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Giants' Summer Report, or GSR, is a weekly series focusing on the state of the team heading into the 2012-2013 season. Each week will feature an in depth look at a different part of the team & organization.

This week the series will focus on the players that are still available on the free agent market. There are a handful of veterans that could provide depth to the Giants' roster and possibly compete for starting positions.

HB Ryan Grant

Tags: 2012, Albert Haynesworth, Available, free agents, Giants Mini-Camp, Justin King, Kareem McKenzie, Marcus McNeill, New York Giants, Ryan Grant, Summer, terr, Training Camp
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The Giants have told OT Kareem McKenzie to "go shopping" for a new team come next week when free agency begins. The veteran of eleven NFL seasons seems to be getting very little respect from the Giants, a team which he helped win two Super Bowl titles.

Don't forget, he was part of the offensive line that set the NFL record for consecutive starts a few years back and has only missed seven games over his seven-year stint with the Blue. At 32, McKenzie is currently still a solid lineman and has started every game the past two seasons.

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Here's the weekly piece from our colleague Greg Hanlon?of?CapitalNewYork.com...this week he visited with Giants' OT Kareem McKenzie, the only Penn Stater on the Big Blue roster...

?It?s a piece here, a piece there that hasn?t come together,? Kareem McKenzie, the Giants? 32-year-old right tackle, explained to me two weeks ago in the locker room of the Giants' practice facility.

Tags: Kareem McKenzie, Kareem McKezie, New York Giants, New York Giants News
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The Giants' massive OT Kareem McKenzie is a man of few words. On the field, he is as steady as they come, first with the Jets and now with the Giants. Off the field, he is laid back and reserved.

It might have to do with the college he attended: Penn State. He is atypical of all NFL players who honed their skills under the watchful eye of Joe Paterno. He is astute, hard-working and loyal.

It is unfathomable to believe that Paterno is involved at all in this ugly and sad turn of events. Many of his former players are in denial and are waiting to see more proof before they judge the man who molded them into want they are today. McKenzie is one of those players.

Tags: Kareem McKenzie, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Standard
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The NY Giants offensive woes continue.

Before kick off on Sunday the New York Giants ranked #13 in passing offense; however 3rd in the their own division.?? The rushing offense gets worse.?? The Giants were ranked 24th in the NFL and 3rd in the NFC East.? After Sunday's loss to Seattle running the ball continues to be a problem.

The tough, durable and productive offensive line that the Giants have had since 2005 has all but disappeared.? Ahmad Bradshaw the featured back in the Giants? offense has not had a 100 yard rushing game this season and only 1 game over 60 yards.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Chris Snee, David Baas, David Diehl, Eli Manning, Kareem McKenzie, New York Giants, NFC East, Shawn Andrews, William Beatty
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Shaun O'Hara was the Giants' player rep for the past few years. Now that he is no longer a Giant, that distinction is being handles by OT Kareem McKenzie, who fielded questions outside at Giants camp today...

Where does the CBA stand right now?

"As far as I know, there are still some issues to be hammered out. I was not on the conference call...you guys will probably know before me."

Tags: CBA, Kareem McKenzie, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFL Labor News
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The team that many thought would steal TE Kevin Boss away from the Giants - the Oakland Raiders - is way over the salary cap at the moment and would have to get creative in order to fit him in.

Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News tweeted this today...

Tags: Giants Podcasts, Giants Training Camp, Kareem McKenzie, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants Blogs, New York Post, NFC Championship Game, NFL Free Agency
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With the NY Giants offensive line in need of some help, big blue signed OT Stacey Andrews.? Yes, the brother of Shawn Andrews who the Giants cut last week.? If you want to find some similarities to the every prospering Philadelphia Eagles and your New York Giants...The Eagles had both brothers in Eagles green at one time in 2009.? That experiment did not work.

Only two quick seasons later...Shawn Andrews the 3x Pro Bowler has been cut by the Giants and Stacey Andrews who had been traded from Philadelphia to Seattle has been let go only to resurface as a New York Giant.

Confused?? Me too.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Adam Koets, Chris Snee, David Diehl, Free Agent News, Giants Offense, James Brewer, Jerry Reese, Kareem McKenzie, Mitch Petrus, NFC East, NY Giants Offense, Offensive Line, Shawn Andrews, stacy andrews
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Some readers asked us to voice our opinion on what we thought the Giants might do in the off-season. Right now, the financial landscape and structure is status quo (and the players would like to keep it that way) but the new CBA has yet to be negotiated. What that will look like is any one's guess.

I'm figuring the owners will get a few points of the revenue pie back from the players, but they are going to pay heavily for it. The players will ask for every concession possible to offset the loss of revenue.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Barry Cofield, Chris Snee, Eli Manning, Jonathan Goff, Kareem McKenzie, Michael Boley, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFC, NFC East, NFL, NFL Labor News, Plaxico Burress, Rich Seubert
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Yesterday the Giants fielded only 2 offensive linemen in their normal slots. While Kareem McKenzie and Chris Snee stayed put on the right, the left saw Rich Seubert at C, David Diehl at LG, and Shawn Andrews debuting at LT.

The results speak for itself as New York stomped Seattle in a 41-7 rout. However, as mentioned earlier this evening, the victory had casualties. Both Diehl and Adam Koets (who spelled Seubert multiple times at C), suffered injuries. While the severity of the injuries are still unknown, the theme will likely be recurring in the near future.

Shaun O'Hara is not getting any younger or healthier. A Pro Bowler, team leader, and local product, O'hara has been a key member of the organization since arriving in 2005. Now, he is out indefinitely with a similar injury to the one that ended Strahan's 2006 campaign prematurely. It is not likely that the Giants will continue to pay out a Pro Bowler's salary in 2011 for an ailing player. Moving to the left, Seubert has enjoyed a resurgence so far this season. After experiencing a sharp drop off in his level of play last year, the longest tenured Giant has helped Ahmad Bradshaw become one of the top backs in the league. That said, he too is not getting any younger. Entering the NFL in 2001, Seubert missed a season in a half when he broke his leg during a 2003 showdown with Philadelphia. Seubert reentered the starting lineup in 2007 and has been a stalwart since.

Tags: Adam Koets, Chris Snee, David Diehl, Giants-Seahawks, Kareem McKenzie, Mitch Petrus, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Rich Seubert, Shaun O'Hara, Shawn Andrews
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PICK YOUR POISON: PENALTIES OR TURNOVERS?

1) The Personal Fouls: It's always a bad sign for an NFL team to get penalized frequently. The Giants took it to a whole new level on Sunday, getting called for six personal fouls. Kareem McKenzie had two of those and was pulled by Tom Coughlin in the fourth quarter. David Diehl had one as well?and had some words to say to Coughlin when he came off the field. The personal fouls by McKenzie and Diehl go a long way to show how the Giants' offensive line, once a strength, has been a?liability thus far. Also, Brandon Jacobs was called for a personal foul?after a seven-yard run in the second quarter. It turned out to be offsetting, but it was a bit surprising that, given what he's been through this season, Jacobs would react the way he did after his best run of the day. Antrel Rolle, after all that talking he did during the week, picked up a?personal foul as well. Finally, it wasn't a personal foul, but the delay of game call against the Giants as Lawrence Tynes was lining up for a 39-yard field goal in the fourth quarter was huge. Tynes would miss from 44 yards away and McKenzie would get called for his first unnecessary roughness penalty.?Finally, in the third quarter, Ahmad Bradshaw was called for a chop block enforced in the endzone, resulting in a safety and negating a 43-yard catch by Mario Manningham. It wasn't a personal foul, but it was equally as devastating. The Giants had 11 total penalties.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Antrel Rolle, Brandon Jacobs, David Diehl, Eli Manning, Kareem McKenzie, New York Giants, NFL, Tom Coughlin
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Can someone call Tiki Barber?

If Amhad Bradshaw is going to stay the #1 back on the New York Giants he is going to have make some adjustments carrying the ball.

Was the fumble against the Titans the only problem of the game....No.? However, in past 3 seasons Amhad Bradshaw has had 8 fumbles, which is not terrible.? The alarming stat is that through 3 games he has two.? This weeks was significant.

Tags: 2007 Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Antrel Rolle, Giants-Titans, Kareem McKenzie, New York Giants, Tiki Barber, Tom Coughlin
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"You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain."- Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight
Today, we got our answers. As embarrassing as Week 2 was, the beating came at the hands of the top tier Colts. Today?s loss, coming at the hands of the mediocre Titans, erases any doubt that 2009 is long gone. The New York Giants, now at 1-2 appear to be a team that is rebuilding, whether they like it or not.

-The classic Aaron Eckhart line above immediately came to mind when the CBS cameras focused in on a flustered Kareem McKenzie mulling on the bench after his second personal foul. The blatant and unnecessary foul resulted in the Giants being forced to convert a 3rd and 25 with the game on the line. They failed to advance past 4th and 14.

McKenzie certainly wasn?t the only goat today, but he and the rest of the O-line are far from the heroic figures they once were. Two years ago at this time, the Giants enjoyed the finest front 5 in the game; the same front 5 that helped lead the team to a Super Bowl victory in 2007. Now, the unit has become a liability (and arguably an embarrassment).

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, David Diehl, Eli Manning, Giants-Titans, Kareem McKenzie, Mario Manningham, New York Giants
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The starting O-line just can't shake Will Beatty. Thanks to a Kareem McKenzie migrane, Beatty is in at RT. On both 2nd and 3rd down, Beatty failed to protect the right side. Should be an interesting night.

Note: Mario Manningham started the game as PR

Tags: Kareem McKenzie, Mario Manningham, New York Giants, Will Beatty
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With final cuts days away, the Giants find themselves in a precarious position. Injuries have thrown the availability of several key players into question and providing adequate depth to remedy the situation may force the team to cut players that deserve to stay.

To help untangle the mess, I?ll be posting installments that break down the depth at each position group over the next week.? Today we start with perhaps the most important position group, the Offensive Line.

There are currently 10 players on the roster that have a legitimate shot at landing a spot on the line. The importance of this position and the recent injury problems it has encountered suggest that the Giants would like to retain between 8-9 players. Nine may be too high however, due to the roster issues we will be discussing throughout this series.

Tags: Adam Koets, Chris Snee, David Diehl, Guy Whimper, Kareem McKenzie, Mitch Petrus, New York Giants, Rich Seubert, Shaun O'Hara, Shawn Andrews, Will Beatty
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According to Ralph Vacchiano the early reports on McKenzie is a sprained knee and??a sore shoulder for Rich Seubert. Seubert has been playing with?the pain in his shoulder since early in training camp. Most likely this is a re-aggravation of the same injury. The offensive line has a 36 games started streak going, which may be in jeopardy for week 4.

McKenzie was carted off the field so his injury is more worrisome, but he wasn't walking with a noticeable limp in the locker room and a sprain is far better then expected. McKenzie, a guy who doesn't talk about injuries, responded this way when asked about the knee "heat stroke." Good to see he has a sense of humor. Both injuries will be further evaluated Wednesday when the teams gets back to practice.

According to Mike Garafolo Hakeem Nicks intends to begin practicing on Wednesday.

Tags: Hakeem Nicks, Kareem McKenzie, Mike Garafolo
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The Best In the Business

Offensive Line Coach: Pat FlahertyAsst. Offensive Line Coach: Jack Bicknell, Jr.

  • Centers: Shaun O'Hara (Starter)
  • Guards: Chris Snee (S), Rich Seubert (S), Kevin Boothe
  • Tackles: Kareem McKenzie (S), David Diehl (S), Adam Koets, Guy Whimper, William Beatty, Andrew Carnahan, Cliff Louis, Mike Fladell, Terrance Pennington (G/T), Orrin Thompson (G/T)
Pat Flaherty is one of the league's most respected OL coaches. He is entering his 30th year of coaching (5th with he Giants) and has formed this unit into one of the NFL's best. Since hiring Flaherty in 2004, the Giants running game has flourished, producing a 1000-yard rusher each season. Last year, the Giants had two 1000-yard rushers - Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward - only the fifth team in NFL history to achieve that feat.

This year, Flaherty has brought in Jack Bicknell, Jr. as an assistant. Bicknell is the son of former Boston College coaching legend Jack Bicknell but has an impressive resume of his own. He has been both an assistant and a head coach in the college ranks, most recently at BC, where he guided the high-powered offense led by QB Matt Ryan.

Tags: Chris Snee, David Diehl, Kareem McKenzie, William Beatty
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Coach Tom Coughlin said that RT Kareem McKenzie and WR Domenik Hixon who both suffered concussions on Sunday, were "a little bit improved" Monday.

"Hopefully with the extra day they will be cleared" to play against Cleveland on Monday night, Coughlin said.

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Mike Garafolo of the Star Ledger provides a number updates from camp today.

Kenny Phillips was given a chance to work with the first team, as Michael Johnson was bumped to the second unit. Phillips deflected a pass from Eli Manning for Steve Smith. James Butler grabbed the deflection for an INT.

Garafolo provides more notes regarding Justin Tuck, Derrick Ward, Kareem McKenzie, Eli Manning's worst pass of training camp, a great practice by David Diehl, and a wicked takedown of Bryan Kehl by Chris Snee.

Tags: Chris Snee, David Diehl, Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, Kareem McKenzie, Kenny Phillips, Steve Smith
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Michael Eisen on Giants.com provides a moving account of the visit the Giants made to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to meet with wounded soliders.

Giants tackle Kareem McKenzie talks about the courage that he witnessed.

?It?s very tough (to see such grave injuries). To see the circumstances under which they?ve been injured and to realize that some of the people here that are hurt are younger than me or the same age, it?s difficult. We have a privileged life to a certain extent to be able to enjoy the freedoms and liberties that we have here. To have people make the choice to join the armed forces and to go overseas and fight speaks to their character and their loyalty. It?s amazing.?
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