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BigBen2112
07-21-2008, 03:04 PM
Sources: Giants to trade Shockey to Saints
by Jay Glazer

Jay Glazer is a Senior NFL Writer for FOXSports.com on MSN and also appears every week on FOX NFL Sunday as the network's NFL Insider.

Jeremy Shockey has finally gotten his wish.

The Giants have agreed to trade their disgruntled tight end to the New Orleans Saints for a second-round pick and a fifth-round pick, FOXSports.com has learned. The deal is pending league approval, according to a league source. Shockey must also pass a physical.

The compensation is the same the Saints offered New York back in April prior and during to the draft ... and it was turned down.

The move comes one day after Jason Taylor was traded from Miami to New York's NFC East rivals in Washington. According to a report on SI.com, the Giants had held discussions about a three-team trade in which they would have ended up with Taylor, the Saints would have landed Shockey and the Dolphins would have received a pair of draft picks.

The emergence of rookie Kevin Boss during the Giants' improbable Super Bowl run a stretch Shockey missed due to a broken leg made Shockey expendable. Boss started six games after Shockey's injury (two regular season and all four during the Giants' postseason run), making nine catches for 140 yards and a TD.

Shockey's attitude made the move somewhat necessary as the Giants sought to avoid distractions from their bid to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

During the team's recent minicamp, Shockey reportedly engaged in a shouting match with GM Jerry Reese, just the latest controversy involving the outspoken former first-round pick out of the University of Miami.

Shockey's absence in Phoenix during the Super Bowl was conspicuous to say the least. According to some reports, one of the many sources of Shockey's displeasure with the team was that he was not allowed to stand on the team's sidelines during the game.

In the past, Shockey also had less-than-complimentary things to say about his quarterback, Eli Manning. In fact, many have theorized that Manning's transformation from a middle-of-the-pack quarterback to a Super Bowl MVP was facilitated by Shockey's absence.
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8364800/Sources:-Giants-to-trade-Shockey-to-Saints

BigBen2112
07-21-2008, 03:09 PM
For all you fantasy footballers.......BUY the Saints full offense LOL!

SanAntonioSteelerFan
07-21-2008, 06:09 PM
I used to like Shockey when he first came out, but it seemed like he turned into a boozing loser kind of dude more impressed with himself than interested in helping the team. The Giants won't be worse off without him, he's sort of a another version of Plexiglass (at least as he was when here in the 'burgh) - locker room cancer, for sure. What a waste of talent.

BigBen2112
07-21-2008, 06:37 PM
I used to like Shockey when he first came out, but it seemed like he turned into a boozing loser kind of dude more impressed with himself than interested in helping the team. The Giants won't be worse off without him, he's sort of a another version of Plexiglass (at least as he was when here in the 'burgh) - locker room cancer, for sure. What a waste of talent.

With Brees though he might really explode.

rpmpit
07-22-2008, 08:17 AM
I used to like Shockey when he first came out, but it seemed like he turned into a boozing loser kind of dude more impressed with himself than interested in helping the team. The Giants won't be worse off without him, he's sort of a another version of Plexiglass (at least as he was when here in the 'burgh) - locker room cancer, for sure. What a waste of talent.

With Brees though he might really explode.

When he first came to the Giants, the local media was calling him the next Bavaro. He's got the talent, but never really showed the heart. If he's got any pride at all, he'll play this year like he has something to prove. If he plays up to his potential, he'll be one of the best TEs in the league.

frankthetank1
07-22-2008, 08:35 AM
shockey will have a huge year if he doesnt get hurt and that is a huge if. eric johnson last year had a very good year and he is an average te. brees spreads the ball around so well. im still shocked they got a 2nd and a 5th for a guy thats always hurt an probably around 32. shockey is the worst guy to have on a team that may struggle. i remember either last year or the season before that a game against the seahawks and the giants were getting killed. shockey had a complete melt down on the sidelines