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Former Giants TE Jeremy Shockey is out of football and he claims its his own decision. Many believe Warren Sapp's assertion that Shockey was the "snitch" in the BountyGate affair has gotten him blackballed from playing again in the NFL. That, combined with his reputation as a wild and eccentric individual has left him on the outside looking in.

Shockey appeared quite grounded in his guest panelist spot on Showtime's Inside the NFL this week. Ironically, he was sitting in Warren Sapp's old chair.....

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Jeremy Shockey, the former New Orleans Saints' TE who was "outed" on the air by NFL analyst Warren Sapp as the "Bounty-gate" whistleblower, is seeking restitution from the league for the false accusations.

Shockey, who is a free agent, feels his search for a new team could be damaged by the incident...

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Jeremy Shockey is in the midst of a twitter war with former Miami player and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp.

Sapp had posted this on his twitter page earlier today.

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Disharmony rarely resonates through the land of the Giants, but when it does, it always feels unnatural. That's what happened yesterday when ex-teammates Jeremy Shockey and Amani Toomer fired salvos in each other's direction...

What happens when two ex-Giants go at it in the 21st century? They engage in a battle on Twitter, what else?

Gary Myers of the NY Daily News reported that Shockey wanted to return to the Giants. Before Shockey could refute or validate the story, Toomer had chimed in on Twitter imploring the Giants to say no to Shockey and alleging that he was a "bad teammate and bad person."

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The Jeremy Shockey-back-to-the-Giants rumors are just that - rumors.

Shockey may want to return, but the Giants have not commented on whether they have any interest at all in him. Our Mike Garafolo reported the two sides have had no contact or talks.

Ex-Giant Amani Toomer has expressed his objection via twitter...

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Well it's not really a surprise. ?The Daily News is reporting that former Giants All Pro TE Jeremy Shockey would consider coming back to the Giants. Why wouldn't he?

The 31-year-old Shockey played last season for the Carolina Panthers and is currently a free agent. He adds some positives, but he still has a lot of baggage - and as we know - the Giants steer clear of the baggage area these days....from Gary Myers of the Daily News:

How likely is it they would take him back? Remember, the Giants brought in?Plaxico Burress?for a visit last summer and then offered him a contract. He signed with the Jets. The Giants were willing to forgive Burress for ruining their chances to repeat as Super Bowl champs in 2008 when he shot himself in the leg. So, they could very well forgive Shockey for his antics during his six seasons with them.

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Veteran TE Jeremy Shockey, who played 2011 with the Carolina Panthers, is rumored to be considering retirement. Panthers' head coach, Ron Rivera, told the media at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis yesterday that Shockey had talked to him about retiring at the end of last season.

"It was a great conversation and he just said, 'Well, we'll see,' " Rivera said Thursday as per the Charlotte Observer. "With him, who knows?"

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This Saturday, the Giants will be squaring off against the Carolina Panthers in one of the most anticipated preseason games in Giants history, given the NFL lockout. The game will be the first for new Panthers head coach, Ron Rivera, a man who is widely touted throughout the league for his defensive prowess and knowledge of the game.

He was previously a linebackers coach with the Philadelphia Eagles and more recently, the defensive coordinator for the Bears and Chargers. It will be interesting to see how he fairs this season, along with the other new head coaches in the NFL, given the little time their teams have had to prepare as a result of the shortened offseason.

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I hate to say it but, this season is beginning to remind me of the 2009 season when Jerry Reese went into camp with only 3 safeties.? Kenny Philips went down with a serious knee injury which forced Mr. Reese to scramble for players.

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.

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Former Giants All-Pro TE Jeremy Shockey announced this afternoon that his next team will be the Carolina Panthers.

From Shockey's Facebook page...

Looks like I'm signing with Carolina. Time for the Next chapter. This is a great opportunity for me, and I am excited to play football. Lets hope we all have the chance to play this season.
Shockey was released by the New Orleans Saints last week and had piqued the interest of both the 1-15 Panthers and the stagnant Miami Dolphins. ?Shockey was reportedly a lock to play in Miami because of his longtime association with the South Florida area, where he owns a home. ?But recent developments had the Panthers driving hard for his services.

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According to ESPN New York's Ohm Youngmisuk, the Giants and Tom Coughlin are in the preliminary stage of extending the 64-year-old coach's contract.

New York Giants CEO John Mara said he has had some preliminary talks with Tom Coughlin's agent concerning the head coach's contract.

Coughlin is entering the final year of his contract but Mara has said that Coughlin will return as head coach. Mara says the team has not entered serious talks yet concerning Coughlin's contract but plans on doing so in the future.It's been less than 48 hours since Jeremy Shockey has been on the market, and it won't be long before he finds himself off the rolls of the unemployed.

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You can't deny it. You try and justify it in your head, but it is undeniable.

The Giants were a better team when they had Plaxico Burress and Jeremy Shockey around. The evidence is in the results.

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The New Orleans Saints cut ties with TE Jeremy Shockey today after three seasons.

From the Saints' official website...

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Tuesday that the club has terminated the contract of tight end Jeremy Shockey.

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The current locks to make the team at TE are of course Kevin Boss and Bear Pascoe. Boss, who has been an asset since his rookie year, has the toughness of Jeremy Shockey without the hubris. He also has taken his share of lumps and the nature of his position leaves him pretty nicked up by game?s end.

Boss is only a few months removed from surgery and while he is one of Eli?s favorite targets, it may be wise for the organization to retain three TEs. It is not a stretch to assume that Boss will have to miss some time this season due to injury despite his toughness and ability.

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Unprepared, understaffed, under-pressure and uncertain this NY Giants team has what it takes.?? Now, I love a year when the NY Giants are flying below the radar.?? I love a year when the "big mouth" Jets are telling the world how great they are; however, 2010 is starting to concern the Big Blue.

Injuries - 5 players key players came into camp recovering from recent surgery and at least 10 more have been injured this camp.? The offensive line is fragmented and the 2nd team defensive backs look, well....overwhelmed!

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Injury Issues of 2009 Spilling Over Into This Season

Two years ago two key players for the New York Giants had off season knee surgery.? Fred Robbins and Barry Cofield both went under the knife during the off season to repair torn up knee ligaments and to no surprise...they had terrible? seasons.

Thinking back upon the players injuries, the press reported these surgeries as common place and routine as drinking Gatorade on the sidelines; however, when there production slipped and there reliability was in doubt...the questions came fast and furious.

Now June 2010 and the New York Giants are only weeks away from Camp Coughlin, and I question why some of the key players(Boss) on the team are having "Off Season" surgery so late in the game and what is Gilbride's plan to run the ball when all 3 starting running backs(Bradshaw, Jacobs, and Brown) have had recent surgery.

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Shockey Hospitalized After "Seizure"

Former Giants' All-Pro TE Jeremy Shockey was taken to the hospital yesterday after suffering what doctors are calling a "seizure".

Shockey, 29, was in the Saints' weight room at their headquarters in Metarie, LA? when he told teammates he felt 'light-headed'.

?It was scary,? teammate Darren Sharper said. ?We didn?t know what was going on.?

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Even though TE Jeremy Shockey became injured in the magical 2007 season and didn't play throughout the playoffs, he still received a ring for the Giants Super Bowl win. Amidst the Giants victory without the boisterous TE, speculation began as to whether or not they even needed him on the squad.

Two years later, Shockey found himself in a similar situation. Bothered by injuries all season, the tight end ultimately toughed it all out and made his mark on this Super bowl. This reward comes with a bit more merit than the 2007 hardware.

"It's very special," Shockey said. "It's gratifying to even be in the game, much less catch a touchdown pass. I've put in a lot of hard work for this since I was in seventh grade. Everything worked out for a reason."
Not only did Shockey play, but he played well, ultimately catching what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown.

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Former Giants Michael Strahan and Jeremy Shockey have never been ones? to mince words.? Yesterday, both Giant greats showed they still have a driving passion for Big Blue more than two years after their Giant careers ended.Osi: "I wont be a backup..."

Okay, Osi. Then stop playing like one. Last season, Umenyiora was rendered invisible most weeks by a single offensive tackle. He wants to prove that he can still be an elite defensive end, but he also wants to keep his starting position and play every down.

He won't settle for being a backup.

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Jeremy Shockey was drafted with the 14th pick of the 2002 NFL draft with enormous expectations.? Fans fell in love with his athletic and rugged style of play, reminiscent of Mark Bavaro.? In his first year, Shockey did not disappoint, catching 74 passes for 894 yards and two touchdowns, and was named the Pepsi Rookie of the Year.

With one of the best rookie seasons for a tight end, Shockey was poised to become one of the all time great Giants.? The sky was the limit for the talented young tight end, and he won fans over with his smash mouth style of play, even if he did have the occasional lapse in judgment.

But? eight seasons into his pro career, Shockey has never played a full season, nor has he ever topped the reception or yardage totals from his rookie season.

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Let's clear the air about all this 'redemption' talk before it gets legs.

It's being reported this week that former Giant and current Saint TE Jeremy Shockey has "a bitter taste in his mouth" about his Giants' experience.

In the estimation of this Giants' scribe Jeremy Shockey should have no ax to grind with the New York Giants.

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(Albany, NY- August 3, 2009) -

Tight end Kevin Boss was getting ready to board a plane from Oregon to Albany last summer when he heard the career-altering news; Jeremy Shockey had been traded to New Orleans.

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Thunder and Lightning

Tight Ends Coach: Mike PopeOffensive Coordinator: Kevin GilbrideTight Ends: Kevin Boss (Starter). Darcy Johnson, Michael Matthews, Martrez Milner, Lee Vickers, Travis Beckum

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Eli Manning and his brother Peyton are part of a show produced by Gatorade which documents the true story of two towns in New Jersey that are huge football rivals. The players are reunited to finish a game that ended in a tie back in 1993.

They will produce a show each week leading up to the game which will follow the teams preparing for the game, sort of a high school version of the HBO series Hard Knocks. The game will be played on Sunday, April 26th and the honorary coaches for each team are Eli and Peyton Manning. They will be on the sidelines and working with the teams. Check out the episode below where Eli and Peyton discuss the upcoming game.

Coincidentally, GFB reader Roger points out that Brandon Mason, who we mentioned had a private workout with the Giants last week, was an alumni of one of the teams, the Phillipsburg Stateliners, and holds many school records.

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Ralph Vacchiano at the Daily News reports that according to "The Giant Insider" the Giants asked for Braylon Edwards and the Browns wanted Steve Smith in addition to some draft picks.

It was previously reported that the Browns wanted DE Mathias Kiwanuka. That story was later found to be untrue.

(According to 'The Giant Insider,') what really happened happened is that the Giants offered Cleveland the two draft picks they got in the Jeremy Shockey deal (a second and a fifth), and the Browns said they wanted those picks and Smith. The Giants said no to that, according to the story, but offered an alternative of the picks plus Domenik Hixon or Mario Manningham.
At that point the Browns walked away.

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Adam Schefter on his blog for NFL.com reports that that the New Orleans Saints will not sign Jonathan Vilma to a long-term contract extension this season, or even shortly thereafter.

Had the Saints decided to resign Vilma, then the Giants would have received a first-round pick for tight end Jeremy Shockey. The conditional fourth-round pick the Saints traded to the Jets for Vilma would have become a second-round pick.

Instead, the Giants will get New Orleans? second-round pick for Shockey. The conditional fourth-round pick the Saints traded to the Jets for Vilma will become a third-round pick in 2009. The Jets used the Saints fourth-round pick in 2008, but they will have to return a fourth-round pick to New Orleans this April.

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Kevin Boss has yet to get it going in the first two games of the season. This was the second straight week where he was held without a catch.

Boss was targeted twice this week, one of which was called back due to a penalty, which coach Tom Coughlin acknowledged.

I think we have some options now with the receivers and it was unfortunate that the real nice play to Kevin Boss got called back, but it would have started us in the right direction. There is no plan that says, ?okay we are not going to throw it to?? no, that is not anything. We want to spread the ball around and it is unfortunate that got called back, but that is not in the thinking, no.
Its still early, and the Giants have found other ways to succeed on offense without Boss. Its not to say he won't be a useful weapon further down the line. It is actually more of an indictment that the Giants have continued to win without Jeremy Shockey.
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Jeremy Shockey apparently isn't done talking about the Giants even if the Giants may have moved on without him, as long ago even as Week 15 against the Redskins.

In an article that will appear on Friday in a first-person piece written by Shockey in ESPN the Magazine, he talks about how the Giants made him pay for his own flight to the Super Bowl and wouldn?t let him stand on the sidelines with his old team.

Ralph Vacchiano provides a few highlights on his blog for the New York Daily News.

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Whether or not trading Jeremy Shockey for two draft picks was the right football move is irrelevant. There was no way Shockey could still co-exist with this coach, with this team, or with this general manager. This isn't fantasy football, these are real human beings and sometimes there are things outside of the realm of actual x's and o's that prevent what makes the most sense on paper to gel in reality.

The Giants hands were tied, they were lucky to get anything for him because of the position Shockey put them it. Jerry Reese was able to get two picks for Shockey even with teams pretty much sure that Jeremy had to leave New York.

Shockey isn't an elite tight end in the same sense that Antonio Gates or Jason Witten is, but he is a powerful offensive weapon that the Giants would have like to have been able to keep. Shockey signed his own ticket out of town. For all the contributions he made on the field, and there were plenty, he burned just as many bridges off of it. Maybe he will find his peace in New Orleans, but a tiger rarely changes his stripes, even if you take him out of the jungle that is New York City.

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Jeremy Shockey has posted a statement regarding his trade to the New Orleans Saints on NewOrleansSaints.com. Shockey said the following:

?I am excited to join the Saints as they have expressed interest in me. I have had a relationship with Coach Payton and I appreciate what he has done as a head coach,? said Shockey. ?The Saints have a lot of weapons starting with Drew Brees and I look forward to joining my teammates at training camp. This will be a fun year.?
Ralph Vacchiano reports on his blog for the New York Daily News that Shockey's agent Drew Rosenhaus said the following regarding the deal.

"(Leaving the Giants is) bittersweet. He?s going to miss his coaches and especially his teammates. But in talking with Jeremy, he?s excited about a new chapter in his life and getting a fresh start.?
Vacchiano also relays a statement by Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce on Sirius NFL Radio?s Moving the Chains regarding Shockey's move to New Orleans.

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Jay Glazer of Fox Sports is reporting that Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey has been traded to the New Orleans Saints for their 2nd and 5th round draft picks next year.

The deal is pending league approval, and Shockey must also pass a physical. This was the same deal the Giants offered around the time of the draft and were turned down.

SI.com reports that the Giants had been talking about a three-team trade where Jason Taylor, who was recently dealt to the Redskins, would come to the Giants. The Saints would have received Shockey while the Redskins received the draft picks.

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The guys on SNY's The Wheelhouse discuss Michael Strahan's comments about Jeremy Shockey and Shockey's future with the Giants.

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Giants center Shaun O'Hara, spoke today regarding Jeremy Shockey and Plaxico Burress.

?I think there is a right way to do things," he said when asked about a player trying to get the most money he can in his contract. "I?ve always felt that as a player you go out there, you put your best foot forward and as long as you give a 100 percent effort every time, you?ll be compensated for it. You are either with us or you are against us," he said. "And I think the players are doing a good job of focusing on their daily tasks and their jobs. As long as we all continue to do that this team will succeed. My feeling is it is a disservice to all the other guys who are out there working hard and practicing and doing their jobs," he said. "To focus on the negatives, sometimes we expect that but there are a lot of guys out there doing good things every day. We have a lot of young guys who are getting a lot of good reps and I think that should be the focus.?
Shockey has not joined his other injured teammate on the sidelines at camp. When coach Tom Coughlin was asked if he is okay with Shockey not participating in practice he responded "Of course not"

I like that O'Hare is not afraid to speak out on what ultimately is the most important thing, and that bottom line the team comes first. He's also calling out the media for focusing on Shockey and Burress while there are plenty of players going about their business in camp.

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Jeremy Shockey spoke yesterday about his displeasure with how the he perceives the Giants have discusses his future with the team this offseason.

"The statement I would like to make about the Giants and the speculation in the offseason is that whatever happens between the upper management, lower management, the owners, any management, is going to (stay) between ourselves. Unlike the Giants, I am going to be quiet. They have released multiple things about myself, and if you look back into the media (reports), there is always a source. Well, I would like to know who the source is. I haven't said one negative thing towards the Giants in the newspapers," he added. "I have never expressed the feelings of the things that you guys (the media) made up. You guys will be able to talk to me (more) if I make it to minicamp."
When told by a reporter that the Giants have said they want him back, Shockey replied:

"Why wouldn't they want me? Of course they want me. I just spoke to the owner an hour ago."
Shockey spoke about his recovery from his broken leg.

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Jeremy Shockey will be at Flushing Meadow Corona Park in Queens this Saturday at an event that runs from 10am-4pm pitting athletes against Philadelphia Phllies slugger Ryan Howard in a home run contest, Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony in a hoops challenge and linebacker Shawne Merriman of the San Diego Chargers in a ?football competition.?

Shockey is expected to appear between 1-2PM, along with Antonio Pierce and Corey Webster. They will be signing a few autographs, but not actually competing in the event.

There is speculation that Shockey will be in town because the Giants mandatory mini camp begins on Wednesday, and he is planning to report on time but Shockey has not confirmed that he actually will.

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It appears that Jeremy Shockey will remain a Giant after all, but will the whole affair have an effect on an already fractured relationship between the outspoken tight end and the reigning Super Bowl champs.

At the end of the day, the Saints? offer of their second-round pick (40th overall) and either a sixth-round pick this year or fifth-round pick next year fell short of what the Giants wanted in return for Shockey.

Ralph Vacchiano on his blog for the New York Daily News points out that for the last six years, the Giants coach or general manager has come to the press room for a press conference as soon as they?ve made their first-round selection. Tonight, neither Jerry Reese nor Tom Coughlin appeared until after the Saints made their second-round pick.

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The Saints elected not to trade their second round pick and took Indiana CB Tracy Porter instead, which would seem to mean that Jeremy Shockey is going to remain a Giant unless the Saints offer a first rounder in next year's draft or another mystery team enters the picture.

Another theory is that the Saints selected him for the Giants and that they are still working on a trade that will send Porter in addition to the deal.

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I just popped over the SNY newsroom and asked Ray Lucas and Brian Custer what they thought about the Giants entertaining the thought of Jeremy Shockey. Lets just say these guys have some pretty strong opinions on opposite sides of the debate here.

Lucas said he thinks the Giants would be nuts to trade Shockey, that a player like him does not come along everyday. Custer doesn't believe the hype, considering Shockey not in the same conversation as a guy like Jason Witten and that the Giants proved they could win without him last season. Lucas was passionate about his support of Shockey, and Custer was equally so in his idea that the Giants could solider on without him.

Stay tuned folks, the draft is moving quickly with this new format.

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Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports that the Saints are willing to toss in a fifth- or a sixth-round pick on top of the offer of a second-round pick. The Giants are trying to get a first-round pick, but it does not necessarily have to be one in this year's draft.
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Rotoworld and Pro Football Talk are reporting on a possible TE Jeremy Shockey trade to the New Orleans Saints for 'multiple draft picks.'

Mike Florio, of Pro Football Talk reports that a league source tells him Shockey 'has not been notified of the potential transaction,' adding that 'it does not mean a trade won't happen or is not already in place.'

Pro Football Weekly is essentially reporting the same story and mentions the Saints second round draft pick in tomorrow's NFL Draft (40th overall) will be shipped to the Giants.

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Osi Umenyiora hasn't been able to get a read on what Michael Strahan plans to do regarding next season.

?I talked to him after the season and I thought he was going to retire,? Osi said yesterday. ?I talked to him a month ago and I thought he was coming back. And then I talked to him maybe a week ago and I thought he was going to retire. It just changes day to day with Michael.?
Osi thinks all the talk about Jeremy Shockey being traded is ridiculous.

?I don?t know why that?s even a discussion. Jeremy Shockey is one of the greatest tight ends in the league today. I think he should be back.?
Mike Mayock of the NFL network told Mike and the Mad Dog "I think there's a good chance on draft day he goes, maybe for a 2nd & 5th..that's the trend for veterans with wear on the tires."

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Vinny DiTrani on his Giants blog for The Record reports that Darcy Johnson is fully recovered from the knee injury that sat him for all of last season.

At 6'5", 270 pounds, he is a formidable blocker. Along with Jeremy Shockey and Kevin Boss, the Giants should have a strong core of tight ends. DiTrani makes the case for the Giants keeping Shockey.

Who needs Jeremy Shockey? The answer: the Giants, and they would be silly to think otherwise. They won the Super Bowl despite averaging just 3.5 yards per carry in the post-season compared to the 4.4 they averaged in the 14 games Shockey played during the regular season. He still is a factor in the short-to-medium passing game and ALWAYS draws double coverage once the Giants get into their opponent's territory.
Despite all the reports, I still believe Shockey will remain a Giant. They are a better team with him in the mix of their offense. Some may spin Eli's comments about needing Shockey as fodder to keep his trade value high, being the good solider/public relations mouth for the team. I don't buy it, I believe Eli wants Shockey back and while I believe he's overrated among the elite tight ends in the league, he's a playmaker the Giants would be foolish to lose.
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Ralph Vacchiano in the New York Daily News reports that Jeremy Shockey has told friends that he would welcome a trade to the New Orleans Saints.

Giants GM Jerry Reese was non-commital in his response to questions about Shockey's status, simply stating that Shockey is the Giants tight end "right now"

"Anything can happen in personnel," he said. "But right now, Jeremy Shockey is our starting tight end and we're looking forward for him to be back on the field for us this fall."
Meanwhile in Cincinnati, ESPN reports that Chad Johnson has outright demanded a trade from the Bengals.
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On SNY.tv, Eli Manning, at an event honoring his work with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, discusses how he hopes to see Jeremy Shockey return to the Giants next season.

My sense is this is much ado about nothing. Shockey will return next year because he is an important part of this Giants offense. The talk that he distracted Eli and his absence allowed him to focus is overrated. I will be surprised to see a move made here despite all the buzz.

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