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Stokley beat out Houshmandzadeh, others, for Giants

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We mentioned after the Giants signed receiver Brandon Stokley that the veteran won a contest among various potential slot receivers.

Per a league source, the other receivers were T.J. Houshmandzadeh (pictured), David Clowney, and Tiquan Underwood.

The Giants also brought in quarterback Dan LeFevour that same day, to throw to the four candidates.

Stokley has been solid, but it’s surprising that he’d win a job over Houshmandzadeh.

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37 Responses to “Stokley beat out Houshmandzadeh, others, for Giants”
  1. occamssabre says: Sep 16, 2011 1:57 PM

    Just show the last throw Houshmanzadeh’s way last year and you’ll see why he wasn’t picked up by the G-men!

  2. capslockkey says: Sep 16, 2011 1:59 PM

    After the way he looked in Seattle and Baltimore, it’s surprising anyone would even bother working out Houshmandzadeh in the first place.

  3. favreforever says: Sep 16, 2011 2:04 PM

    Brandon wins the lottery pot the group started among themselves several cities back, but he missed out on the double as he picked the Jets in the team category.

  4. deadmanwalking47 says: Sep 16, 2011 2:10 PM

    as bad and hurt as the giants are,should have signed them all! i just hope they keep losing!

  5. edmazeing1 says: Sep 16, 2011 2:10 PM

    Y has Hue Jackson not, bring in Houshmandzadeh for a try out!!!

  6. armchairqb says: Sep 16, 2011 2:11 PM

    As bad as Stokely’s signing is, signing Clowney just would’ve been too cruel of a joke. This NYG season is going to be long enough as it is …

  7. jamesrfree says: Sep 16, 2011 2:14 PM

    Surprising? Housh has been a pain in the ass for years.

  8. hooks024 says: Sep 16, 2011 2:14 PM

    Speaking of blue, the nfl allows pink gloves and stuff for breast cancer month, but will they allow powder blue for prostate cancer month(september)? Mlb recognizes this horrible disease on father’s day, along with breast cancer on mother’s day. It’d be nice to see the nfl follow suit.

  9. cardiovascularendurance says: Sep 16, 2011 2:20 PM

    No it isn’t. Housh is a huge a-hole who probably wanted $5 mil a year.

  10. albanyhawker says: Sep 16, 2011 2:21 PM

    I’ll bet that TJ’s mouth had something to do with it. Stokley’s still a clutch receiver who won’t be bellyaching about touches. Good pickup for the G-men.

  11. amanistumor says: Sep 16, 2011 2:23 PM

    Houshman-nadeh…. Championship!

  12. donterrelli says: Sep 16, 2011 2:31 PM

    Douchemenzadah

  13. nineroutsider says: Sep 16, 2011 2:33 PM

    Should have signed T.O.

  14. jpb12 says: Sep 16, 2011 2:37 PM

    Houshmandzadeh is French for “Hands of Stone”

  15. polishrod says: Sep 16, 2011 2:48 PM

    Dumb move, Giants are toast this year. They should play the young’ens and prep for next year or 2013

  16. kamdaryda says: Sep 16, 2011 2:52 PM

    Lets be real people Stokley Sucks

  17. rajbais says: Sep 16, 2011 2:54 PM

    So what???

    Stop asking why a team never picked a guy up!!! Start questioning the player!!! Ask “how did T.J. dropped WAY off from his 79 catch season in 2009???”

    He’s responsible for his own play!!! If he can’t play in the Seahawks’ preseason under Pete Carroll then he’s going to hurt his own rhythm!!!

    The question should be “why did he not get more playing time than Golden Tate or Ruvell Martin during the 2010 preseason???” If he got more than them with a fighting spirit his own play wouldn’t have been affected!!!

  18. mwcarolina says: Sep 16, 2011 2:55 PM

    i am surprised that TJ hasnt been signed by Carolina yet.

  19. rayderray says: Sep 16, 2011 3:01 PM

    Right about now TJ is probably thinking, “Maybe it wasn’t SO bad in Cincy after all!”

  20. r0b1b0y says: Sep 16, 2011 3:03 PM

    stokley is a character, charlie hustle guy, good pick up

  21. rdrdrs58 says: Sep 16, 2011 3:17 PM

    not surprising at all. Housh is and was overrated and over hyped. His success wasn’t because he was so great, it was because he was paired with a superstar at WR, Ochocinco. Housh can be compared to Scottie Pippen. Pretty good player when you’re playing next to a superstart… very very average when he’s own his own.

  22. schmitty2 says: Sep 16, 2011 3:21 PM

    This is a situation of signing someone who sucks the least IMO

  23. welldressedamani says: Sep 16, 2011 3:34 PM

    I’m sure Al Sharpton will be looking into this.

  24. jahbird says: Sep 16, 2011 3:45 PM

    @JPB12 what you meant to say was, “Houshmandzadeh is french for Carlos Rodgers.”

  25. woodingram says: Sep 16, 2011 3:47 PM

    This receiver is really gonna make a difference spare me I wish I didn’t renew my season tickets Nobody wants to play here look at coughlin on the sidelines he yells at every call like a baby I could go on all day

  26. woodingram says: Sep 16, 2011 3:49 PM

    Might as well bring back Amani toomer

  27. savannahrose44 says: Sep 16, 2011 4:01 PM

    Stokley has been solid, but it’s surprising that he’d win a job over Houshmandzadeh.

    Exactly how is this surprising? Housh is a washed up over rated has been with a horrible work ethic and attitude problem. Seattle found that out the hard way and sent him packing.

    Stokley Performed well in Seattle and consistently made plays in clutch moments when called upon, and he did so without complaint.

    Good work ethic and a positive attitude won out…Shocker!

  28. Kaz says: Sep 16, 2011 4:01 PM

    I think it’s interesting that both T.J and Cad wish they were still in Cinci. The grass is always greener fellas….

  29. 11inthebox says: Sep 16, 2011 4:25 PM

    @savannahrose44 who says:
    Housh is a washed up over rated has been with a horrible work ethic and attitude problem. Seattle found that out the hard way and sent him packing.

    Stokley Performed well in Seattle and consistently made plays in clutch moments when called upon, and he did so without complaint.
    Good work ethic and a positive attitude won out…Shocker!
    —————————————————
    how do you know about anyone’s supposed “work ethic?” And what does that mean in this context?

  30. savannahrose44 says: Sep 16, 2011 5:03 PM

    @ 11inthebox

    How do I know about his attitude and work ethic? Um I follow my team…His constant crying to the media and general locker room stink he made in Seattle speaks for itself. As does his body of work while there…or lack thereof. All Housh did in Seattle is run his mouth and cry like the little Diva he is. Things don’t go the way he thinks they should and he badmouths his team and his coaches. I’m glad they dumped him our locker room is better for it.

    Apparently the Ravens didn’t think any better of him either.

  31. gilbridehater says: Sep 16, 2011 5:07 PM

    Hey Guys, Im a massive Giants fan and I need your help. The Giants will never be good as long as Kevin Gilbride is the offensive coordinator. GILBRIDE SUCKS!He is the worst thing that has happened to the Giants. They are the most predictable offense in football. Anyone who has watched even a couple of Giants games knows this. So if you hate Kevin Gilbride and want him fired please take a second to “thumbs up”this comment. The goal is at to get at least 1,000! Lets make this a profootballtalk headline and try spreading the word that Kevin Gilbride must go! Thanks

  32. reggiebush25 says: Sep 16, 2011 5:19 PM

    All of those guys are garbage. The sorry Giants are scrapping the bottom of the barrel.

  33. 11inthebox says: Sep 16, 2011 5:27 PM

    @savannahrose44:

    Oh, so you were at practice, in the meeting room, in the weight room with him? You actually watched his preparation each week? I’m not saying he was great by any means, but it’s a lazy theory to say that anytime a person struggles its due to not “working hard enough.” I just don’t buy that.

  34. trbowman says: Sep 16, 2011 5:29 PM

    LEFEVOUR FEVER!

  35. cowboyhater says: Sep 16, 2011 5:30 PM

    Don’t they have Steve Smith? Oh, that’s right, he got hurt and wasn’t going to be productive, so now Philly has him. Beginning to question the moves from their front office, who has been the staple to their organization. Not looking good G-men.

  36. damnyankee13 says: Sep 16, 2011 5:46 PM

    this is my sole prediction for the NYGiants this seaso, based on all the happenings in training camp-FA and the 1 reg season game they played…OUCH!!!!!!!

  37. savannahrose44 says: Sep 16, 2011 5:47 PM

    @ 11inthebox

    No I wasn’t at practice but I did watch the games, followed the team practices which are reported on and video taped for the fans, and the interviews where he ran his mouth and read the interviews of his team mates who also thought and said he has a poor attitude. You can tell when a players head is in the game and when he has given up on the field. With Housh it was blatantly obvious. Instead of getting out there and working harder he ran his mouth to the media…that was his choice. He made it and Seattle saw him for what he really is and decided he wasn’t worth the fat contract they signed him to as he was not doing the job he was hired to do. If that is not a poor work ethic I don’t know what is.

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