Two big-name veterans have offered to join the New York Giants to help out at wide receiver.
New York Giants fans will say that it’s be a painful 0-5 start to the 2017 season. However, the pain was real for New York’s receivers as four Giants receivers left the game against the Los Angeles Chargers with injuries. The biggest of these injuries without question was Odell Beckham Jr. who is likely done for the season with a broken ankle according to Adam Schefter.
So what do the Giants do now? Thin at receiver with the myriad of injuries the G-Men already have two volunteers who are offering their services. On Twitter today both Chad Johnson, aka Chad Ochocinco, and Terrell Owens offered the Giants their services to fill-in.
Currently Terrell Owens is 43-years-old while his old running mate in Cincinnati is 39-years-old. While Johnson hasn’t played since 2011 and Owens in 2010, the interesting thing is the neither receiver has officially retired from the NFL. In fact, Owens has gone on the record in recent years that he has kept in shape in hopes that a team will give him a chance for a comeback.
In a 15 year career Owens had 1,132 receptions for 16,685 yards and 158 touchdowns. Johnson played 11 seasons in the NFL catching 773 passes for 11,167 yards and 67 scores.
While it is highly unlikely the Giants will consider either receiver, the current state of the position and losing two receivers already for the season may have the team scrambling just to fill the depth chart. However, being winless through the first five weeks, the team will probably look for younger talent to maybe find a diamond in the rough because their season is over at 0-5.