Julian Edelman leaves visit with Giants without a deal

Former Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman left his two-day visit with the Giants without a contract Thursday.

Edelman, 27, is still “pondering his options,”  according to reports, as New York was his first stop in free agency.

All signs point to Edelman as an insurance policy should the Giants be unable to sign restricted free agent Victor Cruz before the April 19 deadline.

The team would certainly be short on wide receiver depth if it is unable to bring Cruz back, as well as and a return man after Domenik Hixon signed with the Panthers.

Of course, the Giants are playing a little bit of chicken with Edelman. Earlier this week, ESPN Boston suggested the Pats are still in the mix for the fifth-year pro and could bring him back for a one-year, $2 million deal.

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117 comments
Todd David Ferrell
Todd David Ferrell

After the way this season has gone ,who didnt see this happening?

willymayshays
willymayshays

Personally I do NOT like having the professionals playing in the Olympics.  I feel it takes away from the Olympics and (in cases like this) takes away from professional sports as well.  Keep them separate.

orange2327
orange2327

I'll bet he's not ready for training camp!! This team will win 3-5 games tops rest of the year!!

Jack Waslin
Jack Waslin

As a Rangers fan, and a fan of civility everywhere, I must say I am a little offended.

Jack Waslin
Jack Waslin

Now maybe the NHL powers that be will rethink this Olympic stuff. This was bound to happen sooner or later. I would be happy to see an amateur team that practiced together for months take on any of these nations "barnstorming" teams. The fact it was a Team Canada star player may be helpful toward that end. Olympics + NHL players = NO!

doc942
doc942

Best case scenario… Vanek returns a 1st rounder and a decent prospect.  A-Mac brings a 2nd rounder to replace the one lost in Moulson trade.  Strome gets a big opportunity to produce along with Nelson and maybe even Lee or Sundstrom.  Then a top 4 pick in the upcoming draft and Tavares back for next season and we are all good.  Right?  ;-)

Steven M. Harries
Steven M. Harries

The Olympic Committee should reimburse the Islanders for Tavares' salary and monies lost; they should also give all NYI season-ticket holders a per diem refund for the loss of Tavares. They should also reimburse MSG for their slight decline in ratings. This Olympic circle jerk is the worst group think one can encounter---it makes people behave like members of the cult, est.


Tavares should apologize to the Islanders' faithful for getting injured on a non-NYI team. If he wants to serve Canada, he can join their military.


Tavares may be ready in time for Brooklyn, where the seats are designed so poorly on top everyone (all 17 fans) will be breaking their bloody legs.


snark/ but not /snark, really...



Macacawitz
Macacawitz

7 month recovery period according to the "experts".  


Ugh.

Billy T Moore
Billy T Moore

At least JT got out of here for the rest of this Discusting season

Dennis Pitkofsky
Dennis Pitkofsky

this sucks JT is hurt with a knee injury hope he will be 100% next year

mrcisback
mrcisback

                      Its hard to believe this stuff. Its almost like the Islanders made a deal with the Devil before the 1979-80 season. The deal was the Islanders would have one of the greatest teams ever and would win 4 consecutive cups but then would suffer for the next 40 years in misery and disappointment.

Anthony Russo
Anthony Russo

MCL is a whole lot better than ACL. No one is to blame now you can't fire snow or the coach now the way this season is going to end. A season to forget from start to finish.

John Falcone
John Falcone

This has been a brutal olympic break for news - first Frans with the broken hand, and now this!!  JT will not be 100% by training camp, this could be a long road back to recovery.  ugh

TonyM
TonyM

                   In five years we may look upon this season that turned from a disaster into a travesty if the right moves are not made! I hope any illusion Snow and Capuano had about making the playoffs are over!  If Snow has a good offer for Vanek and Amac pull the trigger on Monday! If he waits until March 5th there's no doubt he'll get a lesser return. Bring up Strome, Lee and Sundstrom and give them plenty of ice time.  I'd move Bailey back to center and see if that improves his game, if not move him in the offseason! Ideally Wang realize's that even though Snow is loyal he's a complete fraud as a GM! Bring in a real GM and tell him he has to work under the teams budget restraints. Any competent GM would have done a much better job with what he had to work with then Snow. Twice he traded  a #1 pick for a UFA, but this time he also added a #2 pick to exacebate the folly!  That along with the NIno trade and the trading "down" to acquire Bailey would be enough to get most GM's fired. Throw in the FA signing of Reasoner, Carkner, Bouchard and Regin and the resume is complete! Wang wake up, the first move that must be made is to replace Garth Snow!

dv92
dv92

Just as you think things can't get worse...Speedy recovery JT. Forget this season...hopefully we can draft Reinhart and have both on the team next year.

Rich Green
Rich Green

League managers are already well aware of Vanek's value. They don't just go by the most recent 2-3 games played.

njersey
njersey

Wang / Garth / Capuano are not going anywhere... We have to accept this fact !!! We can only hope that they are learning from their mistakes....

When you have a pathetic organization, "high-end" free-agents will not come here or stay here... When you have a pathetic organization, the Draft (unfortunately) is your only friend. You have to make it work.... Hence - learn from your mistakes.

If stud free agents aren't coming or staying, we should not be trading 5th overall draft picks for garbage like Clutterbuck.

acweiss88
acweiss88

The only thing good about this is that it will improve our draft position.  Everything else about it is bad.

Chris Molloy
Chris Molloy

Knucklehead Snow gave up a 1st and 2nd round pick for a rental. Common sense would say the Isles will actually go after players with the move to Brooklyn the following year. There are two Taveras type players in the following draft, Snow knows he can't let Buffalo get a future star with the Isles pick. (although there won't be any penalty from Wang, who will hopefully sell the team)

REDSpointofview
REDSpointofview

@willymayshays

Oh yeah,,, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat when the amateur athlete made the medal podium or gallantly failed trying.  Take me back to the days before Hitler nationalized his Olympic teams.  That's the last time real amateurs competed across the broad spectrum of Olympic competition.  Since those halcyon days the Olympic Games have been skewed toward the socialist system of veiled professionals.  Those evil empires passed their athletes off as amateurs when the reality was they were professional soldiers plying their trade at whatever sport they excelled at.  They marched one day and practiced the other six.  Some of those East German women's teams were actually genetically altered men in disguise.  Sure,,, back to the national honor system where countries can pass off anyone as an amateur.  No,,, I think Olympic sport should encompass the best of the best, no matter who's paying the freight...  


willymayshays
willymayshays

@doc942

Yes, but what Snow gets for Vanek, Amac and possibly Vis is key.

Another key is the development of players like Strome, Nelson, de Haan, Donovan, Lee and Reinhart.  All those guys will most likely be on the roster come the end of the yr.  

But those two things worry me because Snow and Capuano are inexperienced.  They both make mistakes and are near the bottom of the learning curve.  (Thankyou Wang)

REDSpointofview
REDSpointofview

@doc942  

If the Kings are that hot for a scoring forward,,, I would gladly take Jones or Berube and Toffoli for Vanek.  Get the highest return possible for MacDonald and maybe even consider moving Nabokov.  This season just became toast so, Snow might as well make all the moves he can with next year in mind... 

REDSpointofview
REDSpointofview

@mrcisback  

That was the Jets...  Joe Namath made that deal to win the Super Bowl in 1969 and back up his claim.  This team made no deals with Satan, unless Satan came from Shanghai.


Starz31
Starz31

@John Falcone  There's no reason why he can't be 100% by September. We have to be thankful his knee injury isn't to the ACL. He'll be back and he'll be back to the Tavares we know. 

Starz31
Starz31

@TonyM  Vanek is going to be the best available forward in the trade market so even though the Isles lost leverage by every team knowing they will trade him they will have a buyer's market to help them. Getting a late first round pick is realistic. 

palffy
palffy

@njersey  I agree with you on everything, except in that Clutterbuck is garbage.  Let me clarify; it is outrageous that our #5 pick turned into a 3rd/4th line player.  It's unacceptable.  But thats a completely different issue.  As a player, Clutterbuck is not garbage by any means.  In my fantasy world, where we're contenders, our 4th line is Clutterbuck, Martin, and Cizikas.  That is arguably the best 4th line in the NHL, which is quite necessary to have on any serious contender.  


That said, the manner in which they acquired him is obviously troubling.  What makes it worse is the play of Cam Fowler, whom I wanted the Isles to use that draft pick on.  I hate to think of "what could have been" especially because Fowler, who was once projected as a top 3 pick in that draft, fell all the way to 12.  The 7 other GM's who passed on him must have known something that the public didn't, but still that one stings me.


Starz31
Starz31

@Chris Molloy  But Snow also knows that you have to keep our 2014 first rounder since it will be a top 5 pick and the 2015 pick that we will give up is not guaranteed to be that high. 

willymayshays
willymayshays

@REDSpointofview @willymayshays  

Hitler and any other country that is looked down upon is put in the spotlight.  It makes more people aware.  For me the Olympics are more about learning what different countries/cultures are doing, what they're about and coming together as one in a peaceful demonstration of fun and games. 

doc942
doc942

@REDSpointofview @doc942  seems like a lot to ask from the Kings… but it would be nice to get some very important pieces ready to step in.

njersey
njersey

@palffy @njersey

Well said

I tend to take my frustrations of this poor trade out on Clutterbuck and I shouldn't. Clutterbuck is NOT gargabe. You are correct. But he is not worthy of a 5th overall draft pick.... And it appears that you agree with that as well... I'm just a frustrated fan...

REDSpointofview
REDSpointofview

@doc942 @REDSpointofview  

The Olympic tournament is right now, and I am sure Tavares had expressed something to Hamonic about the honor of representing Canada in Sochi.  I wouldn't put too much stock in that.  It's a pride in country thing and once the games are over, it's back to the real grind of playing in the best league in the world and representing your team.  Unfortunately, Tavares' team is buried in the basement.  Fortunately, he will miss the debacle of what is left of this season.  I posted somewhere else, Snow currently has only 12 forwards on the roster.  Scratch Tavares and Nielsen with injuries and once Vanek is exiled, there are only 9 left, opening 5 spots.  The rest of this season should be an eye opener as to what kind of talent Snow has amassed in Bridgeport.  I would think at the very least we will see Strome, Lee, Sundstrom and Persson next week...

doc942
doc942

@REDSpointofview @doc942  Sounds good.  I watched the video clip of Hamonic and Okposo regarding Tavares injury.  I'm bothered by Hamonic's response to some degree.  Said he feels bad for him as a friend and as a Canadian he feels bad for him because he now can't compete in the "tournament" - Um… what about the NHL and the Islanders?  Maybe he mentions somewhere in the interview about the "loss" to the islanders as well… but that part isn't in the clip.  It seems that these players are definitely more loyal to their national team vs the one that pays them millions.

REDSpointofview
REDSpointofview

@doc942 @REDSpointofview  

One is currently fourth on their depth chart at left wing...  One goalie was called up to replace Scrivens, the other is in the minors.  I think Snow could pull that off...

del257
del257

@puckdad99 @njersey @palffy  Exactly. Just because Snow picked Nino 5th doesn't mean anything. That draft wasn't very strong after the top 4. The one good  thing is we got lucky and picked Nelson at 30th. I'd rather have Brock Nelson over Nino any day. 

puckdad99
puckdad99

@njersey @palffy

<<Clutterbuck  . . . is not worthy of a 5th overall draft pick >>


Nino was not 5th Overall quality at the time he was traded. Not even close. You can only trade what you have, not what you wish you had.


I'm happy they made that trade. Cbuck is not a Top 6 forward, but he's done a decent job, better than I thought.

palffy
palffy

@njersey I do agree with that.  I'm frustrated as well.  Ive just accepted our current situation and try to stay positive because not doing so isn't worth it.