Giants Monday Madness

Giants team news and notes.

-- TE Jeremy Shockey, who admitted to still suffering some pain from his cracked rib when he inhales deeply, caught six passes for 92 yards and is apparently improving as a blocker. His long gain vs. the Redskins, a 27-yarder, was a one-handed catch.
   -- ORT Chris Bober, in his fourth season, was moved to tackle to replace the failed Ian Allen, who held the job all summer and through the season opener. He joined the Giants as a tackle but has played only center, and his rust is showing. He had two false start penalties vs. the Redskins as well as a holding call.
   -- RB Tiki Barber has gained 313 yards in 67 carries for the season, including a 126-yard, 28-carry performance Sunday. "I told them in the showers after the game that I might have only three or four years left to take this beating, so they better get the most of me now."
   -- WR Ike Hilliard, who missed the final nine games of the 2002 season, has returned with a flurry. He caught seven passes for 58 yards Sunday to move his totals to 17 catches for 175 yards for the season, and his pair of 5-yard TD catches brought his season scoring total to three.
   -- Perhaps indicating that the D-line is allowing too much to filter through, the Giants' top two tacklers are linebackers -- Mike Barrow and Dhani Jones -- with 30 each.

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