December 2014 - New York Giants Wiretap

49ers Wanted To Trade Up For Odell Beckham But Price Too High

Dec 30, 2014 11:52 AM

The San Francisco 49ers pursued trading up to draft Odell Beckham Jr. but the price tag was too high.

The 49ers would have had to surrender their first-round pick, second-round pick a third-rounder and, possibly, another selection to move from the No. 30 spot to grab Beckham, who was selected by the New York Giants at No. 12.

In 12 games, he had 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns. 

“He’s a heck of talent,” Trent Baalke said. “He was graded as a heck of a talent by our scouts, by our coaches, by all parties. But what it would have taken to make that move would have cost us our first-, our second- and one of our third-round picks and maybe something on top of that.

“So, in essence, you would have been giving up (cornerback) Jimmie Ward, you would have been giving up (center) Marcus Martin or (linebacker) Chris Borland and you would have given up (running back) Carlos Hyde, plus somebody else. So you would have given up three young quality players to get one. And that was decision that collectively we weren’t willing to make.”

Eric Branch/San Francisco Chronicle

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

Giants Likely To Keep Tom Coughlin

Dec 15, 2014 2:29 PM

The New York Giants have a 52-46 record over the past six seasons, but Tom Coughlin isn't being judged by his record.

A lot of minds would have to be changed after the final two weeks for Coughlin to be fired.

The Giants have won two Super Bowls under Coughlin and don't believe he is the issue for their struggles.

Dan Graziano/ESPN

Tags: New York Giants, Misc Rumor

Rashad Jennings Unlikely To Miss Any Games With Ankle Injury

Dec 1, 2014 4:05 PM

Rashad Jennings' ankle injury is not believed to be serious.

Jennings is not expected to miss any games fort he New York Giants.

Jennings has rushed for 598 yards and four touchdowns on 154 attempts this season. Jennings had 26 carries for 91 yards and two touchdowns in Week 13.

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Tags: New York Giants, Fantasy, Injury