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Position Breakdown: Defensive Line

We now move over to defense, and start with the defensive line. Many people, myself included, were surprised when the Giants signed Chris Canty and Rocky Bernard in the offseason. Not because they were bad players, but because their defensive line was already really, really good. Those additions add more firepower to what I think […]

Report: Robbins No Guarantee To Be Ready By Training Camp

This from Pro Football Weekly: Head coach Tom Coughlin said he “offered no guarantee” that DT Fred Robbins, who had microfracture surgery this offseason, would be ready by the time training camp rolls around. That said, Coughlin indicated that Robbins has made good progress, has worked hard and is ahead of schedule — he just didn’t say […]

Cofield Didn’t Have Microfracture Knee Surgery:

From One week after questions were raised about whether New York Giants defensive tackle Barry Cofield underwent microfracture knee surgery, Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that Cofield didn’t have microfacture surgery. Instead, it was “just a complicated/advanced scope,” Garafolo wrote on his Twitter account, citing multiple sources. “He’s ahead of schedule […]

Did Cofield Have Microfracture Knee Surgery?

From In the wake of New York Giants defensive lineman Fred Robbins’ disclosure that he had microfracture knee surgery before later removing the information from his blog, questions are being raised about the extent of fellow defensive tackle Barry Cofield’s offseason knee surgery. Cofield recently characterized his repair procedure as “an advanced scope,” according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New […]

Fred Robbins Had Microfracture Surgery

This from Vinni DiTrani of the Bergen Record (and reported elsewhere as well): DT Fred Robbins has started a blog, and in his latest entry mentioned this his off-season knee surgery was “microfracture surgery,” which can be serious at times. It’s the type of surgery from which Jason Sehorn had a tough time returning, and […]

Coughlin Talks to Mosely

Matt Mosely of ESPN caught up with Tom Coughlin at the owner’s meeting. Here’s the article: It should come as no surprise that Tom Coughlin was running about 10 minutes ahead at the NFC coaches’ breakfast. While reporters staked out Wade Phillips’ table, Coughlin quietly took a seat at his table and waited at least […]

Jerry Reese Talks

Matt Mosely of ESPN got a chance to sit down with Giants GM Jerry Reese. Here’s the transcript: How do you feel about your offseason moves so far? (always lead with the softball) Jerry Reese: I’m pleased so far, but we still have some to go. We wanted to bolster our defensive front because it’s […]

Webster’s Contract Restructured

From In yet another example of why you, me or anybody else without all the details should never try to calculate salary-cap space, I just noticed that, in February, the Giants renegotiated the extension they gave CB Corey Webster in December. No big changes to overall value; just some tweaks for cap purposes. Basically, […]

Reese Talks Free Agents

Mike Garafolo of and the Newark Star-Ledger has some quotes up from Jerry Reese talking about the new free agent aquisitions: (On whether the health of Fred Robbins and Barry Cofield played into the decision to sign two DTs) “We expect those guys to make full recoveries but you always want to protect yourself […]

Bernard Visits Giants

According to the New York Post, defensive tackle Rocky Benard is visiting the Giants. If signed, he will work in a rotation with Fred Robbins, Barry Cofield, and Jay Alford.