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Next Season’s Opponents Set: The Giants will play the following teams in 2013:
Giants’ 2013 NFL Draft Position Set: The Giants will have the 19th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, which will be held April 25-27.
Jets and Panthers Interested in Marc Ross: According to press reports, the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers will interview Giants’ Director of College Scouting Marc Ross for their general manager vacancies.
Umenyiora Likely to Depart: DE Osi Umenyiora made it clear yesterday that his days as a New York Giant are likely at an end. Umenyiora is set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
“I feel fortunate to be able to play 10 years in New York,” said Umenyiora. “It was a great run. I think now is probably time to move on…There’s really not much left for me to accomplish here in New York. Look at things that have been done here, what is there that is to be done that I haven’t done? We won a championship twice. I think I’ve been a Pro Bowl player. Everything has pretty much gone better than I could have imagined in New York. So if there is a time to leave, it probably would be now but there is no telling what would happen.”
“I’ve earned the right to be a free agent,” Umenyiora said. “It’s been 10 years. I signed a seven-year deal and they made me play out all seven of those years. If they (the Giants) wanted me back, I think something would have been done before now.”
Injury Update: According to The Daily News, OG Chris Snee played through a torn hip labrum and painful bone spurs in his hip. It has not been decided yet whether or not he will have surgery.
Also according to The Daily News, WR Hakeem Nicks played with an undisclosed tear in his left knee that he suffered in Week 2. Doctors originally advised that Nicks rest the knee for 6-8 weeks but Nicks continued to play on it after only missing the next three games. Nicks isn’t sure yet if he will need surgery on the knee.
General Manager Jerry Reese’s End-of-the-Season Press Conference: The transcript and video of yesterday’s end-of-the-season press conference with General Manager Jerry Reese are available at Giants.com.
Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video clips of yesterday’s media Q&As with the following players are available at Giants.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- HB Ahmad Bradshaw (Video)
- WR Hakeem Nicks (Video)
- WR Domenik Hixon (Video)
- WR Rueben Randle (Video)
- TE Martellus Bennett (Video)
- OG Kevin Boothe (Video)
- DE Justin Tuck (Video)
- LB Chase Blackburn (Video)
- S Antrel Rolle (Video)
- S Kenny Phillips (Video)
Giants on ESPN Radio: Audio clips of yesterday’s ESPN Radio interviews with the following players are available at ESPN.com:
BBI Updates: We have updated the following sections of the website:
Article on the 2012 New York Giants: Giants Missing Playoffs a Product of Complacency by Steve Politi of The Star-Ledger
Articles on the Giants and Free Agency:
- Giants’ Player Decisions by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- Giants Front Office Has Plenty of Decisions to Make This Offseason by Jorge Castillo of The Star-Ledger
Articles on QB Eli Manning:
- Blame Eli, Above All, for 2012 Failure by Ian O’Connor of ESPNNewYork.com
- Eli Manning Upset Giants Let Championship Opportunity Slip Away by Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger
Article on WR Hakeem Nicks: Nicks Could’ve Used Up to Two Months Off by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com
Article on DE Justin Tuck: Giants’ Justin Tuck Isn’t Giving Up On Himself by Dave D’Alessandro of The Star-Ledger
BBI – Affiliate for Giants’ Official Team Store: BBI is now an affiliate of the Giants’ official team store, which includes the new Nike jerseys and other apparel.