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Year in Review: The most-read stories of 2015


As the year draws to a close, presents the 10 most-read stories of the 2015 calendar year. Happy New Year from!

10. Giants sign undrafted free agents

Just before Rookie Mini-Camp began, the Giants signed six rookies who were not selected in the NFL Draft: safety Justin Currie of Western Michigan, tackle Sean Donnelly of Tulane, linebacker Cole Farrand of Maryland, defensive end Brad Harrah of Cincinnati, running back Akeem Hunt of Purdue and tight end Matt LaCosse of Illinois ... READ MORE

9. Spagnuolo named Defensive Coordinator

The Giants have reached into their past to lead their defense into the future. The team announced that Steve Spagnuolo had been hired as defensive coordinator, the position he held in 2007-08. During his first tenure as coordinator, the Giants won Super Bowl XLII and ranked seventh and then fifth in the NFL in total defense... READ MORE

8. Giants Draft Ereck Flowers

The Giants, who have been steadily reconstructing their offensive line, added a large and vital building block when they selected tackle Ereck Flowers in the first round of the NFL Draft. Flowers, the ninth overall pick, is a 6-6, 329-pounder from the University of Miami. His selection marked the third consecutive year the Giants have taken an offensive lineman in the first two rounds of the draft... READ MORE

7. Beckham Jr. sets Guinness world record

The New York Giants rookie wide receiver made his way into team and league record books this season with his breakout 2014 campaign. Now, he's in the Guinness World Records.

Partnering with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Beckham attempted to establish a new world record for most one-handed catches made in a minute. The bar was set at 10, and Beckham demolished it.... READ MORE

6. Two Giants named biggest steals of Draft

Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated named the top steals of the 2015 NFL Draft. His list led off with All-American safety Landon Collins out of Alabama, whom the Giants traded up to select with the first pick of the second round. Burke also mentioned defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa, the Giants' third-round pick from UCLA... READ MORE

5. Giants sign Shane Vereen; first FA signings

The Giants fortified themselves on offense, defense and special teams with the addition of five veteran free agents. They signed running back Shane Vereen, offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse, wide receiver/return specialist Dwayne Harris and linebackers Jonathan Casillas and J.T. Thomas III... READ MORE

4. Experts grade Giants 2015 Draft

The best photos of the Giants 2015 draft class from rookie mini-camp

After seven rounds in three days, the 2015 NFL Draft concluded in Chicago as 256 college prospects turned pro across the league. Of those, the Giants drafted six players, who are now to be linked together as the franchise's 2015 Draft Class. gathered rapid reactions and early grades from media outlets around the country... READ MORE

3. Eli Manning reveals meaning of "Omaha"

The Manning brothers are from New Orleans, but everyone always wants to know about Omaha. Despite there being no NFL team in the state, Nebraska's largest city has drawn the attention of football fans everywhere. Eli Manning and his older brother and fellow quarterback, Peyton, used 'Omaha' for years as a pre-snap call that has grown into its own legend... READ MORE

2. Eli stars as 'Bad Comedian Eli Manning'

Don't be like Bad Comedian Eli Manning. In what has become a yearly tradition, the Giants' two-time Super Bowl MVP released his commercial for DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket that went viral like some of the quarterback's past hits... READ MORE

1. Giants announce 53-man roster

Photos of players on the Giants official roster

The Giants reached the NFL's 53-man regular-season roster limit with 22 transactions that included the customary surprises both in who departed and who stayed. The contracts of six veterans were terminated by the Giants. The list included fullback Henry Hynoski, who spent the previous four seasons with the team; linebacker Jameel McClain, who led the team in tackles last season; and wide receiver James Jones, who joined the Giants at the beginning of training camp and led the team with 15 receptions in their four preseason games... READ MORE

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