New York Giants News And Notes: Ex-Giants In The Headlines

There is not a whole lot of new information to discuss today when it comes to the New York Giants. Yet, we persist here at Big Blue View finding you interesting nuggets to read.

We gave you some of the items from Ralph Vacchiano's Sirius XM Radio interview with Giants GM Jerry Reese on Monday. Here is Vacchiano's complete post on his chat with Reese.

The expectations don't sound high for former Giant Steve Smith in Philadelphia. Here is SB Nation's Turf Show Time on the Smith signing:

If healthy, Smith can be a good possession receiver for the Rams. He has good hands. In 2010, he caught more than 66 percent of the passes thrown to him and 70 percent the year before that. Smith was mostly an afterthought in Philadelphia last season.

According to Thomas, Smith signed a one-year deal with the Rams. A trial contract. Smith could be a nice addition, or he could be another Mike Sims-Walker. There is no guarantee that he makes the final cut some September.

It's been a long fall for Smith, especially if Turf Show Times is right that Smith has to earn a roster spot in St. Louis.

Goodell says Shockey didn't blow the whistle on the Saints
Last week NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp called tight end Jeremy Shockey the "snitch" in the Saints bounty scandal. Shockey immediately denied the accusation and even shared a text message exchange from coach Sean Payton to confirm his innocence.

Today NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed that Shockey did not blow the whistle on his former team. During his media press conference at the NFL owners meetings, Goodell was asked about Sapp's comments to which he replied, "First off, you’re assuming it’s a player right? We have several sources on this. We’re not disclosing who our source is or sources. I didn’t see his comment, but he’s inaccurate. We’ll start with that."

NFL.com news: Parcells should stay in the shadows
Parcells is an out of the box notion that sounds better in theory than reality. Parcells has said repeatedly that he's done with coaching and that he's burned out. Even in Miami, Parcells was relatively hands off after he took the over as vice president of football operations. It's a young man's game, as Parcells has repeated often.

The Saints could split the difference and hire Parcells in some sort of consultant role. He could work with the interim head coach for a year without making the insane commitment that being a head coach requires.

NFL.com news: Bill Parcells: 'I don't think' I have urge to coach again
Bill Parcells told Sports Illustrated on Monday that he doesn't believe he'll return to coaching, amid reports that he could take over the New Orleans Saints on an interim basis.

"Do I have the bug?" Parcells said. "I don't think so."

Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins file complaint on salary cap - NFL - SI.com
One week after having their salary caps reduced by $46 million over the next two seasons, the Redskins and Cowboys filed a complaint against the NFL and the NFL Players Association to have the discipline overturned.

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