NFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
4-2-0 11-6-0
3-3-0 6-11-0
0-6-0 4-13-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 44 1 1 1 1.0

Top Isaiah Simmons News

  • Giants' Isaiah Simmons: Limited to rotational role in 2023

    Simmons tallied 50 tackles (33 solo), including a sack, and added an interception that he returned for a touchdown over 17 games during the regular season.

    Simmons joined the Giants via trade in August after having been a starter for the Cardinals each of the previous two seasons. With Micah McFadden working up to a full-time starting role in his sophomore campaign, Simmons was relegated to rotational work, and he consequently finished with career-low marks in defensive snaps, tackles and sacks. Simmons' strengths are versatility (he is also capable of playing in the secondary) and durability (he hasn't missed a game in four NFL seasons), but he's yet to fully live up to his potential. The Giants parted ways with Wink Martindale in January, and whether the team elects to try to bring back Simmons -- who is in unrestricted free agent -- may depend on the vision of the new defensive coordinator.

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  • Giants' Isaiah Simmons: Gets first sack of season in loss

    Simmons finished Sunday's 26-25 loss to the Rams with four tackles (three solo), including one sack.

    Simmons got to Matthew Stafford for a 10-yard sack late in the fourth quarter that forced the Rams to punt on the next play. Simmons played 21 defensive snaps Sunday and has played 20-plus snaps on defense in two consecutive games while playing behind Bobby Okereke and Cam Brown. Simmons is up to 47 tackles (32 solo) over 16 games this season.

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  • Giants' Isaiah Simmons: Will play Monday

    Simmons (ankle) is active for the Giants' game against the Packers on Monday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.

    Simmons was dealing with an ankle injury during the team's bye week but is now officially good to go. The 2020 first-round pick has 35 tackles (24 solo) and a pick-six in 12 games played this season.

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  • Giants' Isaiah Simmons: Clinches win with defensive TD

    Simmons recorded three tackles (all solo) and returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's 31-19 Week 11 victory over the Commanders.

    Washington was in New York territory and down five points with time ticking down in the fourth quarter when Simmons picked off Sam Howell on a pass intended for Commanders tight end Logan Thomas and scampered into the end zone for a game-sealing score. It was the first interception of the campaign for Simmons, who tallied four pickoffs across his first three NFL seasons with the Cardinals. Simmons has seen a reduced role upon joining New York this year but showed Sunday that he can still make an impact when given the opportunity.

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  • Giants' Isaiah Simmons: Secures season-high nine stops

    Simmons posted nine tackles (seven solo) Sunday in a loss to Miami.

    Simmons finished second on New York in tackles behind Bobby Okereke. He played every one of the Giants' defensive snaps, moving into a starting role in the absence of Micah McFadden (ankle). Simmons would presumably have an every-down role again if McFadden has to miss Week 6.

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  • Giants' Isaiah Simmons: One tackle in New York debut

    Simmons recorded a solo tackle in the Giants' 40-0 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday night.

    Simmons played only 14 defensive snaps in his debut with New York, limiting him to only one takedown. The 25-year-old was acquired via trade from the Cardinals on Aug. 24 and he's transitioned to linebacker since joining the Giants. He'll look to increase his production in Week 2 against his former team in Arizona.

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  • Giants' Isaiah Simmons: Will play linebacker

    The Giants plan on using Simmons at linebacker, Jordan Raanan of reports.

    The Giants acquired Simmons from the Cardinals on Thursday in exchange for a 2024 seventh-round pick. He started 37 of 50 games across three years for Arizona and tallied 258 tackles (181 solo), 16 passes defensed, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovered in the process. During that time he bounced around between linebacker and safety. It looks like the Giants plan on using him as the former when he arrives in New York.

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  • Giants' Isaiah Simmons: Traded to New York

    The Giants acquired Simmons from the Cardinals on Thursday in exchange for a 2024 seventh-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Simmons was the eighth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and is entering the final season of his rookie contract. He's started 37 of 50 games through three years en route to 16 pass breakups, 7.5 sacks and four interceptions, but he was a liability against the run while playing linebacker, and the Cardinals also seemed displeased with his performance as a safety and then as a slot corner. Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale might be able to find a better role for Simmons, a 25-year-old who ran a 4.39-second 40-yard dash at 238 pounds three years ago at the NFL Combine following a prolific college career at Clemson.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 238 lbs
Birthplace: Omaha, NE
Age: 25
School: Clemson
Experience: 4