Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here are your Friday morning headlines as the Giants get set to hold their third of 10 OTAs.
The Giants Thursday waived/injured offensive lineman Stephen Goodin, who has a foot injury. Goodin's roster spot was taken by rookie free agent wide receiver Corey Washington, whom the Giants were awarded off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals. Washington, from Newberry College, was signed by the Cardinals after the draft and was waived on Wednesday. He caught 95 passes for 1,615 yards and 22 touchdowns in two seasons. Washington also played two seasons at Georgia Military College. He is 6-foot-31/2, 207 pounds.
Many of you liked Goodin's potential last season and will not be thrilled that he is gone. This, however, is the way life is in the NFL for fringe players. When you can't get on the field teams do not hold roster spots for you.
Offensive lineman John Jerry will likely miss the spring practices after having a knee debridement. Also on the injury front, Will Beatty, recovering from a broken leg, and Mario Manningham (knee) did not participate on Thursday. Neither player is expected to be ready until training camp, according to Coughlin.
With Will Hill facing a possible suspension from the NFL, the Giants had Stevie Brown working with the first team on Thursday. Brown, who missed last season with a torn ACL, had eight interceptions in 2012.
"I didn't really expect anything. I knew that's where I wanted to be. I knew that I was going to work and wherever I fell on the depth chart is where I fell. Just keep going from there. Right now they have me next to ‘Trel so I'm staying next to ‘Trel," Brown said. "I know what I can do, it's just continuing to prove it. That's all it is. So I can't say I'm surprised."
After struggling with back and shoulder injuries in 2013, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul says he is as "full-go" right now. Pierre-Paul was asked if he worries injuries during OTAs, such as the season-ending one suffered this week by Sean Lee of the Dallas Cowboys.
"No. I don't think you should worry about that. Things happen in football. As long as you're going full speed, you should be all right," Pierre-Paul said. "That's the game of football. When you start worrying about things like that, that's when you start getting hurt or you start hurting something or somebody gets hurt or you might hurt somebody else. You should just go out there and go full speed and do what you can do."