Good morning, New York Giants fans, Here are some notes for your reading enjoyment.
Giants continue workouts, promise to address media later in week | NJ.com
36 players participated in workout at Bergen Catholic High.
"I haven't even looked at that. We're not there yet. There's nothing you can do. It's like any of the other free agents, there's nothing you can do there," Reid told reporters during an appearance at the Eagles' annual school playground build. "I really haven't gotten into him at all, so far. Howie [Roseman] and I will somewhere, will look at it. But that's not where we're at. There's nothing we can do with anybody, so that's how it is."
"Hopefully he'll use my situation as an example and go out and try and emulate what I've done in his own way," Vick said. "That's what it's about. It's about growth and it's about learning. Things in life happen in stages and those are some things you have to go through as an individual."
The time has come, now, for a deal to be done.
The league and players met for a clandestine three-day summit in suburban Chicago last week, they are meeting now in Long Island, and the talks are expected to continue beyond this week's discussions, as the sides look to resolve the differences that led to the union's decertification and the subsequent lockout.
According to sources on each side of the talks, the NFL and players have come to an understanding that the time to bargain seriously is now. And as much as the ongoing litigation has set the calendar thus far, the calendar itself -- and the looming mid-summer start of training camps -- is starting to overtake the litigation as a motivator to move the talks along.
One league source estimated that it would take 4-6 weeks to go from serious negotiations to the drafting process, and a trade association source said the feeling is there is a 30-day window that's just now opening to get a deal done.
The bit above comes from a great post by Albert Breer. Go read it. After you finish here, of course.
NFL.com news: Trade market could be long-term casualty of lingering lockout
The longer the current NFL lockout lasts, the more it chills the preseason trade market and curtails options for teams looking to ship out surplus players and contracts.
"I'm about to reach my limit, I'm going stir crazy," Rivers told cbssports.com recently. "I think it's just unfortunate we've come to this. The game is at an all-time high. I'm not talking about revenue. I'm talking about popularity. We're essentially putting all of that at risk. I don't mean just players. I mean owners, everyone. I didn't think we'd ever be here. I'm still shocked we're at this point."
I think we can all agree with Rivers on this one. The stupidity and pure greed -- on both sides -- it has taken to get to this point is ridiculous. Let's hope the next note indicates the sides are serious about getting this over with.
The NFL is moving forward in talks for a resolution of the three-month old lockout.
The league and the NFL Players Association released a joint statement on Wednesday confirming that the sides had engaged in talks under the direction of U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan this week.
The sides pledged that the details of the talks will remain confidential, but said the discussions will continue. Last week, Boylan termed the meetings "settlement" talks.
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Haslett expressed his frustration regarding the matter with 101 ESPN radio in St. Louis.
"He can do almost anything he wants," said Haslett. "He doesn’t want to do anything. To me that’s the issue He’s one of those guys you walk in a meeting and you tell him, ‘Put down the phone.’ The next day you have to tell him to put down the phone. The next day, you tell him to put down the phone.
"You tell him, ‘Don’t read the newspaper in meetings.’ The next day you have to tell him the same thing. It doesn’t stick; it’s an every-day thing.
After reading that please don't tell me there is a Giants fan anywhere who would like to see Haynesworth in a Giants uniform.
CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders acquire negotiating rights to former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor - ESPN
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired the negotiating rights to Terrelle Pryor and have spoken to Pryor's lawyer about bringing the former Ohio State quarterback to the Canadian Football League.