NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Chris Canty was able to squeeze in some weight training at the Giants’ practice facility on Tuesday before Big Blue decided to pull the plug on player access.
“There was no tension here,” Canty said. “Coming in here was like we never left. Coaches are excited to have guys back in the building, and we’re just excited to move forward and get back to work.”
He added: “This is gonna go a long ways towards our team being successful, us working out here.”
The scene wasn’t the same for Jets players, who had to head home without a workout, a dip in the cold tub or interacting with any of their coaches, including offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.
“OK, but this is the New York Football Giants,” Canty said. “It’s not the Jets.”
Well, it seems he spoke to soon. The Giants closed their training rooms until further notice Tuesday night.
“We have decided that our workout and training rooms will be closed until we get clarification from the pending challenges to the court’s decision,” said Giants VP of communications Pat Hanlon.
Brandon Jacobs and Mario Manningham also made a showing.
“I just wanted to come over here and see if it was true,” said Jacobs. “I don’t know how long it’s been since I came in here, but I know it was longer than I intended on staying.”
A day after U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson ended the 45-day lockout, she said she wouldn’t rule on the NFL’s request for a stay of her order until at least Wednesday, so she can hear from players — even as attorneys for the players asked for clarification on her order. That left league operations in limbo for at least another day.
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