helps assauge the loss of the 25-year-old Collins and adds experience to the back end of the defense. 


Read More


Zak DeOssie (51) Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)
Zak DeOssie (51) Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)

With free agency officially arriving Wednesday, the Giants are expected to be active on the market with several holes to fill on the roster. But on Tuesday, they shored up an important spot with a familiar face. 

Veteran long-snapper Zak DeOssie is set to re-sign with the Giants, according to the Daily News’ Pat Leonard, keeping him with the only franchise he’s known as a professional. 

The two-time Super Bowl winner has been with New York since the team drafted him in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Since the 2011 season, DeOssie has been a captain. 


Tags:

Zak DeOssie

Read More


Nov 22, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Washington Redskins outside linebacker Preston Smith (94) in action during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)
Nov 22, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Washington Redskins outside linebacker Preston Smith (94) in action during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)


New York Giants' Landon Collins (21) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants’ Landon Collins (21) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)


Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and Giants GM Dave Gettleman have a bitter history dating back to their days in Carolina.

After New York let Landon Collins walk and agree to a six-year, $84 million deal with the Redskins on Monday, Norman threw shade at Gettleman, who infamously rescinded the franchise tag on him prior to the 2016 season, by expressing his delight in seeing a top defender join one of Gettleman’s NFC East rivals.


Tags:

Landon Collins,

Matt Eisenberg

Read More


New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins calls a play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins calls a play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Landon Collins is joining one of the Giants’ NFC East rivals. 

The three-time Pro Bowl safety agreed to a deal with the Washington Redskins for six years, $84 million with $45 million guaranteed, SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano confirmed on Monday. 

The Giants let Collins enter free agency after they declined to franchise tag him last week. 


Read More


Dec 2, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) scores a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Dec 2, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) scores a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

A few days ago, the Browns were rumored to be on the verge of a blockbuster trade for Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. On Monday, it was the 49ers. Or maybe the Patriots.

By now it should be clear that the Beckham trade rumors aren’t going to stop any time soon, and the Giants are not going to publicly put them to rest. But the truth remains the same, according to multiple Giants sources:

The Giants are not shopping their superstar wide receiver. But if a team calls about him, they will listen.


Tags:

Odell Beckham Jr.,

Ralph Vacchiano

Read More


Aug 9, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) during warm up at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Aug 9, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) during warm up at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

With free agency kicking off Monday and trades being swung left and right, Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. remains on the market, reports Jeff Howe of The Athletic

Meanwhile, Matt Miller of Bleacher Report tweeted Monday that the 49ers could be a potential destination for Beckham.

SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano reported on March 3 that if a team was willing to overwhelm the Giants with an offer (think two first-round picks), that they’re certainly willing to trade Beckham…


Read More


Nov 22, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Washington Redskins outside linebacker Preston Smith (94) in action during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)
Nov 22, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Washington Redskins outside linebacker Preston Smith (94) in action during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)

The Giants have plenty of needs to address on their defense in free agency and are being linked to two different linebackers. 

SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano reports that the Giants are interested in free agent linebacker Deone Bucannon while Matt Lombardo of NJ.com, reported the Giants have “significant interest” in free agent Preston Smith.

Both are outside linebackers but Bucannon’s strengths seem to be his versatility while Smith is more of a pure pass rusher. 


Read More


Nov 25, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) and center Spencer Pulley (77) in action against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Nov 25, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) and center Spencer Pulley (77) in action against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

The Giants have re-signed free agent OL Spencer Pulley to a three-year deal worth $9.6 million, with $2.3 million guaranteed, reports SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano. 

Pulley had been scheduled to be a restricted free agent.

The signing of the 25-year-old Pulley, who started nine games for the Giants in 2018, gives Big Blue more depth for an offensive line that is being revamped. 


Read More


Nov 25, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) reacts after making a play during the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports (Harrison Barden)
Nov 25, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) reacts after making a play during the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports (Harrison Barden)

NFL free agency will kick off this week, and every team in the league will be checking in on the top players looking for a new home to see if they could be a fit for their club in the 2019 season.

For the Giants, there have multiple holes that need filling on their 53-man roster, and they are sure to scoure the market to see who they can add at the right price. But Big Blue isn’t sitting on a pile of money. Instead, they have around $25 million in cap space after their latest move – the Olivier Vernon trade to the Browns for G Kevin Zeitler – gave them an extra $1.5 million.

So, unlike their MetLife Stadium counterpart in the Jets, they will need to be cautious with how much they spend on free agency as they will have to save money for their draft picks, too. Still, there are some bargain players out there that could make an immediate impact next season.


Tags:

Janoris Jenkins, Landon Collins, Olivier Vernon,

Scott Thompson

Read More


Jan 12, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Pierre Desir (35) makes an interception on a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) during the third quarter in an AFC Divisional playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)
Jan 12, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Pierre Desir (35) makes an interception on a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) during the third quarter in an AFC Divisional playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports (Jay Biggerstaff)

NFL free agency will kick off next week around the league, and the Giants will be active in bringing in fresh faces to bolster their roster for the 2019 season. The Giants have a few holes that need filling, especially with Olivier Vernon and Landon Collins out the door. 

Finding their replacements is a must, but there is also a hole at the cornerback position as well. The Giants seem to have faith that Janoris Jenkins will have a bounce-back year, but with questionable options behind him, some reinforcement is needed.

The Giants have supplemental round draft choice Sam Beal returning after missing out on his rookie season with season-ending surgery. There is also B.W. Webb that could come back in free agency, while Grant Haley was an intriguing player after coming off the Giants’ practice squad mid-season. 


Tags:

B.W. Webb, Janoris Jenkins,

Scott Thompson

Read More


Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

The decision to let safety Landon Collins walk away for nothing sent shockwaves through a Giants fan base that still seems to be trying to figure GM Dave Gettleman out. One minute acts like the Giants are close to being a contender. The next he sounds like he’s rebuilding. Then he’s cutting costs on players like Collins, while not blinking at the $23.2 million cap hit for aging quarterback Eli Manning.

Trying to decipher his moves the last 15 months has been like riding the Mad Tea Party ride at Disney. Just as the franchise seems to turn one direction, it lurches towards the other. Meanwhile, everyone is nauseous and wondering: Is there any real direction at all?

The answer to that is, like many things, complicated and not often clear. There’s no doubt the mess Gettleman inherited – on the field, in the locker room, and to a smaller extent under the salary cap – was significant when he was hired in December, 2017. Even Gettleman may have underestimated how extensive the problems were, though he adamantly denies he did.


Tags:

Cleveland Browns, Damon Harrison, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Janoris Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, Landon Collins, Nate Solder, Olivier Vernon, Saquon Barkley,

Ralph Vacchiano

Read More


Oct 15, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Giants offensive tackle Jon Halapio (75) in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)
Oct 15, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Giants offensive tackle Jon Halapio (75) in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)

On the same day the Giants traded for more offensive line help, center Jon Halapio signed his exclusive rights free agent tender, the team announced. 

Halapio broke Giants training camp as the team’s starting center, as the Giants were highly impressed with his transition from guard to center. However, it was short-lived with Halapio suffering a season-ending injury after two games. Now, Halapio returns to the Giants at a league-minimum salary under the ERFA tender with hopes he can get back to the form he was at the beginning of last season. 

The 27-year-old Halapio signed the same day the Giants struck a trade with the Browns to exchange DE Olivier Vernon for G Kevin Zeitler. According to Pro Football Focus, Zeitler was one of the best guards in the NFL last season, especially in pass-blocking. He allowed a pressure once every 58 pass-blocking snaps, which led all guards. 

So, on paper, the Giants’ offensive line looks to only be lacking a solid right tackle. Nate Solder and Will Hernandez will man the left side once again, and they will look to take their second-half chemistry from last season into this year. And Halapio will have Zeitler on his right side if the Giants do indeed want him back at center. 


Read More





Giants trade Vernon for Zeitler
00:01:01

The Giants shipped Olivier Vernon to the Cleveland Browns for OG Kevin Zeitler. See why SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano likes the move.


Oct 15, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Cleveland Browns offensive guard Kevin Zeitler (70) during the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Jairaj)
Oct 15, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Cleveland Browns offensive guard Kevin Zeitler (70) during the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Jairaj)

The Giants made their first big acquisition of the offseason on Friday by trading LB Olivier Vernon and a fourth-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for right guard Kevin Zeitler and a fifth-round pick. 

Zeitler is under contract through 2021 and is owed $10 million next season, which saves the Giants just $1.5 million in cap space after their $8 million owed to Vernon in dead cap money. 

Zeitler, 29, helps shore up a porous offensive line that has been a weakness for the Giants over the last several seasons. Here is what you need to know about the newest Giant…


Tags:

Olivier Vernon

Read More


Olivier Vernon (54) Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Olivier Vernon (54) Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)

The Giants traded linebacker Olivier Vernon to the Browns in exchange for offensive guard Kevin Zeitler on Friday, SNY.tv’s Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.

New York ultimately clears $1.5 million of cap space in the trade. Zeitler, who is entering the third year of a five-year, $60 million deal, carries cap hits of $10 million this season and in 2020, and $12 million in 2021.

Vernon, meanwhile, is entering the fourth year of a five-year, $85 million deal. The Giants are responsible for $8 million in dead money even though Vernon carries cap hits of $19.5 million in 2019 and 2020. Cleveland is on the hook for $15.25 million of Vernon’s salary.


Tags:

Olivier Vernon

Read More


Nov 11, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) shakes hands with Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) after the game at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 26-14. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)
Nov 11, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) shakes hands with Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) after the game at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 26-14. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

The Giants will have a tough call in the NFL draft next month. They really need to find Eli Manning‘s successor, and they could be in a perfect position to draft him. But they also think they can compete for the playoffs this season and could find immediate help at other positions with the sixth overall pick.

Lucky for them, there could be a simple solution to their conundrum if Arizona quarterback Josh Rosen really is on the block.


Read More


Aug 9, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) during warm up at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Aug 9, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) during warm up at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Odell Beckham Jr. trade rumor mill saw a burst in production on social media on Wednesday, as it was said the Browns were on the verge of a deal with the Giants for the star wide receiver. 

While that hasn’t come to fruition, the rumors swirling around Beckham will likely continue through the offseason. But could there be a trade package that turns those rumors into solid reports that the Giants and another team like the Browns are close to getting a deal done? 

If the Giants were to trade Beckham before the start of this season, it would be a $16 million cap hit instead of the $21 million he counts for this year. And, if a trade strikes, that team would have to take on his five-year, $90 million contract he signed last offseason with the Giants. 


Tags:

Eli Manning, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr.

Read More


 (Reinhold Matay)
(Reinhold Matay)

The Giants sent out a few tenders for the 2019 season, including K Aldrick Rosas and WR Corey Coleman, SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano confirmed on Wednesday.

Rosas was among the five exclusive rights free agents (ERFAs). Center Jon Halapio and FB Eli Penny were issued tenders, while OL Kristjan Sokoli and DT Jordan Williams did not receive one which means they will be unrestricted free agents on March 13 when the new league year begins. Those issued a tender will make a league minimum salary for the new year.

Rosas was an essential for the Giants to bring back, especially after his impressive 2018 season. He was one of the best kickers in the NFL, hitting 32-of-33 field goals and 31-of-32 extra points. This performance earned the 24-year-old his first Pro Bowl bid, as it was a big step forward from a shaky 2017 season. 


Tags:

Aldrick Rosas, Corey Coleman

Read More


Dec 2, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas (2) celebrates a field goal against the Chicago Bears with New York Giants punter Riley Dixon (9) during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Dec 2, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas (2) celebrates a field goal against the Chicago Bears with New York Giants punter Riley Dixon (9) during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

A key member of the 2018 Giants is officially back in the fold.

In a no-brainer move, the Giants tendered exclusive rights free agent kicker Aldrick Rosas, a source told SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano. Rosas, 24, made the 2018 Pro Bowl in his second season as the Giants’ kicker and was named second-team All-Pro. 

Rosas completed 97 percent of his field goals last season (32-for-33) and converted 31 of 32 extra-point attempts. He was 4-for-5 on field-goal attempts of at least 50 yards and 6-for-6 on attempts between 40 and 49 yards.

As an exclusive rights FA, Rosas will get a one-year, minimum-salary contract.


Tags:

Aldrick Rosas

Read More





Are safeties necessary?
00:01:46

The Loud Mouths take a look at whether the Giants letting Landon Collins go is part of a larger NFL trend of safeties being phased out.

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: Dave Gettleman telegraphed his plan not to use the franchise tag on S Landon Collins when he spoke to reporters at the scouting combine last week, and he carefully laid out his reasons why. The Giants don’t have a lot of cap room. He worried about the “distractions” if Collins was unhappy. He even made it clear he doesn’t value safeties as much as some other GMs.

That, of course, wasn’t enough to calm the Twitter-storm, or stop the conspiracy theories and ill-placed blame. The reactions ranged from how Gettleman has no plan, to the Giants are about to blow up everything and start over, to my personal favorite – It’s all Eli Manning’s fault (because, of course it is).

I get it. It was an unpopular decision. I don’t even think it was a good one. I think the Giants should have traded him in October if they didn’t want to keep him, but I think a 25-year-old safety is a valuable piece to build around. But the hysteria is … well, it’s hysterical.


Tags:

Eli Manning, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr.,

Ralph Vacchiano

Read More


New York Giants' Landon Collins (21) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants’ Landon Collins (21) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

The Giants’ curious decision to not franchise tag Landon Collins is already being roundly bashed.

Is that decision — after their refusal to trade Collins at the deadline — even worse than initially thought?

On the Stick to Football podcast on Bleacher Report on Wednesday, Matt Miller said he knows of one team that was willing to trade a first-round Draft pick for Collins at the deadline. 


Tags:

Landon Collins,

Danny Abriano

Read More

Read More