N.Y. Giants' Moss Hanging By a Thread

Robert ZendzianCorrespondent IApril 10, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 7:  Sinorice Moss #83 of the New York Giants carries the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Giants Stadium on December 7, 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

The wide receiver position has been one of much discussion among football analysts and Giants fans alike since Plaxico Burress’s self-inflicted gun wound hit the news. It seems like every possible solution to the situation has been discussed, and now that the release of Burress has been made, every potential replacement has been thoroughly analyzed by someone on television, newspaper, or the internet.

But enough about "Plax" and whoever is brought in to try and fill his shoes. Let's look at a guy who the Giants do have on their roster at the wide receiver spot: Sinorice Moss.

I bring up Moss because, out of all the receivers the Giants currently have, he is the least likely to benefit from the Giants parting ways with the man who I will not mention again in this article.

Moss was a second-round draft pick (44th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft, and if that was a statistic, it would be the most impressive one of his career. It seems like this guy has more injuries than catches during his time in the NFL, and he could be looking for work very soon.

Sinorice has talent and the potential to be a contributor on the Giants. But he's going to have to fight it out with the likes of Domenik Hixon, Steve Smith, Mario Manningham, and David Tyree.

And with it likely that the Giants will add a receiver or two via trade and the Draft, Moss’s roster spot may be looking like a dead limb needing trimming for another to grow.

Moss has played in 29 games and has 38 receptions for 403 yards over the course of his career. Out of those 38 catches, only two have been touchdowns.

After N.Y. neglected to re-sign Amani Toomer, it looks like GM Jerry Reese wants to renovate the wideout corps. And such a renovation would require cleaning out the broken parts, keeping what works, and bringing in the new.

Is Moss a working part? He needs to impress in training camp and the preseason to make himself a part of the team come September.