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Trawling On Behalf Of Strahan?

Sources Say Agent Contacted Teams


New York Daily News

August 3, 2007


Michael Strahan's agent contacted several teams in the offseason to determine their interest in either trading for the Giants defensive end or signing him if he were to be released, two sources told the Daily News on Thursday.

Agent Tony Agnone, with Strahan's blessing, placed calls in the spring to teams they believed were in position to make a Super Bowl run, one source said. The idea was that new surroundings would rejuvenate Strahan. Agnone felt he could also do better than the $4 million Strahan is scheduled to make this year with the Giants.

One source said Agnone got mixed results from the teams he contacted, and when he reported back to Strahan to let him know there was some interest, Strahan backed off, wanting to finish his career as a Giant. Strahan never demanded the Giants trade or release him.

The Giants had no knowledge of Agnone's conversations, a source said. The contact could be construed as a violation of the NFL's anti-tampering policy.

Giants GM Jerry Reese refused to comment in an e-mail response on whether he was aware Agnone was making calls and if he considered it tampering.

When Agnone was asked Thursday if he contacted any teams regarding Strahan, he said, "No comment." One source said the Giants were informed there would be interest if Strahan was available.

Strahan, a future Hall of Famer, has not reported to training camp as he contemplates retirement.

The Giants told Strahan and Agnone in a March meeting that they would not bump his salary, a stance reiterated by co-owner John Mara. They have not talked money since that meeting. Strahan was a no-show for the beginning of camp last Friday and has been fined $14,288 per day. One source maintains that money is not the issue for Strahan, but rather whether his heart is still into playing, although that has been met with skepticism.

"It's always about the money," one general manager said Thursday.

Asked about Strahan's market value in a trade, one source said, "Not very much. There is not a lot of interest in him out there."

"Most people think he is done. His agents were thinking he was going to get out of there."

Another source said Agnone was disappointed in one team's lack of interest. "I don't think they were unique," the source said.

The Redskins are always the wild card in the free agent market. Owner Daniel Snyder has shown a willingness to spend for big-name players, regardless of age. But there's no way the Giants would trade Strahan to Washington.

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