Ernie Palladino of the Journal News is reporting that the Jeremy Shockey to the Saints talks are gaining traction, and that the key player coming back to the Giants is starting safety Roman Harper.
Harper started all 16 games for New Orleans last season, his second in the league. He had 90 tackles, four sacks and three interceptions.
If that deal does go through the Giants will, obviously, be looking somewhere other than safety for their first-round selection.
More Good Stuff to Read
Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News ranks the Giants draft needs.
The Blue Screen
A linebacker would be a good fit as the top pick.
Like I have been saying, here's more speculation that the Giants are targeting Miami safety Kenny Phillips. New York Post
[NOTE: I will be back later with a look at the best linebackers available in this year's draft.]