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Jeremy Shockey wants to return to the Giants

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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.

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41 Responses to “Jeremy Shockey wants to return to the Giants”
  1. beckzhere says: Mar 15, 2012 8:57 AM

    Unfortunately, the feeling won’t be mutual.

  2. clivus63 says: Mar 15, 2012 8:57 AM

    So does Tiki ;)

  3. dalfanforever says: Mar 15, 2012 8:57 AM

    But do the Giants want you?

  4. bergencountyjc says: Mar 15, 2012 8:58 AM

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHA – Giant’s fan

  5. mnfaninaz says: Mar 15, 2012 8:58 AM

    meh.

    always thought Shockey was a punk.

  6. skoobyfl says: Mar 15, 2012 8:58 AM

    Is this a shock ??

  7. jmagnet28 says: Mar 15, 2012 9:00 AM

    Awww, that’s so sweet.

    And Art Modell wants to return to Cleveland.

  8. semgiaknicks says: Mar 15, 2012 9:00 AM

    Way too much of a risk. The amount of damage he can cause the team is much greater than the amount he can help.

  9. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 15, 2012 9:01 AM

    Eli won’t want him. That’s number 1.

  10. clintonportisheadd says: Mar 15, 2012 9:01 AM

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

  11. AlanSaysYo says: Mar 15, 2012 9:02 AM

    Reese should fly Shockey in for a visit just to laugh in his face.

  12. halbriston says: Mar 15, 2012 9:02 AM

    Nooo! I already put a “CRUZ” patch on the back of my Shockey jersey…

  13. sj39 says: Mar 15, 2012 9:02 AM

    Psstt, hey Jeremy, they started winning after you (and Tiki) left.

  14. vaphinfan says: Mar 15, 2012 9:06 AM

    I wonder if hes figured out yet that they are better without him?

  15. clavette says: Mar 15, 2012 9:07 AM

    Sorry but you were a problem in the locker room when you were a giant. What’s changed since then?

  16. mikea311 says: Mar 15, 2012 9:09 AM

    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?

  17. vdaigglesfan says: Mar 15, 2012 9:09 AM

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

  18. patcheatiots says: Mar 15, 2012 9:09 AM

    “FUMBLES” Bennett LOL Good Luck G MEN

  19. mrstinkypants says: Mar 15, 2012 9:10 AM

    Yeah so does Kevin Boss. I think the line forms out in the parking lot.

  20. themage78 says: Mar 15, 2012 9:10 AM

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

  21. JC says: Mar 15, 2012 9:12 AM

    How does the saying go about burning bridges?

  22. tybrew says: Mar 15, 2012 9:12 AM

    He wants to bully Eli and take one of his rings…

  23. 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.
    __________________
    Actually shockey was still on the team for the first of 2 recent Super Bowl wins. Nice try though.

  24. waxdaclam says: Mar 15, 2012 9:18 AM

    And I want a million dollars… Take a hike, man.

  25. dg0122 says: Mar 15, 2012 9:21 AM

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

  26. southcakpanther says: Mar 15, 2012 9:23 AM

    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.

  27. bkostela says: Mar 15, 2012 9:23 AM

    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.
    __________________
    Actually shockey was still on the team for the first of 2 recent Super Bowl wins. Nice try though.

    _______________________________

    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.

  28. wtfru2 says: Mar 15, 2012 9:24 AM

    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.

  29. bergencountyjc says: Mar 15, 2012 9:25 AM

    tybrew says:
    Mar 15, 2012 9:12 AM
    He wants to bully Eli and take one of his ringsā€¦

    _______________________

    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.

  30. northshorejag says: Mar 15, 2012 9:26 AM

    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.
    __________________
    Actually shockey was still on the team for the first of 2 recent Super Bowl wins. Nice try though.

    —-

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

  31. dolfanatik says: Mar 15, 2012 9:30 AM

    I wish Miami was interested.

  32. 1fit4life says: Mar 15, 2012 9:30 AM

    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.
    __________________
    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.

  33. woohoothing says: Mar 15, 2012 9:31 AM

    Be a cold day in hell if this happen, just like the eagle getting a Superbowl.

  34. semgiaknicks says: Mar 15, 2012 9:31 AM

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

    2 1

    ________________________________

    They won it without him.

  35. patmcrotch says: Mar 15, 2012 9:41 AM

    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”.

  36. realitypolice says: Mar 15, 2012 10:06 AM

    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.

  37. slammincamnewton says: Mar 15, 2012 10:37 AM

    Hurney needs to realize how important he was to Carolina’s offense and just offer him another one year contract.

  38. gmen1987 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:43 AM

    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.

  39. Matt Volk says: Mar 15, 2012 11:46 AM

    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?

  40. 1bucfan813 says: Mar 15, 2012 12:53 PM

    Too bad his ego take over his skills. He should retire he is an injury prone player…

  41. 20bust11 says: Mar 18, 2012 9:12 AM

    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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