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New York Giants Notes: Saturday Reading Material

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If you aren't glued to college football, or to the New York Yankees doubleheader with the Boston Red Sox, here is a little weekend reading material for you.

Former New York Giants Antonio Pierce "no fan" of Tiki Barber - ESPN New York
There is no love lost between former New York Giants Antonio Pierce and Tiki Barber.

"Personally, I'm not a fan. No. I'm not a fan," Pierce said of Barber, whom he played with in 2005 and 2006. "I respect the way he plays the game, I respect how he was as a football player. [But] I can't tell you two things about TIki Barber. I don't know him. [I] didn't really get the chance to sit down and have talks with him. [I] wasn't really interested in doing that."

Giants owner to visit Plaxico in jail - NYPOST.com
It will be an "Odd Couple" reunion of two old friends, from vastly different walks of life, when Giants co-owner Steve Tisch and Plaxico Burress embrace Saturday inside the Oneida Correctional Facility.

NFL.com news: Four Giants among players fined by league on Friday
Ahmad Bradshaw's chop block in the end zone cost the Giants a safety in their 29-10 loss to the Titans last Sunday. Now that penalty also has cost Bradshaw a $2,500 fine. David Diehl, Kareem McKenzie and Adam Koets were also fined.

Jets punter Steve Weatherford rooting for Giants' Matt Dodge | NJ.com
"He’s a very talented kid,'' Weatherford said of Dodge, whom he spoke to when the Jets and Giants played against each other in the preseason. "As far as physical ability, he’s really strong. He’s a good athlete. But punting in the NFL is different than college. They expect you to get the ball out faster, they want you to place the ball on the sidelines and things like that – it’s an adjustment. I think the kid can get the job done, but at the same time, it’s an adjustment period.''

Chad Jones to be honored by LSU
Chad Jones is still hoping to return to football someday. But tomorrow, at least, he'll return to a football field. Jones, the Giants' third-round pick who was badly injured in a tragic car accident in the spring, will be honored for his athletic career today at LSU.

Three Key matchups
WFAN's Paul Dottino looks at Sunday's Giants-Bears game.