“Certainly, we’re taking a risk,” Mara told reporters. “But we would still have the right to match, and if we decided not to do that, we’re getting a first-round draft pick out of it. So yeah, it is a risk for us.”
New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster and center David Baas have re-worked their contracts for the 2013 season with the team, according to multiple reports.
“Seriously, I’ve got goals,” Coughlin said. “I’ve got things I want to get done. I’ve got a foundation. I’ve got a family. I’ve got all these things that I would still very much like to accomplish.”
Just how close is Tom Coughlin to retirement? Defensive back Terrell Thomas told the NFL Network he thought his coach would call it a career after the 2012 season.
Giants offensive tackle David Diehl has pleaded guilty to drunk driving. The 10th-year player admitted to driving his BMW into two parked cars on 31st Street in Astoria after attending a soccer match last summer.
Strahan didn’t take kindly to Sapp’s remark, tweeting, “You never cease to amaze me! Enjoy your moment. You don’t need to take a shot at me to justify yourself to other people.”
A key part of the Giants’ Super Bowl championship team a year ago, the 30-year-old Boley appeared in all 16 games last year but was hampered by hamstring, hip and shoulder injuries at various times.
“I’ve always enjoyed (Rex Ryan) as a coach and as a person,” Umenyiora said. “That might be a good fit. (But) hopefully it will be with the Giants.”
“We interview most all the players, and so we’ll interview him, just like we interview everybody else,” Reese said. “If he’s in the right spot, and we like him well enough, any of these guys could be a possibility, including him.”
Single-season sacks leader Michael Strahan and two players who tried to block him are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“I’ve come to the conclusion it’s just cheaper to go to road games and buy home games through StubHub,” Kenny Scarabaggio, a season-ticket holder since 1983, said. “This whole PSL process was a rip-off.”
“I can’t even describe how it hurts,” Coughlin said. “I don’t know what to do. I’m walking around here like a crazy man. I don’t know what to do with myself. We shouldn’t be doing this right now.”
Eli Manning will square off with brother Peyton in East Rutherford next season when the G-Men host the Denver Broncos. It will be the third time that the brothers face off in the regular season.
“We have to think, ‘Hey, everything is going to work out,’” Manning said. “‘Those other teams are going to win for us, and we have to go out and do our business.’”
“Every man needs to go and look at himself in the mirror,” Rolle said. “… It kind of comes down to, ‘Does this guy want to be here? Is this guy going to play? Is he going to lay it all on the line come Sunday?’”