February 2020


Johnny Antonelli, a five-time All-Star who was a key pitcher on the World Series-winning New York Giants in 1954, has died. The San Francisco Giants released a statement saying Antonelli died Friday in Rochester, New York. Antonelli had a stellar performance for the Giants when they swept the Cleveland Indians in four games to win the 1954 World Series.

Because it seems Tom Brady's tenure with the New England Patriots is coming to an end, it's time to seriously discuss who will sign the most decorated quarterback in NFL history. The chance to sign an all-time great quarterback doesn't happen often, so teams will ignore that Brady will turn 43 in August and has shown signs of decline already. It will be a very interesting market, and of course you can bet on where Brady will land at BetMGM.

Jadeveon Clowney is expected to hit the free agent market in March, and unsurprisingly there are several teams already interested in acquiring his services. ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Thursday that both the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts could be potential suitors for the 27-year-old star pass rusher if he hits the free agent market. This news comes on the heels of another report from Anderson, who says Clowney told her he would "definitely like to return," to the Seattle Seahawks in 2020, but is also "open to new opportunities if it comes down to that."

That is what is driving the Brady maelstrom now, with 13 teams having been named in media reports as either being a significant Brady suitor or having some level of serious interest. You read that correctly: In the past month, no fewer than 13 teams have been the subject of some level of sourced speculation involving the Brady sweepstakes. About those Cowboys, Giants reports Now we're getting to territory that makes little sense after the New York Giants entered into the fray via an NFL Network report on Thursday.

The New York Giants have expressed interest in pursuing Tom Brady, NFL Network reported Thursday. The Giants join the Tennessee Titans and Las Vegas Raiders as potential suitors for the soon-to-be free agent quarterback if he does not re-sign with the New England Patriots. New York drafted Daniel Jones with the No. 6 overall pick in 2019.

The New York Giants released linebackers Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin, clearing significant salary cap space Wednesday with the departure of their two most expensive defensive players. Rebuilding anew under rookie head coach Joe Judge, the Giants gained more than $13 million in cap savings by jettisoning Ogletree ($8.25 million) and Martin ($4.8 million). Ogletree, who was a first-round draft pick by the then-St. Louis Rams in 2013, was acquired two years ago in a trade for two third-day selections in 2018.

The New York Giants have officially sounded the trade alarms. Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, owner of the No. 4 overall selection in the 2020 draft, told reporters at the NFL Combine on Tuesday that the team is open to trading its top pick. “We're open for business,” Gettleman said at the NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center on Tuesday.

Who wouldn't want to follow in the footsteps of John Elway and Eli Manning? The Heisman Trophy winner, national champion and consensus No. 1 pick in next month's draft said Tuesday at the NFL scouting combine that he'd have no qualms playing in Cincinnati, which owns the top choice. "Yeah, I'm not going to not play," the LSU star quarterback replied when asked if he would report to the Bengals should they select him No. 1 overall on April 23 in Las Vegas.

The Detroit Lions have released defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison. The Lions announced the move Tuesday, less than a year after signing him to an $11 million, one-year contract extension. He went into the 2019 season with two years left on the $46 million contract he signed with the New York Giants.

The New York Giants have decided to make alterations to their scouting department by releasing two long-time scouts from their positions within the front office. According to multiple reports, the Giants have fired Ryan Jones and Donnie Etheridge. Jones served as the team's northeast area scout while Etheridge was the southwest area scout.

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