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Sintim ready to return from knee injury

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--Offensive lineman Stacy Andrews, who was placed on injured reserve last season after it was discovered that he had blood clots in his lungs, is reportedly scheduled to see the doctor again in May to gauge his progress. Andrews, who has been on blood-thinning medication to treat the clots, is hoping to resume his football career. He is currently an unrestricted free agent.

--Linebacker Clint Sintim, who missed last season with a knee injury, reported that his surgically repaired knee is on the mend and that he is looking forward to getting back to the gridiron.

"My knee feels awesome," Sintim tweeted. "Good signs 2 come for 2morrow."

Sintim, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, has been projected to play strong-side linebacker. However, he has struggled to make the transition from the 3-4 defense he played in college to the 4-3 that the Giants play, partially because of the injuries he has had to work through.

--Linebacker Jonathan Goff, an unrestricted free agent, most recently had a workout with the Dolphins. Goff, who is coming off season-ending knee surgery, had also drawn interest from the Browns.

Goff, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament before the start of the 2011 regular season, is believed to have received a short-term, incentive laced offer from the Giants. However, with the Giants' acquisition of linebacker Keith Rivers from the Bengals, Goff no longer appears to be in the team's 2012 plans.

--Giants receiver Victor Cruz, who was the team representative in the Madden '13 cover voting, was eliminated in the final-eight voting round, 55 percent to 45 percent, by 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis. Cruz had been the second seed in the NCAA basketball tourney-like bracket competition; Willis had been the 11th seed.

Willis will now square off against Carolina's Cam Newton in the "final four" voting.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"I'll be happy to be in uniform, workout shoes, the whole nine yards, and be 100 percent a part of the team." -- Safety Chad Jones, who is planning to participate in the Giants' offseason conditioning program for the first time since suffering horrific injuries to his leg in a June 2010 car crash.

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