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New York Giants news, 3/18: Cody Latimer announces return to Giants

Add another wide receiver to the mix for Giants

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Cody Latimer making a spectacular catch last season against the Cowboys.
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Good morning, New York Giants fans!

Let’s start a new week with some free agency updates.

Wide receiver Cody Latimer announced via Twitter late Sunday night that he is returning to the Giants in 2019.

Latimer played in six games for the Giants last season after signing as a free agent, missing 10 with a serious hamstring injury. He caught 11 passes, averaging 17.3 yards per catch. He also averaged 24.6 yards on five kickoff returns.

— ‘Kudos’ to the Daily News for the find on this one.

Montez Sweat has heart condition

Edge defender Montez Sweat, considered a possibility for the Giants with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, was diagnosed at the Combine with a heart condition.


Multiple sources say that combine doctors took a thorough look at Sweat because of a pre-existing heart condition. This was not publicly known before Indy.

In the past, combine doctors have prevented players from participating because of health concerns, including sending one player home this year. Ultimately, the combine deemed his condition low-risk and cleared Sweat to participate.

When asked about his medical condition, his agents issued the following statement to

”Because of privacy issues we are not allowed to comment specifically. But I will tell you that this is not news. Montez is the same person that was medically cleared to play and dominate the SEC, the Senior Bowl, and the NFL combine. No change in health and no change in domination!”

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While the general narrative around Gary is that he has the “traits” to develop at the next level, the proper question is why a 280-pound, outstanding athlete did not produce at the college level. When diving into the data, the picture looks bleak and Gary is one of the riskiest prospects in the draft, especially if drafted in the first round, particularly in the top 10.

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When I made my bold prediction, that was based on information I already had. Last year, the team almost moved him and I think they wanted less of Odell the brand, Odell off the field, and more of Odell on the field. That’s just not what you’re going to get with him. Last year, they almost moved on from him but Pat Shurmur, their head coach, came in and it was almost like the two sides had puppy love. Odell got excited with a change and the team got excited with a change. I think that they thought things would be different.


I think in their [Giants] minds it was addition by subtraction. The relationship had fragmented so much, they just wanted to rip off the Band-Aid and move on. I know that’s hard to fathom from a Giants fan’s perspective because he’s a great kid. So you’re thinking he’s not a bad person, he works his butt off, why would they need to rip off the Band-Aid? That’s something you’re going to have to ask the Giants.

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