Roster cuts are coming. The NFL combine kicks off later this week. Free agency looms, with the rumor mill already on blast. So, let’s check the New York Giants-related headlines to get your week started right.
In an exclusive interview with Newsday on Friday, the general manager who will have been on the job for less than two months when he arrives in Indianapolis early this week spoke about what he wants to accomplish at this year’s Combine, what he’s looking for in potential future Giants, and why he will not be coming home with a conviction on what he’ll do with the No. 2 overall pick in late April.
“Absolutely not,” he said when asked if he’ll have made that critical decision by the time the Combine ends. “There is a whole lot more information to gather. I’ve heard stories about teams setting their boards in February and that’s where they sit. That’s not my philosophy. I want all the information so I can make an informed decision. I don’t have any preconceived notions, I just let the process play out. You have to respect the process, and the process doesn’t end until you’ve done Indy, gone out to the Pro Days, had visits with kids both here and at their campuses, and then we gather up all the information. I’m a firm believer in respecting the process. You take short cuts, you’re going to make mistakes. I can’t sit here in early March and decide who I’m taking with the second pick in the draft. It’s silly.”
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