Jeremy Shockey wants to return to the Giants

AP

Four years after he left town, Jeremy Shockey wants to return to the Giants.

The 31-year-old Shockey is a free agent who hasn’t drawn much interest so far, but he’d like to play for the Giants again, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reports.

Shockey was the Giants’ first-round draft pick in 2002 and had a solid six-season stay with the team, but he grew increasingly unhappy and was traded to the Saints in 2008, played three years there and then played for the Panthers last year. It’s not clear whether hard feelings remain with Giants General Manager Jerry Reese or coach Tom Coughlin, but Shockey would like to return.

Tight end was a need position for the Giants at the outset of free agency, after Travis Beckum and Jake Ballard suffered torn ACLs in the Super Bowl. But that need was lessened when they signed Martellus Bennett, so the Giants aren’t desperate to sign Shockey.

Still, he’s a tight end who’s good enough to start and wants to sign. Unless he’s completely burned his bridges with the Giants, this is a move the team should consider.

UPDATE: Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger reports that the Giants aren’t interested, even though Shockey is willing to sign for the veteran minimum salary.

41 responses to “Jeremy Shockey wants to return to the Giants

  1. And I want to spend a wild weekend in Vegas with Scarlett Johansson. But I don’t see that happening either..

  2. I liked shockey when he played here, but whats with all this talk about bring back the old players.

    that shipped sailed. Who are we the eagles?

  3. Giants should do this just so all the Giant fans can pull all those Shockey jerseys out of storage.

  4. Uh Boss is younger, didn’t burn bridges, and was better pass catcher then Shockey ever was. He’d probably be cheaper too.

  5. sj39 says:
    Mar 15, 2012 9:02 AM
    Psstt, hey Jeremy, they started winning after you (and Tiki) left.
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    Actually shockey was still on the team for the first of 2 recent Super Bowl wins. Nice try though.

  6. stick to trying to raise Toby, finding April, mourning Shane, and fending off your new Russian rival

  7. I was a bit concerned when we signed him last year but he proved to be a solid leader and player on the young Panthers squad. I wouldn’t be upset if he was back here in Charlotte for another season.

  8. packerbackernj says:
    Mar 15, 2012 9:15 AM
    sj39 says:
    Mar 15, 2012 9:02 AM
    Psstt, hey Jeremy, they started winning after you (and Tiki) left.
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    Actually shockey was still on the team for the first of 2 recent Super Bowl wins. Nice try though.

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    actually, the giants won the super bowl in 07 with shockey on IR with a broken leg. he wasnt even on the field with the team during the super bowl. you almost had it.

  9. Just look at how Eli has grown, without Shocky pushing Eli in the huddle to throw him the ball, even when he isn’t open.

  10. tybrew says:
    Mar 15, 2012 9:12 AM
    He wants to bully Eli and take one of his rings…

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    Well considering they both got 2 rings and Shockey got his a couple years sooner, there isn’t much Eli got over Shockey in the ring category.

  11. packerbackernj says:
    Mar 15, 2012 9:15 AM
    sj39 says:
    Mar 15, 2012 9:02 AM
    Psstt, hey Jeremy, they started winning after you (and Tiki) left.
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    Actually shockey was still on the team for the first of 2 recent Super Bowl wins. Nice try though.

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    Acutally he got injured that year and Boss took his place. I don’t think he even traveled to the Super Bowl

  12. packerbackernj says:
    Mar 15, 2012 9:15 AM
    sj39 says:
    Mar 15, 2012 9:02 AM
    Psstt, hey Jeremy, they started winning after you (and Tiki) left.
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    Actually shockey was still on the team for the first of 2 recent Super Bowl wins. Nice try though.

    …and if you remember, he was in the luxury suite drinking alcohol during the Superbowl.

  13. sj39 says:
    Mar 15, 2012 9:02 AM
    Psstt, hey Jeremy, they started winning after you (and Tiki) left.
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    Actually shockey was still on the team for the first of 2 recent Super Bowl wins. Nice try though.

    2 1

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    They won it without him.

  14. Yeah, he also said he wanted to return to the Panthers but they chose to go with Greg Olsen and Gary Barnidge ( who you might now know yet but has better hands than Shockey and isn’t scared to block).

    I like Shockey. From what I was told, he was the nicest guy in the locker room and would do anything for a teammate. This coming from a teammate.

    Oh and another misconception is Steve Smith. He is passionate about everything, not angry. The exact quote I was told was “he could be talking about his lawn mower and it would look like he was yelling at you”.

  15. This is what happens when you spend your career acting like an arrogant ass.

    455 yards and 4 tds are hardly embarrassing numbers, yet this guy can’t find a single taker on the open market.

    A TE with those numbers and a reputation as a hard working, team-first, locker room leader would certainly have offers by now.

  16. I would take Tiki over Shockey. Againg locker cancers are not good signings.

    New Yorkers to Shockey about coming to the Giants: Forget about it.

  17. Where’s the proof? At least a quote or something? You have nothing lol. So we’re all suppose to believe this cause Michael “David” Smith and Gary Myers said?

  18. If a team makes the mistake of taking Shockey, they are doomed for the season. The Giants won their ring without him on the field. The Saints won and didn’t need him. Sean Payton asked Brees to toss him a 1 yard pass for a TD, that Pierre Thomas could’ve walked in with, backwards. The Panthers dumped him because he was his usual self; useless. His rings have the same value as Jason David’s have. Two guys who have rings, and don’t deserve them.
    Need a guy who can’t block; take Shockey.
    Need a bad attitude in the locker room; ditto.
    Need a boozing has-been; take Shockey.
    Need to guarantee failure; Shockey’s your man.

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