|02-28-2013, 10:10 PM||#1|
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Ramses Barden Says 'It's Probably Best For Me' To Move On From Giants
Ramses Barden believes he can contribute more in the NFL than just the 29 catches for 394 yards, and no regular-season touchdowns, he netted in four seasons with the Giants.
So when the receiver becomes a free agent in less than two weeks, he's looking to move on.
"I'm really kind of excited for the offseason, because as much fun as I've had in New York -- yeah, I was comfortable there -- it's probably best for me to start looking in other places for a new system, a refreshed sense of welcoming," Barden told SiriusXM NFL Radio today. "I think everybody can benefit from newness in their lives at a certain time, and this is going to be one of those for me."
Barden, a third-round pick by the Giants out of Cal Poly in 2009, waited behind several talented receivers including Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, Mario Manningham and Steve Smith. He has only started one game in his career, a 138-yard receiving effort in Week 3 against the Panthers this past season.
"Obviously there were some issues early on, but when it came to opportunities, I always seized the opportunities," Barden said. "And I can stand proud on that. I was always the team player, I was always working, a lot of times I was open -- and there's no ill feelings from me. I had a great experience with the Giants. Had I had more opportunities to seize, I would have seized them, and I'm confident in that."
Barden sounds like he hopes to follow the path of Manningham, who moved on to the 49ers last offseason for more money and hopefully more opportunities.
"I have the ultimate confidence in my ability, so I don't think anybody can keep me under them, and that's not even how we look at it," Barden said. "But there's not a player in this league that I would just sit behind being up to me. I'm going to compete, and I'm going to earn the spot I deserve."
Source: Newark Star Ledger
|02-28-2013, 10:17 PM||#2|
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I really like the guy just to many receivers in front of him in ny think he will do very well else where
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