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Giants Won’t Get a First-Round Pick for Shockey

The Giants will not be getting a first round pick for TE Jeremy Shockey. Here is the report as it’s stated on

One of the practical consequences of the blurb posted earlier tonight regarding the Saints’ intention not to re-sign linebacker Jonathan Vilma until he hits the market next Friday morning is that, because the Jets won’t get the Saints’ second-round pick as part of the trade that sent Vilma to New Orleans, the Giants won’t get the Saints’ first-rounder.

The Saints had sent their second-round pick to the Giants for tight end Jeremy Shockey. Since the second-round pick conditionally had been promised to the Jets if Vilma participated in 85 percent of the defensive snaps and re-signed with the Saints, the Giants’ compensation for Shockey would have bumped up a level.

The fact that the Giants got a second-round pick for a guy they really didn’t want tells us all we need to know about their ongoing effort to persuade the rest of the league that they want receiver Plaxico Burress.

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