After overcoming three ACL reconstructions during his time in college and the pros, the veteran defensive back retired from the NFL on Thursday, the Giants announced on their website.
“I’m sure he won’t be the first gay guy to play in the NFL, but he’s the first openly one out — nobody knows him and I think more than anything it’s going to make the locker room uncomfortable.”
Terrell Thomas feels a serious sense of loyalty, considering Big Blue stuck with him through two major knee injuries that wiped out his 2011 and ’12 seasons.
The New York Football Giants conclude their 2013 campaign, much like they started it, with a long list of injuries. Their opponents this week, the Washington Redskins, list only linebacker Brian Orakpo on their injury report.
The New York Football Giants increased an already lengthy injury list by adding star receiver Victor Cruz to the walking wounded this week. The Detroit Lions are crossing their fingers that All Pro receiver Calvin Johnson and leading tackler DeAndre Levy can suit up against New York.
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has endured a season that he would like to forget, and the former All-Pro defensive end will miss his third straight contest with an injured shoulder this week. The G-men also placed veteran running back Brandon Jacobs on injured reserve on Wednesday, ending his season. The visiting Seattle Seahawks will be missing starting linebacker K.J. Wright as they seek to cement the top seed in the NFC playoffs.
Victor Cruz is ready for the fight with the Seahawks. Despite being double-teamed almost all season, he is just 27 yards away from reaching 1,000 yards receiving for the third straight year.
The loud thud you just heard should not come as any surprise. The Giants, who lost any realistic hope of making the playoffs two weeks ago against Dallas, sealed their fate with a dismal 37-14 loss to the Chargers.
As the New York Football Giants head into the last quarter of their regular season, the team’s playoff hopes are hanging by a thread. Since the Giants are missing Jason Pierre-Paul again this week, New York will look toward the invigorated Justin Tuck to anchor the pass rush. Their opponent, the San Diego Chargers, are facing a couple of injuries that could affect their line-up.
“Talk is cheap,” Coughlin said. “Play the game. I don’t see anything that gets accomplished by the verbalization part of it. We’ve never been a team that has been one to provide bulletin-board material.”
Hatcher sported fake blood on his face and wrote the following caption next to his picture: “They say blood would be shed. Just finished eating a giant. #actionspeaklouderthanwords.”
The Cowboys started the Giants’ season-opening nightmare on a warm night in September and they pretty much ended New York’s dream of a miracle comeback on a cold blustery night in November.
Rueben Randle has caught six touchdown passes in the last six games to take over the team lead. No other Giants receiver has caught a TD in that span.
While the Giants’ defense has been the catalyst in their amazing comeback from a dismal 0-6 start, there were concerns after last week’s win over Green Bay.
Who saw this Giants season coming? It defies some sort of football logic that Jon Beason, Terrell Thomas and Andre Brown are big reasons Big Blue still has a pulse.