New York Giants Wiretap

Dave Gettleman: Giants Can Win While Building

Mar 19, 2019 8:29 AM

The New York Giants are building a new roster, but Dave Gettleman says they can still win games while doing so.

"Really and truly, you can win while you're building," Gettleman said.

Last week, the Giants traded Odell Beckham, Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.

"We're building. The object of this is to win as many games as possible every year," Gettleman said. "So we're building. We were 3-13 when I took over. We were 5-11 last year -- 12 of those games were a touchdown or less. We're building. I don't understand why that is a question."

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Tags: New York Giants, Misc Rumor

Bills Had No Interest When Giants Called About Odell Beckham Trade

Mar 18, 2019 8:25 AM

After a trade for Antonio Brown fell through, the Buffalo Bills received a call from the New York Giants on their interest in Odell Beckham Jr.

Brandon Beane, however, wasn't interested in discussing a deal.

Dave Gettleman is a disciple of Ernie Accorsi, who similarly tried to scare up offers with the Chargers in the Eli Manning trade of 2004.

The Giants ultimately traded Beckham to the Cleveland Browns.

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Tags: Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

49ers Were Unwilling To Trade No. 2 Overall Pick For Odell Beckham Jr.

Mar 16, 2019 6:37 PM

The San Francisco 49ers had interest in trading for Odell Beckham Jr. both during the 2018 season and again in the offseason.

The 49ers' best trade asset for the Giants was the No. 2 overall pick.

"Someone with the Giants told me they were asking for the second pick of the draft from the 49ers, which the 49ers weren’t willing to do," wrote Jay Glazer.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Glazer Sensed Giants Planned To Take Best OBJ Offer By Certain Date

Mar 16, 2019 6:34 PM

Jay Glazer predicted in mid-February that the New York Giants would trade Odell Beckham Jr. this offseason.

Glazer received criticism from some on the prediction as the Giants were posturing publicly that they wouldn't trade Beckham.

Glazer explained his reasoning on the prediction.

"I knew things were heating up but I also knew the Giants’ asking price was way too high," wrote Glazer. "There were teams that were interested that were asking me, 'Are you sure they’re motivated to do this, are they really or are they just expecting one of us to do something crazy for him?'

"The Giants were trying to act like they needed to be blown away with something and it seemed to me that they had a plan to take the best available offer by a certain date or time. If they waited, would they have gotten more? I don’t know. I know their asking price at first was pretty outlandish."

The Giants traded Beckham to the Cleveland Browns at the start of the NFL's new league year.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Golden Tate: Giants 'Not As Far Off As People Think'

Mar 16, 2019 7:38 AM

The New York Giants aren't undergoing a complete rebuild, according to new wide receiver Golden Tate.

The Giants traded Odell Beckham, Jr. and lost Landon Collins and Olivier Vernon as well.

Tate said after signing with the Giants that the team is "not as far off as people think."

"You can win while you build a roster," Dave Gettleman said. "We do have a plan, and this is a part of it."

Tate's deal is for four years and $37.5 million with $23 million guaranteed.

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Tags: New York Giants, Misc Rumor

Golden Tate Agrees To Four-Year, $37.5M Deal With Giants

Mar 14, 2019 4:46 PM

Golden Tate has agreed to a four-year, $37.5 million deal with the New York Giants. The deal includes $23 million in fully guaranteed money.

The Giants created a new for themselves at wide receiver this week following their trade of Odell Beckham Jr.

Tate finished last season with the Philadelphia Eagles following his trade from the Detroit Lions.

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Tags: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Odell Beckham Jr. - A Career Timeline Video

Mar 14, 2019 11:56 AM

Odell Beckham Jr. has only been in the NFL for five years, but his production on the field and the twists and turns off it have been remarkable.

Here's a full retrospective on his career as he's traded from the New York Giants to the Cleveland Browns.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Video

Giants Feared Odell Beckham Situation Would Get Worse For Them

Mar 14, 2019 8:25 AM

Odell Beckham Jr. put up historical numbers while with the New York Giants, but the franchise decided to trade him for an underwhelming package from the Cleveland Browns just one season into a new deal.

"He had become too much of a pain in the ass," said one source familiar with the situation. "And there was a real fear that eventually it would get worse."

It was "absolutely not a football decision," according to one team source. 

The Giants felt Beckham wasn't truly happy with the franchise and the continued struggles of Eli Manning, which they feared could lead to him forcing a trade.

The Giants continued to seek two first round picks, but Dave Gettleman convinced his franchise it was time to do the deal when the Browns offered their first round pick and Jabrill Peppers, who the Giants loved in the 2017 draft.

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Tags: New York Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Giants Trade Odell Beckham Jr. To Browns

Mar 12, 2019 8:12 PM

The New York Giants have traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.

The Browns will trade a first round pick, third round pick and Jabrill Peppers to the Giants for Beckham.

Beckham signed an extension with the Giants last offseason. Beckham is expected to request an upgraded contract with the Browns.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Giants Agree To Trade Olivier Vernon To Browns

Mar 8, 2019 5:00 PM

The New York Giants have agreed to a trade that will send Pro Bowl outside linebacker Olivier Vernon to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for right guard Kevin Zeitler.

Vernon led the Giants last season with seven sacks and 21 quarterback hits in 11 games.

The Giants will also send a fourth-round pick (132nd overall) in the upcoming NFL draft to the Browns for a fifth-round selection (155th overall).


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Tags: Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Giants Unlikely To Tag Landon Collins
If not tagged, Landon Collins will enter free agency as one of the top safeties on the market.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

Lions, Seahawks, Chargers Among 10 Teams Meeting With Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray is expected to be a first round pick.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Giants Expect Eli Manning To Remain With Franchise In 2019
Eli Manning's cap hit for next season is $23.2 million.


2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft 2.0: Pre-Combine Edition
The Combine at the end of February into early March will provide even more clarity.

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Bengals Hire Lou Anarumo As Defensive Coordinaor
Lou Anarumo was defensive backs coach for the Dolphins from 2012-17.

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Patriots Pursued Trade For Odell Beckham During 2018 Season
There was a lot of trade speculation surrounding Odell Beckham, Jr. last offseason and the Patriots reportedly went hardest after the Giants wide receiver.

Chris Simms/NBC (via Jared Dubin/CBS Sports)

Jay Glazer Predicts Giants Will Trade Odell Beckham Jr. This Offseason
Odell Beckham Jr. was the subject of trade rumors last offseason before eventually signing an extension.

Jay Glazer/The Athletic

Giants Don't Pick Up Jonathan Stewart's Option
The Giants have decided not to pick up Jonathan Stewart's contract option for 2019, according to a source.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Giants Will Release Connor Barwin
Connor Barwin started three games and finished with one sack in his only season with the team.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Eli Manning's Agent Hasn't Heard From Giants Yet
The Giants could approach Eli Manning about a pay cut.

Tom Rock/Newsday

Giants Undecided On Future Of Eli Manning With Franchise
The Giants own the sixth overall pick a year after passing on a number of quarterbacks with the No. 2 pick.

New York Post

Giants Not Interested In Trading Odell Beckham Jr.
Dave Gettleman said the Giants "didn't sign [Odell Beckham] to trade him."

RealGM Staff Report

Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA
The Chargers and Colts rank in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

Jerry Reese Declines Request To Interview For Raiders' GM Job
Jerry Reese was fired by the Giants one year ago.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

NFL Releases 2019 Pro Bowl Rosters
Patrick Mahomes is a Pro Bowl starter in his first season as a starting quarterback.

RealGM Staff Report

Odell Beckham Jr. Ruled Out For Week 15 With Quad Injury
Odell Beckham didn't practice Thursday and went off-site for further evaluation.


Pat Shurmur Reminds Odell Beckham Not To Talk About Injuries
Odell Beckham didn't practice with the Giants on Wednesday, a few days after missing a game with a sore quadriceps.

New York Daily News

Nick Bosa Headlines Latest ESPN 2019 Mock Draft, Two QBs In Top-10
Todd McShay has released his latest mock draft with Nick Bosa going to the Cardinals with the No. 1 overall selection.

Todd McShay/ESPN

Odell Beckham Jr. Out For Week 14 With Quad Injury
Odell Beckham was downgraded on Saturday, and he did not travel with the team.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Eli Manning One Loss From Tying Brett Favre For Second-Most Ever
If the Giants lose on Sunday, Eli Manning will tie Brett Favre for the second-most quarterback losses in NFL history.

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