Here are some New York Giants-related stories for you this morning.
- The death of former NFL defensive back Dave Duerson was met Friday with shock and sadness in Chicago, where he spent most of his career as a member of the Chicago Bears. Don't forget, though, that Duerson was also a member of the 1990 New York Giants team that won a Super Bowl.
SB Nation Chicago provides some sad details on the downward spiral of Duerson's life in recent years. He was only 50 when he died on Thursday.
- Washington Redskins return man Brandon Banks has finally been released from a hospital, six days after being the victim of a stabbing.
- This is a couple of days old, but I just found it and had to pass it along. Apparently former Giants great Michael Strahan is a candidate to replace the retiring Regis Philbin. I guess that is something I never thought I would see. Strahan co-hosting a morning show. Unreal!
- Alabama running back Mark Ingram is drawing comparisons to Emmitt Smith, and ESPN New York finds it hard to believe the Giants would let Ingram pass if he was available at No. 19 in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. I am not buying the Smith comparisons -- let the guy get on an NFL field first. I do, however, buy the observation that Ingram would be difficult to pass up at No. 19. He seems like a New York kind of running back.