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Giants' new safety vows knee is fine

 

 

 

BY RALPH VACCHIANO

DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

 

Will Demps, the Giants' new starting free safety, said yesterday his surgically repaired left knee is "good" and that he'll be able to participate in the Giants' offseason program, which opens on Monday.

Demps, who signed a five-year, $12 million contract as first reported in the late editions of yesterday's Daily News, is still recovering from the torn ACL he suffered last November. But not only did he say he'll be "full-go" for the workouts, he added, "I'll be ready to go by mini-camp," which opens on June 14.

 

The 26-year-old called the Giants "a perfect fit" in a statement released by the team and added that after four years of playing in Baltimore with Pro Bowlers Chris McAlister, Ed Reed and Deion Sanders, "it's time for me to break out of that shadow."

 

With the Giants, he'll be part of a completely revamped secondary that has added cornerbacks Sam Madison, R.W. McQuarters, Jason Bell, Brandon Williams and safety Quentin Harris in recent days.

 

"The signing of Will Demps should complete the (free-agent) phase of our rebuilding the defensive secondary," GM Ernie Accorsi said.

 

The Giants still don't have a weak-side linebacker, though, and there now seems to be little hope of them landing LaVar Arrington. A source familiar with his plans told The News that "LaVar is talking seriously with other teams and has no plans to revisit the Giants." It is believed that the Cincinnati Bengals have become the front-runner for his services, and he's expected to visit there in the coming days.

 

The source also said that Arrington's status will not be affected by the NFL Players Association decision yesterday to hit his agent, Carl Poston, with a two-year suspension. Poston was banned for his role in Arrington's dispute with the Redskins over a $6.5 million bonus, but he is planning an appeal.

 

The threat of that suspension is why Carl's brother, Kevin, has been handling Arrington's negotiations this offseason.

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Giants' new safety vows knee is fine

 

 

 

BY RALPH VACCHIANO

DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

 

Will Demps, the Giants' new starting free safety, said yesterday his surgically repaired left knee is "good" and that he'll be able to participate in the Giants' offseason program, which opens on Monday.

Demps, who signed a five-year, $12 million contract as first reported in the late editions of yesterday's Daily News, is still recovering from the torn ACL he suffered last November. But not only did he say he'll be "full-go" for the workouts, he added, "I'll be ready to go by mini-camp," which opens on June 14.

 

The 26-year-old called the Giants "a perfect fit" in a statement released by the team and added that after four years of playing in Baltimore with Pro Bowlers Chris McAlister, Ed Reed and Deion Sanders, "it's time for me to break out of that shadow."

 

With the Giants, he'll be part of a completely revamped secondary that has added cornerbacks Sam Madison, R.W. McQuarters, Jason Bell, Brandon Williams and safety Quentin Harris in recent days.

 

"The signing of Will Demps should complete the (free-agent) phase of our rebuilding the defensive secondary," GM Ernie Accorsi said.

 

The Giants still don't have a weak-side linebacker, though, and there now seems to be little hope of them landing LaVar Arrington. A source familiar with his plans told The News that "LaVar is talking seriously with other teams and has no plans to revisit the Giants." It is believed that the Cincinnati Bengals have become the front-runner for his services, and he's expected to visit there in the coming days.

 

The source also said that Arrington's status will not be affected by the NFL Players Association decision yesterday to hit his agent, Carl Poston, with a two-year suspension. Poston was banned for his role in Arrington's dispute with the Redskins over a $6.5 million bonus, but he is planning an appeal.

 

The threat of that suspension is why Carl's brother, Kevin, has been handling Arrington's negotiations this offseason.

 

wonderful - now Will Peterson will have a fellow DB on the injured list in 2006.

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I wonder if Accorsi will sign anyone this off season who isn't coming off a knee surgery or not a Korean War veteran?

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