Giants Waive WR Adam Jennings, Sign WR Nyan Boateng

August 6, 2010

The New York Giants made some roster moves today by waiving newly signed WR Adam Jennings. Jennings would have primarily played on special teams and would have been used as a backup WR if the team found itself in a jam. He was not on the team for very long (almost 3 weeks), just like his predecessor WR Chris Davis, who failed the physical.

The Giants also signed rookie WR Nyan Boateng (6’2″ 211 pounds) today. Nyan attended the Giants minicamp and was no doubt signed to bolster a shaky special teams squad. The 23 year old Boateng played college ball with the California Golden Bears. He also attended the legendary Lincoln high school in Brooklyn, New York.

It is amazing to me how often the New York Giants special teams have popped up in the news lately. This has become a legitimate area of concern for me now. I’m not sure how Coach Quinn will be able to put together this puzzle before the season starts. This going to be a huge task in my opinion and the man has his work cut out for him. The Giants are going to have to figure out this situation very quickly because their first preseason game is in ten days.

I talked about some of the concerns in a previous article but to summarize once again, Feagles is retired, rookie punter Matt Dodge is starting, Chad Jones on IR, Domenik Hixon on IR, two special teams WR’s brought in and waived, kicker Lawrence Tynes needs redemption, who will become the kick returner? who will become the punt returner? who is the Giants best special teams player? how will rookie Matt Dodge handle the pressure?

Are you concerned about the state of the New York Giants special teams?

RD – nygreporter.com

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Giants Waive WR Hixon, Sign WR Adam Jennings

July 15, 2010

The New York Giants continued to work on their roster today by making a couple of moves. The Giants cut WR Domenik Hixon and have signed WR Adam Jennings. Domenik Hixon would have missed the entire 2010 NFL season with a torn ACL injury he suffered during this years minicamp. Hixon was used primarily for special teams and served as a backup WR with the team. He ranked among the best in the NFL in 2009 for punt returns. Getting cut is not exactly a motivator to endure the painful rehab process but I’m sure he will be ok. I doubt that this is the last we will see of Domenik Hixon.

The entire Giants nation wishes Hixon a speedy recovery and best wishes in all of his future ventures. Hixon spent four years with the New York Giants and has a Super Bowl ring as a nice parting gift from Big Blue.

There isn’t much news on new WR Adam Jennings (5’9″ 176 pounds), except to say that he was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2006 and has not seen much NFL action. He played college ball at Fresno State and was drafted in the sixth round. He was particularly good as a kick returner and signed with the Detroit Lions in 2008. With the loss of Chad Jones, Domenik Hixon and Chris Davis it’s nice to see the team getting some muscle added to the special teams. Welcome to New York Adam.

Training camp begins in two weeks and you can be sure that the special teams will be under the proverbial microscope the entire time.

What do you think about the G-Men cutting WR Domenik Hixon? Do you know anything about new WR Adam Jennings?

RD – nygreporter.com