Aug 062011
 
 August 6, 2011  Posted by  News and Notes

New York Giants Lose Kevin Boss to the Raiders: Unrestricted free agent TE Kevin Boss has signed with the Oakland Raiders. The contract is reportedly a 4-year, $16 million deal. For a good article on the loss of Boss, see Giants Disappointed After Kevin Boss Signs With Oakland Raiders by Zach Berman of The Star-Ledger.

New York Giants Agree to Terms with DE Dave Tollefson: The Giants have reportedly agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent DE Dave Tollefson.

Roster Moves at Cornerback: The Giants waived/injured CB Bruce Johnson yesterday. Johnson ruptured an Achilles tendon during practice on Thursday evening.

“Very sorry and very sad about Bruce,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Bruce had (injuries) two (years) in a row, the ACL knee and now the Achilles. We were all stunned by it because there was no reason why it should have happened. He was just backpedaling. He was just doing something of that nature and all of a sudden this occurs. Why it happens, I always ask myself that. I feel bad for Bruce.”

To fill Johnson’s roster spot, the Giants signed undrafted rookie free agent CB/S Darnell Burks (Fort Valley State).

Latest on the Contract Dispute with DE Osi Umenyiora:

Antonio Pierce Weighs In On Umenyiora Situation: Pierce: ‘I’m Not on Osi’s Side’ by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News

Training Camp Practice Reports: Practices continue at Giants Training Camp at the Timex Performance Center outside the New Meadowlands Stadium. The camp schedule is available in the Training Camp section of the website.

Injury Report: WR Domenik Hixon (knee) returned to practice. WR Devin Thomas (ankle) returned to practice, but was then forced to leave with a dislocated finger. S Cary Harris (shoulder) and LB Spencer Paysinger (groin) also left practice early. Both WR Ramses Barden (ankle) and OC Adam Koets (knee) remain on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Friday Press Conference: The transcript and video of yesterday’s press conference with Head Coach Tom Coughlin are available at Giants.com.

Giants.com Interview with Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride: The video of a recent Giants.com interview with Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride is available at Giants.com.

Player Media Q&As: The transcripts and video of yesterday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on CB Prince Amukamara: Prince Amukamara Plays Catch-Up by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com

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