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Tom Coughlin discusses 2014 Giants schedule

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The Giants have known who they were playing in 2014 for a long time now, since the 2013 season ended in fact. But they just learned when they’ll be playing them, and some of those dates came as a surprise.

For instance, the Giants will not play a home game in the division until Week 12 when they host the Cowboys on Nov. 23. They open with a non-divisional game for the first time since 2010...

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2014 schedule peppered with former Giants

OSI UMENYIORA, NFL defensive end, Giants/Falcons Prediction: Seahawks

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Osi Umenyiora and Hakeem Nicks are two of the marquee former Giants who pop up on the 2014 schedule, but they’re not the only ones. Below is a list of players who have ties to the Giants – some as star players, others simply as practice squadders – but are now playing on teams that will face Big Blue in the upcoming season.

Week 2: Arizona CardinalsTE Jake Ballard (NYG 2010-2011)K Jay Feely...

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Giants 2014 schedule is . . . ahead of schedule

Tom Coughlin waves to the crowd as he

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As you are no doubt aware, the NFL is going to announce it's 2014 regular season schedule tonight at 8 p.m., a big mega unveiling that will take up several hours of programming on TWO networks.

But the Giants' schedule slipped out a little early thanks to the folks at WFAN (the station that, oh by the way, broadcasts the Giants games). So since "da cat is outer da bag" as they might say on...

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Jon Beason, representin'

Giants offensive linebacker Jon Beason leaves the field

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Jon Beason didn’t just sign a three-year, $19-million contract with the Giants this offseason. He negotiated it as well.

Beason represented himself in free agency, a rarity among players who often rely on agents to handle the dirty work of football business. The middle linebacker spoke about his DIY project on Tuesday.

“I think if you take the time to learn something, if you really put...

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Antrel Rolle: It's my defense now!

Antrel Rolle reacts in the second half of

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On Tuesday, Antrel Rolle downplayed the significance of being the only returning captain on the Giants' defense. With Justin Tuck gone and Jon Beason entering his first full season with the team, it is clear that Rolle will assume a much larger leadership role with the team this season. He just didn’t see it that way.

“I just go out there and play ball,” he said when he spoke with reporters...

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McAdoo's goals: Top 4 unit and 'elite' quarterback

Eli Manning throws before a game against the

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It didn’t take Ben McAdoo long to tell his players what he wants to accomplish in 2014.

“He came in the first day (and said) our goal is to be a top four offense, to have an elite top four QB, to make it to the Super Bowl,” tackle Will Beatty said yesterday when asked for his first impressions of the new offensive coordinator. “They are all things you want to hear.”

If they are accomplished,...

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Familiar faces on Giants' preseason slate

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Hakeem Nicks is no longer on the Giants’ roster, but he is on their preseason schedule.

The Colts, the team Nicks signed with as a free agent last month, will be the third of five preseason opponents the Giants face in 2014. In fact, Nicks won’t be the only familiar face the Giants see in the preseason. Besides their Hall of Fame Game opponent, the Bills, they will play the same four teams...

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Tom Coughlin on Ryan Nassib, Chris Snee and wide receivers

Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib throws a pass during

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Last year’s battle for backup quarterback ended in a draw as both Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib made the roster. That left the Giants with three quarterbacks on the roster for the first time since 2007. This year, Tom Coughlin would like to have a winner in that competition.

And even though the Giants re-signed Painter, it’s clear that Nassib has the edge.

"I think...

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Giants still working on new offense

Eli Manning looks on as he walks back

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ORLANDO -- It’s not just the roster that is being renovated this offseason. The Giants are also creating a new offense, and with about a month until players arrive for the start of the nine-week offseason program, the system has yet to be completed.

"We’re moving,” Tom Coughlin said of the playbook that he, new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and the rest of the staff are working on. “I’d...

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Coughlin talks Tuck, Nicks

Tom Coughlin, left, talks with wide receiver Hakeem

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Justin Tuck and Hakeem Nicks are no longer Giants, and the idea that the team let them sign elsewhere as free agents without much of a financial fight – and in the case of Nicks, not even an actual offer – would have been astounding just a year and a half ago.

Tom Coughlin spoke about both players at the NFC coaches breakfast on Wednesday morning at the NFL’s annual meetings.


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