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RoanokeFan
05-26-2012, 10:36 AM
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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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http://www.nj.com/giants/

</div></div><u><font size="4">NY DAILY NEWS</font></u>
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SUPER BOWL CHAMPION GIANTS SET TO VISIT PRESIDENT OBAMA AT WHITE HOUSE JUNE 8 (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/ny-giants-wide-receiver-hakeem-nicks-fractures-bone-foot-surgery-sidelined-12-weeks-article-1.1084141)

"The Giants have a date with President Obama.<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


The Super Bowl champs will visit the White House on Friday, June 8, <a title="Tom Coughlin" href="http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Tom+Coughlin">coach
Tom Coughlin</a> said after the team's organized training activities on
Wednesday.</p>


It's an appointment that the team has been planning since February. The
Giants received their official invitation to visit the president in Washington,
D.C., on the Tuesday morning before their Super Bowl victory parade. Coughlin
and the president spoke on the phone, during which the president congratulated
the coach on his Super Bowl victory in a five-minute chat.</p>


President Obama told Coughlin he watched the game and Coughlin told the crowd
at MetLife Stadium that the president praised the team for being “courageous,
mentally tough, resilient people who believed in each other."</p>


WITHERSPOON INJURED
The Giants haven't even started training camp,
and they may have already lost a corner. Cornerback Brian Witherspoon, who tore
his ACL last August, was injured during Wednesday's OTA session. He was carted
off the field, and could once again be done for the year.</p>


"I'm afraid it was an ACL," Coughlin said after the workout.</p>


That could mean a premature end to Witherspoon's season for a second straight
year.</p>


Witherspoon was not the only Giant injured on Wednesday, either. Fellow
corner Antwuan Molden, signed away from the rival Patriots this offseason, was
carted off the field with a hamstring injury.</p>


NEAR-PERFECT ATTENDANCE
The Giants had near full attendance in
their first OTA. Only four players were not present: DT Chris Canty, TE Jake
Ballard (who is rehabbing a torn ACL sustained in Super Bowl XLVI), rookie TE
Adrien Robinson (who is wrapping classes up at the University of Cincinnati),
and DE Osi Umenyiora, who had not been expected to attend.</p>


OTAs are voluntary and players do not need to attend."</p></div>http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giant<div>
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<div><div><u><font size="4">NY POST</font></u>
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GIANTS' NICKS UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL SURGERY ON RIGHT FOOT (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/giants_nicks_undergoes_successful_akgPuQ2fM794A351 qQhQWL)

"Hakeem Nicks yesterday underwent successful surgery on his right foot, as a
screw was inserted to hasten the healing process in the fifth metatarsal bone he
fractured while running a route on Thursday during an OTA drill.<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


The surgery was performed in Charlotte, N.C, by foot and ankle specialist Dr.
Robert Anderson.</p>


The Giants have set a 12-week timetable for Nicks’ return. Adam Schefter of
ESPN tweeted “One person familiar with the Nicks fractured foot said it was more
like a ‘4 to 6 week’ injury.’’ Nicks’ agent, Peter Schaffer, told The Post, “we
will know more next week,’’ regarding the earliest Nicks can be expected to
return.</p>


The Giants open up their regular season Sept. 5 against the Cowboys and
Nicks, unless he experiences a setback, could be available for that game. He
likely will sit out the entire training camp, set for July 26 to August 16 at
the University at Albany.</p>


As the team’s top receiver, Nicks last season caught 76 passes for a
career-high 1,192 yards and seven touchdowns. He added 28 catches for 444 yards
along with four touchdowns in four post-season games." </p></div>
http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants

</div></div></div></div></div></div><u><font size="4">THE BERGEN RECORD</font></u>
<div><div><div><div><div><div><div>
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>

<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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CONTRACT DISPUTE ASIDE, GIANTS' OSI UMENYIORA REMAINS "ALL-IN" (http://www.giants101.com/2012/05/26/contract-dispute-aside-new-york-giants-osi-umenyiora-remains-all-in/)

"For the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
Giants, all is currently quiet on the #72 front. Just kidding; it’s peaceful as
far as the c-word goes (C-ontract, folks).


Organized Team Activities have begun and the focus is back on the team – at
least for the team. OTA’s, first off, are voluntary. Many players “skip” these
practices for various reasons. No one should be taken aback that <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> is not in attendance.</p>


As the team is getting back onto the field (well, the one at Timex
Performance Center) and getting that football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) feeling back, some players continue to rehab and
others won’t actually show up until Training Camp which should open late
July.</p>


While there isn’t talk of a hold-out and such a possibility isn’t unheard of
for the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/)
Giants (who have most certainly dealt with their share of malcontent players in
the past), will it be likely? If last year can be used as any type of blueprint,
then more than likely, no. Unfortunately, there are many fans as well as pundits
that are quick on the draw to cut off all ties to the right defensive end.</p>


<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> will be 32 later this year, but shows no signs of slowing down.
Why let him free to possibly play against Big Blue? General Manager <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jerry Reese" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jerry-reese/" rel="tag nofollow">Jerry
Reese</a> is a very smart man and he knows what Osi brings to the defense. In
nine regular-season games last season, #72 recorded: 25 tackles, 9 sacks, 2
forced fumbles and a pass batted down. Career-wise, the RDE (going into his
tenth year) boasts: 333 tackles, 69 sacks, 3 defensive touchdowns, 30 forced
fumbles, 13 fumble recoveries and 12 passes defended in 113 regular season games
played.</p>


Used more as a pass-rushing end, Umenyiora does struggle against the run and
in coverage when asked to cover tight-ends and pass-catching running backs.
However, when his skills are called upon to focus on getting to the quarterback
– mostly on first and third downs and longer yardage downs – that’s when the
stats are in his (and the Giants’) favor. Some view this as “just another
situational player”; <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Perry Fewell" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/perry-fewell/" rel="tag nofollow">Perry
Fewell</a> would say it is all part of the defensive rotational strength. So,
again – why try to take this type of asset out of the locker room and out of
blue?</p>


When activated and playing on game day, Osi is All In. He’s not tearing the
team concept apart as some have indirectly attempted to do in the past. Head
Coach <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Tom Coughlin" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/tom-coughlin/" rel="tag nofollow">Tom
Coughlin</a> and Defensive Coordinator <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Perry Fewell" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/perry-fewell/" rel="tag nofollow">Perry
Fewell</a> are still respected and their weekly game plans are carried out
without question. He also adds a fire and spark to the defensive line as well as
to coach Fewell – you ever see footage of the DC during a game when the guys
come off the field after a huge stop? It’s contagious and something that can
only help not hurt or hinder.</p>


<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Ernie Accorsi" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/ernie-accorsi/" rel="tag nofollow">Ernie
Accorsi</a>’s famous draft mantra: “You can never have too many pass rushers”
remains in Reese’s head as well as in the minds of die-hard fans. So when was
the last time the New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) Giants traded one?"
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GIANTS' INJURIES: WILL THEY PILE UP AGAIN? (http://www.giants101.com/2012/05/26/new-york-giants-injuries-will-they-pile-up-again/)

"Anyone have a gigantic fly swatter and perhaps a good arm? Better yet, is
anyone willing to go on the down low to try to catch this mysterious injury bug
that apparently continues to plague this <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> franchise? It’s getting beyond ludicrous now.


Organized Team Activities have just begun -it’s not even Mini Camp yet- and
more than several players are bitten. It makes one less excited for SUNY at
Albany’s Training Camp and makes one begin to ponder ways to keep these valuable
players “safe” until September 5th (regular season kickoff versus division
rivals, the Dallas Cowboys) a la some lame Final Destination strategies.</p>


Granted, it’s not time to jump off that proverbial ledge and claim all hope
lost, but the yearly repetition of losing players for any amount of time to
injury does start to take its toll and make many question: Why? </p>


Various whys and wherefores can be discussed: previous injury, playing
surface, physical shape, strength and conditioning, coming down wrong, other
players – basic physics and how about number of playing years? Injuries are a
part of football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/).
It’s a physical game. Here’s why depth at any given skill position is important
and one player is not greater than the team.</p>


It’s still really frustrating as a Giants fan, though. Right? So many fans
imagine the “what ifs” as far as the damage suffered via the Injured Reserve
every year. Suppose contributors such as <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jeremy Shockey" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jeremy-shockey/" rel="tag nofollow">Jeremy
Shockey</a>, <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Plaxico Burress" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/plaxico-burress/" rel="tag nofollow">Plaxico
Burress</a>, <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Terrell Thomas" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/terrell-thomas/" rel="tag nofollow">Terrell
Thomas</a>, etc. didn't get injured and miss substantial portions of their
seasons? Honestly, to re-write what has happened over the last handful of years
is almost more ridiculous than the amount of injuries suffered over this
period.</p>


Hearing that your favorite New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giant is hurt and needs time to heal isn’t
something that any die-hard is (or should be) satisfactory with. The unknown and
the fear of not having the same thing replace what is being carted off the field
is more than likely one of the uglier aspects of football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) for the fans – second only to losing. Guess it
is a bit like losing, huh?</p>


So what is the culpability for this annual injury problem? There have been a
few fractured bones that are at fault. Again, it’s football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/) –
those can be expected from time to time. There have been some medical or genetic
issues that can’t be seen on every physical exam. A larger amount of this
conundrum appears to be with ligaments. Knees and shoulders only have a certain
amount of range of motion – not to say that it’s not wide; it’s limited.
Ligaments stretch or lengthen with motion and return to their baseline size when
the tension is no longer there. So what happens when there’s too much tension or
said tension isn’t gradual? Imagine a small, over-used rubber band being pulled
just a bit too much over and over … now increase the tension on that rubber band
from a different angle. It’s bound to tear – even if it’s properly “prepared”
before game time.</p>


The point here is that the human body can only bear so much repeated impact
before something may give. Most of the built-in defense mechanisms are tested on
and off the field. Points weaken as the game speeds up and strength is in high
demand. There’s only so much protective equipment that can be worn by athletes
that would still enable them to go out and play as natural as they have for
years. Those years are what are adding to the mileage on their career bodies as
well as their career – going back to number of playing years.</p>


As frustrated as we get as a fan base, player injury is clearly something out
of our control. That disappointment felt inside is only a fraction of what the
organization is dealing with, and nothing compared to what the actual player is
on the cusp of bearing through.</p>


One never knows what is about to appear on the heels of “disaster.” The New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Football (http://www.giants101.com/tag/football/)
Giants have already proven repeated resiliency. Let the injuries remind you of
that."</p>http://www.giants101.com/

<u><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 NOTGES: LT'S RING, COUGHLIN NO.1 (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/5/26/3044719/new-york-giants-news-and-notes-lts-ring-coughlin-ranked-no-1?tw_p=twt)

"Even on a holiday weekend we are here for you with news about the <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants">New
York Giants</a>. So, here are your morning notes.<div class="entry-body">


<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sheen-denies-buying-lts-super-215024270--nfl.html">Sheen
denies buying LT's Super Bowl ring - Yahoo! Sports</a>
"As much as I would be
honored to own such an important artifact ... I had nothing to do with the
acquisition," Sheen said through rep Larry Solters, according to the New York
Daily News.</p>


<a href="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82958709/article/tom-coughlin-no-1-in-coaches-power-rankings">Tom
Coughlin No. 1 in coaches power rankings - NFL.com</a>
Giants coach Tom
Coughlin beat Patriots (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-england-patriots) coach
Bill Belichick in the Super Bowl so it's only fair that he stands alone at the
top of the Sporting News' coach rankings.</p>


<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/news/solution-hard-knocks-dilemma-173604914--nfl.html">A
solution to the Hard Knocks dilemma - Yahoo! Sports</a>
From Yahoo! Sports:
HBO’s popular series should take a different approach to the 2012 season.</p>


<a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/25/nfl-new-jersey-could-soon-be-at-odds-over-gambling/">NFL,
New Jersey could soon be at odds over gambling | ProFootballTalk</a>
Three
years ago, Delaware planned to introduce sports betting, including gambling on
individual NFL games. The proposal prompted a lawsuit from the NFL and other
sports leagues. Now, New Jersey wants to give it a try.</p>


<a href="http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/CB-Bing-QB-Perrilloux-lean-on-experience/dd57cfe4-77da-4056-8b60-34856442c006">CB
Bing, QB Perrilloux lean on experience</a>"</p></div>
http://www.bigblueview.com/section/news



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


http://www.insidefootball.com/



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

</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>


VICTOR CRUZ IS NOW THE NUMBER ONE RECEIVER (http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/victor_cruz_is_now_the_number_one_receiver/10878353)

"Victor Cruz (http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=victor+cruz&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports.c om%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref=www.rantsports.com%2Fnfl%2Fteams%2F) may now be the<a href="http://www.rantsports.com/new-york-giants/">
New York Giants </a>number one receiver. I don’t think the Giants thought that
would happen this fast, however with the injury to Hakeem Nicks (http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=hakeem+nicks&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports. com%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref=www.rantsports.com%2Fnfl%2Fteams%2F) , the process has begun. Now the
pressure is on Cruz to prove he isn’t a one year wonder.
<div id="postarea">


I don’t believe that Cruz will be a one
year wonder, flash in the plan kind of player. I do believe however, that he
will need to make adjustments on his game going forward. With Nicks status for
the start of the year in doubt, Cruz becomes the number one target. Defenses are
going to start rolling coverages his way more often then they had been doing.
He’s gonna see the corner get help from the <span style="BACKGROUND: none transparent scroll repeat 0% 0%; COLOR: darkgreen; FONT-SIZE: inherit; FONT-WEIGHT: inherit" id="itxthook0w0" class="itxtrst itxtrstspan itxthookspan">safety</span> (#) to
double team him. Nicks will be back, maybe even sooner than previously thought,
as some reports have him back as early as 4-6 weeks. You have to believe though,
that a broken bone in the foot will hamper him, maybe throughout the season.
Nicks does get injured quite a bit and you have to hope that his injuries don’t
become a trend that continues.
</p>


In order for Cruz’s production to not
suffer, other players need to step up. The running game needs to be better than
it was last year. Whether it was the offensive line or the running backs not
reading the blocks correctly, the running game didn’t take off until late in the
season when the team took off. Other receivers like rookie Rueben Randle (http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=reuben+randle&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantsports .com%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref=www.rantsports.com%2Fnfl%2Fteams%2F) and Jerrel Jernigan (http://www.rantsports.com/search/?cx=partner-pub-1362184578149106%3A0810558991&amp;cof=FORID%3A10&amp;ie=UT F-8&amp;q=jerrel+jernigan&amp;sa=Search&amp;siteurl=www.rantspor ts.com%2Fnew-york-giants%2F&amp;ref=www.rantsports.com%2Fnfl%2Fteams%2F) will need to produce as
well.
</p>


Even if the injury to Nicks is only for a
month it still might be something that could hamper him as the season goes on.
Anytime and injury happens to your foot especially as a receiver, it could stay
with you a little bit as the season goes, especially with the injury history
Nicks already has. Cruz is now number one. The question is what will happen
going forward."</p><span class="bottom-content-links"></span><font size="3">http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/teams/new_york_giants/56</font> (http://www.vividseats.com/Search.action?searchTerm=New%20York%20Giants&amp;wsUse r=21&amp;wsVar=New%20York%20Giants)
</div><font size="4">
<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:///">[url]http://nygreporter.com/
</a>


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


http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG




<font size="3"><font size="4"><u>YAHOOSPORTS</u></font></font>

<font size="3">http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl</font> (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl)


<font size="4"><u>FOX SPORTS</u></font>


<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/new-york-giants/67056">http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/team/new-york-giants/67056
</a>

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


GIANTS' CONFIDENCE IN RANDLE GROWING AT OTA'S (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/26/giants-confidence-in-rueben-randle-growing-at-otas/related/)

"The Giants may need more early-season impact out of rookie receiver Rueben Randle (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7468/rueben-randle) than they initially
anticipated, after top wideout Hakeem Nicks (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5136/hakeem-nicks) broke his right foot (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/24/coughlin-nicks-in-a-race-to-make-week-one/).


According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Giants love what they’ve seen from
Randle so far at OTAs.</p>


“They thought he was the most NFL-ready receiver in the draft,” Mort reported
onESPN 32. “What they’ve seen so far has justified that.”</p>


With Nicks sidelined deep into August, Randle figures to open Giants training
camp as a starter and receive first-team practice reps all the way through. The
Giants need to be preparing Randle to begin the season as a starter, in the
event of a Nicks setback.</p>


At the very least, Randle is expected to be New York’s third receiver during
the NFL opener against Dallas."
</p>
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http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/3032875/ns/sports-nfl



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


http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/teams/page/NYG/new-york-giants



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





http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/teams/new-york-giants/?eref=sinav





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

TIMETABLE FOR NICKS' RETURN (http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7970987) - VIDEO

http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/nam (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants)e/nyg/new-york-giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants)



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




http://www.footballoutsiders.com/

<font size="4"><u>
PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY
</u><font size="3">
REPORT: HAKEEM NICKS HAS SUCCESSFUL SURGERY (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/05/26/report-giants-nicks-has-successful-surgery)

"</font></font>Giants WR Hakeem Nicks had successful surgery Friday, with a screw inserted
in his foot to speed the healing of a fractured bone, the New York Post
reported.<div class="m10l m10r"><div class="story_body line ">


Hicks broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot Thursday while
running a pass route during organized team activities. Foot and ankle specialist
Dr. Robert Anderson performed the surgery in Charlotte, N.C.</p>


The Giants have said that Nicks should be able to return to action in about
12 weeks, which would mean that Hicks would miss all of training camp but should
be back in time for the regular-season opener Sept. 5 against the Cowboys if his
recovery goes according to schedule.</p>


The way we see it</p>


There is a rumor that Nicks might be able to return much sooner than the
team’s 12-week estimate. Nevertheless, Nicks was the Giants’ second-leading
receiver last season behind Victor Cruz, and the offseason departure of No. 3 WR
Mario Manningham, combined with Hicks’ injury, potentially puts more pressure on
rookie second-round pick Rueben Randle to contribute
immediately."</p></div></div>
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SweetZombieJesus
05-26-2012, 03:56 PM
Lt. Col. Greg Gasden was on Leno last night (after Colin Powell) plugging his appearance in Battleship, he was representing with his XLVI ring on and they actually talked a fair amount about the Giants.

RoanokeFan
05-26-2012, 04:27 PM
Lt. Col. Greg Gasden was on Leno last night (after Colin Powell) plugging his appearance in Battleship, he was representing with his XLVI ring on and <font color="#0000FF">they actually talked a fair amount about the Giants.</font>


As well they should [;)]

BigBlue1971
05-26-2012, 09:11 PM
thanks Roanoke! [B]</P>


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RoanokeFan
05-26-2012, 09:17 PM
thanks Roanoke! [B]</p>


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