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Umenyiora No Longer Has Permission to Seek Trade: The Giants gave DE Osi Umenyiora’s agent two days to find a trading partner willing to part with a #1 draft pick for his client. After finding no takers, the Giants have rescinded their permission for Umenyiora to seek a trade.
The Giants reportedly excused Umenyiora from practice last night in order for him to clear his head and return to practice today. Umenyiora left the Giants’ facility but returned for the 6:00PM practice. However, once again, Umenyiora watched practice from the sidelines and did not participate in drills. The Daily News is reporting that Umenyiora does not intend to practice today or anytime soon. Umenyiora has yet to practice at all in training camp.
“I’m not talking about Osi,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin after practice. “I have nothing to say. I don’t know anything. It seems like there’s chapters. When I do have something to tell you, I’ll tell you, but I don’t know any more than all of the speculation. I’d rather talk about the guys that are here and are practicing.”
Giants Sign OT/OG Stacy Andrews and HB Andre Brown: The Giants have officially signed unrestricted free agents OT/OG Stacy Andrews and HB Andre Brown. Andrews is the brother of recently-released OT/OG Shawn Andrews and was recently released by the Seattle Seahawks. Brown was the Giants’ 4th round draft pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and was recently released by the Washington Redskins.
“(Andrews) really looks good,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He’s come in light. He weighed, whatever you want a number to be, 340. He looks to be in outstanding shape. He’s got good feet. We plan to play him at tackle, which if you remember a couple of years ago, that is the spot that he gained great recognition at.”
Free Agent Rumblings – Boss Works Out With Raiders: Unrestricted free agent TE Kevin Boss worked out with the Raiders yesterday.
According to press reports, the Giants worked out unrestricted free agent DE Andre Carter yesterday. Carter was recently released by the Washington Redskins.
Training Camp Practice Reports: Practices continue at Giants Training Camp at the Timex Performance Center outside the New Meadowlands Stadium. The camp schedule and BBI fan reports are available in the Training Camp section of the website. In addition, check out the following:
Injury Report: Both WR Ramses Barden (ankle) and OC Adam Koets (knee) remain on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List.
OC Jim Cordle left had to be helped off the field with a knee injury, but later returned. WR Devin Thomas turned an ankle. Head Coach Tom Coughlin thinks both will be OK.
Coach Media Q&As: The transcripts and video of yesterday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com:
- Head Coach Tom Coughlin (Video)
- Wide Receivers Coach Sean Ryan (Video)
- Cornerbacks Coach Peter Giunta (Video)
- Safeties Coach Dave Merritt (Video)
Player Media Q&As: The transcripts and video of yesterday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- TE Ben Patrick (Video)
- RT Kareem McKenzie (Video)
- DE Mathias Kiwanuka (Video)
- LB Michael Boley (Video)
- CB Terrell Thomas (Video)
- LS Zak DeOssie (Video)
Article on DE/LB Mathias Kiwanuka: Giants’ Mathias Kiwanuka is Ready for Any Role This Season by Zach Berman of The Star-Ledger
Article on WRs Domenik Hixon, Devin Thomas, and Michael Clayton: Three Receivers Are Seeking a Second Opportunity With the Giants by Mike Tanier of The New York Times
Quotes: Head Coach Tom Coughlin on DT Gabe Watson: “In good shape. Light on his feet. We know quite a bit about him. I’ll tell you, a year or two ago he was pretty darn exciting. I can’t tell you snap for snap what happened over the last year, but he’s a strong, powerful guy that shows good athleticism and quickness. His availability was attractive to us. Hopefully he’ll look at this as a new start and do something about it.”