Ongoing Activity at New York Giants Headquarters

September 15, 2010

NEW YORK – Hello Giants fans, things have been buzzing this week with fresh news about Big Blue. Today, they added even more drama to the week old season, with the news of OT William Beatty planning to undergo surgery and missing 2 months of the 2010 season. That means Beatty will out until at least week nine, because the Giants have their bye-week during week eight. This is a huge blow to the offensive line depth and we can only hope that Beatty will return to his old self when he gets back. OL David Diehl will be filling in at left tackle, something Diehl has done for a long time in New York, until Beatty returns. He is said to be working with pro bowl OL Shawn Andrews, on getting the position responsibilities down.

Now that the G-men have released LB Bryan Kehl (I don’t like this move) and activated TE Bear Pascoe, they have an open spot to fill on the practice squad. TE Kevin Boss has officially been ruled out the Colts game (LB Chase Blackburn will likely join him on the sidelines), TE Travis Beckum will be getting the start over Pascoe. WR Hakeem Nicks and DE Osi Umenyiora were also added to the injury list and are questionable. We can’t forget that OL Kevin Boothe is also on the PUP list and won’t return until week seven.

The Giants brought some free agent players in for a workout today. Some of those players include 11 year veteran CB Dre’ Bly and CB Brian Witherspoon and CB CJ Wilson. Big Blue seems to be looking for special teams help and depth at the DB position. I absolutely agree with these tactics and would feel much more comfortable if they had another backup. CB Aaron Ross has already missed one game, even though he is said to be ready to go for the Colts game. All together, there were about a dozen players brought in for workouts including CB’s, QB’s, RB’s.

I would not be surprised if we heard about the team signing someone tonight or first thing in the morning. Be sure to come back and check for updates on who will be added to the practice squad.

How would you feel about getting a CB added to the roster?

RD – nygreporter.com

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UPDATE: OL Dennis Landolt was signed to the practice squad today.


Giants Part Ways With LB Kehl, Activate TE Bear Pascoe

September 15, 2010

NEW YORK – The team announced a surprising move yesterday with the activation of TE Bear Pascoe from the practice squad and onto the team. The Pascoe move isn’t what surprised me, in fact I announced that the moment I saw TE Kevin Boss go down during the Carolina Panthers game. What surprises me is the fact the the team cut LB Bryan Kehl. I guess the fans have to accept what the team feels is in it’s best interest but I thought Kehl was a hard worker and someone who could flourish when he grasps the game.

Bryan Kehl (6’2″ 240 pounds) was drafted by the G-Men in 2008 and grabbing Kehl was as easy as pick 123 in the fourth round. I’m not sure if the team felt they had better players at the position to hold onto or if they feel that Kehl is a bust. The message boards exploded at the news that certain players were granted a spot on the team, even though they are listed on the IR, production wise, it didn’t make sense to some people. The fans will have to have faith in Coach Coughlin and GM Jerry Reese, who are making these choices with the teams best interest in mind.

The activation of TE Bear Pascoe is something that needed to happen, now that Boss’ status is questionable due to a concussion. You cannot head into a game with only one TE available. TE Travis Beckum has become the number one tight end on the team for now. There is no question that Boss is the number one starter when he returns. Kevin Boss is no stranger to injuries and his aggressive play is the cause of his pain. He makes the tough catches and he takes the hits.

In other news, former Giants RB Andre Brown has been cut by the Denver Broncos. There was a lot of positive buzz surrounding Brown when he was drafted last year but reports are saying he hasn’t been the same since his injury that forced him to miss the entire 2009 season.

The New York Giants face the Indianapolis Colts this weekend (8:20 PM EST) in Manning Bowl II. Big Blue will travel to Peyton’s place Sunday night, in the highly anticipated rematch between brothers Peyton and Eli. If the Giants win this game, they will have started the 2010 season at 2-0, while brother Peyton’s Colts will have started at 0-2.

Do you agree with the decision to cut LB Bryan Kehl?

RD – nygreporter.com

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