Giants Waive Safety Chad Jones: The Giants waived safety Chad Jones yesterday after Jones failed his team physical.
Jones was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Giants. Two months later, on June 25, 2010, Jones suffered multiple fractures and nerve damage in his lower left leg in the accident in New Orleans. Jones spent the last two seasons on the Giants’ Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.
“Chad had a severe injury to his left leg, involving a complex tibial fracture with associated injury to muscle, nerves, and vascular structures,” said a Giants’ associate team physician. “This type of injury is often limb-threatening, and can sometimes require amputation. He has made a remarkable recovery to date, with successful salvage of the leg. However, at this time he has residual sensory loss, muscle weakness, and tenuous soft tissue coverage in the involved lower leg. The resultant functional impairment precludes his ability to perform physically at the level required for professional football.”
“We would like to thank the Giants organization for the manner in which they have supported Chad since his unfortunate accident two years ago,” said Jones’ agent. “Their genuine support and caring has far exceeded their obligations and he and his family will be eternally grateful. Chad is experiencing a minor setback and we expect a full recovery within a few months. He thanks everyone for their continued support and prayers. He will see his teammates on the field soon.”
“We consider Chad to be part of the Giants family, and we’ll continue to work with him in his rehab,” General Manager Jerry Reese said. “As we’ve said since his accident, we’re thankful he is alive and able to lead a normal life.”
Giants Sign Safety Will Hill: The Giants signed street free agent safety Will Hill yesterday. Hill was one of the tryout players during the Giants’ recently-completed rookie mini-camp. Because of this move, we have updated the Transactions, 2012 Free Agent Scorecard, and Free Agent Signings (with scouting report) sections of the website.
Giants to Receive Super Bowl Rings on Wednesday: Giants’ players, coaches, and team officials will receive their Super Bowl rings on Wednesday evening at a private ceremony event at Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue. The ring design was created after several meetings that included Team President/CEO John Mara; Chairman/Executive Vice President Steve Tisch; General Manager Jerry Reese; Head Coach Tom Coughlin; the team’s three co-captains, Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, and Zak DeOssie; and representatives from Tiffany.
Injury Update on DT Chris Canty: DT Chris Canty told The Daily News that he is recovering well from offseason knee surgery. “The rehab is going really well” said Canty. “I’m looking forward to being ready to go for training camp. Obviously there’s a lot of work between now and then for me to be ready to get me to that point. But the doctors feel good about the progress and they’re confident that I’ll be ready.”
Canty said he will not be ready to practice at the full-team mini-camp on June 12-14. “I don’t really see that,” Canty said. “And I don’t know that I’m going to be losing any sleep or shedding any tears for that.”
Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Giants Coach Tom Coughlin to Receive U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger
Giants.com Q&A With HB David Wilson: The video of a Giants.com Q&A with HB David Wilson is available at Giants.com.
Article on CB Terrell Thomas: Thomas Looking Forward to Earning Ring with Giants by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News
Notes and Quotes: Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell said last week that that LB Chase Blackburn is the starter at middle linebacker heading into training camp.
“It’s my position to lose,” said Blackburn. “I’ve just got to continue to work hard and get better every day so I can keep that spot. You’ve got to take it in stride. You can’t be complacent with it. You can’t be happy about it. I’ve got to continue to work and get better. There’s a lot of things I can work on in my game. Yeah, I’m a veteran, this is my eighth season, but if you’re done improving you’re done in this game. There’s a lot of room for improvement.”
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