John Kasay of the Panthers was unofficially the first player to show up a team facility since the lockout started.
It looks like the Giants have allowed defensive lineman Chris Canty to break another barrier. Canty confirmed to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger that he was allowed to work out at the team facility when he arrived Tuesday.
Running back Brandon Jacobs and wide receiver Mario Manningham were also at the facility during the day. Canty said he spoke with all the coaches in the building as well.
Canty praised the Giants as a “class act” organization for allowing him to work out. He was told the Jets didn’t do the same for their players.
“Ok, but this is the New York Football Giants, though,” Canty said. “It’s not the Jets.”
As far as we know, the Giants were on their own Tuesday in allowing their players to work out. It reminds us of the Giants’ decision to not ask for money from their season ticket holders, another time the organization stood apart from the rest of the league and showed a little extra class when they didn’t have to.