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    GIANTS' AARON ROSS, AND UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT, SAYS HE WANTS TO BE BACK

    "Itís been less than three weeks since the Giants won Super Bowl XLVI in
    Indianapolis, but coaches and front office officials are back there this week to
    turn the page on the 2011 season with the annual scouting combine, the
    unofficial beginning of the offseason.


    In addition to the draft, the Giants will have to make decisions on a number
    of free agents on their roster, including six cornerbacks. The prominent names
    are Terrell Thomas, who missed the entire 2011 season with a torn ACL, and Aaron
    Ross, who was slated as the teamís third cornerback but jumped on the depth
    chart due to Thomasí injury. He started all but one game, recording 60 tackles
    and four interceptions.




    Ross, a first-round pick in 2007, has struggled at times in his five seasons
    but has started 41 games for the Giants and was a starter on two Super Bowl
    teams. He has 10 career interceptions.




    He wants to be back, but said itís out of his hands.




    ďOf course, of course,Ē Ross told the Star-Ledger after a MAB Celebrity
    Services appearance in Franklin Lakes today. ďIíve been here five years so
    thatís like asking me if I want to go back to (Texas). I invested four years
    there and five years here so my heart is here."




    The Giants currently have just two cornerbacks under contract for next season
    -- Corey Webster and Prince Amukamara.




    ďItís up to them," Ross said. "Itís completely up to them if they want to
    bring me back or not. I donít get into it too much. I donít worry about it. My
    agent, heíll take care of it.Ē




    His heart may be in East Rutherford, but Ross repeated that the NFL is a
    business and wouldnít say whether he would give the Giants a hometown
    discount.




    ďI donít know. We got to see,Ē the unrestricted free agent said. ďItís all a
    business. Itís all a business. I donít know numbers. Iíll leave that up to my
    agent.




    ďIíve seen that itís a business from the start. Coming into the league, Sam
    (Madison), all of those guys told me itís a business so the front office is
    going to take care of themselves and we as players have to take care of
    ourselves. Hopefully we can meet somewhere in the middle to where both of us
    agree.Ē




    The secondaryís turnaround late in the season contributed heavily to the
    teamís reversal and will likely contribute to a better market for him.




    ďItís huge,Ē he said. ďAny player going to free agency coming off a Super
    Bowl win, itís a bonus for them especially if heís a starter. Hopefully itíll
    come out in my favor.




    ďEverything will work out like always.Ē



  • B&RWarrior
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    Re: GIANTS' AARON ROSS, AND UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT, SAYS HE WANTS TO BE BACK

    Lets be serious. I'm am unwilling to brake the bank on Ross. TT might be done at CB with an ACL, but is a good fit for safety with his tackling ability.

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  • Voldamort
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    Re: GIANTS' AARON ROSS, AND UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT, SAYS HE WANTS TO BE BACK

    would love to see Ross come back at the right price?

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