New York Giants News And Notes: Brandon Jacobs, Wrestler

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let's see what is making news this morning.

Brandon Jacobs steps in to fill Jason Pierre-Paul’s wrestling boots | ProFootballTalk
After Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul declined an invitation to participate in a pro wrestling show, teammate Brandon Jacobs decided to take his place. Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports that Jacobs will step into the ring Monday night during a TNA Wrestling taping. SB Nation's 'Cageside Seats' has more thoughts on Jacobs entering the wrestling ring.

My only thought about Jacobs and his TNA appearance is, 'don't do something stupid and get hurt.'

Speaking of Jacobs, and probably more important to the Giants, the veteran running back has again said he would like to stay with the team. He appears willing to take less than the $4.9 million the team would owe him under current contract to do so.

"Nothing has been discussed yet. However, it is coming," Jacobs said. "I want to keep my family [in New York]. I love my teammates and my coaches. It’s a great organization."

Giants' David Diehl undergoes surgery to repair broken hand | NJ.com
Tweets X-rays showing screws inserted

New York Giants final 2011-12 season grades - ESPN New York
Final Report Card: The 2011-12 Giants went from mediocrity to world champions.

Eli Manning is 'sad' to see QB coach Mike Sullivan leave for Tampa | NJ.com
"I'm extremely excited for Coach Sullivan, but I'm sad to see him go," Manning said. "We had a great relationship. He is a tremendous coach who pays attention to every little detail. He always had us well-prepared."

Giants sign three to futures deals

The Giants Monday signed three players to reserve/futures contract. They are defensive end Craig Marshall, tight end Ryan Purvis and offensive lineman Chris White.

Marshall, 6-foot-4, 279 pounds, spent a short time on the Giants' practice squad in 2011. White, a seven-year veteran, was cut by the Giants in training camp. Purvisplayed in 10 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010 and had five catches for 28 yards, with a long reception of 12 yards.

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