In the weeks leading up to the draft, the New Orleans Saints and
several other teams approached the Giants about a trade for the
oft-injured Pro Bowler who admittedly was unhappy with his role.
The Giants listened, but that was it.
"There was a lot of talk but very little activity," coach Tom
Not surprisingly, the first question posed to general manager
Jerry Reese after New York took safety Kenny Phillips in the first
round concerned Shockey, the Giants' first-round pick in 2002.
"Can't we talk about our draft pick?" Reese said. "Let's talk
about Kenny Phillips. Jeremy Shockey is our starting tight end,
guys. I'm going to leave it at that. Let's talk about our draft
pick. Jeremy Shockey is our starting tight end. That's the end of