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For Aaron Ross, 'paid vacation' is over

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Sam Greenwood

Pro Football Talk reported earlier Friday that New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross called his 2012 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars "a nice paid vacation to Florida."

Obviously, if I was a member of the Jaguars organization or a Jaguars fan I wouldn't be too happy about that. The Jags signed Ross to a three-year, $9.75 million contract before last season ($15.3 million with incentives), but cut him after one unproductive season and a 2-14 record.

I'm not too sure how the Giants should feel about Ross's remarks, either.

The Giants weren't going to compete with the kind of money Jacksonville foolishly threw at Ross -- not for a guy who was slated to be their fourth corner behind Corey Webster, Prince Amukamara and Terrell Thomas. You can't blame the guy for taking the money -- I think almost everyone would have done the same thing.

"I had to think about the family, setting us up long term, so of course the money comes to mind," Ross said. "But winning is everything, man. It takes the joy away when you’re losing, and the only thing to get you through it is the paycheck when you’re losing. So yeah, I’m very happy to be back with the Giants."

Ross is back with the Giants on a one-year, $715,000 deal.

Ross was pretty much terrible for the Jaguars in 14 games last season, with no interceptions and a -6.2 grade from Pro Football Focus. He intercepted four passes for the Giants in 2011.

What do you make of Ross's comments, Giants' fans?