This flies in the face of everything that has happened in recent weeks, including that Shockey-Reese shouting match that was witnessed by several players.
But a source that has been accurate much of the time says the Giants have given up efforts to try to trade the tight end, and that Shockey will stay put.
Like I said that's hard to believe. But perhaps Reese could not get back in return what he wanted for Shockey. The rumor had been a very complicated multi-team deal was in the works, one which relied on a lot of things falling into place. One of the things that wasn't, however, was Shockey's ankle, and his inability to pass a team physical.
At any rate, maybe No. 80 will be in Albany after all.
Also, Brandon Jacobs is back from a visit to Hershey, where former GM Ernie Accorsi resides. But Jacobs did not go out there to visit with Accorsi, probably just to take his son to the water park.
But now that he's back negotiations are continuing on a four-year contract which could be concluded any day now.
If the Giants get Jacobs signed, come to an agreement on a much-deserved raise for Plaxico Burress, and somehow get Shockey back on the right track, what appeared to be a disruptive off-season might not be that bad after all.
We'll see. Now back to vacation.