OTAs are underway at TPC today. It will be over 90 degrees outside in the NY/NJ area today, so I don’t envy anyone who gets paid to run around for a living today. As far as today’s objectives, Pat Traina of Inside Football perhaps hit the nail on the head:
On the agenda for today: Hakeem Nicks, the 2 new guys and corresponding roster moves…and hopefully no injuries.—
Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina) May 30, 2013
Some quick hits…..
Those two new guys the Giants signed are LB Kyle Bosworth (formerly of the Jags) and LSU TE Chase Clement. We will report on who gets their bus ticket (as Parcells would say) to make room for them on the roster.
FOXSports’ Alex Marvez tweeted that DB Terrell Thomas is ready to resume his football career, but the Giants are putting him on the slow track…
From Rotoworld: Thomas is trying to return from a third ACL tear in his right knee. He’s expected to be limited to individual drills during OTAs and minicamp, but look for him to be back competing once training camp rolls around. The Giants are toying with the idea of moving Thomas to safety to lessen the stress on his knee.
TE Jake Ballard was poached from the Giants’ stable last summer by the evil mastermind Bill Belichick. Evil is usually genius, as now Ballard is the Pats’ top TE should Rob Gronkowski (forearm, back) not make it back for the start of the season.
From ESPN Boston:
With Gronkowski sidelined, tight end Jake Ballard has looked sharp in each of the media-accessible OTAs, showing limited signs of restriction nearly 16 months after originally suffering a knee injury. He’s shown reliable hands to go along with his big frame (6-foot-6, 275 pounds), and he should make a difference as a blocker when the pads come on.
The burly tight end said that while he’s working toward being back to 100 percent, he’s staying within the parameters of what the team’s medical and coaching staff have laid out for him while he’s on the field.
“I’m doing my best I can to be 100 percent, and I’m doing as much as I can, as much as they’re allowing me to do out here,” Ballard said. “When I’m out here I feel like I’m putting in good work and getting better.”