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His "prove-it" deal to Bennett last March was a smart one. Too smart, because Bennett played himself right out of the Giants' price range. Not the worst thing in the world.
Bennett flew out of the gate last September, setting a Giant record when he caught a TD pass in each of his first three games in Blue. But he quickly plateaued, failing to build on his strong start. The Giants weighed the pros and cons of signing/not signing Bennett the past few weeks. You saw their decision today. Too many cons. They nary lifted a finger to keep him.
The deal was not a done one at the time, however....
With Beatty in the fold, an offer may be forthcoming shortly to the hulking superhero of MetLife, but right now he says he's not "feeling the love" from the Giants.
The self-proclaimed "Black Unicorn" is in Tampa working out with his brother Michael and is a pending free agent for the second consecutive winter. By all accounts, the Giants want him back and he has said he will come back...for the right price, of course.
According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, these charges will not be taken lightly, even though Bowers has a clean record.
Meris Campbell, a spokeswoman for the Queens District Attorney's office, said Bowers will be charged on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon on the second degree ? the same charges levied against former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress in 2008. The charges carry a minimum sentence of 3? years in prison.
He did. Now the ball is in the Giants' court. Bennett is a UFA again this offseason and the Giants will not be the only team seeking to acquire his services.
"Yeah, of course I would want to come back," Bennett said today when asked. ?"I think this place has been great. I love the organization, the people, the team, the city and the fans. I love everything about here. You always want to be at a place where you love everything. There are only so many places you can go where you love everything about it."
Did you meet with Jerry Reese today?
It starts with the quarterback, but he's not the only player to blame. After all, football is a team game.
A reminder, here were the final numbers in the Steelers' 24-20 win from Sunday.
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For the G-Men, it's a chance to get revenge for Jerry Jones' comments following his Cowboys' win in the season opener and extend their lead in the NFC East. A win would situate Big Blue at 6-2 and potentially three games better than the runner-up.
For the Boys, it's an opportunity to sweep the series against New York for the first time since 2007 and make ground on the division-leading Giants. Both Dallas and Philadelphia are sitting at 3-3, with the Eagles facing a tough one vs. Atlanta.
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In Bennett's rookie season, he and Romo hooked up for 4 touchdowns, but that early synergy disintegrated over the next three seasons. Romo favored the more seasoned Jason Witten in the passing game and Bennett became practically invisible. There were no more touchdowns and only 65 receptions over his final three seasons in Dallas.
When Bennett became eligible for free agency this past winter, the Giants swooped in and signed him almost immediately. He was brought in to defray the losses of Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum, ?who both tore ACLs in the Super Bowl.
Start: Domenik Hixon
Hixon has been a popular name this week on many waiver wire pickups or sleeper starts, but it?s definitely warranted.
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All of a sudden, an area that was the Giants strength will rely on contributions from a medley of different receivers.
Victor Cruz is a given. After a few timely drops Week 1, he?s bounced back to show that last season was no fluke. However, if the Browns or any other opposing defense focuses on limiting Cruz, Eli Manning will need his other targets to step up.
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The much-maligned Philadelphia Eagles entered Sunday night?s game 2-1, but it was their escapes against Cleveland and Baltimore in Weeks 1 and 2 and their failure to show up in Arizona that left a cloud of doubt hovering over them.
Of course, the Giants knew they would get their best effort in primetime Sunday.
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From Geico SportsNite:
New Giants TE Martellus Bennett has gotten some negative press this offseason for being overweight, but he's out to prove his critics wrong. We thought you might be interested in the workout video we produced with him as a response. We tagged along with Marty on a routine day of rehab and training, documenting a regimen that was exhausting to even watch. The guy is no slouch!
Our cameras follow NY Giants Martellus Bennett through a full workout with his trainer at Velocity Sports Performance in NJ. Marty talks with us about the media's perception of him and his weight, and why they're wrong.
I know, it's a bit of stretch but when you read his new post, you may change your mind. Not many people know or follow the NFC East as well as Jimmy does. And this is coming from me - a guy who's been doing this for a long time. He tells it exactly as he sees it.
I saw a comment where someone mentioned that Jimmy failed to?focus on the fact?that Bennett was running at half speed because of a bad hammy. Little does that commenter know that Jimmy knows more about that than most. He was on the sidelines at Giants' minicamp. He walks the walk. He's not just some blogger shooting from high weeds. Take a step back, people....
The signing of free-agent Martellus Bennett was met with mixed reviews. Many said a change of venue would unleashed the 6'6" former Dallas second-rounder's potential. Others believe the Giants will stick to the "show me" deal they inked him to in early hours of free agency.
Our NFC East contributor, Jimmy Kempski, was at Giants' minicamp. Bennett did nothing for him except solidify the fears that he will once again not live up to expectations. In fact, Jimmy thinks the Giants won't give Bennett much latitude this summer....
The Giants had one of the league?s most prolific offenses last season, ranking ninth in points per game (24.6), fifth in pass yards per game (295.9) and eighth in total yards per game (385.1). These metrics are impressive, but let us not ignore Big Blue?s putrid rushing yards per game average (82.1), good for last in all of football.
The departure of Brandon Jacobs?and his accompanying 152 carries and 571 rushing yards?to the San Francisco 49ers only figured to further debilitate an already feeble ground game, leaving the Giants in danger of reclaiming their spot as the league?s worst rushing team. Help arrived at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday night in the form of 5-foot-9, 205-pound running back David Wilson, a shifty speedster from Virginia Tech who immediately slides into the No. 2 spot on the Giants running back depth chart.
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With the 77th installment of the NFL draft now officially in the books, seven new faces?excluding UDFA?s?join the defending Super Bowl champs hoping to accomplish the same feat in 2012. While all of the Giants? draft picks can?t be pegged as surefire starters in the fall, they are sure to have an impact over the next five months as roster sizes are cut from 90 to 53.
Here?s how the newest class of rookies fit in:
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Witten spoke about his former teammate and understudy, Martellus Bennett, who signed a one-year deal with the Giants last month. Bennett was a former second-round pick of Dallas and his career stalled behind Witten, who is one of the game's best tight ends.
?I think his confidence was probably shaken a little bit in Dallas." Witten said. "Few plays, his numbers were limited, so I?m sure that?s a part of it."
New Giants' TE Martellus Bennett always had potential. We saw how highly the Cowboys thought of him. They made him the 61st overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft and then put him on a path to stardom. So everyone thought.
The Cowboys could not find a place for Bennett in their offense. They already had a Pro Bowl TE in Jason Witten, who also happened to be QB Tony Romo's best friend on the team and favorite receiver.