He signed C. C. Brown and Aaron Rouse. That was a painful season and a painful lesson to learn. The next year(2010) Reese brought in Antrel Rolle and Deon Grant.
Tight Ends with NFL experience are always a plus for a successful season. The Giants are a bit thin in the tight end department with Ben Patrick(FA from Arizona) retiring and the loss of Kevin Boss. I would guess the Giants brass are burning up the phone lines looking for someone that can block and catch.
So the question is...with the recent trade of Greg Olsen, the #1 draft pick for the Bears in 2007 to the Carolina Panthers does Jeremy Shockey become expendable. Shockey's deal is worth up to $4 million, with $1 million in guaranteed money.
Love him or hate him he's an up grade over what is in camp now. If he became available would the Giants bring him back? Just a question to consider at 2:40am.
In one scenario he is a huge distraction and Eli can't work with him.
In a second scenario Eli thrives knowing that this is his team and he can control Shockey much better than before.