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Giants dump 2009 second rounder Clint Sintim

New York Jets Shonn Greene is forced out-of-bounds by New York Giants Clint Sintim in East Rutherford Reuters

Giants General Manager Jerry Reese has made plenty of moves that worked out well since he took over the job, but drafting linebacker Clint Sintim in the second round of the 2009 draft is not one of them.

Sintim played 24 games in his first two seasons, starting once despite major issues for the Giants at linebacker in those years, and then tore his ACL twice. The second injury wound up costing him the entire 2011 season. He won’t get a chance to improve on his past performance with the team because the Giants announced Thursday that they have waived Sintim.

The departure is hardly surprising. Injuries at defensive line have forced the Giants to add players at that position and Sintim still isn’t able to get back on the field after the second torn ACL. His chances of getting off the physically-unable-to-prepare list before the end of camp weren’t good and he hasn’t done anything since joining the Giants to justify holding a roster spot empty for his eventual return.

On that front, the Giants have signed defensive tackle Bobby Skinner, who grew up in Staten Island and played college ball close to the Meadowlands at Montclair State. The team also waived defensive end Justin Trattou and signed defensive back/kick returner Laron Scott, who had a 67-yard kickoff return for the Saints in the Hall of Fame Game.

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12 Responses to “Giants dump 2009 second rounder Clint Sintim”
  1. rozzz5 says: Aug 16, 2012 12:01 PM

    Unfortunately, this guy’s career never got started due to injury. I wish him well.

  2. stonecoldsaidso says: Aug 16, 2012 12:05 PM

    The Redskins are gonna open a can of whoopas$ on the Giants this season and give them a nice clean sweep for the 2nd straight season and that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold said so!

  3. 4t9er says: Aug 16, 2012 12:15 PM

    2009 draft class is a disaster.

  4. radrntn says: Aug 16, 2012 12:17 PM

    hello clint, this is reggie, how ya doing today….have you ever visited the napa wine country?

  5. rajbais says: Aug 16, 2012 12:35 PM

    He should have been a 3-4 OLB!!!

    He played that in Virginia!!!

    Baltimore, Pittsburgh, San Fran, or any 3-4 team, sign this guy!!! Look at Aaron Maybin!!!

  6. lks311 says: Aug 16, 2012 1:02 PM

    4t9er says:Aug 16, 2012 12:15 PM

    2009 draft class is a disaster
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    The funny thing is there was a fair amount of value in the 2nd round: Shady McCoy, Lauranitis, Connor Barwin, Chung, Delmas, etc. are all starters and would all be 1st rounders in a re-draft.

    The Lions appear to have gotten the 1st pick right with Stafford, but after that it would be a complete overhaul of round #1.

  7. pixelito says: Aug 16, 2012 1:03 PM

    They Sintim packing

  8. nzyme says: Aug 16, 2012 1:36 PM

    Agree with rajbais. He’s a 3-4 OLB. When we lined up in one of those mixed schemes where he played in more a 3-4 alignment he was more effective even if it was only preseason.

  9. bluefan204 says: Aug 16, 2012 4:56 PM

    The guy couldn’t get on the field. Do you really think it matters whether he was in a 4-3 or a 3-4?

    If you cant walk, you cant play.

    Its a shame that he was never able to stay healthy and prove himself. Best of luck, Clint.

  10. nygdriveforfive says: Aug 16, 2012 5:29 PM

    2009 draft class= Hakeem Nicks. Nicks selection more than makes up for the rest of the Giants draft class that year. Top 5 wr in the league with a late 1st round pick !

  11. bigbluefan1 says: Aug 16, 2012 6:03 PM

    stonecoldsaidso says:Aug 16, 2012 12:05 PM

    The Redskins are gonna open a can of whoopas$ on the Giants this season and give them a nice clean sweep for the 2nd straight season and that’s the bottom line because Stone Cold said so!

    __________________________________

    Funny another old time wwf poster both the Hulk and Stone Cold were stars the last time the redskins saw a championship

    And Sweep this

  12. jsilky says: Sep 1, 2012 7:21 PM

    Hahah!!! The Redskins the most irrelevant team in the nfl. Sorry real teams care about superbowls. Good luck with that sweep this yr. Giants will take care of being champions.

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