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Kevin Gilbride Transcript

Today was an open media day, so there are a bunch of transcripts. Here is one with offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride (via giants.com) Q:  How do you feel about receivers? A:  Good.  It is hard to get a gauge this early for a couple of reasons.  One, they are just learning what it is you […]

Reese Talks About the Draft

Jerry Reese talked to reporters about the draft. Here is the transcript from giants.com: We already talked about Hakeem Nicks and Sintim and Beatty. Hakeem Nicks – we felt like he was a really good value pick and a need position.  We got a little bit of both at that time; very productive, big body, […]

Coughlin Transcript on Nicks

Tom Coughlin talks about Hakeem Nicks, via giants.com: Being in the position that we are in, to be able to pick a player of this ability, Hakeem Nicks is a guy that averaged 18 yards a reception his senior year. He’s got outstanding hands, big hands, long arms. Goes over the middle, catches the ball. […]

Details About the Plax Grievance Ruling

Mike Garafolo of nj.com, does a great job of breaking down the Plax grievance ruling: Just because the Giants had written the full signing bonus into the default portion of the contract doesn’t mean they were looking to get it all back. I haven’t seen the complaint, but it appears Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk.com has. […]

NFL Issues Statement in Burress Ruling

Tom Rock of Newsday had the NFL Statement in the Burress Ruling: “Today’s decision by Professor Burbank again underscores a serious flaw in the current system. It continues an unfortunate trend of permitting players who are suspended due to serious misconduct to nonetheless retain large bonus payments from their NFL teams. When clubs pay upfront […]

Burress Wins Again, Gets to Keep Roster Bonuses

From Pro Football Talk: Lost in the news that former Giants receiver Plaxico Burress beat back an attempt by team to withhold $637,500 in signing bonus allocation is the fact that Burress also prevailed on an attempt by the club to invalidate the full amount of a 2008 per-game roster bonus. The Giants not only wanted to withhold […]

Plax Wins Grievance

Foxsports.com reported today that Plaxico Burress won his grievance case against the Giants: Plaxico Burress, cut by the Giants last week, has won his grievance against the club for withholding his bonus money, a source has told FOXSports.com’s Alex Marvez. The NFL Players Association and NFL attorneys made their arguments during a 3 1/2-hour hearing […]

Burress’s Monetary Impact

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News did a great job of breaking down what Plax gave up by not taking a restructured deal, as well as cap implications. There are so many parts of this Plaxico Burress saga that scream “What a waste!” it’s hard to know where to truly begin. But here’s […]

Brainstorming Replacements for Plax Revisited

On March 31st, I wrote about potential replacements for Plaxico Burress: With Burress’ court date pushed back to June 15th (the day before mandatory mini-camps) it’s becoming increasingly unlikely that Plax won’t suit up for the Giants on Week 1. He might not suit up at all. One NFL source told Newsday that: “It’s tough […]

Plax Says Thanks In Email

Plaxico Burress sent an email to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols after his release. It reads: “First of all I wanna thank the organization for allowing me to be a NYG, John Mara, Jerry Reese, Steve Tisch and Ernie Accorsi who is no longer there who was responsible for me to become a Giant,” Burress wrote. “I […]