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Giants Morning Report: Players react to Chris Borland's retirement

New York Giants headlines for Friday, 3/17.

Chris Borland after intercepting an Eli Manning pass last season
Chris Borland after intercepting an Eli Manning pass last season
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let's check your morning headlines and see what is happening this morning that impacts your favorite team.

Reaction to Chris Borland retirement

The retirement of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland after just one outstanding NFL season was a shocker. Borland. In announcing his decision, Borland said "I don't think it's worth the risk" to continue playing. He is the fourth player age 30 or under to announce his retirement in recent days, joining Patrick Willis, Jason Worilds and Jake Locker.

Below, the reactions of a couple of Giants players to Borland's decision.

SB Nation's 49ers web site, Niners Nation, has complete coverage of the Borland decision.

A little bit about J.T. Thomas

What does linebacker J.T. Thomas, who signed a free-agent contract last week, bring to the Giants? "Bang, bang plays, turnovers -- that is my thing," says Thomas.

Thomas created four turnovers -- two interceptions and two fumbles -- last season. That is more than any linebacker on the Giants' 2014 roster. He also had five passes defensed.

Chatting with the Hynocerous

In case you haven't heard it yet, Pat Traina (Inside Football/Bleacher Report) and I spoke with Giants fullback Henry Hynoski during our most recent 'Big Blue Chat' podcast. The full episode is below.

Free Agency updates

Former Seattle Seahawks safety Jeron Johnson has signed a two-year contract with the Washington Redskins.

Quarterback Josh Freeman, who was with the Giants briefly last offseason, reportedly had a tryout with the New York Jets.