Good morning, New York Giants fans! There are a few notes of interest this morning, so let's get right to them.
Legendary linebacker Lawrence Taylor turned 56 this week, matching his jersey number. He admitted to Steve Serby of the New York Post that he didn't believe he would live this long:
"I would like to say my life is perfect, but it's not, but I have a good life," Lawrence Taylor told The Post. "I am actually enjoying being an elder statesman and doing what I do in life, you know?"
I asked him if it is hard for him to believe he is 56.
"It's hard to believe that I GOT to 56, yes," he said, "but I'm here.
"Don't get me wrong - it hasn't been an easy road. It's been a rough road. It's been a rocky road, it's been a rough road ... and every day I face things that really make you just hesitant about how life is, but one thing I know, I'll get through it, and I can make it happen. Bad things will happen, but I have a lot of good things that happen in my life.
"I have a LOT in my life to be thankful for."
It is a day late, but happy birthday, L.T.
Giants' cornerback Prince Amukamara is certainly a bit different. You can't, however, say he does not have a sense of humor. Check out this tweet from Amukamara tweaking the Seattle Seahawks:
My cousin sent me a selfie wearing his new favorite shirt! pic.twitter.com/z77TuHqMY7— Prince Amukamara (@PrinceAmukamara) February 4, 2015
Rueben Randle is an enigma for the Giants, but Dan Graziano of ESPN points out that he is a good bargain. He is still on his rookie contract, is a starter and caught 71 passes last season. The Giants think he can do even more, but that production is hardly terrible.
Former Giants linebacker Clint Sintim has joined the staff of his alma mater, the University of Richmond, as an assistant linebacker and defensive line coach.
We recently listed Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon as a potential free-agent target for the Giants. Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said this week that Weatherspoon remains an "important part" of the Atlanta defense and the organization hopes to re-sign him.