Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here is your Wednesday morning notebook.
Offensive line unsettled
With Kevin Boothe unsigned, who is the Giants' starting LG right now? Said Jerry Reese: "Well, it will be ... ... interesting to see how things work out for us," Reese said on @SiriusXMNFL on Monday. "We have the draft. Who knows? Because there are some possibilities for us in the draft. I think we could line up and play with some of the veterans that we have now. But we’ll see how things go. I’m not sure who will play right now, but we’ll have a good player at that position."
Giants owner John Mara OK with villain status but says he didn't spearhead Redskins salary cap penalty - Washington Times
New York Giants owner John Mara has achieved full villain status among Redskins fans because they perceive him to have spearheaded the $36 million salary cap penalty the NFL imposed upon the Redskins last March.
Mara is OK with being cast as Washington’s public enemy No. 1, but he insists he was not at the forefront of the effort to strip the Redskins of $18 million in cap space last season and another $18 million in 2013.
"That was an issue that was negotiated between the league office and the players’ association," Mara said Tuesday evening after the league’s annual meetings adjourned for the day. "I was not present in any of those sessions, nor did I have anything to do with it. But if they want to continue to make me the villain, so be it."
49ers sign kicker Phil Dawson - Niners Nation
Kicker Phil Dawson announced on Twitter he is joining the 49ers. [NOTE: Former Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes had been rumored to be in line for the 49ers job.]
NFL Owners Pass 2 Rules Changes - NYTimes.com
The NFL concentrated on player safety on the second day of the owners meetings, yet didn't vote on the most contentious rule proposal.
NFL considering major changes to Pro Bowl - NFL.com
Major changes to the Pro Bowl, from rotating the location of the game to drafting players on each team, are on the table for debate. Albert Breer examines the future of the game.