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Shockey speaks -- without saying much

Jeremy Shockey met with the New Orleans Saints media Friday. I'm a little surprised he didn't take any real shots at the Giants.

Here's Shockey on his feelings about the trade.

I was relieved. I wasn’t surprised. There were a bunch of rumors. If I had gone back to the Giants no matter what it would have been a circus. I’d have went up there if they kept me, there would have been all of the rumors if they were better off without me, this, that. The last thing I wanted to do was be a distraction. That’s one of the reasons I didn’t want to go to the Super Bowl. I wasn’t healthy. They did a great job. I didn’t want to be a distraction to that team. If I went, I’m a distraction. If I didn’t go, I was a distraction. It’s the same thing if I had gone up to play for the Giants. I’m just very happy to have the opportunity I have in this city and with this team.

I'm kind of glad Shockey took the high road, at least for now.

Here's a link where you will find video of Shockey at his first practice and an interview.

You'll notice right away that he's No. 88, no more No. 80.