Good News/Bad News

We’ll play a little good news Bad News today. I always want to hear the Bad news first so here goes.

According to multiple outlets Giants defensive end Mathais Kiwanuka is done for the season. That’s bad news.

What’s worse is that without ever getting a contract extension with the Giants and with the rebound in play of Osi Umeinyora¬† the drafting of Jason Pierre Paul and the Giants being comftorable with Dave Tollefson, Mathais Kiwanuka may have seen his last days with the Giants.

He’s a good player, but he might be looking for money then the Giants will be willing to offer a player coming off of a serious neck injury.

Now, the Giants would have waited out Kiwanuka for the season if their roster had remained the same, but it did not because (And this is the good news)

The Giants have signed return man Will Blackmon, formerly of the Green Bay Packers.

To make move the Giants had to put Kiwanuka on the roster or release another player.

Blackmon has three career punt returns for touchdowns and has been O.K. as a kick returner (a 21.1 return average). But his punt returning where he is very good.

Blackmon has averaged 11 yards per return for his career which places him near the top of the league in yards per return. He also plays cornerback which is a huge depth issue (in my opinion) on the NY Giants.

All in all, a good signing IF he’s healthy after missing last year with a tear in a ligament in his knee.
Thoughts and comments?

Have a nice day, everyone.


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3 Responses to “Good News/Bad News”

  1. CMH says:

    I was pissed when the Giants drafted Kiwi (I wanted Demeco Ryans) but grew to really like him based on his versatlity and attitude. I hope we bring him back.

    If we were looking for a roster space for Blackmon, why didn’t we just cut Reynaud?

  2. I saw something suggested, and it makes sense that if Blackmon becomes the return man that the Giants may add Kevin Boothe off of the PUP list and release Reynaud (or possibly release D.J. Johnson or one of the other backup cornerbacks because Blackmon has started games in the N.F.L. at cornerback)

    Reynaud has been a pretty good return man in the league before and perhaps the Giants are keeping him here for insurance as well because as good as Blackmon has been he’s had difficulty staying healthy.

    Also, Perhaps Reynaud is a good Special teams coverage player which the Giants could use as well.

  3. […] and first round pick Jason Pierre-Paul.¬†The Giants’ needed another defensive linemen after Mathias Kiwanuka was placed on IR with a neck injury, so they signed Hall. How long does Hall stick on the roster? That remains to be […]

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