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Spievey Visits Giants; McClain Says He Doesn’t Have Crohn’s

Two bits of draft news for ya’ll: Iowa CB Amari Spievey has visited the Giants for a pre-draft workout. Spievey is a tough, quick corner who excels with his range. Can cover a lot of ground. Can also play safety, if needed. Spievey is a third or fourth round candidate. I know Jesse Bartolis is a fan. I am too. He would be a nice pick for the Giants, providing critical depth at the corner spot. His Draft Countdown scouting report is here.

Second bit of the day. Remember how Rolando McClain has Crohn’s disease? Well, according to McClain, he doesn’t have it anymore. Speaking to the Birmingham News, McClain broke the news:

“In all my talks with my doctors in the past two weeks, with all the tests we’ve done, they don’t even feel I have Crohn’s disease,” said McClain, who is expected to be a first-round selection Thursday in the NFL draft.

I don’t have any signs of it right now.

We never thought the disease would be a problem for McClain–he’s been productive at Alabama with it. Good for him that he doesn’t have it anymore. From the people that I know who have it, it can be a tough disease. Good for McClain.

UPDATE (5:45 EST): Talked to a friend of mine who actually has the disease–she said that while it doesn’t go away, because it’s inflammation of the digestive track, the inflammation can go down or go away. The disease can become inactive, or in remission, but it doesn’t go  away. Looks like McClain misspoke. He still most likely has it, but the there isn’t a lot of inflammation.

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3 Responses to “Spievey Visits Giants; McClain Says He Doesn’t Have Crohn’s”

  1. Steve B. says:

    Couple thoughts on McClain and Crohns:

    1) Its an agent move, trying to bump his status

    2) I have no idea what Crohns disease involves, but maybe it didnt act up, so that meant he didnt show signs of it?

    3) If he doesnt have it, then why did he sit out at the combine?

    Part of me just think its a move to try to improve his status, but who knows. I really dont know who the Giants are going to draft anymore, cant wait to see what happens on Thursday.

  2. Dave says:

    crohns is a serious and chronic illness. you don’t have it one day and not have it the next.

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