RB Brandon Jacobs doesn’t think the Giants need WR Braylon Edwards.
Or Anquan Boldin, for that matter.
In a radio interview on Friday, Jacobs said that he was happy with the Giants’ current crop of receivers and thinks that adding a star wide receiver could affect the team’s chemistry. The New York Post had the recap:
- “I don’t want (Edwards). … There are great players in the league that I don’t want. I just think the chemistry between the teammates that I have now is great. We don’t need to add a new veteran to the whole group.”
Jacobs went on to say that he didn’t want the Giants to acquire Boldin either, despite the lack of a veteran playmaker after the team released Plaxico Burress.
- “I’m good with where we are,” Jacobs said. “I’m glad that we didn’t go forward and get (Edwards) or Boldin. Those guys are great guys, (but) I’m not interested in that idea.”
The Giants could use a big-play threat at wideout after Burress’ exit from the team. As NFL.com’s Thomas George points out, first-round draft pick Hakeem Nicks out of North Carolina could fill the vacancy. Another draftee, Cal Poly’s Ramses Barden, could also be a factor in the coming season.