T-Rock's Take on the Giants
Despite speculation that Hakeem Nicks’ absence from OTAs was a sign of displeasure over his contract – and at least one report quoting a source – the receiver is apparently missing the voluntary offseason workouts for other reasons.
Nicks’ agent, Peter Schaffer, “strongly denied” that the Giants wide receiver's’ absence was a business strategy. Yahoo! Sports had published the sourced report...Read more »
Ramses II is considered the most influential of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs and is often called “Ramses the Great.” The Giants hope their sequel will be just as productive.
The team brought back Ramses Barden, a free agent wide receiver they drafted in the third round in 2009. He signed a one-year contract with the Giants Thursday.
“I’m happy to be back,” Barden said. “This is where...Read more »
When the Giants were without Hakeem Nicks in Week 3 of the 2012 season, it was Ramses Barden to the rescue. Now, with the star receiver mysteriously AWOL from the start of (voluntary) OTAs -- and he would be limited even if he were on hand -- Barden may be once again filling in for Nicks.
The free agent receiver and former third-round pick of the Giants will be at the team’s complex on Thursday...Read more »
One man’s contract dispute is another man’s opportunity, so, third-year wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan knows now is the time to make an impression on the Giants’ coaching staff while Pro Bowl receiver Victor Cruz sits out during contract negotiations. Jernigan was the “Z” receiver in place of Cruz during Wednesday’s first OTA practice of the spring.
Recently, offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride...Read more »
Recovering from offseason hip surgery at the age of 31 as he approaches his 10th NFL season, Giants guard Chris Snee knows he’s on the back nine of his football career. Rather than react with apprehension after the team used its No. 1 pick for Syracuse tackle Justin Pugh and a seventh-round choice on Ohio guard Eric Herman, Snee understands his role in the evolutionary process.
“The time’s...Read more »
Giants starting fullback Henry Hynoski suffered a knee injury on the second play of the team period during their OTA practice Wednesday and was carted off the field. The club later said Hynoski will undergo an MRI exam to determine the severity of the injury.
From the sound of their comments, coach Tom Coughlin and quarterback Eli Manning fear the worst but are hoping for the best. Hynoski...Read more »
As we creep up on the one year anniversary of the day Hakeem Nicks broke a bone in his foot during an OTA and essentially ruined his season (and the Giants’ season?), the wide receiver told Newsday's Steven Braid that he feels “as good as I have felt in a while.”
That’s a great sign for the Giants, who will be counting on Nicks to return to form in 2013. Just about everyone in the organization...Read more »
Super Bowl XLVIII is 257 days away and there’s still no weather report?
That’s the effect of the first cold-weather, open-air Super Bowl that will be played on Feb. 3 at MetLife stadium. Everyone wants to know how the weather will alter the game – even though no one even knows who will be playing in it.
“It’s tough to predict the weather (for February) in May, but it’s going to become...Read more »
Steve Tisch said he remains both confident and patient that a long-term deal will Victor Cruz will be worked out.
“We’re talking,” the Giants’ chairman and executive vice president said this morning as he arrived at the NFL owners meetings in Boston. “Tom Condon is talking to Jerry (Reese) and I’m personally confident that Victor wants to be a Giant, will be a Giant. He’s a great guy. It’s...Read more »
When Charles Woodson was released from the Packers earlier this offseason, the Giants made some inquiries about the veteran safety that they considered “due diligence.” That was in February. Now it’s the middle of May and Woodson is still without a team.
And apparently the Giants are renewing their interest. Woodson’s agent, Carl Poston, told ESPN that the Giants have “just put their toe in...Read more »