Notebook: Reese keeps Grant option open

July, 28, 2012
7/28/12
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ALBANY, N.Y. –- Jerry Reese left the door open for the possibility of a Deon Grant reunion.

The veteran safety remains unsigned but recently said he expects to re-sign with the Giants sometime during camp.

“We keep the book open on everything and keep all our options open,” Reese said. “You never know what (will) happen, but we have some young safeties we want to take a look at. Deon’s still out there and he did a really nice job for us last year, so we’ll keep those options open.”

Grant was one of the most respected voices in the locker room last season and a vocal leader on defense. He was a pivotal part of the Giants’ three-safety look used often over the past two seasons.

This season, the Giants have Tyler Sash, Stevie Brown, Will Hill, Chris Horton, S/CB Janzen Jackson and Jojo Nicolas behind Antrel Rolle and Kenny Phillips at safety.

If the Giants don’t like what they see behind Rolle and Phillips, they could opt to bring Grant back.

Reese was also asked about the possibility of bringing back right tackle Kareem McKenzie if there is an injury on the line.

“We’ll keep all our options,” Reese said.

WILSON TALKS: David Wilson met with reporters for the first time in camp and the first-round pick was asked about how he has impressed many with his speed.

“That’s crazy because a lot of great players have come through here,” Wilson said. “Me having a so-called speed advantage over them, it makes me wonder how my career will turn out.”

Wilson has displayed terrific quickness and the ability to stop, cut and change direction in a flash.

On Friday, he had to wait to get some carries as he was behind Ahmad Bradshaw, D.J. Ware, Andre Brown and Da’Rel Scott.

“It’s good because I get to watch them and make sure I do it right,” Wilson said. “I’m the new guy and that’s the way it was everywhere I started.”

THOMAS RETURNS: Terrell Thomas returned to practice after his back tightened up and kept him from finishing practice on Friday.

“I feel a lot better,” said Thomas, who also distributed Thomas T-shirts to fans on Saturday at practice. “It’s just a freak accident, something I haven’t had since college. I pretty much just had a back spasm that locked up on me.”
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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