New York Giants' news, 10/17: Josh Freeman, and more trade talk

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New York Giants' headlines for Thursday, 10/17.

Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are your Thursday morning links.

Here are Josh Freeman's thoughts on being named the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings Monday when they face the Giants.

NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt, former general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, says that a trade of Hakeem Nicks from the giants to the Carolina Panthers for running back Jonathan Stewart is one that would make sense. Brandt writes:

Presuming Stewart, who started the season on the physically unable to perform list after undergoing offseason ankle surgery, is fully healthy, this deal would help both teams. The Giants need running back help -- Wednesday's signing of Peyton Hillis isn't the ultimate fix -- and Stewart is still a relatively young guy (26) who did top 1,000 yards from scrimmage (including 1,133 rushing yards in 2009) in two of the past four seasons. The Panthers, meanwhile, could use a talented receiver like Nicks, who has the potential to give Cam Newton a great boost. While veteran Steve Smith would continue to be the No. 1 receiver in Carolina this season, the Panthers could likely convince Nicks that he would be the man in the future. Stewart, who conceivably has been made expendable by the resurgence of DeAngelo Williams (10th in the NFL with 394 rushing yards), could turn out to be the long-term answer for New York at running back.

Thoughts, Giants' fans?

Giants.com has 10 things to know about Giants vs. Vikings. Vikings.com offers its own game preview.

Linebacker Kyle Bosworth, cut by the Giants at the end of preseason and signed by the Dallas Cowboys, is doubling as a fullback for the Cowboys.

NJ.com offers five reasons the Giants will beat the Vikings.

WFAN says the Giants need to stop talking and start winning. Valentine's View: I happen to agree with this idea, but I find it hypocritical that the post mentions Antrel Rolle, who does the majority of his talking during a guest appearance each on WFAN. The station benefits from Rolle's words, and encourages them. So, criticizing him for being vocal doesn't seem right.

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