New York Giants Lose S/CB Jason Bell for the Season: The Giants placed safety/cornerback Jason Bell on Injured Reserve yesterday, officially ending his 2007 NFL season before it began. Bell aggravated a back injury during the offseason strength training and conditioning program.

Bell is the second Giant to be placed on Injured Reserve this offseason. The first was FB Jim Finn.

New York Giants Agree to Terms With WR Steve Smith: According to Newsday, the Giants have agreed to terms with WR Steve Smith, the team’s second-round draft pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.

CB Aaron Ross (1st round) is the only remaining unsigned player of the Giants’ eight draft picks.

Article on General Manager Jerry Reese and Head Coach Tom Coughlin: GM: Tom Has My Support by Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News

Quotes: General Manager Jerry Reese on the left tackle position: “People are so worried about left tackle…I think that’s so overrated. People act like (Luke) Petitgout was the second coming. He never made the Pro Bowl, and I don’t think he ever was a first alternate. Now all of a sudden he’s the savior? That’s ridiculous. I don’t think we’re that bad off without Luke Petitgout. He was not a star left tackle. He was a solid left tackle on some occasions and other times he wasn’t. Luke has been a marginal player for a long time.”

Reese on who will replace Petitgout at left tackle: “Well, (David) Diehl is not penciled in at left tackle. First let’s get that straight. He’s not the left tackle yet. He’s going to be in a fight for that position with (Guy) Whimper. We’ll see how that works out. He’s not the left tackle yet. But we’re not afraid to play him at left tackle. We’ll see how that race is finished at the end of training camp.”

Reese on his biggest concern for the team: “The secondary is the most glaring spot for me.”