New York Giants News, 6/4: Dan Marino withdraws from NFL concussions lawsuit

Scott Halleran

Well, that was quick.

Morning, New York Giants fans. After we mentioned Dan Marino's involvement in the latest concussions lawsuit against the NFL on Monday, the Miami Dolphins legend has withdrawn from the situation altogether.

From the Daily News:

The Miami Dolphins legend confirmed on Tuesday that he did not realize he would be listed as a plaintiff in concussion litigation filed against the NFL when he authorized a claim to be filed in case he needed medical care if he was diagnosed with brain trauma.

"I have made the decision it is not necessary for me to be part of any claims or this lawsuit and therefore I am withdrawing as a plaintiff effective immediately," Marino said in the statement he sent to Sports Illustrated NFL columnist Peter King on Tuesday. "I am sympathetic to other players who are seeking relief who may have suffered head injuries."

So that's that, at least for Marino. The Daily News reports attorneys for this latest lawsuit hope to make it part of the broader class-action suit against the league, as one of the lead attorneys on the new one, Sol Weiss, is also highly involved in the class-action suit.

As for Giants news, today is the day running back David Wilson hopefully receives some good news regarding his surgically repaired vertebrae. Wilson is scheduled for a MRI Wednesday, and though he's participated in individual drills during early OTAs, he still hasn't been cleared for contact.

"It's out of your hands at that point," Wilson said last week. "I'm just praying before I go in and after this..."

NJ.com has a Giants mailbag with questions and answers on Quintin Demps, Odlel Beckham and Jason Pierre-Paul.

NJ.com also has a film breakdown of undrafted free agent signee and former South Carolina defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles. How's this for enticing? "What is there to like from a player that outperformed Jadeveon Clowney on paper in 2013?"

Rich Gannon tells the Post that the Giants' new West Coast offense under first-year offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo will be a "dramatic change" for Eli Manning.

John Schmeelk runs through Tuesday's OTA session on Giants.com. Sounds like some good things could be brewing, especially on defense.

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