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RoanokeFan
05-04-2012, 12:28 PM
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</font></u><font color="#0000FF"><u><font size="4">NEWS
ARTICLES ABOUT THE NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS ARE POSTED DAILY AND
UPDATES ARE ADDED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. GENERAL SPORTS NEWS LINKS ARE
ALSO INCLUDED.

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</font></u></font></font></font></font><font size="4"><u>NEWARK STAR LEDGER</u></font>
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DAVID DIEHL KNOWS HE'LL BE PLAYING SOMEWHERE ON THE OFFENSIVE LINE BUT HE DOESN'T KNOW WHERE (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/05/despite_additions_david_diehl.html)

"Like a bunch of Giants (http://www.nj.com/giants/) offensive
linemen right now, David Diehl doesn’t know where he’s going to be playing come
Week 1 – guard or tackle, left or right.


All Diehl knows is he will be playing, period.</p>


Despite Will Beatty returning from a detached retina to again compete at left
tackle, James Brewer coming in as a candidate at right tackle, veteran Kevin
Boothe making a case for a full-time role at guard and draft picks Brandon
Mosley and Matt McCants entering the picture as prospects.</p>


“That’s great to bring in young guys and have depth and create competition,”
Diehl said this afternoon by phone in an interview in part to promote an
appearance at ****’s Sporting Goods in Union this Sunday. “I’ve already been
told, ‘You’re getting old.’ I laugh when people tell me I’m old when I’m 31 and
have only missed four games. People are asking, ‘Are you worried about your job
security?’ This isn’t the first time they’ve drafted somebody at my position and
it definitely won’t be the last time.”</p>


Diehl was solid at left tackle last season, especially when taking into
account he played the final month of the regular season and the playoffs with a
broken hand. Beatty was out with a detached retina but will return this season
and will probably get his job back on the left side.</p>


Diehl figures to be a replacement for right tackle Kareem McKenzie, who
remains unsigned. In the meantime, he’s already reviewed all of his games from
last season, both at left guard and left tackle, to analyze and correct his
technique.</p>


“Competition only makes me better and makes me have a stronger mindset,”
Diehl said. “Do you think I’m going to let somebody come in and take my job from
me, take away my chance to provide for my daughter? Over my dead body will I let
that happen.”</p>


Diehl understands the addition of Mosley and McCants, as well as top picks
David Wilson and Rueben Randle, will help a team looking to add depth in
position where players, such as McKenzie, Brandon Jacobs and Mario Manningham,
have been lost.</p>


“We feel like we’ve got the guys, we feel like we’ve got the foundation, the
draft picks we brought in are at positions we need players to step in and play,”
he said. “You bring in young talent with that same work ethic and that
blue-collar attitude, they’re going to work. It doesn’t matter if these guys are
rookies; they’re going to have to step up and contribute.”</p>


* * * *</p>


Diehl’s appearance at ****’s, which opened today in the Route 22 Retail
Center in Union, will be from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday. The store, which opens at 9
a.m., will also be giving away unmarked gift cards ranging from $5 to $500, to
the first 100 people in line.</p>


* * * *</p>


Diehl knew the <a href="http://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/05/junior_seaus_brain_to_be_donat.html">late
Junior Seau</a> rather well. In fact, he recalls running into him on multiple
vacations in the Bahamas and elsewhere.</p>


“When we played (the Patriots) in Super Bowl XLII, he obviously wasn’t like
he was when he was in San Diego. He wasn’t that same player,” Diehl recalled.
“But his whole thing was his intelligence and his instincts and they were just
as sharp.</p>


“There were times, when he was in Miami and in New England, where he’d call
out plays and you’re in your stance and want to yell out, ‘Nope, no, no it
isn’t!’ But he would call them out based on formations and his knowledge, like
he was the quarterback of the defense.</p>


“I think about players like Lawrence Taylor, Ray Lewis and Junior Seau. These
are guys who changed the game and legends of the sport. So it’s just really sad
to have something like this happen.”</p>##

http://www.nj.com/giants/

</div></div><u><font size="4">NY DAILY NEWS</font></u>
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http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giant (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants)</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div><div><div><div><div>
</div></div></div><u><font size="4">NY POST</font></u>
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http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants
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</div></div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><u><font size="4">THE BERGEN RECORD</font></u>

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/pro_sports/football/

<u><font size="4">WALL STREET JOURNAL</font></u>

ZILCH

http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-sports-nfl.html

<u><font size="4">THE NEW YORK TIMES</font></u>
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NADA
<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html">http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html
</a>
<u><font size="4">GIANTS 101</font></u>
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GIANTS AND RAVENS DISCUSSING TRADE INVOLVING OSI UMENYIORA? (http://www.giants101.com/2012/05/04/new-york-giants-baltimore-ravens-discussing-trade-involving-osi-umenyiora/)

"When Baltimore Ravens (http://www.giants101.com/tag/baltimore-ravens/) linebacker <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Terrell Suggs" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/terrell-suggs/" rel="tag nofollow">Terrell
Suggs</a> suffered a torn Achilles on Thursday, focus immediately turned to
their previous interest in <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New York Giants" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/" rel="tag nofollow">New York
Giants</a> defensive lineman <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Osi Umenyiora" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/osi-umenyiora/" rel="tag nofollow">Osi
Umenyiora</a>. Giants 101 speculated that said injury could rekindle trade talks (http://www.giants101.com/2012/05/03/could-injury-to-baltimore-ravens-terrell-suggs-rekindle-their-interest-in-giants-osi-umenyiora/), and less than 24 hours later, rumors
have begun to swirl that discussions between the two sides are heating up.
<blockquote>


"RUMOR: Ravens talking to Giants about Osi to replace Suggs," Drew Boylhart of The Huddle Report tweeted (https://twitter.com/#%21/TheHuddleReport/status/198396173583794176).</p></blockquote>


In response to inquiries about whether it was an actual rumor or merely
conjecture based on circulating speculation, Boylhart affirmed that it was a
rumor.</p>


Given the history between the two teams, it's not far-fetched to believe Baltimore (http://www.giants101.com/tag/baltimore/)
gave the Giants a call. However, Big Blue stands pat in their desire to receive
at least a second-round pick in any trade involving Umenyiora, while the Ravens
seem unlikely to part with anything greater than a third-round pick.</p>


With that said, desperation does change things. The Ravens are in a "win now"
mode (as are the Giants), and if they don't feel comfortable enough with what
they have, they may be willing to give Jerry Reese &amp; Co. exactly what they
want.</p>


Bottom line: Where there's smoke, there's usually fire, but this rumor is
still lacking any real substance. Until something more hits the airwaves, take
Boylhart's tweet with a grain of salt."</p>GIANTS' VERSATILE OFFENSIVE LINE NEED TO FIND THEIR FORM, RETURN TO BASICS IN 2012 (http://www.giants101.com/2012/05/03/new-york-giants-versatile-offensive-line-need-to-find-their-form-return-to-basics-in-2012/)

"Each NFL offseason is for regrouping, reloading and rethinking. The New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/)
Giants are already addressing that aspect as far as the big guys in the
trenches: the offensive line.


Last season, there were some changes. Center Shaun O’Hara and Left Guard Rich
Seubert were cut due to lingering injury issues. Both are still not playing football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) on
an NFL-level, sadly; they were definite fan-favorites that went above and
beyond. Replacing their professionalism and strengths (while maintaining
continuity for Manning) on the line had visibly hit a snag for most of the 2011
season.</p>


While Eli Manning wasn’t the most-sacked quarterback in 2011 (not even
close), he helped himself out of more than a few. The Giants were ranked 6th in
pass blocking, allowing only 28 sacks in the regular season. The least amount of
sacks allowed (Buffalo) was 23, most was (yikes) 55 by St. Louis.</p>


The blatant trench concern was with the more-than-dismal 2011 Run-Block rank
of 28th in the league. When broken down, the problems lie in running off-tackle
– both right and left. The percentage of yards gained improved when the
ball-carrier ran off mid-guard or off the ends/ to the outside – and pretty
considerably. Looking at the statistics, Big Blue chose to run the ball a
whopping 42% of the time off mid-guard. 18% was off left tackle, 16% off the
right, 17% bounced to the outside on the right and 7% bounced to the left. This
in no way will tell the story of why the <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Pat Flaherty" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/pat-flaherty/" rel="tag nofollow">Pat
Flaherty</a>-commanded offensive line faltered. So what gives (or doesn’t)?</p>


Try to look up an offensive line depth chart on an official Giants website.
You won’t find one. Look forward to an open training camp competition beginning
the end of July, folks. 2011 had RT Kareem McKenzie, RG Chris Snee, C David
Baas, LG <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with David Diehl" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/david-diehl/" rel="tag nofollow">David
Diehl</a>, and LT Will Beatty as the starting lineup to give Manning time to
pass the ball and set up blocks for RB Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw. The
only foreseeable non-changes will be Chris Snee at right guard and David Baas at
center.</p>


Will Beatty will need to prove that he’s 100% (after eye surgery to repair a
detached retina) capable of protecting #10’s blindside. <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with David Diehl" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/david-diehl/" rel="tag nofollow">David
Diehl</a> has publicly stated that he will play wherever his talent is
needed:</p>
<blockquote>


“…I’ll play anything I’ve got to play to help our team win games, whether
it’s left tackle, right tackle, guard. I’m not a selfish guy. I’m a team guy.
Just like last year, being able to play all those positions down the stretch
helped us win games, helped us win a Super Bowl …” he answered reporters in
April.</p></blockquote>


Indeed versatility is key on the line. G/C/T <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Kevin Boothe" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/kevin-boothe/" rel="tag nofollow">Kevin
Boothe</a> stepped into several roles last season and may very well win out a
starting position in camp due to familiarity and already gelling. G <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Mitch Petrus" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/mitch-petrus/" rel="tag nofollow">Mitch
Petrus</a> has also shown the world that, given the chance, he can and will win
the battles put before him. Head Coach Tom Coughlin agreed after Petrus started
his very first NFL game:</p>
<blockquote>


“…you see his power, you see his ability, you see him up against some very
good defensive people that are big, sizable defensive linemen and plays well
against them. I liked his attitude and the way he went about it . There was no big eyes, there was no anything. He just went to
work, trusted himself, trusted his preparation. When given the opportunity, he
did well…” Coughlin said post-regular season Green Bay game.</p></blockquote>


Second year T James Brewer hadn’t dressed last season, T Selvish Capers was
on and off the practice squad for 2011 and C/G <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jim Cordle" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jim-cordle/" rel="tag nofollow">Jim
Cordle</a> was another practice squad player activated in October. Eight-year T
<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Sean Locklear" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/sean-locklear/" rel="tag nofollow">Sean
Locklear</a> was recently signed to anchor the depth position from the veteran
standpoint. As far as the other six players (C/G <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Chris White" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/chris-white/" rel="tag nofollow">Chris
White</a>, T Joel Reinders, T <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Brandon Mosley" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/brandon-mosley/" rel="tag nofollow">Brandon
Mosley</a>, T Mike McCants, G Stephen Gooden and G D’Angelo McCray), it’s more
than likely a battle of back-ups, training camp bodies and practice squad bubble
guys.</p>


The battle on the line of scrimmage is where it starts and what sets the tone
for the game as a whole. The Giants have already proven that they have fire
power in the pass game; it’s time to get back to basics. Basic football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/)
-where the Giants offense controls the time of possession and the battle up
front- will be the focus in Albany if Big Blue wants to repeat."</p><a href="http://www.giants101.com/">http://www.giants101.com/
</a>
<u>[b]<font size="4">BIG BLUE VIEW</font></u><span id="entry_flag_counts_2011/12/23/2655531/friday-five-with-pat-traina-jets-giants-edition" class="flag-counts"><span class="light"></span> </span><span id="entry_flag_links_2011/12/23/2655531/friday-five-with-pat-traina-jets-giants-edition"></span>

NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: SNL WITH ELI EVE EDITION (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/5/4/2997456/new-york-giants-news-and-notes-snl-with-eli-eve-edition)

Excerpt: "Good morning fellow Giants fans. Hey, I don't know about you guys, but I'm
fired up about Eli hosting Saturday Night Live tomorrow night. Not only
is it a nice diversion and something different to look forward to during the
offseason, but it's a pretty big deal for Number Ten--a chance to gain even more
mainstream celebrity exposure, if that's even possible after leading the the
football team in the media capital of the world to a second remarkable Super
Bowl title in five seasons. But there are actually quite a few bits of Big Blue
news that we've gathered over the past 24-48 hours...." Read more...

FOUR NY GIANTS IN PRO FOOTBALL FOCUS TOP 50 (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/5/3/2996729/new-york-giants-pro-football-focus-top-101-eli-manning-jason-pierre-paul-victor-cruz-hakeem-nicks)

"You probably know by now that NFL Network (http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork) is winding its way through its Top 100 players
heading into the 2012 NFL season, as voted on by NFL players. We will talk
enough about that list. Let's talk about another list -- the <a href="https://www.profootballfocus.com/" target="_blank">Pro Football Focus Top
101 of 2011</a>.<div class="entry-body">


PFF says the list was based entirely on 2011 performance. Here are the <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants">New
York Giants</a> on the list:</p>


Hakeem Nicks (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71294/hakeem-nicks)
(No. 50)</p>


Victor Cruz (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/109584/victor-cruz)
(No. 37)</p>


<a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/108442/jason-pierre-paul">Jason
Pierre-Paul</a> (No. 17)</p>


Eli Manning (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2235/eli-manning) (No.
8) -- PFF's bullet points on Manning are listed below. Here is the full article on Eli (http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/05/03/no-8-eli-manning-qb-new-york-giants), and yes it is a free read.</p>
<ul> His O-line allowed 15 more total pressures than any other in the NFL Led NFL with 69.4% accuracy percentage on snaps under pressure Led NFL in percentage of total pressure that turns into sacks with just
11.5% Best-graded game was the Super Bowl (+8.2) Led NFL in deep attempts (109), completions (43), yards (1,490) on passes
that traveled 20+ yards in the air[/list]


<font size="3">By the way, <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-england-patriots">New England
Patriots</a> quarterback Tom Brady (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1653/tom-brady) was 13th
on the PFF list.Aaron Rodgers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1977/aaron-rodgers)
of the Green Bay Packers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/green-bay-packers)
is No. 1 on PFF's list."</font></p></div>http://www.bigblueview.com/section/news

<u><font size="4">INSIDE FOOTBALL</font></u>

THE FRIDAY FIVE WITH ED VALENTINE (http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/4397)

"It’s time for another special off-season
edition of the ‘Friday Five’ with Big blue View’s Ed Valentine. Read on to see
Ed’s answers to my questions and then pop on over to Big Blue View (http://www.bigblueview.com) to see what he
asked me.<span id="more-4397"></span>


1. Ok, Ed I know we haven’t seen the rookie draft class yet, but give
me your take on what they did and what they didn’t do.
They did what
the Giants generally do — stay patient and let the draft unfold, not try to
force it. I found it interesting that the ‘best player available’ so
consistently matched up with Giants’ needs. Amazing how that happens, isn’t
it?</p>


2. How about the undrafted guys. Any names in particular jump out at
you as a guy who might be able to contribute.
Well, we will of
course be paying to attention to Joe Martinek of Rutgers because of the regional
connection. The safety, Janzen Jackson, appears to be a guy that analysts think
has some ability. And, with apologies to Tyler Sash fans, there really isn’t
anyone you are sure you can count on behind Antrel Rolle and Kenny Phillips.</p>


3. So with the addition of these rookies, some veterans would appear
to be in jeopardy. Who do you think is on the bubble as of this
writing?
The one name that leaps to mind is Ramses Barden. I think
the Giants have waited a long time for Barden, and with Reuben Randle and even
some of the UDFAs they brought in if Barden doesn’t step up and have a big
training camp/preseason he could be in trouble. Barden is a guy the Giants
traded up for in the draft, and I thought it was a shot at Barden when Reese
said this after the draft: “We’re a little bit leery of moving up and taking
guys. We’ve done that in the past and I don’t think our success has been very
good.”</p>


4. Was there a position that they didn’t pick that surprised
you?
Well, I would say safety …except that there were only a couple
of real impact safeties in the draft.</p>


5. What area do you think they still need to address between now and
the start of the season?
Right now I just am not convinced that
Tyler Sash can be the third safety. It wouldn’t surprise me if they looked to
find someone there. Also, I know they signed Shaun Rogers but another defensive
tackle to compete for a roster spot would still be a good idea."</p>

http://www.insidefootball.com/

<font size="4"><u>THE RED ZONE
</u><a href="http://www.theredzone.org/"><font size="3">
http://www.theredzone.org/</font></a>

</font><font size="4"><u>GIANTS GAB</u></font>


<font size="3">http://www.giantsgab.com/</font> (http://www.giantsgab.com/)

<u><font size="4">GMEN HQ</font></u>

http://gmenhq.com/

<font size="4"><u>YARDBARKER</u></font>

JAYRON HOSLEY WAS A GOOD PICK FOR THE GIANTS (http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/jayron_hosley_was_a_good_pick_for_the_giants/10718741)

"The pick of <a href="http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=jayron+hosley&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports .com%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref=www.rantsports.com%2Fnfl%2Fteams%2F">Jayron
Hosley</a> may prove to be an important pick for the New York Giants (http://www.rantsports.com/new-york-giants/) in 2012.
Corners are much needed in today’s NFL and you can never have enough of them.
Hosley will fill a need as the Giants move forward in this season.



<a href="http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=aaron+ross&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports.co m%252Fnew-york-giants%252F&amp;ref=www.rantsports.com%2Fnew-york-giants%2F">Aaron
Ross</a> went and signed with the<a href="http://www.rantsports.com/jacksonville-jaguars/"> Jacksonville
Jaguars</a>. The Giants needed to pick up another corner to help them.<a href="http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=terell+thomas&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports .com%252Fnew-york-giants%252F&amp;ref=www.rantsports.com%252Fnfl%252Ftea ms%252F">
Terrell Thomas</a> re-signed and he will start opposite<a href="http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=corey+webster&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports .com%252Fnew-york-giants%252F&amp;ref=www.rantsports.com%252Fnew-york-giants%252F">
Corey Webster</a>.<a href="http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=prince+amukamara&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantspo rts.com%252Fnew-york-giants%252F&amp;ref=www.rantsports.com%252Fnfl%252Ftea ms%252F">
Prince Amukamara </a>in really his first full season will end up playing the
nickel. Hosley at this point is the team’s fourth best corner. He’s one play
away from being on the field a lot for the Giants. If Hosley was two inches
taller he probably would’ve been a first round pick.
</p>


Hosley plays a physical brand of corner and may also help in the kick and
punt return games. Just because the Giants picked Hosley doesn’t mean they think
less of what a guy like Amukamara can do. The way teams run wide open offenses
around the NFL, you need as many good corners as you can to cover the wide
receivers and maybe even some tight ends. Little injuries come around here and
there throughout the NFL season, and having depth at every position is
important.
</p>


Hosley did fail a drug test at the combine which might have caused his stock
to drop a little bit, and guys who end up failing drug tests will have questions
about them especially in their first year and being in New York. With all that
said, I think this was a solid, smart draft pick by Jerry Reese and may prove
great dividends right away in 2012."</p>##


<font size="4"><font size="3">http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/teams/new_york_giants/56</font> (http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/teams/new_york_giants/56)

<u>SPORTING NEWS

</u><font size="3">http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/stories</font> (http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/stories)<u>
</u>
<u>NYG REPORTER
</u></font>

<a href="http:///">http://nygreporter.com/
</a>

<font size="4"><u>NFL.COM</u></font>

UMENYIORA REPLACING SUGGS UNLIKELY (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d828d6ef2/article/osi-umenyiora-replacing-terrell-suggs-is-unlikely)

"It's not hard to connect the dots following TerrellSuggs' <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1336075810375_3909" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d828aeae5" target="_blank">torn Achilles'
tendon injury</a>.


The BaltimoreRavens <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1336075810375_3910" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d828d650c/" target="_blank">need a pass
rusher</a>, and New York Giants (/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG) general manager
Jerry Reese sounded like he was open to the possibility of trading Osi Umenyiora (/players/osiumenyiora/profile?id=UME444955) in comments
made after the draft. To make it even juicier, The Baltimore Sun and the New
York Daily News reported last year that the Ravens showed interest in Umenyiora
for a possible trade.</p>


</p><div id="yui_3_4_1_1_1336075810375_3673" class="articleText">

Sounds like a match made in speculation heaven, right? Not exactly.</p>


The Giants didn't trade Umenyiora last year because teams like the Ravens
balked at New York's first-round asking price. The Giants likely received calls
on Umenyiora during the draft, but again, no one made an offer Reese couldn't
refuse.</p>


It's not in Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome's DNA to give up high future draft picks.
Umenyiora is especially costly because he would require a big long-term deal to
make the trade sensible. (And the Ravens are tight to the salary cap.) There
also are questions about how he'd fit in the 3-4 defense. Newsome probably has
more confidence in his young pass rushers than the average Ravens fan.</p>


The biggest obstacle of all here: The Giants aren't motivated sellers. They
have Umenyiora under contract at a low price. He's valuable to them, and they
can live through a little offseason drama. After all, they have done it plenty
of times before.</p>


Umenyiora-to-Baltimore makes sense on message boards, but we suspect the
speculation will end there."</p></div>http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG


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<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">

<tbody><tr>
<td>


TEAM</p></td>
<td>


OTA DATES</p></td>
<td>
<p class="dummy">MINICAMP DATES (All camps include rookies and
veterans unless otherwise noted)</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>
<p class="dummy">ARIZONA</p></td>
<td>
<p class="dummy">May 22-24, May 29-31, June 4-7</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


ATLANTA</p></td>
<td>


May 29-31, June 5-7, June 12-15</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 19-21</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


BALTIMORE</p></td>
<td>


May 22-24, May 29-31, June 4-7</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


BUFFALO</p></td>
<td>


May 29, May 31-June 1, June 5, June 7-8, June 11-12, June 14-15</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 19-21</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


CAROLINA</p></td>
<td>


May 22-24, May 30-June 1, June 4-7</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


CHICAGO</p></td>
<td>


May 22-24, May 29-31, June 4-7</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


CINCINNATI</p></td>
<td>


May 22-24, May 29-31, June 4-7</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


CLEVELAND</p></td>
<td>


May 22-24, May 30-June 1, June 12-15</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 5-7</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


DALLAS</p></td>
<td>


May 22-24, May 29-31, June 4-7</p></td>
<td>


May 4-6 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


DENVER</p></td>
<td>


May 21-23, May 30-June 1, June 4-7</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


DETROIT</p></td>
<td>
<p class="dummy">May 21-22, May 24, May 29, May 31-June 1, June 4-5, June
7-8</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


GREEN BAY</p></td>
<td>


May 21-23, May 30-June 1, June 5-8</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


HOUSTON</p></td>
<td>


May 21-22, May 24, May 29-31, June 4-7</p></td>
<td>


June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


INDIANAPOLIS</p></td>
<td>


May 15-17, May 22-24, June 4-7</p></td>
<td>


May 4-6 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


JACKSONVILLE</p></td>
<td>


May 15-17, May 22-24, May 29-June 1</p></td>
<td>


May 4-6 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


KANSAS CITY</p></td>
<td>


May 21-22, May 24, May 29, May 31-June 1, June 4-5, June 7-8</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


MIAMI</p></td>
<td>


May 22-24, May 29-31, June 11-14</p></td>
<td>


May 4-6 (rookies), June 19-21</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


MINNESOTA</p></td>
<td>


May 29-31, June 5-7, June 11-14</p></td>
<td>


May 4-6 (rookies), June 19-21</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


NEW ENGLAND</p></td>
<td>
<p class="dummy">May 21-22, May 24, May 29-31, June 4-5, June 7-8</p></td>
<td>


May 10-12 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


NEW ORLEANS</p></td>
<td>
<p class="dummy">May 22-24, May 29-31, June 11-14</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 5-7</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


NEW YORK GIANTS</p></td>
<td>
<p class="dummy">May 23-24, May 30-June 1, June 4-5, June 7-8</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


NEW YORK JETS</p></td>
<td>


May 22-24, May 29-31, June 4, June 6-7</p></td>
<td>


May 4-6 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


OAKLAND</p></td>
<td>


May 14-15, May 17, May 21-22, May 24, June 4-7</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


PHILADELPHIA</p></td>
<td>


May 22-24, May 30-June 1, June 4-7</p></td>
<td>


May 12-14 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


PITTSBURGH</p></td>
<td>
<p class="dummy">May 22-24, May 29-31, June 4-7</p></td>
<td>


May 4-6 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


ST. LOUIS</p></td>
<td>
<p class="dummy">May 15-16, May 18, May 22-23, May 25,</p>
<p class="dummy">June 5-8</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


SAN DIEGO</p></td>
<td>


May 29-31, June 5-7, June 11-14</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 19-21</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


SAN FRANCISCO</p></td>
<td>


May 22-24, May 29-31, June 4-7</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


SEATTLE</p></td>
<td>


May 22-24, May 30-June 1, June 4-7</p></td>
<td>


May 11-13 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


TAMPA BAY</p></td>
<td>


May 15, May 17-18, May 21-22, May 24, June 4-5, June 7-8</p></td>
<td>


May 4-6 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


</p></td>
<td>


</p></td>
<td>


</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


</p></td>
<td>


</p></td>
<td>


</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


TENNESSEE</p></td>
<td>
<p class="dummy">May 30-June 1, June 5-7, June 11-12, June 14-15</p></td>
<td>


May 11-12 (rookies), June 19-21</p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td>


WASHINGTON</p></td>
<td>


May 21, May 23-24, May 29-31, June 4-7</p></td>
<td>


May 4-6 (rookies), June 12-14</p></td></tr></tbody></table>

BigBlue1971
05-04-2012, 02:00 PM
thanks Roanoke! [B]</P>


with Osi i think the Giants are in a good position! id love to get a 2nd for him!</P>


i think they get what they want! the Ravens need to fill Suggs spot!</P>


</P>


<FONT color=#0000ff size=4>Go Giants!</FONT></P>

RoanokeFan
05-04-2012, 07:32 PM
thanks Roanoke! [B]</p>


with Osi i think the Giants are in a good position! id love to get a 2nd for him!</p>


i think they get what they want! the Ravens need to fill Suggs spot!</p>


</p>


<font color="#0000ff" size="4">Go Giants!</font></p>

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