If nothing else, a good performance might cement an image of Rueben Randle as a useful entity. We’ve seen that happen before — just two years ago, in fact, when Victor Cruz burst on the scene.
Jets coach Rex Ryan said Holmes is “obviously tender” and said the wide receiver told him “something about cartilage,” but wasn’t clear on the exact nature of the rib injury.
All of the test scores are in, although we won’t know the full results until Saturday at 4 p.m. Coach Tom Coughlin, his assistants and general manager Jerry Reese must finish grading the players on the Giants’ roster in order to pare the group from 85 to 80 Friday and then to 53 on Saturday.
Eli Manning isn’t too worried about his dismal preseason statistics. August is a time to get used to standing in the pocket, to get adjusted to new teammates and to take a hit or two. And that’s just what the Giants quarterback says he has done.
Is this the same Brandon Jacobs? Less than nine months after ending a moody 2010 campaign, Jacobs seems… content.
As far as the Jets go, they can never return to their former homes like the Polo Grounds, Shea Stadium or Giants Stadium, but they do have the ability to turn back the clock and return to their roots.
One, two … make it three … and now four Giants cornerbacks have been injured this month. Veteran Terrell Thomas will be lost for the season after he tore his right ACL in the second quarter of Monday’s 41-13 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears.
With the Giants comfortably ahead in the closing seconds of the first half, all cornerback Terrell Thomas and the rest of the defense had to do was get through 35 seconds. What’s that three plays? Four plays? Thomas lasted just one.
Veteran safety Deon Grant has re-signed with the Giants. And he comes with a fresh desire to take on the rival Eagles.
Don’t tell Jets coach Rex Ryan that Monday night’s 20-16 loss to the Houston Texans doesn’t count. “I hate losing, our team hates losing,” Ryan seethed after the game. “I don’t care if it’s preseason.”
Osi Umenyiora, still miffed, has returned to the Giants without a new contract.
The return of Plaxico Burress will have to wait. Mark Sanchez has work to do with his other receivers anyway when the Jets open their preseason against Houston on Monday night.
This is what we have waited for. It was something that we thought might not happen because of the lockout. Are you ready for some… preseason football?
It turns out Jets fans won’t get their first official look at Plaxico Burress next week. On Friday, Rex Ryan announced that Burress won’t travel with the team for Monday night’s game at Houston. But he’s still not concerned about the talented wide receiver.
Question him all you like. Giants GM Jerry Reese is not one to blink. What of the mass exodus of starters from last year’s team? It’s okay. Thank you for your concern, he says.
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