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.
According to NFLPA records, #Giants RB Shane Vereen's 2017 base salary has been reduced by $1 million, from $3.15m to $2.15m.
— James Kratch (@JamesKratch) March 23, 2017
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.
.@OsiUmenyiora takes the award for Sports Presenter for his @NFL coverage on @BBCTwo. Congratulations! #RTSAwards pic.twitter.com/9dhl00TkqG
— Royal Television Society (@RTS_media) March 21, 2017
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.