Longtime BBI Member and Friend Atar Passes Away: We learned the unfortunate news yesterday that longtime BBI member and friend Atar (Angelo Taranto) passed away on March 30 at the age of 70 after a brief illness. Angelo is survived by his wife of 44 years, three children, eight grandchildren, and a brother. He lived most recently in Jupiter, Florida. If you would like to express your condolences, please do so here in The Corner Forum.
Giants Waive DT Manny Wright: The Giants have waived DT Manny Wright. According to The Star-Ledger, two unidentified sources said Wright did not work to stay in shape last season or show the type of commitment the team was looking for in this year’s offseason program, which began on March 31. Because of this move, we have updated the Transactions, Roster, and Depth Chart sections of the website.
Update on DT Ethan Kelley: As we reported earlier, unrestricted free agent DT Ethan Kelley (Cleveland Browns) visited the Giants on Monday but left without a contract. According to The Star-Ledger‘s and The Daily News‘ Giants’ blogs, unidentified sources said that Kelley’s surgically-repaired knee is not in good shape at the present time (Kelley is coming off of microfracture surgery). Both blogs said the Giants may look at Kelley again at a later date.
Giants.com Interview with LB Gerris Wilkinson: The video of a recent Giants.com interview with LB Gerris Wilkinson is available at Giants.com.
Article on WR Amani Toomer: Ready for More by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
Draft Chat With College Football Coach: BBI member MCHNYG2003 has offered to participate in a draft chat session in The Corner Forum on Monday, April 14 at 1:00PM EST.
MCHNYG2003 is in his third year as a student assistant quarterback coach for the University of Missouri. He has reviewed game film on a wide range of prospects in this year’s draft and seen many of the players in person on the playing field, including such prospects as Darren McFadden, Felix Jones, Rashard Mendenhall, Aqib Talib, Malcolm Kelly, Reggie Smith, Curtis Lofton, James Hardy, and a variety of top prospects in the 2009 class as well.