– Mike Jenkins had my sympathy, but he has now lost it. According to Ian Rappaport of NFL.com, Jenkins is refusing to share his offseason medical records with the team. Jenkins wants to be traded, but there is no chance in hell that a team is going to give up a decent pick for a player with an unknown medical issue. Meanwhile, there is no chance that the Cowboys are going to trade him for peanuts. I have no idea what Jenkins is trying to accomplish here. It seems as though he is cutting off his nose to spite his face.
– The Giants are upset that the Patriots claimed Jake Ballard off of waivers, and are giving terrible answers to very valid questions. First, from Tom Coughlin, via the Associated Press:
When it was suggested that the Giants might just have kept their top pass-catching tight end from last season on the 90-man roster to ensure keeping his contract rights, Coughlin shot back, “Don’t ask me those questions. I don’t have the answer for you.”
And then Jerry Reese, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post:
“I could explain it but I don’t want to explain it because it’s really irrelevant at this point,’’ general manager Jerry Reese said on SiriusXM NFL Radio.
“I could explain it but I don’t want to?” What is that?
I never thought very much of Kevin Boss when he was with the Giants. He left and didn’t amount to much. I feel very similarly about Jake Ballard. This isn’t a major loss by any stretch, but if given the choice between keeping Jake Ballard and losing Jake Ballard, clearly you would want to keep Jake Ballard. And therefore, the Giants messed up pretty badly here, even if they never live to regret it.
More after the jump…
– Nothing particularly newsworthy to talk about with the Redskins lately. My fellow NFC East writer Dan Graziano of ESPN is down in Ashburn taking in the Skins this week, and he has some notes on them. Graziano has Brandon Meriweather and Madieu Williams penciled in as the Week 1 starters. (NFCE receivers lick their chops). Hell, he could have picked any safety combo and I would have typed “NFCE receivers lick their chops.”
– Just received word that Eagles single-game tickets will go on sale June 21. I’m at the NovaCare Complex today taking in Eagles practice. I’ll have some notes on that practice in a few hours, and then we’ll have to wait more than a month for training camp.