New York Giants Fire Mike Waufle: The Giants have fired Mike Waufle. Waufle has served as the Giants’ defensive line coach since 2004. Waufle was highly respected and popular with his players.
“I am extremely saddened by it,” DE Osi Umenyiora said. “He is a great coach and we have a special relationship. I’m sure he will be OK though because there should be very high demand for a coach of his caliber.”
Waufle is the second Giants’ assistant coach to be fired this week, the first being defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan.
Giants Sign Three: According to The Star-Ledger, the Giants have signed “street” free agents FB Jerome Johnson, CB/S Courtney Brown, and PK Sam Swank.
Johnson was originally signed by St. Louis Rams as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Nevada after the 2009 NFL Draft. The Rams waived him before the season started in early September.
Brown was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 7th Round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Cal-Poly. He played in 17 regular season games in 2007-08, including one start. The Cowboys waived him before the 2009 season in early September.
Swank was originally signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Wake Forest after the 2009 NFL Draft. The Eagles released him in May. The Cincinnati Bengals signed him in August, but waived him in early September before the season started.
TE Kevin Boss Has Surgery: TE Kevin Boss had surgery on one of his pinky fingers yesterday.
Feagles Wants to Play Another Season: The Star-Ledger is reporting that P Jeff Feagles, who is currently scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent, would like to play one more season. Feagles turns 44 in March.
Correction: Yesterday, we mentioned in “News and Notes” that Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride’s contract had not yet be renewed. However, The Star-Ledger and New York Post report now that Gilbride is under contract through the 2010 season.