2010 New York Giants: NYG Notes 07-10-10

July 10, 2010

Hello Giants Fans, I thought we could take a look back on a busy week and make some notes. We are now only 3 weeks away from the beginning of training camp in Albany and still questions remain. Big questions. Like the annoying fly buzzing around a room, the middle linebacker position continues to evoke concern in Giants fans. The team has talked about LB’s Goff and Blackburn taking over for AP and have also mentioned rookie LB Phillip Dillard. Speaking of Antonio Pierce (AP), our former defensive general has officially retired from the NFL to work a gig at ESPN. Good Luck from the NYG Reporter AP!

We are now on the cusp of beginning training camp and the football news world is dead. This cruel summer dead zone happens every year. The floodgates will open for writers in three weeks, when the 2010 training camp starts. Until then, we will have the Pierre-Paul and Joseph contracts to discuss. We may have some roster moves to work with too. I expect the team to bring in another WR or CB before camp begins.

Another question people aren’t really discussing is, how will all of those 2009 injured players come back from their ailments? The G-men had a ton of players who were banged up and almost a dozen who landed on season ending IR. Two players that I’m very interested in seeing are DT Jay Alford and RB Andre Brown. Hopefully, they have both completely healed from their injuries and can contribute in 2010.

Let’s take a look at some of the recent summer news about the New York Giants.

– The 2010 New York Giants training camp begins in 3 weeks.

– Antonio Pierce officially retires from the NFL to join the ESPN TV crew.

– Rookie safety Chad Jones continues to recover from his season ending car accident. Get well soon Chad.

– Giants LT David Diehl rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday 7-9-10.

– The New York Giants have signed five of seven 2010 draft picks so far.

-The Giants still haven’t signed their first round pick DE Jason Pierre-Paul.

-The Giants second round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft Linval Joseph remains unsigned as well.

– The Giants Special Teams have lost two players for the season already.

– The Manning family held their annual passing camp in Louisiana.

– Giants WR Steve Smith has asked for a new contract. He is scheduled to make $550,000 in 2010.

– The 18 game expansion for regular season games is still a hot topic in New York.

– Questions still remain about safety Kenny Phillips’ status and condition. Get well soon Kenny.

– Giants WR Hakeem Nicks has been putting in some extra work during the offseason.

– New defensive coordinator Perry Fewell continues to win the respect of his players and earn praise from the front office.

When do you think rookie DE Jason Pierre-Paul will sign his contract? Do you think he could be a possible hold out?

RD – nygreporter.com

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Giants Safety Chad Jones Involved in Auto Crash

June 25, 2010

The New York Giants have learned that rookie safety Chad Jones, who just signed a 4-year contract with Big Blue, was involved in an auto accident today.

Jones was in an auto accident during the early morning in New Orleans and taken to the hospital. Reports have said that the hospital has him listed as being in “guarded condition”. Jones’ agent made a statement explaining that they didn’t know anything yet but would be talking to reporters later in the day.

Let me first say, that I hope Chad Jones is not seriously injured. His father said that he was “alert” when he visited him at the hospital. That is good news for fans and his friends. His 2010 Range Rover was totaled in what appears to be a very bad car accident. The crash occurred around 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM EST and Jones is said to have run into a pole. Some reports have stated that his worst injury appears to be to one of his legs. Jones had surgery to repair a broken left leg and left ankle.

Hopefully, there will be no lingering effects or anything in 2010. We will have to sit back and wait for more news to come out on it. Everything is pure speculation at this point, so I would like to wait and hear what happened before making any rash statements. From everything I have seen and read about Jones, he is a stand up kid and I truly hope he is OK. It is a shame when things like this happen to young players.

There is not much to report yet, you will have to return for updates later on. This story is just breaking right now.

If S Chad Jones is expected to miss a lot of time, who do you think will have to step up in his spot?

Get well soon Chad!

RD – nygreporter.com

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