The New York Giants are down to three healthy receivers following the news that Ramses Barden likely won't play again this season. With one of those receivers being rookie special teams player Duke Calhoun, and Steve Smith not expected back until early December, reinforcements are needed. Badly.
And former Giants wide receiver Derek Hagan should be on his way.
There were a few names thrown around on Monday, but none of them make any sense compared with Hagan, who has a fair amount of ability and brings a full season and two training camps of experience with the Giants playbook to the table.
Consider some of the other names bandied about:
- Kevin Curtis: Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver coming off knee surgeries and a bout with testicular cancer. We're thrilled for him that he's ready to return to the field, but he's far from the solution to this problem. I'd take Hagan.
- Dezmon Briscoe: A former Cincinnati Bengal practice squad player who caused a stir when he took more money to jump to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad, his name was thrown around in the comments section yesterday. A 6th-round draft pick who has never played in an NFL game? I'll take Hagan.
- Samuel Giguere: Former Indianapolis Colts practice squad player currently on the Giants practice squad, he's the only other guy that makes a bit of sense. As thin as Big Blue is at the position, it's possible that Giguere gets called up briefly in addition to a free agent signing.
There's not much to it here. The Giants are lucky that in week 11 there's a player sitting on the couch waiting for a call who happens to knows their playbook as well as Hagan should. Now, just keep your fingers crossed that Derek has kept in shape, and didn't spend all his down time with Little Debbie.Derek Hagan, Football, Kevin Curtis, National Football League, New York, New York Giants, Ramses Barden, Steve Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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