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I remember being ecstatic when the Giants selected Cal Poly
wide receiver Ramses Barden in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
I’ll be honest, I had never heard of Barden, but when I saw
he was listed at six-feet, six inches tall, I knew the Giants had found a
diamond in the rough.
Did the Giants have the next Plaxico Burress on their hands
(only without the part about shooting himself in the leg)?
It’s very rare that a rookie wide receiver immediately picks
up the system and starts right away. So there wasn’t much concern when he only
appeared in three game his first year.
But then an ankle injury sidelined him for the second half
of 2010. By the time he was healthy enough to return the following season,
Victor Cruz had emerged as the team’s third receiver.
Barden came in here with a ton of potential, but the
26-year-old has been basically a non-factor. He caught nine passes last season
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X-Rays on CB Prince Amukamara were negative, according to the Giants. They list his return as “questionable”. #NYG
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Prince Amukamara is shaken up here. Looks like his right ankle. Probably when he planted there. Getting carted off. #nyg
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 25, 2012
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