LB Etienne Sabino – Photo by USA Today Sports Images
BBI Giant of the Year Voting Now Open: Registered BBI members can now cast their vote for the 2012 BBI Giant of the Year here.
The annual award is given to the Giants’ player, coach or member of the front office who most contributed to the team’s success on the field in a given year. The vote is held at the end of each season by members of the BBI community and the award is presented at a ceremony on the practice fields during training camp. For a listing of past winners, see the BBI Giant of the Year section of the website.
Rookie Mini-Camp Begins: Rookie draft picks, signed rookie free agents, rookie free agent tryout players, and veteran tryout players all reported to the Timex Performance Center yesterday for the start of the Giants’ 3-day rookie mini-camp (May 10-12).
The Giants will hold two non-contact practices today (10:05-11:45AM and 3:05-4:40PM) and two on Saturday (10:05-11:45AM and 3:05-4:40PM). Head Coach Tom Coughlin and his assistant coaches, as well as many of the players, will respond to media questions.
For more on the rookie mini-camp, see the following videos from Giants.com:
- Rookie Mini-Camp Preview Report (Video)
- Papa’s Perspectives: Rookie Mini-Camp Expectations (Video)
- Sights and Sounds: Rookies Arrive (Video)
WR/Returner Josh Cribbs Visits Giants: According to multiple reports, unrestricted free agent WR/Returner Josh Cribbs (Cleveland Browns) visited the Giants yesterday. Cribbs visited with the Jets on Wednesday and also met with the Raiders earlier in the week.
The Giants had originally expressed interest in Cribbs when free agency first started in March. However, before he was tentatively scheduled to meet with the Giants, Cribbs agreed to contract terms with the Cardinals. That deal fell through when Cribbs failed his physical with Arizona (Cribbs had a torn meniscus in his knee surgically repaired after the season).
Cribbs apparently left the Giants yesterday without a deal. It is not known if Cribbs passed the Giants’ physical or was offered a contract by the team. He is now off to meet with the Detroit Lions.
LB Aaron Curry Visits Giants: As previously reported, unrestricted free agent LB Aaron Curry (ex-Oakland Raiders) visited the Giants yesterday. According to press reports, after taking a physical and working out with the team, Curry left without a deal. It is not known if the Giants offered him a contract or intend to do so. The Daily News is reporting that Curry has received interest from seven other teams and will likely be considering his options.
S Chad Jones Retires from Football: S Chad Jones, who was drafted by the Giants in the 3rd round of the 2010 NFL Draft, has retired from football. Jones suffered catastrophic leg injuries in a car crash shortly after he was drafted. He had multiple surgeries and the Giants waived him in May 2012. Jones will now attempt to pursue a career in baseball.
Giants and WFAN Extend Contract: Broadcast Agreement Extended with WFAN by Giants.com
Articles on OL Justin Pugh:
- Giants’ Top Pick Justin Pugh Driven by Pride by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record
- NY Giants Top Pick Justin Pugh Set to Show Off Mean Streak by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News
Article on LB Charles Dieuseul: Free Agent Charles Dieuseul Wants to Make a Name for Himself with Giants by Tom Rock of Newsday
Article on the Giants and Undrafted Rookie Free Agents: Undrafted Free Agents Under Tom Coughlin by Dan Salomone of Giants.com
Article on Giants on the Hot Seat: Tuck One of Several ‘Make or Break’ Giants by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com
Article on Former Giants RB Tiki Barber: Tiki Asks Twin Brother Ronde: Why Don’t People Like Me by Bernie Augustine of The Daily News