Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are a few notes of interest for you on this Tuesday morning.
Andre Brown moves past suspension - Giants Blog - ESPN New York
Brown confirmed that the suspension was simply a matter of paperwork, related to his prescription for Adderall, which is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. "I wasn't on no steroids, or nothing like that," Brown said. "I just didn't fill out my proper paperwork, and now I'm good."
On being the third most talked about quarterback in New York: "It’s fine by me. I’m not looking for attention. I’m not out there trying to make a scene or cause any uproar by any means. I’m just getting ready to help out the Giants and put us in a situation to win some games."
LB Jake Muasau learning the middle
"Even at Georgia State, my brother who played middle linebacker with me, I was always like, ‘I don’t know how you do it.’ I’m glad I had my brother playing next to me," Muasau said. "When I came to the Giants and they threw me at middle linebacker, I’m like, ‘Whoa.’ At Mike linebacker, you’ve got to learn both sides, but the transition is going smoothly. I’m just trying to learn the playbook and learn day by day.
"It’s a true blessing, especially coming here on a trial basis and then actually impressing the coaches. I was just amazed at that, and then just to be able to play with the stature of this team and to be able to compete with these guys, it’s just an amazing feeling to put on the New York Giants helmet and a jersey with my number on it."
Position series: Giants wide receivers - NFC East Blog - ESPN
As part of our continuing position-by-position analysis of each of the four teams in the NFC East, we have been looking today at wide receivers.
Celebrities and teammates show Tuck love - Giants Blog - ESPN New York
It has been a busy offseason for Justin Tuck.
When you are a Super Bowl champion, everyone wants you to make an appearance. But last Thursday, Tuck used his steadily increasing influence to bring celebrities out to his fourth annual Celebrity Billiards event to support his R.U.S.H. for Literacy foundation.
Teammates and celebrities like actress Vivica A. Fox, supermodel Selita Ebanks, actor/comedian Anthony Anderson and Cake Boss Buddy Valastro helped Tuck raise $400,000 and bring the R.U.S.H.’s total money raised over the years to $1.5 million to promote literacy and education for youth.
NFL roundup: League seeking replacement refs as contract talks break down - Yahoo! Sports
With negotiations between the NFL and its officials broken down on a new collective bargain agreement, the league has begun the process of identifying replacements to work games this season. The old six-year contract expired May 31 with the NFL Referees Association and attempts to reach a new deal have failed so far.