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Giants to trade Shockey to Saints

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by sdbound, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. sdbound

    sdbound Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    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.

  2. Buck Melanoma

    Buck Melanoma Guest

    Should make Brees a happy camper. The game in London just got a bit tougher. :yes:
  3. Kwak

    Kwak ....

    May 25, 2006
    Not Shocking. He was a pain in the ***.

    Not good for the Saints. He will be just as unhappy there and cause problems for them.
  4. Buck Melanoma

    Buck Melanoma Guest

    Maybe, maybe not. A change of scenery may change his attitude, too. :icon_shrug:

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

    Oct 13, 2006
    For the Saints, this could be a blessing or a problem.

    If Shockey is smart, he'll want to show the Giants up but like I always say "just because you think logically, don't think everybody else does."
  6. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2005
    It does make the London game more interesting, but won't change the outcome much.
  7. tboltzcali

    tboltzcali Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2005
    With the receivers the saints already have, its going to be hard to get shockey the ball. look for him to be patient at first then rant later.
  8. Retired Catholic

    Retired Catholic BoltTalker

    Aug 3, 2006
    Maybe the music and the food will mellow him out. I was too busy chowing down when I was their to grouse much. This will Brees another place to go when he gets into trouble and Brees isn't Manning and Tom Coughlin and Kevin Gilbride will be a thousand miles away. Sean Payton is less of a jerk.
  9. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

    Jan 19, 2006
    Brees finally gets his Gates wanna-be :lol:

    Giants better be damn sure Boss is the real deal and not just a one-time wonder, or they're going to be desperate for a TE

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