If true, Herzlich could really help the Giants on defense and on sepcial teams. Herzlich was dominant at Boston College; he was named 2008 ACC defensive player of the year and was considered a top ten pick in the draft before being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Two years later, Kiwanuka is now contending that Herzlich is close to the player he once was.
This could also be the case of one player trying to pump his own teammate up, and it should also be noted that Kiwanuka is a BC alum. Still, this is much closer to good new than bad news, and at this point, I'll count that as a win.