Limas Sweed, Jamaal Jackson trying out for Giants

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A pair of NFL veterans are at the Giants’ rookie minicamp this weekend in hopes of continuing their careers.

Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News reports that wide receiver Limas Sweed and center Jamaal Jackson are both trying to catch on with the Super Bowl champions after seeing their careers derailed in recent years. Sweed was a major disappointment in Pittsburgh, catching just seven passes in 20 games for the team after they made him a second-round pick in 2008. Sweed hasn’t played since 2009 after Achilles and shoulder injuries helped ease his way out of Pittsburgh.

“I’ve been playing football all my life,” Sweed said. “And when you’ve lost something like football, you don’t let it go. You do what you have to do. That’s putting the work in, overtime, being here at a rookie minicamp and just having fun and starting all over again. By whatever means it takes to get back, I’m willing to do it.”

Sweed’s a definite longshot to get a contract, let alone make the roster. The Giants have Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Rueben Randle, Domenik Hixon, Jerrel Jernigan and Ramses Barden looking for spots on the depth chart and all but Randle already have experience in the offense.

Jackson might have a better shot, if only because the Giants have some flux on their offensive line. He was the Eagles’ starting center for five years before tearing his triceps in the 2010 opener. The Eagles released him after he spent last season as a backup with the team.

13 responses to “Limas Sweed, Jamaal Jackson trying out for Giants

  1. Jackson has a very good chance of making the team. He was a beast at center playing for the Eagles, and he should have no problem starting for the New Jersey team.

  2. Not only are we young and successful — but Jerry is doing a great job of bringing in healthy training camp competition. It’s a great remedy for the lackluster seasons that we usually follow up Super Bowls with — except in 2008 when we started out 11-1.

    This team has a good five year championship window — or as long as Eli lasts.

    Proud to be a New York Giant!!!

  3. So, in August, can we get a ‘Limas Sweed Signs With the Calgary Stampeders’ story?

  4. Limas Sweed still has the potential to be great. The guy is a terrific route-runner, and depending on how he’s rehabbed from injury, has good speed. His problem was mental. He got into his head that he couldn’t catch and it was his undoing in the unforgiving atmosphere of Heinz Field. I’ve always believed that if he could start fresh somewhere else without all that baggage and under less scrutiny, he could revive his career. Good luck, Limas. Hope you make it onto a team and prove yourself the player you were meant to be!

  5. bathroombenlovemachine says: May 11, 2012 4:36 PM

    The Eagles will win Super Bowl 47. Bet on it BITCHES.

    buddybowl69 says: May 11, 2012 5:21 PM

    Jackson has a very good chance of making the team. He was a beast at center playing for the Eagles, and he should have no problem starting for the New Jersey team.


    Both of you are so clever! Would you like to compare trophy cases?

    Didn’t think so.



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