Monday, July 21, 2008

Giants Trade TE Shockey to Saints

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports is reporting that the Giants have agreed to trade tight end Jeremy Shockey to the Saints for second- and fifth-round draft picks in 2009. He will become the Saints’ No. 1 tight end, and will undoubtedly be used as a wide receiver in some packages in Sean Payton’s offense.

Last year Shockey played in 14 games; collecting 57 catches for 619 yards and 3 TD's before missing the rest of the season, playoffs and Super Bowl with a broken leg.

Note: Sean Payton was Shockey's offensive coordinator his rookie season with the Giants, where Shockey had a career best in catches (74) and yards (894).

1 comment:

Will Osgood said...

I don't really understand why the Saints would do this. Yeah, he's a tremendous talent, but aren't the other issues, i.e. the fact the Giants played better w/o him last season and giving up 2 Draft Picks. Maybe, and hopefully, Payton has the right ingredients to make this guy behave himself and play productively. If so, this could be a great trade. If not, then this will be a horrible trade for the Saints.

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