Eli Manning Wins “BBI Giant of the Year” Award: After a week of fan voting, QB Eli Manning has won the “BBI Giant of the Year” award for his performance during the 2011 NFL season. It is tentatively planned that Manning will be handed the annual BBI trophy at a training camp ceremony in early August.
In terms of percentage of the vote, the final results were:
- QB Eli Manning: 52%
- HC Tom Coughlin: 30%
- WR Victor Cruz: 8%
- GM Jerry Reese: 7%
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul: 2%
- WR Hakeem Nicks: 0%
For a complete list of past winners, see the BBI Giant of the Year section of the website.
Hakeem Nicks Out 12 Weeks With Broken Foot: WR Hakeem Nicks broke the fifth metatarsal of his right foot yesterday during the team’s second Organized Team Activity (OTA) workout. According to the Giants, Nicks suffered the injury as he was running a hook route during individual drills.
Nicks will undergo surgery today to have a screw inserted into the broken bone to help the healing process. The Giants are officially saying the expected recovery time for Nicks is approximately 12 weeks. Training camp begins on July 26.
“Well, it’s probably going to be close (as to whether or not he will be ready for the regular-season opener),” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Hopefully, he will. He feels very confident about it. The doctors have expressed it as something they feel will heal very, very well. Obviously, we’ve got to get about the business of healing right away.”
“If it takes the full three months, you’re going to be sitting right up next to that opening game,” Coughlin said. “We certainly hope that Hakeem is correct in saying that he heals fast.”
“Let’s take the positive side of it,” Coughlin said. “The positive side of it is the doctors are very confident this will be a complete healing and perhaps the bone will be stronger than it ever was.”
Giants Hold Second OTA Practice: The Giants held their second Organized Team Activity (OTA) practice yesterday at the Timex Performance Center. There was no press access at yesterday’s workout.
For the complete OTA schedule, see the Important Dates section of the website.
Giants Waive CB Brian Witherspoon; Sign CB Dante Hughes: The Giants announced yesterday that they have waived/injured CB Brian Witherspoon, who re-tore his ACL in an OTA workout on Wednesday. To fill Witherspoon’s roster spot, the team signed street free agent CB Dante Hughes, who was waived by the Chargers in March.
Road to Super Bowl Added to BBI Store: “Road to the Super Bowl” (both Blu Ray and DVD) have been added to the BBI Store (Amazon.com). “Road to the Super Bowl” includes the network broadcast of the four playoff games.
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