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Posted on: February 28, 2011 11:58 am
 

Hot Routes 2.28.11: The Wonder(lic) years



Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • How about some more NFL combine news? According to two sources for the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Alabama QB Greg McElroy scored a 48 on the Wonderlic test. That’s out of 50, which, if my math is correct, means he scored a 96 out of 100.
  • The Jaguars feel like Luke McCown is one of the best backup QBs in the league, which is why, according to the Florida Times Union , Jacksonville is close to re-signing him to a one-year deal.
  • Last season, the Bears offered S Danieal Manning a contract extension worth $6 million over three years ($2 million of it was guaranteed), but he rejected it. Sounds like he thinks he can get more on the open market if he’s ruled an unrestricted free agent.

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Posted on: February 26, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Kiwanuka's future very much unclear

M. Kiwanuka's NFL future is unclear (Getty). Posted by Eye on Football staff

UPDATED (2:05 p.m.): Jerry Reese released a statement, via the NY Times, that Kiwanuka has been cleared by doctors to play.

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Giants DE Mathias Kiwanuka had such a hot start last year, recording four sacks in three games and really thriving in new defensive coordinator Perry Fewell’s system. But he had a herniated disk problem in his neck, and he missed the final 13 games of the season.

He made $1.76 million in the final year of his contract next season, and though New York obviously likes his abilities, his future with the Giants is still unclear, especially considering he still hasn’t been cleared by doctors to play.

“Kiwanuka’s been getting good reports,” Giants GM Jerry Reese told the media today. “I don’t think he’s quite out of the woods yet with the doctors’ investigation on the neck. But he has been getting good reports. That’s good for us.

"I just think that confirmation, he’s been all over the place trying to get the right information so he can make his decision if he’s going to play again next fall. I think there’s a couple more doctors that he wants to get some confirmation from and our doctors want to huddle up and make sure everybody is saying the same thing, on the same page.”

But there seems to be a chance that Kiwanuka – who, thus far, has avoided surgery as he tries to make a recovery – wouldn’t play again at all.

“It’s a possibility. Who knows?” Reese said. “When you talk about neck injuries, Antonio Pierce, he had a neck injury and boom it was over just like that. Neck injuries are serious injuries and you have to be careful.”

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Posted on: August 20, 2010 10:14 am
Edited on: August 20, 2010 12:15 pm
 

Giants sign two-time Pro Bowler

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Giants have signed OL Shawn Andrews, and it’s a fairly intriguing transaction.

As Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York wonders, what does this say about that status of guards Chris Snee and Rich Seubert?

Andrews made the Pro Bowl in 2006 and 2007, but he’s since suffered from depression and other injuries. He hasn’t played in two years, but apparently, New York feels he can possibly contribute.

“Our personnel staff has been monitoring Shawn's progress for a while now," general manager Jerry Reese said a statement. "He looks great and had a very good workout for us yesterday. He can play both guard and both tackle positions. We just have to take him slow for the rest of the preseason to get him into game shape. Shawn is very excited and grateful for this opportunity to play for the New York Giants."

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Posted on: June 23, 2010 9:01 pm
 

Giants claim Chris Davis off waiversn

In their quest to replace WR/PR Domenik Hixon – who’s out for the year with a torn ACL – the Giants received WR Chris Davis today off waivers, a day after the Bengals released him.

As the Newark Star Ledger’s Mike Garafolo writes, “Giants general manager Jerry Reese admitted during minicamp he was more concerned about the team's punt returns than kick returns after the loss of Hixon to a torn knee ligament. Davis will join a group of potential punt returners that includes Aaron Ross, Sinorice Moss, Mario Manningham and rookie Chad Jones.”

During his rookie year with Tennessee in 2007, Davis returned 31 punts for a 9.5 yard average. The Titans released him before the 2009 season, following a preseason injury and a DUI arrest, and the Bengals signed him in March before cutting him Tuesday.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 17, 2010 8:55 pm
Edited on: June 17, 2010 8:57 pm
 

Questions arise about cause of Hixon's injury

It sounds like New York Giants GM Jerry Reese and S Antrel Rolle disagree on what caused WR Domenik Hixon’s ACL injury Tuesday.

Reese said it had nothing to do with the new FieldTurf surface at New Meadowlands Stadium. Rolle said the turf is exactly what caused the injury.

"I was right there when it happened and I saw it right away," Rolle told ESPN New York’s Ohm Youngmisuk on Thursday. "And I was like, 'Damn, it don't look good.' He didn't make a cut or anything. It just got caught in the turf."

Reese, however, said the injury could have occurred on any surface, and although coach Tom Coughlin originally said he thought Hixon’s foot got caught, he later recanted that story after watching film of the practice.

Giants players told reporters that the turf felt slippery, and Rolle said it felt like his feet were burning and that “it just didn’t feel good to me at all.”

Youngmisuk also spoke to a FieldTurf representative. From the story:

Chip Namias, a spokesman for FieldTurf, said it typically takes a few weeks for the surface to settle in and he was told the team did not believe the field was responsible for Hixon's injury. "With all due and sincere respect to Antrel Rolle, who is a wonderful player, he is simply not medically trained or qualified to make such a statement," Namias said on Thursday. "The people who run NFL teams are ultra conscientious, and there's a very good reason why 21 of the 32 member clubs use FieldTurf."


It seems unlikely that the turf would be replaced, but if so, it’d have to be a joint decision between the Jets and the Giants.


--Josh Katzowitz

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