He may have been a Super Bowl hero, but it appears that wide out David Tyree is going to find himself struggling just to make the Giants roster this summer. NFL.com is reporting that due to the fact that Tyree had arthroscopic knee surgery in the offseason which has kept him from working out Tuesday, he may be in for a fight to make the team. The Giants have a core of young wide outs, including wide outs Steve Smith and rookie Mario Manningham, which could make Tyree expendable.
Tyree has spent the offseason making appearances all over the country, basking in the glow of what was a miracle 32-yard catch that was the big play in the drive that saw the Giants take the lead late in Super Bowl XLII. He even wrote a book on the play and his life and struggles off the field, entitled “More Than Just a Catch.” The third-year pro was basically an afterthought last season in New York, catching just 4 passes in 12 games for 35 yards.
In his first two seasons he played in 29 games, making 24 total catches for 249 yards and three touchdowns. “I look at it for what it is,” he added. “I don’t make the decisions whether I’m on the roster or not. My job is just to go out there and do the best I can when I have the opportunity.”