Found June 15, 2012 on Big Giants Boom:
Jim Mancari BGB Assistant Editor Earlier this week, the New England Patriots claimed former Giants tight end Jake Ballard off waivers. Ballard had been removed from the Giants active roster since he likely won’t play in a game during the 2012 season. Tom Coughlin was disappointed that Ballard was claimed, since the whole plan was that he would clear waivers and be placed on the physically unable to perform list. Of course, the media has blown this out of proportion, in that Coughlin is allegedly upset with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick for violating an unwritten rule in the NFL. However, that’s not the case, and there’s no reason to even be discussing the Patriots in any of this. Coughlin was disappointed because the Giants are losing a good player in a way that was unexpected. Ballard could have been an offensive contributor for a few more years after regaining his health, but that won’t be the ...
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