Tyree will be fighting to hang on

David-tyree-catch_mediumRead lots of speculation yesterday that Super Bowl hero David Tyree could find himself out of a job this season.

With third-round pick Mario Manningham added to a deep corps of receivers that includes Plaxico Burress, Amani Toomer, Steve Smith and Sinorice Moss the questions about Tyree's ability to make the team are justified.

Tyree will also be fighting for a roster spot with Michael Jennings, free agent DJ Hall and return man, special teams ace Domenic Hixon.

"I have no reason to really worry," he said. "I've proven myself when I've been given the opportunity. I'm not that concerned. It's not that big of a deal to me. I just have to get back to being healthy and do the things that I can do.

"Making the catch was a great opportunity, but I can't rest on it. I have to work hard. There's always something to prove. You always have to have the competitive edge."

The reality is the Giants don't need Tyree as a receiver. He caught only four balls in the regular season last season and has 54 catches in five seasons.

His value is really in coverage, and that's a job Hixon can also do.

It would be a cruel blow to the Super Bowl hero if he can't make the 2008 team. Yet, there are no guarantees.

Sentimentally I would like to see Tyree make the team. In the end, though, I want to see the Giants win.

If Tyree isn't one of the best 53 players, then so be it.

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