New York Giants Big Blue Blitz, 3/24/17: Shane Vereen Agrees to Pay Cut, James Comey Bleeds Blue
Dec 18, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back Shane Vereen (34) warms up prior to the game against Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

In case you missed it … here is what is happening regarding the New York Giants on this Friday morning …

RB Shane Vereen agreed to reduce his base salary for the 2017 season by $1 million from $3.15 million to $2.15 million. Vereen played only five games in 2016 after tearing his biceps twice.

Giants’ Vice President of Player Evaluation, Marc Ross, was one of the many NFL executives in attendance at Ohio State’s pro day on Thursday. Although the Giants have not been linked to any current Buckeyes players, they have drafted some very high in recent drafts. Last year, they made CB Eli Apple their top selection and took DT Johnathan Hankins in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Former Giants’ DE Osi Umenyiora won a daytime television award for his coverage of the NFL in England. Osi is overseas acting as an ambassador of the NFL to the United Kingdom.

FBI director James Comey made no bones about who his favorite NFL team is while testifying before a senate subcommittee this week. When the subject of the FBI’s role in the retrieval of Tom Brady‘s stolen Super Bowl jersey was brought up, Comey did not hesitate to air his feelings for the Patriots to the whole world.

“I hate the New England Patriots, and no matter who they play, I’d like them to lose,” Comey said. “And I’m at the same time rooting against the Patriots and hoping their opponent beat them because there are only two teams on the field.”

The reason? Because he’s a Giant fan. Comey hails from Yonkers.

John Fennelly has been covering the New York sports scene on the Internet since 1997. He has advised and been published on dozens of prominent websites and in major periodicals and can been heard on sports talk radio stations all over the dial. Before embarking on his career as an accredited journalist, John held several management positions in a successful 25-year career in the financial industry. He holds a degree in New Media/Journalism from Queens College.