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New York Giants notes: Rams keep collecting ex-Giants


In case you missed it, the St. Louis Rams continued Monday to collect former New York Giants.

Cornerback Kevin Dockery and tight end Darcy Johnson both signed with the Rams. Add them to Steve Spagnuolo's ex-Giants collection that also includes Fred Robbins and James Butler.

Good luck with all those spare parts, Spags. Turf Show Times is happy to welcome them to St. Louis. Truth is, the Giants really won't miss any of the guys who have moved on to St. Louis.

  • Speaking of ex-Giants, it seems William Joseph and the Oakland Raiders just can't let go of each other. WillyJo is a flop, but he is still hanging on to his career. And the Raiders keep hanging on to him. Gotta love Al Davis. He's a stubborn old man who apparently enjoys making the same mistakes over and over.
  • The Giants won't get any compensatory picks in the upcoming draft. Philadelphia picked up a pair of seventh-rounders. Cincinnati ended up with a third- and fourth-rounder, and New England received four picks, a sixth-rounder and three in the seventh round. Read the release from the NFL for details on the compensatory pick formula.
  • Commissioner Roger Goodell is saying the coin-flip tirade by Jets owner Woody Johnson won't impact New York's bid for a Super Bowl. Let's hope he means it.

    "I don't think it will have any effect at all," said Goodell on Monday. "I have to make decisions repeatedly. I think we came up with a great solution. It's a win-win and we have moved on."

  • Goodell also said Monday that he supports changing the overtime rule for the playoffs.
  • Mark Ingram Sr. has been sentenced to an additional 27 months in federal prison after jumping bail in an attempt to watch his son, Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram Jr., play football.
  • The NFL will move umpires out from behind the linebackers and put them in the backfield next season. The league says umpires were hit by players more than 100 times in 2009. That's astounding, and I wonder why they didn't get these old fellas out of harm's way a looooong time ago.