Giants listened to Shockey offers, but that was about it

Updated: April 28, 2008, 9:36 AM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Super Bowl champion New York Giants took a Miami safety in the first round and made as much news by keeping another Hurricanes top pick -- tight end Jeremy Shockey.

In the weeks leading up to the draft, the New Orleans Saints and several other teams approached the Giants about a trade for the oft-injured Pro Bowler who admittedly was unhappy with his role.

The Giants listened, but that was it.

"There was a lot of talk but very little activity," coach Tom Coughlin said.

Not surprisingly, the first question posed to general manager Jerry Reese after New York took safety Kenny Phillips in the first round concerned Shockey, the Giants' first-round pick in 2002.

"Can't we talk about our draft pick?" Reese said. "Let's talk about Kenny Phillips. Jeremy Shockey is our starting tight end, guys. I'm going to leave it at that. Let's talk about our draft pick. Jeremy Shockey is our starting tight end. That's the end of the story."


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