Hello, Guest!


- Giants Release CB Will Peterson

Chris Pokorny May 27, 2006
Chris Pokorny
PFC Owner & Writer

Tell Chris your opinion.

The New York Giants released veteran cornerback Will Peterson on Friday due to injuries that have continously plagued him. Peterson was the team's third-round draft choice in 2001 and has spent the past five seasons with the team.

"This is a very disappointing development for our ball club," said team general manager Ernie Accorsi. "Will Peterson was a rising star cornerback and just ran into very tough luck last year with the back injury."

Peterson's best season was in 2004 when he had two interceptions to go along with 69 tackles. Last year, he suffered a knee injury in training camp, before injuring his lower back in Week 3. He missed the rest of the season.

In other news, the Giants signed veteran quarterback Rob Johnson to compete for a backup spot behind Eli Manning. Johnson did not play at all the past two seasons because he was recovering from arm surgery, but he has been in the league for nine years.

"We needed to add veteran depth at quarterback," Accorsi said. "Rob hasn't played in a while because he was recovering from Tommy John surgery. But he has won in this league, is in great shape and threw the ball well in his workout."

Tim Hasselbeck, Josh Harris, and Jared Lorenzen are the other quarterbacks on the Giants competing for the backup role. In Johnson's career, he's thrown for 30 touchdowns and 23 interceptions.

Do you have an opinion on this article? Do you want direct fantasy football advice from one of our writers? You can e-mail us at pokorny@pfcritics.com. Be sure to label your subject line appropriately so we don't think it is spam. Please include your name (can be a screename), city and state. We guarantee a response to any questions or comments you have, and will publish them in our next mailbag session if appropriate.
NFL tickets and Super Bowl tickets

Meet Doc's Advisory Board for:

PFC Pick'em
- The 2008 PFCritics Pick'em Challenge is now open for registration. Join Now and win big! Sponsored by sportsbettingstats.com
Add to My Yahoo!

© 2004-2024 PFCritics.com. All Rights Reserved.