New York Giants Sign QB David Carr: According to the player himself, the Giants have signed unrestricted free agent QB David Carr. Carr played with the Giants in 2008-09. He signed with the San Francisco 49ers in 2010 and the 49ers waived earlier this week.
Umenyiora Activated: The Giants activated DE Osi Umenyiora off of the Reserve/Did-Not-Report List today. For more on the Umenyiora situation, see Osi Meets Reese, But Fight “Isn’t Over” by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News.
Injury Report – Two on PUP Now: WR Ramses Barden (ankle) remains on the Active/Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List.
“I’m not sure what the timetable is,” said Barden. “I know right now they want to kind of take everything slow to make sure there’s no issues that arise. It’s important for me to be 100% and not have any kind of setbacks or anything. I think both the coaches and the training staff are confident with me.”
In addition, the Giants have placed OC Adam Koets (knee) on the PUP. Koets is coming off of knee surgery to repair a torn ACL that he suffered last season.
Plaxico Burress Joins Jets: Unrestricted free agent WR Plaxico Burress, who the Giants met with last Friday, has signed a 1-year, $3.017 million contract with the New York Jets.
While the Jets $3.017 million offer was fully guaranteed, the Giants’ offer reportedly was not. According to press reports the Giants offer Burress a 1-year, $4 million contract with $1 million in salary, no signing bonus, $500,000 for being active every game, and $2.5 million in performance bonuses. In other words, the Giants’ offer had no guaranteed money.
Free Agent Rumblings: According to press reports, the Giants will meet with unrestricted free agent TE Ben Patrick (Arizona Cardinals).
There are reports that the Washington Redskins may be interested in unrestricted free agent HB Ahmad Bradshaw.
Player Media Q&As: The transcripts and video of today’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- WR Mario Manningham (Video)
- WR Domenik Hixon (Video)
- WR Ramses Barden (Video)
- WR Devin Thomas (Video)
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Video)
- DT Chris Canty (Video)
- DT Linval Joseph (Video)
- LB Clint Sintim (Video)
- P Matt Dodge (Video)
- P Steve Weatherford (Video)
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