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New York Giants defensive end Robert Ayers (91) sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the first half at Metlife Stadium. (NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)
New York Giants defensive end Robert Ayers (91) sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the first half at Metlife Stadium. (NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

The Buccaneers will sign former Giants defensive end Robert Ayers to a three-year deal, according to Ian Rapoport.

Ayers will get a $21 million deal, with $10.5 million guaranteed.

Ayers spent the last two season with New York, picking up 14.5 sacks combined (9.5 sacks in 2015).

He had 63 total tackles, five passes defended and three forced fumbles over his tenure with the Giants.

Tags: Robert Ayers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Andrew Vazzano

 (Jim O'Connor)
(Jim O'Connor)

The Giants are interested in re-signing free agent DE's Jason Pierre-Paul and Robert Ayers, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN (Feb. 24)

Graziano notes that the Giants plan to speak with the representatives for both Pierre-Paul and Ayers this week.

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said on Wednesday that he has spoken with Pierre-Paul several times this offseason and that it still isn't known whether he'll be able to play without a club on his injured right hand.

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Sep 25, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Giants defensive end Robert Ayers (91) sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the first half at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/NJ Advance Media for NJ.com via USA TODAY Sports (NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)
Sep 25, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Giants defensive end Robert Ayers (91) sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the first half at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/NJ Advance Media for NJ.com via USA TODAY Sports (NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

According to Jordan Raanan of NJ.com, New York Giants defensive end Robert Ayers is projected to receive a 3-year, $18 million contract, with $9 million guaranteed on the free-agent market. 

Raanan also puts the chances of Ayers returning to the Giants at 65%.

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New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul blocks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton pass during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Jim O'Connor/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul blocks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton pass during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Jim O'Connor/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Giants had the worst defense in the NFL last season. They allowed the most total yards per game and the third-most points per game. Stats aside, the eye test was enough.

Steve Spagnuolo is returning as the defensive coordinator. He made his reputation as a disciple of Jim Johnson, the former defensive guru of the Philadelphia Eagles whose philosophy was based on one thing: pressure.

The Giants have always been known for pressuring the quarterback They have four Vince Lombardi trophies in the lobby of their headquarters because they put they have historically been able to put fear in the hearts of opposing QBs.

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 (Steven Ryan)
(Steven Ryan)

The new league year begins on March 9, and the Giants have over 20 free agents they'll have to make decisions on.

Among those set to become free agents are CB Prince Amukamara, K Josh Brown, and DE's Jason Pierre-Paul and Robert Ayers.

At NJ.com, James Kratch lists them in order of importance >> Read more

Tags: Jason Pierre-Paul, Josh Brown, Prince Amukamara, Robert Ayers, John Fennelly
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New York Gians cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) takes part in practice during minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (Steven Ryan)
New York Gians cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) takes part in practice during minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (Steven Ryan)

Coach Tom Coughlin's resignation was only the first step in an offseason that promises to see major personnel changes for the New York Giants after a second consecutive 6-10 campaign.

With an estimated $50 million of salary cap space available for free agency, the Giants will have to make decisions on many of their own 19 unrestricted free agents.

Among the most important are defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, cornerback Prince Amukamara, defensive end Robert Ayers, Jr., and defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins.

Tags: Cullen Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, Prince Amukamara, Robert Ayers, Victor Cruz, Will Beatty
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New York Giants strong safety Brandon Meriweather during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Matt Bush/USATSI)
New York Giants strong safety Brandon Meriweather during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Matt Bush/USATSI)

Giants safety Brandon Meriweather and linebacker Devon Kennard are inactive for Monday's game against the Dolphins.

Left tackle Ereck Flowers (ankle) and defensive end Robert Ayers (neck) are both active for the Giants.

Craig Dahl and Mark Herzlich will start for Meriweather and Kennard, respectively.

Joining Meriweather and Kennard on the list of inactives include wide receiver Geremy Davis, defensive back Tramain Jacobs, offensive linemen Adam Gettis and Emmett Cleary, and defensive end Stansly Maponga.

Tags: Brandon Meriweather, Craig Dahl, Devon Kennard, Ereck Flowers, Mark Herzlich, Robert Ayers

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) runs for touchdown during the first half against New York Jets free safety Marcus Gilchrist (21) at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) runs for touchdown during the first half against New York Jets free safety Marcus Gilchrist (21) at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch)

With game day nearing, we delve into the scouting report to break down the Giants' Week 14 opponent: the Miami Dolphins.

Here are some numbers that tell the story about the 'Fins, including how they have fared so far in the 2015 season and the Giants' history against them…

1: RB Lamar Miller has carried the ball 20 times in a game only 1 time this season - last week against Baltimore - rushing for 113 yards in a 15-13 Miami victory.

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Robert Ayers, Sam Spiegelman
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New England Patriots defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) celebrates with defensive end Robert Ayers (91) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Jason Pierre-Paul had to put protective bit back on after hurting hand by deflecting pass during the first half. New England Patriots defeat the New York Giants 27-26. (Jim O'Connor)
New England Patriots defensive tackle Malcom Brown (90) celebrates with defensive end Robert Ayers (91) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Jason Pierre-Paul had to put protective bit back on after hurting hand by deflecting pass during the first half. New England Patriots defeat the New York Giants 27-26. (Jim O'Connor)

The New York Giants released the following injury report after practice on Wednesday:

Did not practice

  • TE Larry Donnell - Neck
  • S Brandon Meriweather - Knee
  • T Marshall Newhouse - Knee

Limited practice

  • DE Robert Ayers - Toe
  • LB Devon Kennard - Hamstring/Foot
  • G Justin Pugh - Concussion
  • C Weston Richburg - Ankle 
  • DE Jason Pierre-Paul - Hand
Tags: Justin Pugh, Robert Ayers, Tim Reilly

 (AP)
(AP)

The following players will appear on the Giants Injury Report later today: 

  • Robert Ayers - Toe
  • Larry Donnell - Neck
  • Devon Kennard - Hamstring/Foot
  • Brandon Meriweather - Knee
  • Marshall Newhouse - Back
  • Jason Pierre-Paul - Hand
  • Justin Pugh - Concussion
  • Weston Richburg - Ankle

Their status will be updated after practice.

Tags: Brandon Meriweather, Devon Kennard, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Pugh, Larry Donnell, Marshall Newhouse, Robert Ayers, Weston Richburg

Justin Tuck left the Giants for greener pastures in Oakland this offseason after a decade as a staple on Big Blue's defense. Last season, he led the Giants in sacks. How he would be replaced was the major question on everyone's lips.

Well, truth be told, Tuck's career was in a nosedive statistically until he salvaged it with 9.5 sacks in the final six games of the 2013 season. Injuries had been nagging at him and the Giants and his falling production was also affecting his ability to lead as the team's defensive captain, even though he was integral in the 2011 Super Bowl run.

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