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In Todd McShay's most recent mock draft, ESPN's draft expert projects the New York Giants to spend the No. 19 selection on Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert.

However, a new tight end is creating a buzz in free agency.

Jared Cook, formerly of the Tennessee Titans, is emerging as one of the hottest commodities at the tight end position on the free-agent market. In this video posted on the Philadelphia Eagles website, NFL Films guru Greg Cosell compares Cook to former All-Pro Shannon Sharpe.

Tags: Jake Ballard, JAred cook, Kevin Boss, martellus bennett, New York Giants, Tyler Eifert, zach ertz
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The Kansas City Chiefs released tight end Kevin Boss, as well as wide receiver Steve Breaston, as new head coach Andy Reid attempts to overhaul the roster.

With the uncertainty surrounding the Giants? tight end position, Boss might become a cheap candidate to fill that role.

He signed a three-year, $9 million deal last offseason with the Chiefs. However, he suffered a season-ending concussion in Week 2 after catching three passes for 65 yards all year.

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Former Giant TE and all-around nice guy Kevin Boss has been placed on injured reserve by the Kansas City Chiefs after suffering the fifth concussion of his NFL career.

From Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star:

Boss, who signed as a free agent this season from Oakland, suffered a concussion in the second game of the season at Buffalo and has missed the last two games. He caught three passes for 65 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown pass in the season opener against Atlanta.

Boss had a history of concussions during his six-year career, missing games in 2008 and 2010 with the New York Giants, and Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said doctors would not clear him to play for the rest of this season.

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While some players and coaches sit around these days devising new ways of maiming one another, good guys like former Giants TE Kevin Boss are in places like Haiti trying to help make the world a better place.

From Josh Looney of Chiefs.com:

Just one week after signing a free agent deal with Kansas City, tight end Kevin Bossheaded off to the remote village of Pignon, Haiti with a suitcase full of Chiefs gear. Extra pairs of cleats, tennis shoes, sandals and athletic gear also filled Boss? bags.

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Former Giants' TE Kevin Boss, who was released by the Oakland Raiders just yesterday, was signed to a deal by the Kansas City Chiefs today.

Boss will get $9 million over three years from the Chiefs. He also is scheduled to receive $2 million that was guaranteed to him for this season by Oakland before he was cut.

Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham allegedly left San Francisco without a deal today and will meet with the St. Louis Rams next. The Rams have approximately $30 million in cap space and after missing out on some big free agent WRs, might win a bidding war for Mario's services. The Rams are also interested in another former Giant WR - Steve Smith.

Tags: Kevin Boss, Mario Manningham, New York Giants, New York Giants News
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Former Giants tight end Kevin Boss will be released by the Oakland Raiders tomorrow, according to?Jason La Confora.

Boss is an obvious fit with the Giants since he had played with Manning and company for four years. He had more than his fair share of injury issues, but his pricetag will certainly be lower than what the Raiders gave him last offseason (four years, $16 million with $6 million guaranteed). Add him to the list of possible free agent tight end targets.

Wouldn't it be funny to see the Giants re-sign both Boss and Steve Smith, who caused quite a stir among the fanbase by leaving via free agency? Hey, it could happen, and they'll certainly come cheaper this year...

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Counting down Jerry Reese's eleven best draft picks/ undrafted free agents

Kevin Boss: Fifth Round (Pick 153), 2007

When Jeremy Shockey was carted off the field with a broken leg, many fans figured that any chances the Giants had of competing in 2007 went with him.? But Kevin Boss, an unproven fifth rounder from Western Oregon, stepped in and immediately did?well, not much.? But with a touchdown in each of the last two games of the regular season, Boss showed glimpses of a player who could replace a pro bowl tight end without much drop off.? It wasn?t until Super Bowl 42 that Boss made what will almost certainly go down as the play of his career.? Late in the third quarter, Boss caught a 19-yard pass from Eli Manning, eluded Rodney Harrison, and rumbled for a momentum swinging 45-yard reception. It was the play of the game, until some other stuff happened.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, best draft picks, giants, Jerry Reese, Kevin Boss, New York Giants, NFL Draft, nfl draft
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Remember how hysterical some got when the lockout ended and guys like Kevin Boss and Steve Smith jumped ship. Jerry Reese was not a popular man in these parts. But time heals, and while things can quickly change, some of the decisions that were made over the summer seem to be paying off for the Giants through the first six weeks of the season.

Take for example Boss and Smith - who were effectively replaced by Jake Ballard and Victor Cruz. In four games for the Raiders, Boss has seven receptions for 149 yards and one touchdown. In six games for Big Blue, Ballard has 15 catches, 273 yards, and two touchdowns. In six games for the Eagles, Smith has five receptions, 63 yards, and no touchdowns. Cruz, meanwhile, has 21 receptions, 398 yards, and three touchdowns in six games for the Giants.

Total production: Giants - 36 receptions, 671 yards,?five touchdowns. Eagles and Raiders - 12 receptions, 212 yards, one touchdown.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Jake Ballard, Jerry Reese, Kevin Boss, New York Giants, Steve Smith, Victor Cruz
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If you're waiting for the Giants to pick up a TE before the season - don't. ?Unless, of course, a difference-maker becomes available such as an Antonio Gates or a Jason Witten.

That's very unlikely to happen. Until they can get themselves a player of that caliber, they will stand pat with the current group residing on their roster. It does not appear they will find an upgrade in the market at this point in time.

The group consists of (in this order): Jake Ballard, Bear Pascoe and Travis Beckum. Pascoe is also listed as a fullback, but as rookie Henry Hynoski continues to develop, the versatile Pascoe will assume more of the load at TE.

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Jake Ballard, Kevin Boss, New York Giants, New York Giants News
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Former Giants TE Kevin Boss suffered a knee injury in the Oakland Raiders' 17-0 loss to the 49ers Saturday night.

As per Yahoo Sports:

CSN Bay Area reports that Boss, who had 531 receiving yards and five touchdowns last year for the New York Giants, sprained his knee and is "week to week."

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Yesterday, former Giants TE Kevin Boss sent a message to his Giant supporters via his account @KevinBossman

"With everything happening so fast last week I didn't have a chance to say proper goodbyes to my fans in NY...The last 4 yrs have been the best 4 yrs of my life and u guys the fans are what made it unforgettable!...And a special thanks to the fans who have stood by my side and respected the difficult decision I made for my family...

With that being said I am so excited about this next chapter in my life and so proud to be an Oakland Raider!...Thank u to the fans of?#RaiderNation?who have welcomed me with open arms and made this transition easier for me!...I'm here to work my tail off and do whatever it takes to help this organization "just win baby, win!" Go?#Raiders?!"

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I hope the all Giants fans "read between the lines" on the Jerry Reese recent press conference.? Back Off, I know what I'm doing...would be the theme.

Now, with that said lets all raise a pint to Jerry Reese and laugh at some of the comments he thinks we should believe. Roll the highlights...

1. "We had a game plan and we are sticking to our game plan" - So what plan would that be?? Loosing 3 out of 5 of our top Free Agents and ignore anyone on the open market that might make this team better?

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Bear Pascoe, David Baas, David Diehl, Eli Manning, Fantasy Football, Free Agency, Giants News, Jerry Reese, Kevin Boss, Linval Joseph, Mario Manningham, Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants, Tom Coughlin, Tony Romo
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We have been lamenting the loss of TE Kevin Boss long enough. It's only been two days since he bolted for Oakland, but this is the NFL, which by Jerry Glanville's estimation stands for "Not For Long". ?The NFL is unforgiving, a game of the quick and the dead. ?You have to know when to cut your losses and move on - fast.

Our Michael Salfino over at SNY Why Guys thinks the Giants won't miss Boss at all:

"Boss was a good blocker but just an okay option at tight end. The numbers say he?s more of a ham and egg receiver than prime rib. He gets downfield very well ? 15.2 yards per catch last year. That?s good. But he caught just 50% of his targets, very bad for a tight end and not remotely ?security blanket? territory. He?s overpaid in Oakland, for sure. His size will be missed in the red zone, perhaps, but the Giants can find better receiving options at the position. Boss mostly was tall, that?s all..."

Tags: Ben Thayer, Kevin Boss, New York Giants, New York Giants History, New York Giants News, NFC East, NFL, NFL Free Agency
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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.

Tags: Antrel Rolle, Carolina Panthers, Deon Grant, Eli Manning, Giants News, Giants-Panthers, Jeremy Shockey, Jermey Shockey, Jerry Reese, Kevin Boss, NY Giants
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The New York Giants lost a good football player yesterday. Kevin Boss signed a four-year, $16 million deal with the Oakland Raiders to replace Zach Miller who bolted Oakland for Seattle.

I was reminded by many sources in this industry to "relax" and not to get crazy about the lack of movement from the Giants in free agency.

Tags: Giants Training Camp, Kevin Boss, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFL Free Agency, Oakland Raiders
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from Mike Iorfino.....

On Friday, the New York Giants were dealt another blow?in what has been a disastrous free agency period for Big Blue?when Kevin Boss agreed to a four-year, $16 million deal with the Oakland Raiders, according to?ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Boss' departure leaves the Giants?who have limited in-house options to replace Boss?with a glaring need at tight end.

Tags: Giants Training Camp, Kevin Boss, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants Links, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason
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Second-year TE?Jake Ballard?from Ohio State has looked mighty impressive thus far in training camp. ?Can he replace Kevin Boss, who signed today with Oakland?

Q: How did you react when you first heard about Kevin?

Tags: Jake Ballard, Kevin Boss, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News
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By now you know that tight end Kevin Boss has signed with the Oakland Raiders, receiving a 4-year deal?worth $16 million. Naturally, Tom Coughlin was asked about the impact of losing the three-year starter.

"The guys that are here are going to have to prove to us that we can continue and run the offense that we want to run," Coughlin said per the Star-Ledger's Zack Berman. "If we have to make adjustments, we'll do it."

It appears Travis Beckum is now the No. 1 option at tight end with Coughlin saying?the third-year pro?needs to be more consistent. Coughlin would not say if the team would look?outside the organization for help at the position.

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Kevin Boss has signed a four year deal with the Raiders, according to Adam Schefter. The deal is worth $16 million.

With no tall, impact receivers on the Roster, the 6-5 Boss was Eli's only target that posed a height advantage against opposing defenses. With him gone, the Giants have a severely undersized receiving core. Jerry Reese has done a nice job re-signing his free agents up until now, but this is a move that is going to hurt. Boss was never properly utilized by Kevin Gilbride, but he always made the tough catch over the middle, even hanging on to the ball while being concussed, and was a quality blocker.

New addition Ben Patrick or under-performing third round picks Travis Beckum or Ramses Barden will have to step up in the passing game. There's not much good that can come out of this for the Giants.

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Giants' free agent TE Kevin Boss was in the Napa Valley yesterday working out for the Oakland Raiders. The 27 year-old Boss, who racked up 581 yards on 35 catches last season (with 5 TDs), is suddenly a highly sought-after property and the Giants - who sorely need him - may not be able to afford to compete for his services.

According to Jerry McDonald of the San Jose Mercury News, Boss "went through a workout while being watched by Jackson, offensive coordinator Al Saunders, tight ends coach Adam Henry and members of the scouting staff. He caught passes from undrafted free-agent quarterback Jordan La Secla of San Jose State, with starting quarterback Jason Campbell watching the 20-minute workout closely."

The Raiders just lost their starting TE Zach Miller to the Seattle Seahawks via free agency and the tight end position is an integral one in their offense. They are in the market...

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The NFL and NFLPA are continuing to negotiate a new CBA, but a deal may not be in place by tomorrow's deadline. That means that the Giants newly acquired veteran FA's and resigned FA's are in jeopardy of missing more practice time.

The list of those unable to practice includes Brandon Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw, David Carr, Sean Weatherford, Ben Patrick, and David Baas.

Also an interesting/unsettling note: TE Kevin Boss is currently at the Oakland Raider practice facility.

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With the Giants done with Osi Umenyiora and TE Kevin Boss possibly out of the Giants' price range, you have to begin to think where these two guys will end up.

The Jets are still not finished shopping in free agency. Their two main needs: a pass rusher and a second TE. Do the math.

Jets' GM Mike Tannenbaum was on WFAN this morning and did not rule out interest in Umenyiora and is still in the market for a TE after Todd Heap turned them down in favor of Arizona.

Tags: John Fennelly, Kevin Boss, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Jets, NFL, Osi Umenyiora
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Former Arizona TE Ben Patrick has agreed to terms on a 1-year deal according to ESPN New York.

This does not necessarily mean that the Giants have given up on Kevin Boss. Despite both being in the league since 2007, Boss has 14 more TD catches than Patrick (18) and a whopping 74 more total receptions (119). ?Therefore, New York may plan to use Patrick primarily as a blocker.

 

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In 2010 The New York Giants went 10 & 6 and missed the playoffs for the second year in a row.?? They were embarrassed at home against the Tennessee Titans, lost for the fifth straight time against a not as talented Philadelphia Eagle squad, only to suffer the largest collapse in team history against the same team 4 weeks later.

The once mighty NY Giants defense allowed 347 points ranking them 17th in this category.? The fans waited and held their breath for 137 plus days for their beloved New York Giants to take the field after the lock out.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Barret Rudd, Brandon Jacobs, da'rel scott, Deon Grant, DJ Ware, Jason Snelling, Kevin Boss, New York Giants Defense, Nick Barnett, Steve Smith, Transactions
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My take on the state of the Giants after the most chaotic week in league history:

First let?s talk Burress. I didn?t see him coming back to the Giants and quite frankly I was utterly stunned that he planned a visit. We all know how that ended and the former Super Bowl hero is trading in his blue jersey for a ?Sexy Rexy? T-shirt.

All this does is validate the concerns I had been airing (against much opposition) over the past few months. Steve Smith is not healthy. He is not ready to start the season and likely will start the season on PUP (meaning he is ineligible to play until after WEEK 6).

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Domenik Hixon, Giants Training Camp, Kevin Boss, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants Preseason, Plaxico Burress, Steve Smith, Victor Cruz
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The Giants released FB Madison Hedgecock yesterday, meaning they either liked Bear Pascoe better back there, or they really love Henry Hynoski, the UDFA they plucked out of Pitt this week.

Let's hope its the latter. If it is, that means Pascoe can move back to TE, a position the Giants have ZERO depth in at this very moment.

Kevin Boss, the Giants' starting TE is currently a free agent, and he is no lock to return to the Giants. If he decides to go to a club closer to his Oregon base (Seattle, San Francisco), the Giants would have to better those offers to keep him.

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Also Check Out Grading The Units: Quarterbacks

Today we examine the wide receivers as well as the tight ends. The wide receiver unit is rich with potential, injury risk and X-factors.? The tight end core is, as the kids are saying, ?meh.?

The biggest complaint for the wide receivers is that there is no ?legit number one.?? The definition of a ?legit number one,? according to these people, is someone who blends both size and speed; someone who can stretch the field and double as a large red-zone target. My response to this argument is that if Hakeem Nicks is not a ?legit number one,? this is a very rare breed.? He may not be 6-5, but his playmaking ability is off the charts.? He is fast enough to stretch the field (he has caught a 30 yard pass in a larger perecentage of his games than did Plaxico Burress as a Giant), and he wreacked havoc in the red zone last year, grabbing 11 touchdowns in 13 games.? He may not be 6-5, but his playmaking ability is off the charts.? He just needs to stay healthy.

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With the lockout apparently nearing its end, and free-agency looming, teams are beginning to plan how they will shape their rosters.

The Giants would love to keep Barry Cofield, and who knows? Maybe they can. It's doubtful, especially after they spent two second round selections on his replacements.

Their real priorities are TE Kevin Boss - who they do not have a replacement for, and RB Ahmad Bradshaw, who would last about thirty seconds on the market should they not make an offer.

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Eventually, this lockout is going to end. When it does, the Giants expect to return most of their offensive players, and the?coaches and?system will be the same. Kevin Boss told NFL.com's Vic Carucci about the advantage that will give the Giants.

"I think that's going to be a leg up on our competition," Boss said. "It's going to be tough for teams that have new coaching staffs coming in or drafting quarterbacks that are expected to play. So for us -- the quarterbacks and receivers and tight ends -- I think it's important to get back together this time of year and just work on timing again. Start slow but start building up and as the (lockout) continues to go on, we're going to probably have to start bringing in more people, maybe making it more of a team thing. Maybe get the offensive line out there and start walking through plays or what not."

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There was a low turnout of Giants today on the final day of workouts in Hoboken. Eli Manning, Sage Rosenfels, Kevin Boss, Michael Clayton, Samuel Giguere, and Dan DePalma came together for?the sixth and?- for now - final time?at Hoboken High School. Asked if the workouts would resume at some point, Boss said the following:

?If this thing continues to go on, we might put together a few more workouts and ask maybe the defense to get involved, invite the offensive line ? it depends on how long this thing goes. For now, it?s just good to get amongst the quarterbacks and wide receivers. If this thing keeps going, we might try to get more guys involved.?

(Quote courtesy of the Star-Ledger's Mike Garafolo.)

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We know the Giants and OC Kevin Gilbride have had recent issues with their tight ends.

Last year, they had five of hem in camp and only one - Bear Pascoe - was healthy enough to participate in drills at one point.

Kevin Boss has shown that he can do the job, but he's been in and out of the lineup with various ills. Because his status varies from week-to-week, Boss' impact on the offense can't be determined. ?When he's healthy, he good. ?But he hasn't been healthy often enough to be factored in to the game plan prominently.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Kevin Boss, Mike Pope, New York Giants Blogs
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from Paul Schwartz of the Post....

Add Kevin Boss to the list of Giants players who required surgery after this past season.

The Giants' tight end yesterday underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure to repair an issue with his hip that was lingering during the season.

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After an embarrassing two weeks, the New York Giants are very likely only 6 days away from beginning preparations for 2011. With the new year approaching, I thought it would be smart to go through some of the current members of the organization whose futures with the club are either hot button issues or otherwise in doubt. The piece is a long one and it is broken up into three sections: Out/On The Bubble/ In. As always feel free to let GFB know what you think.

OutHC Tom Coughlin: While ragging on Coughlin has been an overused go-to option for writers and pundits league wide lately, the blade is swinging ever closer to his neck after yesterday?s loss. There is an argument for keeping him of course. His tenure thus far in New York has been an upgrade from a bleak stretch of time in the team?s history that spanned from 1992 through 2003. After a rebuilding period in 2004, Coughlin fielded an overall competitive squad from 2005 through 2008 and obviously brought New York an impressive Super Bowl win. But things have not been quite the same for the Giants since jumping out to an 11-1 start in 2008. Following up a Super Bowl run with 3 months of utterly dominant football, the Giants stumbled at home against Philadelphia that season and ultimately lost to the Eagles again in their first appearance of the playoffs. 2009 saw a 5-0 start turn into a 3-5 finish and 2010 saw a historical single game collapse, an unspeakable rash of turnovers, and an overall failure to execute on special teams. Coughlin, who is historically quite reliable when it comes to challenges, blew the Giants final challenge of yesterday?s game on an obvious unfavorable ruling and thus was unable to protest against at a late Eli interception on a key drive that was clearly caught out of bounds.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, Devin Thomas, Domenik Hixon, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Keith Bulluck, Kevin Boss, Mario Manningham, Mathias Kiwanuka, Matt Dodge, New York Giants, Ramses Barden, Steve Smith, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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Another Moss was cut on Tuesday and it wasn't Randy!? Sure I'm late and piling on; however, this story seems to have slipped by just about everyone as justice was finally executed.? Sinorice Moss has been cut!

Did you ever buy something that really never worked that well and you hung on to it for years hoping someday you would find use for it?? Well, that's what the New York Giants did for the last five years with Sinorice Moss.

The Giants hoped he could be the 3rd wide receiver, but that didn't happen.?? The Giants hoped he could stretch the field, but that didn't happen.? The Giants hoped he could return punts and kicks, but that didn't happen.

Tags: Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Kevin Boss, Mario Manningham, New York Giants, NFC East, Ramses Barden, Steve Smith
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Kevin Gilbride holds back this offense.?? This offense needs a young innovative mind that can use all the pieces effectively.? Watching the Giants take on the Bears sitting in Section 143 on Sunday night was frustrating.?? On numerous drives the offense sputtered and came up lame, which has me asking...Why?

Why do so many teams with the lesser talent score a ton of points and close out teams when the opportunity presents itself.

The answer:? Kevin "KILL-DRIVE" Gilbride.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Bear Pascoe, Brandon Jacobs, Brian Westbrook, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, David Diehl, dwight freeney, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Indianapolis Colts, Kevin Boss, Kevin Gilbride, Mario Manningham, Philadelphia Eagles, Ramses Barden, Steve Smith, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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?Great week of preparation for NYG, now just gotta execute and play physical G-men football!?- Terrell Thomas via Twitter

Not to state the obvious but he's right.? Nearly a week removed from the ?Indy Incident,? the Giants have to regroup. Here?s how:

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TE Kevin Boss said yesterday that he was ready to begin practicing perhaps as early as Wednesday. ?He was knocked out of the opening game vs Carolina with a concussion - reportedly his third in two years - by a late hit from the Panthers' Sherrod Martin.

?I think with the new rules the N.F.L. is trying to put in place, you could look at it as kind of an unnecessary shot,? Boss said.

Coach Tom Coughlin was also not pleased with the fact the officials failed to call a penalty on Martin, who was subsequently fine $5K by the league.

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...from our colleague Ohm Youngmisuk at ESPN New York....

"Panthers safety Sherrod Martin has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for his hit on Kevin Boss that resulted in a concussion for the Giants tight end.

Boss was attempting to catch an overthrown pass when he was hit in the back of the helmet by Martin. The hit was a violation of the NFL's new rule policy to protect defenseless receivers. Head coach Tom Coughlin was upset that the league did not enforce the rules during the game.

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The release of Bryan Kehl was the fourth surprising cut by the Giants over the past two weeks.

Kehl has the look of a prototypical linebacker. A standout in BYU?s 3-4 scheme as an outside pass rusher, he has yet to break through as an NFL player. It can be argued that Kehl?s raw talent was hampered by his landing spot come draft day. Of all the 4-3 defenses to be brought into, the Giants were the worst fit.

It is no secret that the Giants have been carrying at least four top level defensive ends since the 2007 campaign. This year the total grew to five with the addition of Jason Pierre-Paul. For a mid-level draft pick striving to see the field, the opportunities were slim. When other defenses might have dialed up a rush from an extra linebacker, the Giants simply placed another DE in the spot.

Tags: Andre Brown, Bryan Kehl, Derek Hagan, Domenik Hixon, jay alford, Kevin Boss, New York Giants, Ramses Barden, Travis Beckum
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Giants' TE Kevin Boss is one of several NFL players who was diagnosed with a concussion this week. His team and the NFL will not clear him to play until after he takes and passes a "battery of tests" because he has had prior concussions.

The NFL policy states: "Once removed for the duration of a practice or game, the player should not be considered for return-to-football activities until he is fully asymptomatic, both at rest and after exertion, has a normal neurological examination, normal neuropsychological testing and has been cleared to return by both his team physician(s) and the independent neurological consultant."

Is this just the NFL and the Giants being cautious?? Is their really any correlation to a concussion and prior history of concussions, and should they all be treated separately?

Tags: Injuries, Kevin Boss, New York Giants, NFL, NFL Concussions, NFLPA
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It's time.

Time to find out what Travis Beckum is.? Is he a TE? An H-back? A slot receiver? None of the above?

Right now, the Giants need Beckum to assume the role of a traditional TE. With Kevin Boss' status uncertain after suffering a concussion on Sunday, the Giants are hoping that Beckum - the only other TE on the roster - can get the job done.

Tags: Giants Offense, Kevin Boss, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, Travis Beckum
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Giants' coach Tom Coughlin met with the media today, sifting through the rubble of the Giants' first game ever at the Meadowlands- a 31-18 victory over Carolina yesterday...

OT Will Beatty will need surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot. TE Kevin Boss has another concussion and his status has not been classified as of yet. LB Chase Blackburn re-injured his MCL and is also a question mark.

Coughlin was not pleased with the way Boss got injured....

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Some days, you don?t want to be right. Today, any Giants fan that shared my disapproval of keeping only Kevin Boss and Travis Beckum know exactly what I?m talking about.

So now, we here at GFB get to play the ?What if? game. Let?s spin the wheel:

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Chase Blackburn, Duke Calhoun, Kevin Boss, New York Giants, Victor Cruz
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I've been saying over and over and over....but the Giants made a HUGE mistake keeping Beckum over Bear Pascoe.

They are paying for it now. Even if Boss is able to return by the 3rd quarter or next week, the Giants are playing their first game in their new stadium without a true TE.

Boss is a physical player.? He gets helped off the field at least three to five times a year. You insure a player like that.

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