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Land of the Giants: Still want Braylon Edwards?

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Let's take a quick look around the Land of the Giants as we wait for this afternoon's practice at New York Giants training camp.

  • So, do you still wish the Giants had traded for Braylon Edwards? Good old Stone Hands, who led the league in drops last season, dropped a touchdown pass in Cleveland's exhibition opener. He then heard about it from his Twitter followers. Thank goodness Giants GM Jerry Reese is smarter than we are when it comes to NFL personnel. 'Kudos' to Shutdown Corner for the find.
  • Cornerback Aaron Ross participated in the team portion of practice Wednesday morning, but it will likely be a while before he does so again. Ross says his hamstring is still not right.

"It’s frustrating, it’s very frustrating. You see me out there. I can walk, I can jog, I can do everything to make it seem like I’m okay, but as soon as I go out there, it let’s you know you’re not ready," Ross said. "I tried it today and I can tell I wasn’t 100 percent, maybe not even 80 percent yet."

  • Paul Schwartz of the New York Post points out that as dominant as the Giants defense has looked thus far in camp, the team has basically gotten nothing for the $83 million Reese shelled out to free agents Michael Boley, Rocky Bernard and Chris Canty. Schwartz might be right here, but it's waaaaaaaay too early to be writing this story and hinting that it was wasted money. Training camp hasn't even ended, the regular season doesn't start for three more weeks, and there is a lot of football to be played before the season ends. These guys will all get healthy, and they will all help.
  • Of course, one of the reasons the Giants have seemingly not missed the free-agent trio has been the impressive performance of rookie second-round pick Clint Sintim.

The rookie linebacker the Giants took in the second round out of Virginia turned in a dazzling debut in the preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers. He had four tackles and a sack and was credited with four quarterback hits.

And here's the best part: As far as Sintim was concerned, the performance wasn't that special.

"Solid," he said when asked how well he played. "I had more mental errors than a lot of people would know, just because you wouldn't know unless I told you. I had some good plays. I had some plays I'd like to have back. It was kind of a steppingstone."

Sorry, Danny Clark. It's just a matter of time before Sintim takes your job.