- Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN Staff Writer
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Amani Toomer has made up with the Giants and says there are no hard feelings.
After Toomer’s 13-year career with the Giants ended in 2008, he told reporters that he thought the Giants fazed him out and he was upset.
On Wednesday, Toomer, one of the Giants' best receivers in franchise history, was at the Giants practice facility and he was happy to be reunited with his old team.
“I mean, I had been with the team for 13 years,” said Toomer, who is running in the New York City Marathon for TIMEX to support the New York Road Runner’s Youth Program. “If you have a 13-year relationship with anything, the breakup is going to be hard. Cooler heads prevailed. Everybody is happy and I am excited to be back here and part of the Giants family and I don’t have any regrets.”
One regret Toomer does have was trying to play for the rebuilding Chiefs after his tenure ended with the Giants. Toomer didn’t make it out of training camp.
“Once I was with the Chiefs, I don’t know if I was really into it,” Toomer said. “Going from an organization like the Giants to the Chiefs, it is a big difference. It is like playing varsity and going to JV. So I really didn’t like the fact that a lot of things were going on there. I think they have a good organization. I think they are making moves. But for the (rebuilding) situation they were in at the time, I don’t think I was the right person to be there.”
Toomer, who will start last in the marathon with TIMEX donating a dollar for every person he passes, said he has been busy training, taking care of his five-month-old twins and trying to start a career in the media.