New York Giants Update: A black cloud hangs over Big Blue
Sad news from Giants camp yesterday was announced that former Giants Safety Tyler Sash has passed away at 27 years old. He was found yesterday morning by someone who came by to walk his dog. The cause of death is unknown. Our thoughts go out to his family.
The Jason Pierre Paul saga continues to amaze. Because JPP would not report until now, it changes what options the Giants have now that the roster is set. The goal was to have him sign his franchise agreement (14.8 million) and have him put on the non-football injury list. This would allow him to play after week six.
Because of the time sensitive nature of the “non-football injury” list, JPP now can not be listed there…unless he sits out the year.
The examination did not go well and the Giants doctors did not clear him to play. Because the two parties parted ways without JPP signing his franchise tender, they couldn’t put him on the field regardless of his health and he will be forced to work out on his own. Even worse…his salary counts toward this year, so cutting ties does not come easy.
Victor Cruz is still hurting. Former Giants and Redskins linebacker, Lavar Arrington had some great insight on the fact that Cruz could be compensating for the healing knee, hence straining the calf muscle in the process.
Stevie Brown – the former Giants safety who was recently re-signed…was cut again. He had the experience and the talent the Giants sorely needed; however, he was cut because he would never learn the defense in time to make an impact. This seems rather short-sighted. Get the man a tutor!
Nix and Asa – The Giants were recently awarded Nix (DT) and Asa (CB) after these two players passed waivers; however, they didn’t even get a helmet before they were released. So the defensive back field is still barren and the defensive line still will lack a pass rush.
The opener against the Dallas Cowboys is here and the Giants could use some good news.