Chad Jones Update, Lucky to be Alive

June 25, 2010

The New York Giants have given an update on rookie safety Chad Jones’ condition. That doesn’t mean that any questions are answered but rather that the surgery went well and he will be in recovery for a very long time. Jones has a broken left leg and ankle with some tissue damage. At one point, the conversation turned to possibly amputating his left leg but reports now confirm that it won’t be needed. He remains in the hospital and we expect a full report sometime tomorrow or certainly by the end of the weekend. Chad Jones was a 3rd round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft this year and just signed a 4-year contract with the Giants last week.

Let’s take a look at what early reports are saying happened. Chad Jones (6’2″ 220 pounds) was driving his 2010 Range Rover in New Orleans at approximately 6:00 AM EST. Jones apparently drove his SUV into a utility pole. Both of his passengers walked away from the accident unharmed but Jones got the worst of it, having to be removed from the vehicle. He was taken to a nearby hospital and was listed as being in “guarded condition”. His father visited him earlier in the day and said his son was alert. His agent gave a brief statement earlier in the day and promised more news soon. The Giants have been quiet about things until they get the full story (something that I completely agree with).

Michael Eisen of Giants.com, gave the latest update on Jones’ condition saying that the team is there for him and his family. I’m sure that Chad Jones’ mind must spinning out of control right now. If you took a look at the photo’s of the accident or the read any of the reports, you would see that his SUV was totaled and it is by God’s good grace, that Chad Jones is alive. Let’s all say a prayer for this kid and hope that everything turns out ok for him.

Are you concerned about New York Giants rookie Chad Jones’ football career? Do you think he will miss the entire 2010 season or return at some point late in the year?

RD – nygreporter.com

GET WELL SOON CHAD!!


New York Giants Cut QB Riley Skinner

June 25, 2010

The New York Giants cut rookie backup QB Riley Skinner today. Skinner (Wake Forest) was battling for a roster spot throughout minicamp but appears to have missed the mark. This is not a question of the kids heart or skills, he just went up against some guys the team feels are a better fit. QB Jim Sorgi was Peyton Manning’s backup QB for years, we all knew he wasn’t going anywhere. Sorgi will become Super Bowl MVP QB Eli Manning’s study partner. I feel that grabbing Sorgi was a good move for the G-Men, after former backup QB David Carr, wanted out of New York to seek an opportunity to start for a team.

The fact that the team cut Skinner (6’0″ 214 pounds) tells me that they feel confident in the two remaining QB’s on the roster, to backup Iron Man QB Easy Eli Manning. We know why Sorgi was brought in but what about Rhett Bomar? Is Bomar the answer for a LIVE game replacement? Expect to see Bomar quite a bit during the preseason games. Head Coach Tom Coughlin will want this kid battle tested, just in case something should happen to Manning. To be honest, I haven’t seen Bomar play enough to even have an opinion yet. The question still remains in my mind, who can handle “game time” if the team should come calling?

What do you think about the New York Giants cutting QB Riley Skinner today? Are you confident in both Jim Sorgi and Rhett Bomar. as the backup QB’s?

RD – nygreporter.com


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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NY Giants Sign Rookies Dillard and Tracy 6/22/10

June 22, 2010

The New York Giants stayed busy on Tuesday by signing two players from this years draft class. A pair of rookies, LB Phillip Dillard and LB Adrian Tracy, both signed with the team today. The terms of their contracts have not been disclosed yet. The two linebackers join rookie safety Chad Jones, as the only three draft selections to sign with the team so far. We expect the rest to follow suit shortly. Just yesterday we were discussing who the possible odd man out would be, if the G-Men decided to sign only six out of the seven draft picks. I am officially out of the discussion because I saw LB/DE Adrian Tracy as the odd man out and I was clearly wrong about that. The fact that Jerry Reese signed these two LB’s makes me feel better. As I said, I want to see all of the Giants players doing well and that includes rookies.

The New York Giants will certainly have enough depth at the linebacker position going into training camp and why not? This could end up being one of the “epic” battles in training camp lore. There are only so many positions available and nobody knows that better then the rookies. Three out of the seven draft picks are signed, leaving only DE Jason Pierre-Paul, DT Linval Joseph, OG Mitch Petrus and P Matt Dodge unsigned for right now.

– Phillip Dillard, LB – 4th round draft choice in 2010 – signed

– Adrian Tracy, LB – 6th round draft choice in 2010 – signed

I would not be surprised to see more players added to this list sometime today. Check back for updates.

Do you like the way Giants GM Jerry Reese has handled the off season thus far? Which of these rookies do you think will impact the team the most in 2010?RD – nygreporter.com