July 2019 - New York Giants Wiretap

Golden Tate Suspended Four Games For Taking Fertility Drug

Jul 27, 2019 6:09 PM

Golden Tate has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs.

Tate said the banned substance was for a prescribed fertility medication. Tate is appealing the suspension.

"This past April, during the off-season, my wife and I decided to see a specialist for fertility planning. I started the treatment prescribed to me and just days later I discovered it contained an ingredient that is on the league's banned substance list," Tate said in a statement. "I immediately discontinued use, I reported the situation to the Independent Administrator of the NFL Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances, and I spoke with my coaches and general manager. I did all of this well before a failed test was even confirmed.

"Per NFL protocol, an initial suspension was imminent, but myself and the Giants organization are confident in the facts, and eagerly await my appeal to put this behind us."

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Tags: New York Giants

Sterling Shepard Sidelined With Fractured Thumb

Jul 26, 2019 8:29 AM

Sterling Shepard fractured his thumb while reaching towards the ground to catch a low pass on Thursday.

It was the New York Giants' first full-team practice of the summer.

The 26-year-old will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, but there is optimism that he could play on Sept. 8 in the team's season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.

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Tags: New York Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

Giants Sign Daniel Jones To Rookie Contract

Jul 23, 2019 8:16 AM

The New York Giants have officially signed first-round draft pick Daniel Jones to his rookie contract.

Jones, the 6th overall pick, was slotted for a four-year deal worth $25.7 million fully guaranteed, which includes a signing bonus of $16.7 million.

New York's rookies reported to training camp on Monday afternoon.

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Tags: New York Giants, Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing

Baker Mayfield: Odell Beckham Will See Real Fans In Cleveland

Jul 19, 2019 8:16 AM

Baker Mayfield is excited for Odell Beckham to see what it will be like to play in front of real fans in Cleveland this season.

In making the comments, Mayfield implied that New York Giants' fans aren't as passionate.

"He's here to work, and he wants to be surrounded by people who love him and support him and allow him to be himself," Mayfield says. "He's here to play in front of fans who actually care, who will actually show up to every game and pack the stadium and love him for who he is."


Tags: Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Misc Rumor

Eli Manning: I'm Not Rushing Into Retirement

Jul 5, 2019 7:48 AM

The New York Giants have made a lot of changes this offseason, but Eli Manning says he isn't thinking much about retirement.

"You take it year by year," Manning said. "I've been blessed going into my 16th year. That's been a blessing in itself. I love what I'm doing. I love the work that goes into it. You never know when it's going to be your last year or when it's going to be the end for you, so you try to take advantage of the years you're here and enjoy every moment."

Manning has played 15 NFL seasons and the Giants drafted Daniel Jones in this year's draft.

"I'm not rushing into retirement, and Peyton's [Manning] not telling me to rush into it," Eli said. "I still love being around the guys and the teammates and playing this game. I'm going to play it for as long as I think I can hang with these guys."

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