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New York Giants News And Notes: Gov. Christie Is Angry Edition

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here is your Thursday morning, post-Fourth of July, notebook.

New Jersey governor not happy with Jets, Giants | ProFootballTalk
We noted last week that the Jets and Giants are taking some criticism over their lawsuit to prevent the construction of a huge mall next to their stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Now the teams' critics include the governor of New Jersey.

Derrick Ward announces his retirement - Yahoo! Sports
Running back Derrick Ward announced on Twitter that he is retiring from the NFL.

Ward, who spent eight years in the league, was drafted by the New York Jets, but also spent time with the New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Houston Texans in his career.

The former seventh-round pick ran for a career-best 1,025 yards with the Giants in 2008.

Wiley: Giants Heading For Another Wild Card - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN NFL Analyst Marcellus Wiley predicts another Wild Card berth for the Super Bowl Champion Giants.

Ex-New York Giants coach Ray Perkins says he believes current Giants coach Tom Coughlin has "15 or 20 years’’ left in him -
"Tom Coughlin’s got another 15, 20 years in him,’’ Perkins told The Post. When that remark was met with laughter, Perkins quickly added, "He does. He works out, he takes care of himself, he feels good. He’s a great coach, and I mean it. He’s got 15 or 20 more years in him. And he is totally wrong if he starts thinking of retirement, in my opinion.’’