Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Giants cutting Andrews, adding Burress?
By Dan Graziano
Earlier today, we discussed the Giants' decision to release offensive linemen Shaun O'Hara and Rich Seubert. The moves continue. According to Shawn Andrews' Twitter account, he and the Giants were unable to come to agreement on a restructuring of his contract and he's out as well. Adam Schefter reports that they are going to re-sign Kevin Boothe to a new two-year deal, so that helps, but they're going to need to be in the offensive line market in free agency. I know Giants fans are saying they trust Jerry Reese to figure this out, but I still have to think they would have addressed the line in the draft if the plan all along was to cut all of these guys.
Meanwhile, Adam also reports that the Giants are interested in bringing back receiver Plaxico Burress, who helped them win a Super Bowl four years ago but got sent to prison for shooting himself in the leg with an unlicensed gun in a crowded nightclub two years ago. Given what Burress had to say about Giants coach Tom Coughlin upon his release from prison last month, it's hard to imagine he wants to go back there. But if the offer is right and the other interest isn't what he hopes, there's always chance for a reconciliation, I would think. Makes one think the Giants are worried about Steve Smith's injury, no?