Giants and Jets Unveil New Stadium Design Today: The Giants and Jets will unveil the design of the new $1.3 billion stadium today.
“It looks a lot different from Giants Stadium,” said the president of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. “It’s a modern design, and it has all the amenities a new stadium would have.”
“This undoubtedly will be the finest football facility in the United States,” said the chairman of the Sports Authority. “A lot of attention understandably will be drawn to the exterior, but the interior space planning is a huge upgrade as well.”
For an early preview, see Kaleidoscope of Colors Coming to New Stadium by Richard Sandomir of The New York Times
Injury Report: Not practicing yesterday were CB Sam Madison (hamstring), WR David Tyree (wrist), FB Robert Douglas (knee), OT Guy Whimper (ankle), and LB Gerris Wilkinson (knee).
Returning to practice were WR Plaxico Burress (back), LB Kawika Mitchell (groin), CB Kevin Dockery (hamstring), DE Adrian Awasom (hip), OC Grey Ruegamer (ankle), LB Reggie Torbor (calf), and S Michael Johnson (hamstring).
Giants Add One More to the Practice Squad: The Giants have added TE Jake Nordin to the Practice Squad.
Nordin was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2007 NFL Draft. The Patriots waived him in July and the Redskins then picked him up. The Redskins waived him on September 1st. He is a blocking-type tight end.
Giants Place OC Todd Londot on Injured Reserve: The Giants have placed OC Todd Londot on Injured Reserve. Londot was waived/injured by the Giants last Saturday.
Article on HB Brandon Jacobs: Giants’ Jacobs Ready for Breakout Year by Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News
Editorial on HB Tiki Barber: Two-Faced Tiki by Mike Vaccaro of The New York Post
Quotes: LB Antonio Pierce on the belief by many that the Dallas Cowboys are the team to beat in the NFC East: “Why are they better than us? My answer is us. We were on top of this division the last two years, we lost it at the end of the season last year. But it’s OK, we want it that way. We’ll finish last. It probably will be Dallas, Philly and Washington all tied for first place. We’ll probably be 0-16 hoping we get, who is the No. 1 pick next year?”