Giants GM Reese addresses media, trade rumors

Giants general manager Jerry Reese held a press conference today and had to face numerous questions about the team’s rumored interest in trading for a wide receiver such as the Browns’ Braylon Edwards and the Cardinals’ Anquan Boldin. The Browns won’t talk about rumors concerning Edwards, and Boldin has asked the Cardinals to trade him.

Below are the highlights of what Reese had to say.

On trade rumors linking the Giants to Edwards: “I’m not talking about Braylon. That is somebody else’s player. He is under contact, and there is nothing to talk about that. There is a lot of chatter, a lot of false reports.”

On whether he’d be comfortable giving up three draft picks for Boldin: “Well, for the right player, you do whatever you can to make it happen. But we will do what is best for the Giants. And I don’t know if that is the best thing for us to do — to package up a deal that valuable. We like our draft picks. We like developing players. And we want — I think somebody said, ‘Are you trying to force anything?’ — we won’t force anything.”

On whether the team will trade any of its 10 draft picks: “You never know what could happen. The next couple of weeks is going to get hot and heavy, and we could package some picks and do something with them. So you never know. Things have to unfold. If you can try to make something happen, you try that sometimes, but usually, things like that unfold right before you as it gets close to the draft.”

On if he believes the Giants really need help at wide receiver: “I wouldn’t say that it is a glaring need. We try to upgrade all of our positions. We will try to upgrade our wide receiver position just like we will try to upgrade every position on our team right now.”

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