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New York Giants Notes: Training Camp, Barry Cofield And More

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Here are a few interesting notes for you this morning, New York Giants fans.

Giants planning on Albany - NYPOST.com
"We continue to stay in touch with the university and play it by ear," said Pat Hanlon, the Giants' vice president of communications. "Our hope remains to hold camp in Albany."

Still more possibilities for the Rams at DT, including the internal options - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams will reportedly target Giants DT Barry Cofield in free agency. If Cofield doesn't make it to the Rams, what are the backup plans?

Top 10 Guards in N.F.L. - NYTimes.com
Chris Snee of the Giants is, of course, on this list.

NFL Owners And Players Were Always Doing A Deal - CNBC

It's funny that anyone is surprised of the seemingly sudden move. This was always going to happen. Games were never going to be lost. Why? Because the NFL has it too good. There aren't any financial problems with the sport. There aren't any problems with the current system. To be clear, this is about the desire to get a better deal on both sides, not to right the last deal that didn't make much financial sense.

The bottom line for the NFL is that they'll lose more money by losing one week of the season than they'll lose this year by moving up the percentage revenue split to 48 percent from their previous offers. That doesn't pay off. It never did. But in the spirit of negotiation, it took to this point to really start to talk about what would work.

NFL: Teams most hurt, helped by salary-cap proposal - ESPN
These teams will be most helped and hurt by a proposed change in the NFL salary cap and floor, John Clayton writes.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says his injured foot is improving, but he still might need surgery - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said his injured right foot was almost healed after a long period of rest in the lockout but warned he still might need surgery if it halts his progress when the labor dispute is finally over, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Saturday. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says his injured foot is improving, but he still might need surgery.