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Former Giants? center and Super Bowl champion Shaun O?Hara ? currently an analyst for NFL Network ? recently shared his thoughts on the how the NFC East teams graded out in this year?s draft.

He gave the Giants a ?B,? which is a solid assessment. The Giants addressed a need along the offensive line by drafting Justin Pugh from Syracuse and also selected some other talented players, like defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins from Ohio State and defensive end Damontre Moore from Florida State, who could have an immediate impact.

On Pugh, O?Hara said, ?I thought it was a great pick-up for the Giants. The reason why I say that is because Pugh represents versatility for them. He can play all the positions.

Tags: cowboys, eagles, giants, Justin Pugh, New York Giants, nfl draft, NY Giants, redskins, Shaun O'Hara, Super Bowl
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Shaun O'Hara, the ultimate underdog who was a walk-on as both a college player and a pro, officially announced his retirement from the NFL today.

Although he has not played since 2010, O'Hara had never formally handed in his papers. He decided to put them in today.

From Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News:

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Shaun O'Hara was the Giants' center from 2004-10 and anchored the team's most consistent line in memory. In fact, that offensive line combination (O'Hara, Chris Snee, Rich Seubert, Kareem McKenzie and David Diehl) set an NFL record for consecutive games played as a group.

His key to this year's offensive line's success: what else - continuity.

He joined the Loud Mouths to break down the team and compare them to the 2007 Super Bowl Champion team.

Tags: New York Giants, New York Giants History, New York Giants News, Shaun O'Hara, SNY, SNY. Video
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Former 49ers C David Baas has agreed to terms with the NYG this morning.

Obviously, he was brought in to fill the void left by an older (injury stricken) Shaun O'Hara who has been released. Like O'Hara. Baas started his career as a G but was eventually moved to C when San Francisco was bit by an injury bug at the position.

As you already know, O'Hara's position change led to Pro Bowl level success.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, David BAAS, New York Giants, Shaun O'Hara
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The New York Giants have started free agency off with a bang. They have began shedding cap, which has meant the release of many fan favorites such as Shaun O'Hara and Rich Seubert. But it is not yet time to panic. The Giants can still bring back players that have been released at a more affordable salary.

In the case of O'Hara and Seubert they are both returning from injuries they suffered last season. The team may not yet be ready to completely redo the offensive line and could see this as the perfect time to reduce their salaries. It would allow the team to keep both players at a cap friendly price while grooming younger players to replace them next season.

Tags: Free Agency, Giants Blogs, Kel Dansby, New York Giants, Rich Seubert, Shaun O'Hara
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Shaun O'Hara, a former captain and spokesperson for the New York Giants will be released.

Coupled with the departure of fellow veteran O-Lineman Rich Seubert,this news signals a significant remodeling of an aging unit that at one time was the strongest in the league.

O'hara was a solid if not standout player during his time in New York, which started when he was signed as a free agent in 2004. Moving from G to C, The Hillsborough native helped both RB Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward rush for over 1,000 yards each during the 2008 campaign.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Adam Koets, New York Giants, Rich Seubert, Shaun O'Hara
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Recently we looked at Pro Football Focus' system that graded the best and worst tackles in the league. ?Today, we examine their rankings of the best and worst guards and centers of 2010.

Chris Snee ranked as the #8 tackle, while Rich Seubert came in at #13.

Snee has been our best lineman for some time, but it's great to see Seubert recognized for his great play. ?2010 was probably his best year as a professional, as he was forced to move inside to center due to injury and made the transition seamlessly.

Tags: advanced statistics, Chris Snee, interior linemen, New York Giants, Rich Seubert, Shaun O'Hara
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Dan Benton, our contributor from?Giants 101 has a report?from?yesterday's workout at Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, NJ. Twenty seven Giants were in attendance,?and players?addressed the media following the workout.

Here's what Benton posted from Giants center Shaun O'Hara talking about this week's workouts and the labor situation:

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Giants center Shaun O'Hara on Monday's court ruling which kept the lockout in place:

"I don't think it hurt the players. We would have welcomed the opportunity to go back and train at our facilities and we would have liked to have really gotten together as a team and been able to do some things to get ready for the season. Hopefully June 3rd, we will hear some good news."

O'Hara on the likelihood of players and owners reaching a deal:

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Shaun O'Hara isn't letting the lockout sack his good work.

The Giants center has written a children's book to teach kids how to make smart decisions with money. O'Hara is set to embark on a school tour to promote the book and to make children aware of the basics of finance.?He will speak at 10 a.m. at Peekskill Middle School?on June 1.

From the Peekskill-Cortland Patch:

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According to ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk........

Center Shaun O'Hara has pulled out of the Pro Bowl since he will undergo surgery. O'Hara had ankle and foot injuries and played in just six games this season. Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil will take his roster spot on the NFC Pro Bowl team..

It is absolutely the right move here for O'Hara......knowing the kind of guy he is, there's no way he feels he's worthy of the spot after only playing in six games this year.? Plus, he's not physically up to it and needs to get his health issues in order before next season.

Tags: Adam Koets, Carolina Panthers, National Football Conference, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Pro Bowl, Rich Seubert, Ryan Kalil, Shaun O'Hara, sport
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Several Giants Lineman Scheduled to Go Under the Knife This Winter

Let's get caught up with some injury news and happenings before the season gets too far in the rear view mirror, shall we....

The Giants have several players that will be needing off-season surgery. One of them is DE Osi Umenyiora, whose knee and hip kept him from practicing in full all year.

Tags: Adam Koets, David Diehl, Justin Tuck, Mitch Petrus, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, Osi Umenyiora, Rich Seubert, Shaun O'Hara, Shawn Andrews
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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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All week we have heard speculation about the situation at C for the Giants. When it became apparent that Shaun O'hara would be forced to spectate, the odds on favorite to replace him was Adam Koets.

As most of you know, Koets replaced O'hara earlier this season for multiple games and despite some expected falters, was an adequate solution. Despite this, the Giants have made opted to rearrange the O-line a bit more. Rich Seubert will be shifting over from LG to snap while David Diehl returns to his 2006 guard spot.

Last but not least, the must anticipated installment of Shawn Andrews into the starting lineup will occur today as the former Eagle will get a crack at the LT job.

Tags: Adam Koets, David Diehl, New York Giants, Rich Seubert, Shaun O'Hara, Shawn Andrews
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As expected, Shaun O'hara will definitely return to his starting role today at C.

Also as expected, Tynes's sprained ankle will keep him out today. Shane Graham will? take over the kicking duties today.

On a related note: Michael Vick will be inactive (Emergency 3rd QB) for Philadelphia today. The Eagles will also be without HB Jerome Harrison who they acquired this week via trade.

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The Giants offensive line came together nicely last week, and with the Lions next on the schedule, I wouldn't want O'Hara to rush back if he's not near 100%.

Tom Coughlin also added that both Kenny Phillips and Ahmad Bradshaw are sore, but that it's not a setback.

Keith Bulluck is walking better but there is no update on him.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, giants, Injury Update, Keith Bulluck, Kenny Phillips, Quotes, Shaun O'Hara
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The 3 -o Bear's are coming to town Sunday night and the NY Giants need a win to gain some momentum in the division and for them confidence of the team.? However the Giants have hit the training room with a rash of serious injuries that is sure to impact this team moving forward.

Pain in Neck: The biggest blow to the team is loosing Mathias Kiwanuka with a bulging disc in his neck.? After practice earlier this week, Kiwi underwent a CAT scan were he was diagnosed with a bulging cervical disc.?? He is out for a undetermined period of time time.? The versatile? Kiwanuka leads the team with 4 sacks and has had major success from the defensive line and linebacker position in this new Fewell system.

Bum Ankle: The anchor of the offensive line, Shaun O'Hara is still shut down as the Giants try desperately to get him healthy.? Adam Koates takes his place; however his on presence is greatly missed on the field and the in locker room.

Tags: Chase Blackburn, Domenik Hixon, Giant Injury Report, Giants-Bears, Giants Defense, Giants News, Jason Pierre-Paul, Keith Bulluck, Mario Manningham, Mathias Kiwanuka, Matt Forte, Meadowlands, Michael Johnson, Osi Umenyiora, Perry Fewell, Phillip Dillard, Shaun O'Hara
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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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There is an old philosophy in football that you win the game in the trenches.? Well, it appears that philosophy is still alive and well these days in Giants' camp.

The Giants are pinning there 2010 hopes on their offensive and defensive lines, stockpiling quality players who are versatile and can be used in multiple formations.? It was the formula for their 2007 championship season, and with many of? the same players still in place, the team feels a need to get back to those basics.

On offense, the Giants have an excellent passing game, if you haven't noticed, led by the veteran (dare I say it) Eli Manning.? Steve Smith has developed into one? of the game's finest receivers.? Their young wideouts are coming along nicely.? Hakeem Nicks could be on the verge of stardom as well as Mario Manningham. Kevin Boss is a quality tight end.

Tags: Chris Snee, David Diehl, Giants Offense, Mitch Petrus, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason, Shaun O'Hara
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Shaun O' Hara Back From Iraq

The Giants' center is as tireless off the field as he is on.? O'Hara has just returned from a goodwill trip to Iraq with the USO to support the troops.? He is also gearing up for several charity events to benefit his foundation. I've been attending quite a few charity events myself these days, and O'Hara always seems to be there when I walk in....

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Blackout Frenzy Hits New York

Don't know why Jets fans are fretting the possibility of Jets games being blacked out.? Currently, the general public does not know how many non-premium seats the Jets have open so this may simply be a ploy to sell some tickets.

Tags: 1986 Giants, Mark Bavaro, New Meadowlands Stadium, New York Giants, New York Giants History, New York Giants News, Sean Landeta, Shaun O'Hara, Will Beatty, William Beatty
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Every Tuesday morning we will be picking out a few news items from various sources and breaking them down for our readers......

ITEM: New defensive coordinator Perry Fewell wants to return to the physical style the Giants have been known for in the past.

"I'm going to demand that we be physical and play physical," he said when asked about the style of defense he was looking to create. "The Giants defense is a physical defense -- we know that from history. I want to return to that defense."

Tags: C.C. Brown, Lawrence Taylor, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Perry Fewell, Shaun O'Hara
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Giants center Shaun O'Hara was in Nintendo's midtown store yesterday for a video game promotion (Ubisoft's Just Dance) with Jets center Nick Mangold and Danilo Gallinari of the Knicks. (That's O'Hara and Mangold posing with the author).

All three seemed to be having fun playing the game and interacting with the media and fans.

O'Hara has always been a favorite of mine, and now that I met him and talked with him at length, he will always remain so. We chatted about topical Giants issues such as the draft and what its like to play eleven seasons in the NFL, but that is not what impressed me most about Shaun.

Tags: Giants News, Interviews, New York Giants News, Shaun O'Hara
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