Derrick Ward Axed.

Former Giants RB “wind”-Derrick Ward has been released by the Bucaneers just a year after getting a good free agent deal.

I don’t think the Giants have any interest in bringing him back, but it’s not something that is off base to speculate about.

Ward was productive with the Giants as both a receiver and a runner. The Giants drafted Andre Brown in the fourth round of the 2009 draft and made comparisions betweens Browns skill set and Wards.

In other news: (not breaking) the Giants are “interested” in Matt Leinart. If this comes from Chris Mortensen I’ll take it with a grain of salt. If it comes from Michael Smith it’s probablys pot on. If it’s from Adam Schefter it’s pretty reliable as well. (I think it was Schefter).

Anyway, Not a move I”m terribly fond of. I think he’s owed 10 million dollars in base salary for the rest of his contract. That plus draft picks seems unlikely.

But if the Giants are interested in other QBs for the backup positions who might be available.

Well Sage Rosenfels is expendable in Minnesota. Rosenfels is a good fit as a backup as he can come in and make some plays and acctually WIN som e games (as opposed to a backup who just won’t lose games).

Chad Pennington is still in the league as played in Meadowlands stadium and when healthy has won a majority of his games.

Tyler Thigpen migh tbe available for the right price. I like Thigpen’s ability and he’s fun to watch. He also put up a lot of points with the Cheifs (more than overrated Matt Cassell).

Jamarcus Russel I have no interest in .

There’s a report today on profootballtalk.com that MIke Singletary is not comftorable with backup David Carr (which is interesting, but p[probably not likely)

If the Bills like Brohm and Edwards then Ryan Fittzpatrick becomes expendable.

Those are really the best options I can think of.

I’m still in favor of just moving ahead with Rhett Bomar becuase if Eli Manning gets hurt I don’ tneed to see an older Veteran QB come and play O K and watch the Giants finish  6-10.

Any thoughts?


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One Response to “Derrick Ward Axed.”

  1. Jason C. says:

    I’d bring back Derrick Ward in a second, he can return kicks too, don’t forget about that (much better than Ware, G.J., or Brown). About backup QBs, the Pennington option intrigues me, talk about a guy who can be a perfect backup. Also of the names you mentioned my interest in order would be Sage, Chad, Thigpen, Leinart, Fitzpatrick, with no interest in Carr or JaMarcus.

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