League sources indicated the Giants are maneuvering to trade the tight end by this weekend's draft, with the Giants talking to Seattle and New Orleans. It's unclear what the Giants want or what Shockey would command, but sources said the Giants might settle for a second-round pick.
|The Seahawks and Saints have expressed interest in Jeremy Shockey. (Getty Images)|
The Giants have one second-round choice, the 63rd overall. The Saints have the 40th selection and the Seahawks the 55th.
The team's first pick in the 2002 draft, Shockey seems to have worn out his welcome with his absences at voluntary offseason workouts and his apparent unhappiness over his role in Tom Coughlin's offense.
"I think their coaches are fed up with the guy," said one NFC assistant.
No one with the Giants questions if Shockey plays hard or plays hurt. But he never seems to be satisfied, and the Giants have lost patience with him.
Shockey, who bowed out late last season with a broken leg, was not in the lineup for the Giants' playoff run, and there are people who believe it was no coincidence the club seemed to be a tighter, more efficient and, yes, happier offense.
Rookie Kevin Boss took Shockey's place and produced five playoff catches, including a critical 45-yarder in Super Bowl XLII.
"I can't imagine Shockey will be with that club after this weekend," said one source.
A deal for Shockey is not the only trade that might occur Saturday. As you might expect, there is plenty of talk about moving up and moving down these days, with most of it centered around teams in the top five. Here's a recap:
St. Louis: The Rams could sit still at the second spot and choose LSU defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey or Virginia defensive end Chris Long -- with Long a slight favorite. But the Rams would like to trade out, picking up draft picks as they work their way down the draft board.
Reason: They need players, lots of players.