Reporting Day Report

With Michael Strahan retired and Jeremy Shockey traded, the only minimal reporting-day intrigue centered on whether or not Plaxico Burress would report to Albany on time.

Both Plax and his mouthpiece, agent Drew Rosenhaus, said he'd be there and they were correct. While Burress and MLB Antonio Pierce opted not to stop and talk to reporters, they were both there, accounted for and ready to go.

David Diehl was excited to have a new deal and return to the same offensive line all five members flourished in last year. He said ‘bring it on' to the nay sayers.

"We're here to defend our championship," Diehl said. "It's exciting that we have a chip on our shoulder. Let them say what they want to say. People picking on the outside have no bearing on who wins on Sunday."…

While offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride told the media that second-year TE – and Jeremy Shockey replacement – Kevin Boss had added 20 pounds this offseason, a rather svelte Boss shared on Thursday that he was actually 10 pounds lighter than the 270 he reached last season. Perhaps Gilbride was talking about some of the media members…

Injured WR/Super Bowl hero David Tyree guessed that he was about 75 percent recovered from offseason knee surgery. He said he really had no idea when he'd be able to return to the practice field but that he still was unable to cut while running.

"I'm definitely not where I want to be," Tyree said. "It's real tough, real tough. I have days where I push and set myself back three days."

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