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Manti Te’o adds Giants to list of visits

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Linebacker Manti Te’o won’t be in New York City for the draft, but he’s spending a couple of days across the river from the Big Apple to meet with one of the teams that calls MetLife Stadium home.

Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports that Te’o visited with the Giants on Thursday night and Friday as he continues to make the rounds of NFL teams ahead of the draft later this month. Te’o has also met with the Bears and Dolphins recently.

When Mel Kiper of ESPN said earlier this month that there was no way Te’o would slip out of the first round, the Giants were one of the teams he cited as a landing spot for a guy whose play and off-field issues have both been the subject of conversation since the end of Notre Dame’s season. The Giants have some needs at linebacker after cutting Michael Boley and losing Chase Blackburn as a free agent. They did sign former Cowboys and Panthers linebacker Dan Connor, but the team is likely to be looking for more help for the unit when the draft finally arrives.

If all goes well on the visit and Jerry Reese is satisfied with what he’s seen on tape, Te’o could be part of that effort.

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21 Responses to “Manti Te’o adds Giants to list of visits”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 12, 2013 3:40 PM

    He’d be perfect for that franchise because he’s as delusional as Giant fans are. #TheRedskinsexistanddominate

  2. steelerben says: Apr 12, 2013 3:42 PM

    Because what you want to do if you have had some high profile off field issues and closed out your college career with a National Championship Game where you looked like a Pop Warner player is head to somewhere that has a small and friendly media like New York.

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Apr 12, 2013 3:45 PM

    He’ll love Christopher St.

  4. profootballboss says: Apr 12, 2013 4:03 PM

    I bet his girlfriend would love to live in New York

  5. tcostant says: Apr 12, 2013 4:16 PM

    I think New York would eat this guy for lunch. He needs a sleep middle america team to draft him…

  6. justintuckrule says: Apr 12, 2013 4:16 PM

    He’d be perfect for that franchise because he’s as delusional as Giant fans are. #TheRedskinsexistanddominate
    ——————
    Aside from the hashtag, which is pretty fruity, this Giants’ fan had to thumbsup this comment. Funny and witty. Keep these coming and leave the troll-y Skins comments in the holster. Thanks.

    Substantively….I see the Giants taking Te’O in Rd. 2 if he’s still there. Unlike the rest of this hypocrite, biggoted country….NYers are tolerant and progressive. I don’t care if he has 10 fake girlfriends as long as he can chase down LeSean McCoy for the next 10 years, I’m cool with it!

  7. bigbwoy000 says: Apr 12, 2013 4:22 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Apr 12, 2013 3:40 PM
    He’d be perfect for that franchise because he’s as delusional as Giant fans are. #TheRedskinsexistanddominate
    ——————————————–

    This guy is a utter moron!!

    Since 1990:

    Giants 3 Lombardi’s
    Redskins: 1 Lombardi

    Eli 2X Super Bowl MVP. RGIII overrated with a bum knee.

    Case closed. Don’t be mad AND jealous bro.

  8. zaggs says: Apr 12, 2013 4:24 PM

    Maybe he could strike up a friendship with Jimmy Hoffa

  9. DonRSD says: Apr 12, 2013 4:24 PM

    IN REESE WE TRUST.

    GO BIG BLUE!!!

  10. souldogdave says: Apr 12, 2013 4:48 PM

    um, have you seen the tape?LOL.

  11. gmen23 says: Apr 12, 2013 4:57 PM

    Please don’t draft this BUM. He is way too slow for the NFL, undersized, not tough enough, and can’t tackle. Oh yeah and he has imaginary “girl”friends.

  12. steincj36 says: Apr 12, 2013 5:17 PM

    Please draft him. Please. He is a beast, and only morons who never saw him play say he sucks.

    Watch the tape fools, and don’t watch the NC game… His head was elsewhere that game, probably because the hoaxers were calling him at 3am before the game saying his dead GF was in the lobby.

    His regular season tape shows the football intellect and leadership he brings. Please draft him, big blue.

  13. bookofelisha says: Apr 12, 2013 5:52 PM

    i wouldnt mind teo but dude would get crucified here in NY.. the tabloids, late night shows..it would never end

  14. nananatman says: Apr 12, 2013 6:13 PM

    Oh god

  15. barroomhero80 says: Apr 12, 2013 6:34 PM

    Logical voice and every packer fan on here are idiots

  16. mazblast says: Apr 12, 2013 8:22 PM

    The New York media are well known for their kindness, their consideration, their avoidance of tough questions, their willingness to respect the “privacy” of players, and their ability to separate the private lives of players from their public lives. He’ll be treated with kid gloves if he gets drafted by a NY team, and judged strictly by his performance on the field.

  17. gmen23 says: Apr 12, 2013 9:45 PM

    steincj36 says: Apr 12, 2013 5:17 PM

    Please draft him. Please. He is a beast, and only morons who never saw him play say he sucks.

    Watch the tape fools, and don’t watch the NC game… His head was elsewhere that game, probably because the hoaxers were calling him at 3am before the game saying his dead GF was in the lobby.

    His regular season tape shows the football intellect and leadership he brings. Please draft him, big blue.

    I have watched every one of his tapes and unfortunately “intellect and leadership” doesn’t make tackles in the NFL. Teo is TOO F!@#$%g SLOW and TOO SOFT to play MLB in the NFL. His 4.81 40 time just doesn’t compare to prev ious top 15 MLB times like 4.38{Willis} and 4.5 {Urlacher} especially in the Giants 4-3 scheme.

  18. truthserum4u says: Apr 13, 2013 1:44 AM

    The biggest issue I have with him is the excuses he gave for not performing better at the Combine. Then claiming he ran a 4.6 in the 40 when training, but only does a 4.7 without that “Combine pressure” at his pro day. Too much like he’s trying to sell his own hype he helped create with the whole dead girlfriend hoax.

  19. nomoreseasontix says: Apr 13, 2013 2:19 AM

    There’s no telling how many imaginary teams he’s visiting.
    Busy guy.

  20. blackhawks2010 says: Apr 13, 2013 2:47 PM

    He should add some Arena Ball and CFL teams to his list to visit…..he will not be playing with NFL in 2 years.

  21. kev86 says: Apr 13, 2013 9:13 PM

    Giants build champions. 3 NFCs and 2 Lombardis since 2000. No other NFC team can claim that.

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