T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Giants ink Mark Herzlich, still hoping for deal with Jon Beason

Mark Herzlich looks on before a game against

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The Giants have re-signed a middle linebacker before he was able to hit the market for free agency. It’s just not the one that many expected.

Mark Herzlich agreed to a new contract, ensuring his return for a fourth season with the team. Herzlich was to become a restricted free agent on Tuesday, and while the terms of his deal were not announced, it is believed to be a one-year agreement for...

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Hynoski, Cordle won't get any tender loving from the Giants

Henry Hynoski of the Giants celebrates his fourth

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Henry Hynoski and Jim Cordle won’t be making $1.323 million in 2014. At least not from the Giants.

The fullback and center, respectively,  both ended the season on injured reserve and go into this offseason as restricted free agents. They will not receive tender offers from the Giants as the deadline for making such offers looms. Teams must decide by March 11 – the start of full-blown...

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Lots of connections between middle linebackers on Giants, Panthers

Mark Herzlich lines up during the first quarter

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It’ll be a middle linebacker reunion in Carolina this weekend when Mark Herzlich gets to see the player he mentored in college and the player who mentored him in the NFL.

Herzlich was a few years ahead of Panthers emerging star Luke Kuechly when they were teammates at Boston College and they remain close friends. Kuechly’s backup in Carolina is Chase Blackburn, the player Herzlich played behind...

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Giants begin 'must-win' week with a spirited practice

Brandon Jacobs #34 of the Giants celebrates his

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As we’ve seen in the past, a good week of practice is not guaranteed to transfer over to the game on Sunday. But today’s practice, many players agreed, had a little more spark and energy and fire than just a regular Wednesday workout. The Giants are 0-2 and going to Carolina for what nearly everyone considers a must-win game. They began their preparations as if their season is on the line.

“We...

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Dan Connor to IR; Giants claim Allen Bradford

Giants linebacker Dan Connor practices during team training

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Dan Connor signed a one-year contract with the Giants. It turned out to be a one-game deal.

The starting middle linebacker who left Sunday’s opener with a burner just before halftime was placed on season-ending injured reserve today. Connor also suffered a burner against the Patriots in the preseason finale.

The Giants were awarded linebacker Allen Bradford off waivers from Seattle to...

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