Another draft prospect visits

Only two days after New York hosted Miami TE Jeremy Shockey and Boston College OT Marc Colombo, the Giants had another high-profile, sure-fire first-rounder in for a look. This player, however, was much more of a surprise.

Florida WR Jabar Gaffney was on hand at Giants Stadium, as the Giants wanted to take a closer look at the 6-0, 190-pounder. There's no doubt that Gaffney is a big-time talent, and also that Washington, with new coach and Gator collector Steve Spurrier at the helm, would love to have him three picks after the Giants select. However, New York, with the 15th pick in the opening round, has greater needs than a wide receiver, so Gaffney's presence was a bit of a surprise.

Perhaps Big Blue is looking at the speedy wideout as a long-term replacement for Ike Hilliard, who almost certainly is entering his last season with the Giants. Hilliard recently spouted off to the press – degrading and criticizing the Giants once again.

In free agent news, FB Greg Comella has already visited five clubs – Houston, Cleveland, Denver, Tampa Bay and Tennessee. It appears the Titans, Bucs and Broncos are the most serious suitors for the bruising fullback, whom New York has no interest in retaining.

"Of course I'd like to come back," Comella said. "But this is how the game works so I'll just move on."

Comella was hopeful of having a new employer within the next week. Our best guess, since they've been the most aggressive in pursuit of Comella, is the Titans. Tennessee RB Eddie George took Comella out to lunch last week and was very impressed with him.

Free agent WR Joe Jurevicius visited Tampa Bay. He's already had options in New England, Denver and St. Louis close up when those teams signed other receivers. It appears that he could come back to the Giants, but would certainly have to lower his asking price of $5 million over three years.


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