Player News - Giants

Date: Team: Pos:

Giants signed WR Russell Shepard, formerly of the Panthers.

Shepard links back up with GM Dave Gettleman, who handed Shepard a three-year, $10 million deal last offseason before he was fired by the Panthers. Shepard brought nothing to the table as a receiver in Carolina but remains an effective special teams player. He'll compete for a job this summer.
May 21 - 7:57 PM

Ereck Flowers worked as the first-team right tackle during OTAs.

It is a sign of support by the coaching staff after Flowers skipped much of the offseason program and the team reportedly tried to move him during the draft. In addition to Flowers, the Giants had Nate Solder at left tackle, Patrick Omameh at left guard, Brett Jones at center, and John Greco at right guard to start OTAs. Second-round OG Will Hernandez worked with the second-team.
May 21 - 10:31 AM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Odell Beckham (ankle) will report for voluntary OTAs next week.

This doesn't come as a surprise after OBJ was present for voluntary workouts last month at minicamp. Beckham continues to play nice, even with the Giants dangling him in trade talks prior to the draft and failing to make any progress on a contract extension. He's entering the final year of his deal and will earn a little over $8.4 million. OBJ's ankle should be close to 100 percent.
May 18 - 12:17 PM

Free agent WR Russell Shepard visited the Bills on Tuesday.

Coach Sean McDermott and GM Brandon Beane can't quit former Panthers. The Bills' receiver corps is one of the few where Shepard might have a legitimate shot at cracking the 53-man roster this summer.
May 15 - 6:48 PM

Panthers released WR Russell Shepard.

Shepard reportedly asked for his release after refusing to take a pay cut, but that doesn't really square with the reality than any player who refuses is a pay cut is then released. Going on 28, Shepard caught 17 balls in 15 games for Carolina's undermanned receiver corps last season. He will hunt for deep reserve/special teams work on the open market.
May 14 - 1:52 PM

OT Ereck Flowers reported to the Giants' training facility on Monday.

Upset about being replaced by Nate Solder, Flowers had been a no-show for the offseason program, and the Giants attempted to trade him during the draft. They were unsuccessful, however, and now it looks like both sides are stuck with each other for another season. Owed a guaranteed $2.4 million salary, Flowers will compete for a job at right tackle.
May 14 - 11:06 AM

Giants HC Pat Shurmur said he's been in contact with disgruntled OT Ereck Flowers.

Giants declined Flowers' 2019 team option and shopped him throughout the offseason. With his $2.4 million salary fully guaranteed, there aren't any plans to cut Flowers despite his poor performance in 2017. He'll compete for the right tackle job opposite Nate Solder in training camp.
May 12 - 11:56 AM

Giants signed third-round OLB Lorenzo Carter to a four-year contract.

Carter (6’5/250) made 26 starts in Georgia's linebacker corps, logging 20.5 career tackles for loss with 14 sacks and seven forced fumbles. Carter shredded the Combine with 4.46 speed and 96th-percentile SPARQ results, highest in the entire class of edge defenders. "What you have to appreciate is his unseen production," GM Dave Gettleman said after drafting Carter. "If he is flying off the edge, he is creating pressure." Carter will push Kareem Martin this summer.
May 10 - 4:10 PM

Giants waived/injured RB Paul Perkins.

Recovering from a torn pectoral he suffered in a workout away from the team, Perkins will likely revert to the G-Men's injured reserve. The No. 149 overall pick of the 2016 draft, Perkins made four starts in 2017 but did nothing with them. For his career, he's averaged just 3.56 yards on 153 carries. He has been decent as a receiver, turning 23 grabs into 208 yards. Recovering from his injury, Perkins wasn't going to get an opportunity to carve out a role in the Giants' Saquon Barkley-led backfield. He should eventually be cut loose with an injury settlement. Perkins turns 24 in November.
May 10 - 2:35 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Giants co-owner John Mara said he believes an Odell Beckham extension will get done "when it's supposed to get done."

More than anyone else, Mara fanned the flames that the Giants' best player could be traded. Now he's apparently back on board with him signing a long-term deal. Beckham is due $8.459 million in the final year of his rookie deal this season before either getting franchise tagged or extended next offseason.
May 8 - 7:46 PM

Giants declined OT Ereck Flowers' 2019 team option.

This was fully expected. The Giants shopped Flowers during the draft, but didn't find any takers. With his $2.4 million salary fully guaranteed, there aren't any plans to cut Flowers despite his shaky 2017. Flowers will compete for the right tackle job opposite Nate Solder in training camp.
May 2 - 4:26 PM

Cody Latimer was working with the first-team during the Giants' voluntary minicamp.

Signed in March, the former second-round pick was working in the spot normally occupied by Odell Beckham. He will obviously cede that job once Beckham is healthy, but it looks like Latimer is the front-runner for the No. 3 role after the Giants failed to add any help in the draft. Still only 25, Latimer has some breakout potential.
May 1 - 10:54 AM

The New York Post reports the Giants are not planning to cut Ereck Flowers at this point.

The team tried to move Flowers during the draft, but they, unsurprisingly, did not find any takers. With the trade window shut, the Giants are content to let the situation play out and hope Flowers shows up for the mandatory minicamp in June -- he has skipped voluntary work to this point. If he sticks with the Giants, Flowers is expected to compete for the right tackle job.
May 1 - 9:07 AM

The Giants shopped OT Ereck Flowers during the draft, but found no takers at their asking price of a middle-round pick.

It's hardly surprising considering how poor Flowers' on-field play has been, and how bad his attitude has been off the field. One team told ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan the middle-round asking price was "significantly too steep." It doesn't help that Flowers' $2.4 million salary for 2018 is fully guaranteed. Flowers did not report to the Giants' pre-draft offseason workouts.
Apr 30 - 4:26 PM

Titans waived QB Alex Tanney.

Tanney announced the news himself on Twitter. The Titans signed Blaine Gabbert and drafted Luke Falk, so they had to create some space in the quarterback room. Tanney likely will find a home as a camp arm, but the 30-year-old has never established himself as anything more than an emergency backup. Tennessee also cut RB Khalfani Muhammad and DL Johnny Maxey.
Apr 30 - 9:42 AM

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