Giants linebacker Jameel McClain, signed as a free agent from Baltimore in the offseason, suffered a similar injury to the one that ended David Wilson‘s career when McClain was with the Ravens in 2012, writes Jim Hague of The Associated Press. McClain suffered a bruised spinal cord and aggravated a long-standing case of spinal stenosis and was told he’d never play football again before hooking on with Big Blue. “I can understand to a certain extent,” McClain said. “I can relate because of the circumstances and having the same options. I really didn’t know much about my injury. The situation is a little different, but I had the same numbness and tingling my neck, hands and feet. After I first came here and we met each other, I talked to David and told him about my situation.” More out of East Rutherford, New Jersey..
- Tight end Jerome Cunningham‘s deal with the Giants is a three-year pact, agent Howard Shatsky tells Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun (on Twitter). Cunningham was picked up today along with veteran defensive lineman Israel Idonije. To help make room for the duo, Big Blue waived defensive end Kendrick Adams.
- The Giants got a bit of a scare today when Peyton Hillis had to exit from today’s practice with an ankle injury. Hopefully, they won’t lose another RB for an extended period as the early prognosis is a sprained ankle, tweets Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. There’s no word on the severity of the sprain just yet.
- The Giants’ new defensive backs, led by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, could be as good as advertised, writes Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. With fellow cornerback Walter Thurmond and Quintin Demps in the fold for depth, coach David Merritt says this is the deepest secondary he’s ever seen in New York.