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Report: Giants have no interest in Leinart

There was a buzzing sound coming from the Cardinals’ locker room yesterday about the possibility of Matt Leinart being traded to the Giants. But there was a clicking sound on the other end of the phone when the Cardinals called the Giants to see if they wanted to do a deal.

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that that the Giants listened politely and then hung up when the Cardinals called, because they have no interest in Leinart.

The Giants especially have no interest in Leinart under his current contract, which pays him more than $10 million in salary the next two seasons. It’s possible that the Giants could become interested if Leinart were willing to take less money, but considering that Leinart doesn’t want to be a backup, it’s hard to see why he’d agree to take less money as part of a trade to the Giants, where he has no chance of beating out Eli Manning for the starting job.

And so it appears that the Cardinals have decided they don’t want Leinart — and they can’t find any other team that wants him, either.

UPDATE: Jay Glazer of Fox Sports tweeted yesterday that the Giants aren’t interested in Leinart and want a veteran quarterback who’s content with being Eli Manning’s backup.

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11 Responses to “Report: Giants have no interest in Leinart”
  1. I MURDER HOES/187403 says: Sep 2, 2010 7:37 AM

    Me being a USC fan, am highly disappointed of all the nfl-ready talent that has come out of USC from the Pete Carroll era. Note to Leinart, save face and accept the fact you have turned into David Carr.

  2. mayonnaise says: Sep 2, 2010 7:37 AM

    I think it’s obvious that when Leinart gets released his old coach in Seattle will be the first to call him and vesa versa.

  3. joetoronto says: Sep 2, 2010 7:43 AM

    What a job Schefter has.
    Spew garbage, ruin careers and get paid for doing it.

  4. joetoronto says: Sep 2, 2010 8:27 AM

    Jay Glazer of Fox Sports tweeted yesterday that the Giants aren’t interested in Leinart and want a veteran quarterback who’s content with being Eli Manning’s backup.
    ********************************************************
    Jay Glazer actually does his work and only comments when he KNOWS something to be true.
    That’s what a pro does.

  5. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Sep 2, 2010 8:36 AM

    Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that that the Giants listened politely and then hung up when the Cardinals called, because they have no interest in Leinart.
    ____________
    Wait….so the Karate Kid covers the NFL now? Does he still look like he’s 12?

  6. tv says: Sep 2, 2010 8:53 AM

    1. The new “News” – if you don’t know something, make it up.
    2. Why do people think that a guy who couldn’t play for a team greatly in need of that position can suddenly play for another team at that position?
    3. Why don’t USC fans admit that their “success” came largely against inadequate opponents that made the team and its players look much better than it/they actually was/were?

  7. pilot08 says: Sep 2, 2010 9:45 AM

    Tony Pike will be available soon. Panthers should have never picked him. Jimmy Clausen, Armanti Edwards, then Pike? Makes no sence.

  8. FinFan68 says: Sep 2, 2010 9:56 AM

    No team is interested in Leinart right now. When he gets cut and there is no salary guarantee there might be a couple of teams that could give him a shot. Leinart does not have the moxie to survive in NY, he is not nearly old enough for the vikings to be interested. I say if seattle doesn’t sign him, the saints might try to fix him.

  9. BCfromHell says: Sep 2, 2010 10:53 AM

    How long before Leinart is selling shoes at Macy’s?

  10. B-A-Fan says: Sep 2, 2010 11:25 AM

    It’s really a shame. Leinart has some talent. Not enough to be a starter, but an acceptable backup on somebodys roster. He is headed down the Eric Crouch path. I’m a starter and I won’t settle for less!! Wise up sport. There can only be thirty two starters and you ain’t good enough to be one of ‘em. Accept your limitations and swallow your pride. Hook up with a team and hope for a shot somewhere down the road. It beats the heck out of ending up a play-by-play commentator on the NFL Network!

  11. EShine says: Sep 2, 2010 11:30 AM

    So Schefter gets a free pass on this one?
    I also thought it was classy of him to let Byron Westbrook know he’d been released before the team made any announcement. I always like being suprised about losing my job via Twitter rather than from my boss. Its even more fun when its not true.
    To summarize:
    Giants – denial. Bills – denial (their QB situation isnt great, but Edwards has outplayed Leinart on a less talented team). Raiders – denial (I’m no JC fan, but he was better than Leinart before preseason began). Finally – Westbrook still has a job and is playing tonight.
    Dude was 0-4 yesterday and he gets a free pass as if nothing happened.
    Cowlishaw makes an incorrect prediction – he gets berrated constantly.
    Mike Wise messes with you – you want him fired and now the Washington Post is The Onion.
    I’ve liked your site for a long time (still do), but you are getting ridiculous with your soapbox dramas and inconsistencies.

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