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Giants news, 1/5: Sean Payton "monitoring" New York Giants

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New York Giants news updates for 1/5.

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning New York Giants fans! Here's your updates for this Tuesday morning.

The latest on Sean Payton

Sean Payton has been a name thrown even before the Coughlin resignation rumors started and it appears the interest isn't just speculation. Payton has been "monitoring" the Giants according to Ian Rapoport.

However, Payton is under contract and compensation to the New Orleans Saints is in order if the Giants want him as their next head coach. Rapoport goes on to suggest that a second round draft pick is needed to land the head coach while Jason La Canfora is thinking it only requires a "mid-round pick."

Giants free agents express desire to stay

It's easy to forget that an offseason is mostly about changing the roster with all of the attention is focused on the coaching situation of the New York Giants. Soon to be free agents such as Jason Pierre-Paul, Reuben Randle and Prince Amukamara are all starters on this team and all wish to be back.

The Giants won’t be looking just for a new head coach heading into next season.

General manager Jerry Reese will also have plenty of decisions to make about which players to bring back.

And the performance of some of the pending free agents undoubtedly led to Tom Coughlin’s departure as head coach — including Rueben Randle, who regressed in his fourth season.

"I’ve got to be patient with the process and see how it goes," Randle said Monday, one day after the season ended. "This is my first time going through it. I don’t know what to expect."


Jason Pierre-Paul will enter free agency with more uncertainty than virtually any other player because of the July 4 fireworks accident that left him with a severely damaged right hand. He declined to predict whether he would be back with the Giants.

"I don’t know where I’m going to be," Pierre-Paul said. "Hopefully I am [here], but wherever I am at I’ll be ready to go in full effect."

The defensive end said he has another surgery ahead of him, but hasn’t scheduled it yet.

Defensive tackles Cullen Jenkins said he would "love" to be back. "I still feel like I got more to give, can play more," said Jenkins, 34. "Being a free agent also brings other uncertainties, [as] an old guy too."

Prince Amukamara reiterated he would like to finish his career with the Giants after what he called a "roller-coaster" season that was impacted by a pectoral injury.

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Marc Ross will have an interview with the Tennessee Titans on their general manager vacancy.

Many players have stated how much they love playing for Coughlin. Eli Manning especially got emotional after Coughlin stepped down.

Tom Coughlin himself released a statement explaining his resignation as the "time is right."

More Giants headlines

From tiny college to NFL peak: Tracing Coughlin’s football life | NY Post

Eli Manning talks up McAdoo as Giants ponder new coach | NY Post

Justin Tuck shares how he tried, and failed, to outwork Tom Coughlin | ESPN

A Tale of Three Coaches: Tom Coughlin, Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells | Wall Street Journal