February 8, 2013 |
THE NEW YORK Giants continued their roster purge after missing the playoffs, cutting leading rusher Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty. The salary cap-saving moves on Wednesday came 1 day after New York let starting weakside linebacker Michael Boley go after four seasons. The Giants also waived defensive tackle Martin Parker, who spent this past season on injured reserve with a back injury. Bradshaw, Canty and Boley were all veterans who contributed to the Giants' Super Bowl win over the Patriots a year ago, but they all had big contracts and battled injuries.
November 18, 2011 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Tuck is going through one of those seasons that can best be described as an off year. One of the most dominant players in the NFL in 2010 when he had 111/2 sacks and 99 tackles, Tuck has missed four games for the New York Giants (6-3) with neck and groin injuries, and he has been a shell of himself since returning to the lineup. In a 27-20 loss at San Francisco on Sunday, he recorded a quarterback hurry and one pass defend while playing a good portion of the game.
September 27, 2011 |
NEW YORK Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty said he has looked at his hit on Michael Vick, the one that caused the quarterback's bruised right hand, and he felt it was legal. Vick felt the Giants should have been flagged for some roughing-the-quarterback penalties. "He's entitled to his opinion," Canty said in a report in the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger . "I didn't think there was anything wrong with the hit when it took place, I didn't think there was anything wrong with the hit when I looked at it again today.
September 27, 2011 |
Michael Vick eased up on his criticism of referees Monday, one day after claiming that officials aren't protecting him they way they protect other quarterbacks. Vick didn't completely back off the criticism that came after Sunday's frustrating loss and another injury, but he said it doesn't do any good. "Maybe I shouldn't have approached it in that fashion, because the truth of the matter is we can't control the situation," the Eagles quarterback said Monday. "I was kind of out of character and being too candid in that aspect.
September 25, 2011 |
There will be a lot written and said about Michael Vick's broken right hand, the Eagles quarterback's description of the "late" hit that caused the injury and his complaints about the officiating. And there should be since Vick's return is in question and the Eagles' future hangs in the balance. And even when he does come back, the Eagles will have to address the beating their $80 million quarterback receives each week - whether it's his own fault, the offensive line's problem, Andy Reid's fault or the indifference of the referees.
November 25, 2010 |
Guard Todd Herremans said the NFL fined him $5,000 Wednesday for his cut block Sunday night on the New York Giants' Chris Canty . But Herremans, responding to critical comments Canty made to the Star-Ledger, said he is not a dirty player. "It took me off guard a little bit," Herremans said. "Me and Chris have played against each other for a long time, so I would hope that he knows I'm not a dirty player. But he's entitled to his opinion. I've never played the game of football in my entire life with the intent of hurting anybody.
September 19, 2009 |
LaDainian Tomlinson is one of three San Diego Chargers who have been ruled out of tomorrow's home opener against the Baltimore Ravens. The star running back, who sprained his right ankle in Monday night's 24-20 win at Oakland, will miss just the second game of his brilliant career due to injury. The first was in January when a groin injury kept him out of San Diego's playoff loss to eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh. Also out are center Nick Hardwick (ankle) and defensive end Travis Johnson (groin)
December 9, 2007 |
Jay Ratliff knows you had doubts. How could you not? He is the Dallas Cowboys' seventh-round pick from the 2005 draft, he hadn't played very much, and his time on the field was much like his personality away from it: invisible. The first one he wanted to change, the second one he doesn't. But he never had a doubt he could do what he's doing now - even if maybe his own team did. "I always knew I could do this," Ratliff said. "And if I couldn't do this, God wouldn't have put me in this situation.
November 11, 2000 |
All 15 NFL games this weekend were sold out in advance of the local blackout deadline and will be televised in the home teams' market areas, the league said yesterday. It marks just the second time in the 27-year history of the policy that all games have sold out in advance of the deadline, permitting all of the local blackouts to be lifted. The weekend like this was Sept. 6 and 7, 1998 - the opening weekend of that season. This weekend's sellouts will keep NFL attendance on a record-setting pace.
September 13, 1999 |
Once again, South Jersey players are making an impact in the NFL. Fourteen graduates of South Jersey high schools were on NFL rosters as the season opened yesterday. The list of South Jersey NFL players is made up almost exclusively of athletes from Burlington (eight) and Camden Counties (five). The only player not from those counties is Doug Colman, a linebacker from Ocean City in Cape May County. Colman was picked up this week by the Tennessee Titans after being cut by the New York Giants.