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We have discussed the possibility of obtaining Anquan Boldin from Arizona several times. Well, ESPN's John Clayton thinks the Giants primary competition for Boldin is the arch-rival Philadelphia Eagles.

If Clayton is right, Rotoworld says the Eagles have the upper hand in that bidding war.

The compensation is expected to be a first- and third-round pick. Philly has two first-rounders (Nos. 21, 28). New York drafts 29th overall.

Yikes! Having Boldin turn up in Philly alongside DeSean Jackson would be horrible news for the Giants.

  • Did you catch the note in Ralph Vacchiano's blog Wednesday about our favorite Hefty Lefty? That would, of course, be former Giant backup quarterback Jared Lorenzen. J-Load has apparently signed a contract to quarterback the Kentucky Horsemen in the AF2. Good luck with that, Jared. Shoot, I'd still rather have him on the Giants roster than Anthony Wright.
  • According to Mike Garafolo the situation between Plaxico Burress and the Giants continues to get uglier. Yes, I know this was mentioned in a Fanpost as well.

There are plenty of obstacles to Plaxico Burress' returning to the Giants: his legal situation, a potential suspension by the NFL and the Giants' impatience with his off-field issues.

As if those factors didn't make the situation complicated enough, Burress' agent has informed the other 31 NFL teams his client might be available to play for them.

And the Giants apparently aren't happy.

Drew Rosenhaus, who has represented Burress since he signed with the Giants four years ago, sent an e-mail to all 32 teams earlier this week in which he indicated Burress could be acquired via trade, according to three people informed of the contents of the e-mail. The people, who requested anonymity because the e-mail was not to be discussed publicly, said it was a list of Rosenhaus' free-agent and draft-eligible clients as well as three players he deemed trade-able.

I know I have said it before, but this is increasingly sounding like a situation that will end with Burress playing for someone else in 2009.