Sep
0

Coughlin asked about Tyree’s status

When meeting with the media on Tuesday, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin was asked about David Tyree, who seemed to have a growing sense that his days with the team are coming to a quick end.

    Question: David Tyree sounded like a guy who felt he was in a lot of danger on the roster. I know he means a lot to this organization. Whatever the decision is do you anticipate that being an emotional or difficult one for you?

“Well, I don’t know what that decision is just yet,” Coughlin said. “You will have to wait and see on that.” Complete transcript …

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Sep
1

Tyree survives Giants’ first cuts

The New York Giants trimmed their roster to 74, and David Tyree remains among those still with the team.

The Giants waived tight end Lee Vickers and offensive lineman Andrew Carnahan was waived-injured. Rookie running back Andre Brown was placed on injured reserve after rupturing his left Achilles tendon during practice on Aug. 14.

Asked about Tyree’s status with the team on Tuesday, coach Tom Coughlin was non-committal.

“I don’t know what that decision is just yet,” Coughlin said. “You will have to wait and see on that.” Final cuts need to be made by Saturday.

Tyree sat out the Giants’ preseason game against the Jets on Saturday and has yet to record a reception this preseason. Full story …

Aug
0

Tyree prepared for possible final hurrah

For the man who made “The Catch” in the dramatic Super Bowl win over the previously unbeaten New England Patriots in February 2008, there is a growing sense that David Tyree‘s days with the Giants are nearing an end.

After missing all of last season because of trouble returning from knee surgery, Tyree has battled minor knee, groin and hamstring problems in training camp. He did not play this past week against the Jets and missed practice again on Monday.

“But the plan is to be healthy by Thursday,” Tyree said with a laugh. “Right now, I am planning on practicing tomorrow, going hard and preparing myself for a big game on Thursday.” Full story …

Aug
0

Tyree misses Monday’s practice

David Tyree, who’s nursing a hamstring injury that kept him out of Saturday’s preseason game, missed Giants practice on Monday.

Also missing practice were safety Kenny Phillips (sore knee), cornerback Aaron Ross (hamstring), halfback Danny Ware (ribs) and defensive tackle Chris Canty (hamstring).

Aug
0

Tyree inactive vs. Jets

David Tyree is one of eight New York Giants players who were declared inactive for Saturday night’s preseason game against the Jets.

The other inactive players were RB Andre Brown, CB Aaron Ross, LB Michael Boley, LB Antonio Pierce, OL Orrin Thompson, DT Jay Alford and DL Chris Canty.

Aug
0

If cut, Tyree won’t be out of job for long

The NFL’s manadated cut to 75 players is Tuesday, two days after the New York Giants’ third preseason game. Wide receiver David Tyree has been ruled out for the game with a hamstring injury.

“What an awful summer he’s having,” Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News writes on his Twitter page. “He may be out of chances.”

In a live chat Friday afternoon on NFL.com, senior analyst Pat Kirwan was asked to offer his thoughts on what might happen with Tyree, who is fighting for a roster spot with the only NFL team he has played for since being drafted in 2003.

Kirwan acknowledged that Tyree might not stick with the Giants, and he offered two possible landing spots for the Super Bowl XLII hero.

“Tyree is on the bubble,” Kirwan said. “If and when he’s cut, he’ll be signed within 24 hours. He can really help the Ravens or the Jets. The Ravens need one more guy, and the Jets are really starving for an experienced receiver.”

If Giants WR David Tyree is cut, possible teams that could bring aboard include the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets. (Evan Pinkus / Associated Press)

If Giants WR David Tyree is cut, possible teams that could bring aboard include the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets. (Evan Pinkus / Associated Press)

Aug
0

Expect Long look at Cardinals WR

Lance Long is expected to get plenty of opportunities to showcase his talents when the Arizona Cardinals host the Green Bay Packers at University of Phoenix Stadium on Friday night.

Game time is 10 p.m. ET, but a high-definition replay of the game can be seen on NFL Network on Saturday at 1 a.m. ET, Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, Wednesday at 12 a.m. ET and again on Thursday at 3 p.m. ET.

Long leads the Cardinals this preseason in receptions (8) and yards receiving (89).

Here is a look at the other On The Fringe players in action during this weekend’s preseason games …

Coy Wire will continue to make his case to make the Atlanta Falcons’ final roster when the San Diego Chargers visit the Georgia Dome on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. A high-definition replay of the game can be seen on NFL Network on Monday at 7 a.m. ET.

The Giants take on the team they share a stadium with, the Jets, on Saturday. However, David Tyree is not expected to play due to a hamstring injury. Tyree has yet to register a reception this preseason, with his last catch coming on that unforgettable play in Super Bowl XLII.

Ian Johnson‘s quest to make the Minnesota Vikings’ final roster hits prime-time TV, when his team takes on the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on Monday at 8 p.m. ET. A replay of the game can be seen on NFL Network on Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET. Johnson has gotten a good look through two preseason games, rushing 15 times for 59 yards, while catching three passes for 33 yards.

Vikings RB Ian Johnson will play against the Houston Texans on Monday night.  (Michael Conroy / Associated Press)

Vikings RB Ian Johnson will play against the Houston Texans on Monday night. (Michael Conroy / Associated Press)

Aug
1

Tyree not expected to play Saturday

David Tyree‘s ongoing quest to make the New York Giants’ final 53-man roster took another discouraging turn, as the receiver is expected to miss Saturday’s preseason game against the Jets with a hamstring injury, Giants.com’s Michael Eisen reports.

Also not expected to play for the Giants on Saturday are defensive linemen Chris Canty (hamstring) and Jay Alford (knee), cornerbacks Aaron Ross (hamstring) and Stoney Woodson (ankle), linebackers Antonio Pierce (foot) and Michael Boley (PUP/hip), offensive lineman Orrin Thompson (quad) and running back Andre Brown (Achilles).

Through two preseason games, Tyree has yet to register a reception. Full story …

Giants WR David Tyree will not play in Saturday's game against the Jets because of a hamstring injury. (Evan Pinkus / Associated Press)

Giants WR David Tyree may not play in Saturday's game against the Jets because of a hamstring injury. (Evan Pinkus / Associated Press)

Aug
0

In limited chances, Tyree must perform

Though David Tyree would like to get more snaps in the preseason, he realizes every rep he does get is extremely precious and still believes he can earn a roster spot with the Giants.

Aug
0

Tyree has awkward moment at camp

Seemingly seeing a roster spot slip away through the course of an unimpressive training camp and preseason slate, David Tyree appears to be trying too hard to make an impression, writes Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.

    Tyree, desperate for a big play, made an attempt at a one-handed catch of a high pass from (David) Carr. He missed and his jump actually looked kind of awkward.

Meanwhile, two other receivers had a spectacular day at camp, as the team’s first-round pick Hakeem Nicks had his penultimate practice of training camp, the Daily News reports. Third-year receiver Steve Smith also made a spectacular catch. Full story …