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  • Sun., Aug. 02, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

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  • Sun., Aug. 02, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT Giants Training Camp Practice Practice sessions will be open to the public throughout training camp (July 31-Aug. 25).

    Limited seating is provided alongside the practice fields. Restroom facilities, concession stands, and a free kid’s activity area will also be available. A different position group of Giants players will sign autographs for fans each other day following practice.

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  • Mon., Aug. 03, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

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  • Mon., Aug. 03, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT Giants Training Camp Practice Practice sessions will be open to the public throughout training camp (July 31-Aug. 25).

    Limited seating is provided alongside the practice fields. Restroom facilities, concession stands, and a free kid’s activity area will also be available. A different position group of Giants players will sign autographs for fans each other day following practice.

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  • Tue., Aug. 04, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

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  • Wed., Aug. 05, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

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  • Thu., Aug. 06, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

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  • Thu., Aug. 06, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT Giants Training Camp Practice Practice sessions will be open to the public throughout training camp (July 31-Aug. 25).

    Limited seating is provided alongside the practice fields. Restroom facilities, concession stands, and a free kid’s activity area will also be available. A different position group of Giants players will sign autographs for fans each other day following practice.

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  • Fri., Aug. 07, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

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  • Sat., Aug. 08, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

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  • Sun., Aug. 09, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

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  • Mon., Aug. 10, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

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Robert Ayers
DE #91
Height:
6-3
Weight:
275
Age:
29
College:
Tennessee
Hometown:
Jersey City, NJ
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
22
SCK
5.0
FF
1
INT
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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 1st round (18th pick overall) draft choice by the Denver Broncos in 2009…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on April 2, 2014.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    In 6 seasons (5 with Denver, 1 with the Giants), Ayers played in 84 regular-season games with 28 starts…His career totals include 163 tackles (119 solo), 17.0 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and 8 passes defensed…Also played in 6 postseason games with 1 start and had 6 tackles and 3.0 sacks.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 1st round (18th pick overall) draft choice by the Denver Broncos in 2009…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on April 2, 2014.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    In 6 seasons (5 with Denver, 1 with the Giants), Ayers played in 84 regular-season games with 28 starts…His career totals include 163 tackles (119 solo), 17.0 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and 8 passes defensed…Also played in 6 postseason games with 1 start and had 6 tackles and 3.0 sacks.
-    In his 1st season with the Giants in 2014, Ayers played in 12 games with 1 start…He suffered a torn pectoral muscle in the 4th quarter at Jacksonville (11/30), and was placed on injured reserve two days later…Finished the season with 22 tackles (18 solo), 5.0 sacks, 14 quarterback hits, a pass defensed and a forced fumble…When he went on I.R., Ayers was tied with Jason Pierre-Paul for the team lead with 5.0 sacks…Made his only start of the season at left end in Jacksonville, where he had a solo tackle…Had a sack in 3 consecutive games: vs. Indianapolis (11/3), at Seattle (11/9) and vs. San Francisco (11/16)…Contributed 7 quarterback hits and a forced fumble vs. the Colts and a season-high 5 tackles (2 solo) at the Seahawks…Tallied 3 solo tackles vs. Houston (9/21)…Opened the season with sacks in each of the first 2 games, at Detroit (9/8) and vs. Arizona (9/14).
-    In 2013, Ayers played in 15 regular-season games with 3 starts at right end: vs. Baltimore (9/5), vs. Oakland (9/23) and at Dallas (10/6)…Inactive vs. Jacksonville (10/13) with a shoulder injury…Finished the season with 29 tackles (23 solo) and his career-high 5.5 sacks placed him 3rd on the team. Ayers also forced a fumble and had 10 quarterback hits…Had 2 sacks vs. Oakland (9/23)…Posted a season-high 6 tackles (5 solo), including a half-sack, vs. Philadelphia (9/29)…Added a sack at Dallas (10/6)…Collected 3 solo tackles vs. Washington (10/27) and 3, including a sack, at Houston (12/22)…Played in all 3 of the Broncos’ postseason games and had 2 tackles, including an 11-yard sack of Tom Brady in the Broncos’ victory over New England in the 2013 AFC Championship Game…Had 1 solo tackle in the Super Bowl XLVIII, which Denver lost to Seattle in MetLife Stadium.
-    In 2012, played in 15 regular-season games and 1 postseason game and contributed 16 tackles (8 solo), 2 sacks and 2 passes defensed…Set or tied career highs in tackles (5), sacks (1), sack yards (12) and passes defensed (2) at Carolina (11/11).
-    In 2011, Ayers played all 16 regular-season games with 13 starts, both career highs, and in 2 postseason games with 1 start…Tied his career high with 39 tackles (25 solo) and had 3.0 sacks, 2 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery…In the postseason, tallied 5 tackles (3 solo) and 2.0 sacks…Recorded the 8th multi-sack game in Broncos postseason history when he twice took down Ben Roethlisberger (once on the final play of regulation) in the AFC Wild Card Game vs. Pittsburgh (1/8).
-    In 2010, played in 11 games with 10 starts…Missed Games 6-10 with a foot injury…Collected 39 tackles (32 solo), 1.5 sacks, 1 pass defensed and 1 forced fumble…Registered his 1st career sack when he dropped David Garrard for a 5-yard loss as part of a 5-tackle game at Jacksonville (9/12)…Had 2 tackles for losses at Tennessee (10/3).
-    As a rookie in 2009, played in 15 games with 1 start…Finished with 18 tackles (13 solo), 2 passes defensed and a fumble recovery…Posted the longest fumble return touchdown by a rookie in club history with a 54-yard score in a Monday night game vs. Pittsburgh (11/9)...Made his 1st career start and recovered a fumble on special teams at Philadelphia (12/27).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 48 games with 14 starts at Tennessee…Totaled 113 tackles (80 solo), 9 sacks, 1 interception and 4 pass breakups...Registered a team-high 27.5 tackles for
a loss during his final 2 seasons for the Volunteers...As a senior in 2008, started all 12 games at right defensive end and contributed 49 tackles (34 solo), 3 sacks, 15.5 tackles for losses (which led the SEC) and 1 interception  that he returned 8 yards…Earned 2nd-team All-Southeastern Conference honors.

PERSONAL:
-    Majored in African studies…Lived in Hudson County, N.J. until he was 15 and attended Hoboken High School as a freshman…Ayers was an all-state selection as a linebacker during his senior year at Marlboro County High School in Bennettsville, S.C...Selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas...Rated the 3rd best linebacker prospect in the nation and the 2nd-best overall prospect in South Carolina by PrepStar...Had 112 tackles and 5 interceptions while handling kickoff return duties as a senior...Posted 94 stops, 8 sacks and 3 interceptions as a junior...Ran the 100 meters and was part of his high school’s 4x100-meter relay team...Robert Earnest Ayers Jr. was born in Jersey City, N.J.

Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 164 120 44 17.0 0 9 0 0 -- 0 0 4 3
2014 NYG 12 1 22 18 4 5.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 DEN 15 3 29 23 6 5.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2012 DEN 15 0 16 8 8 2.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 DEN 16 13 39 25 14 3.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2010 DEN 11 10 39 32 7 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2009 DEN 15 1 19 14 5 0.0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @DET L 14-35 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 ARI L 14-25 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 HOU W 30-17 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @WAS W 45-14 -- 0 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 ATL W 30-20 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @PHI L 0-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @DAL L 21-31 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 IND L 24-40 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
10 @SEA L 17-38 5 2 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 SF L 10-16 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 DAL L 28-31 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @JAC L 24-25 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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