by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/10/14) The Giants are close on a deal to bring back defensive back Trumaine McBride, according to a report from The Record on Monday. The free agency period begins on Tuesday.
McBride played in 15 games last season, making 37 tackles and two interceptions and defending 15 passes.
Jason Pierre-Paul won't need shoulder surgery
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/21/14) Giants coach Tom Coughlin said defensive end Jason Pierre-Paulwon't need surgery for his injured shoulder, reports the New York Daily News.
The report says Coughlin said "hopefully he’s going to return to feeling the way he has in past." Pierre-Paul said at the end of January he felt 90 percent healthy.
Linval Joseph too pricey for Giants to keep?
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/19/14) The Giants want to re-sign defensive tackle Linval Joseph, but the impending free agent probably will be too expensive, reports The Star-Ledger. Joseph, 25, had 59 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery last season.
Second-year Giants defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins would play a much bigger role if Joseph leaves, the report added.
Former teammate urging Justin Tuck to stay with Giants
Umenyiora bolted for Atlanta in free agency last year, but has urged Tuck to stay with his current team.
"I've talked to Justin and I told him he should try whatever he can to stay in New York," Umenyiora said via The Star-Ledger. "Because he is New York."
Tuck will likely talk money with the Giants soon, but seems destined for free agency. His stock rose when he piled up 8 1/2 sacks in the last five games this season.
Giants working to keep Stevie Brown in fold
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (2/1/14) Strong safety Stevie Brown missed the 2013 season with a torn ACL. Now the Giants are seeking to utilize his talents next year.
The impending free agent started 11 games in 2012 and led the team with eight interceptions. He is close to full health again and the Giants are working with him on a new contract. They have exclusive rights to Brown through March 8.