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Michael Strahan | Defensive Lineman

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (46) / 11/21/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 255
College: Texas Southern
Drafted: 1993 / Rd. 2 (40) / NYG

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Retired DE Michael Strahan said he would have accepted an offer to return to the Giants three weeks ago if they had called.
Though Strahan's head tells him to stay retired, his heart wanted a piece of Carolina in Week 16: "You 'jones' for this thing," said Strahan, "especially in the playoffs." Now that his 'jones' has been kept in check, the 37-year-old can put the dream behind him and concentrate on broadcast duties for good. Fri, Jan 9, 2009 12:20:00 PM
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Date:'s Jay Glazer reports that Michael Strahan has decided to stay retired.

"This has been one of the toughest nights of my life," Strahan said from Greece. "But after long deliberation and throwing around a million scenarios in my head for the past day, I think it's just best if I stay retired." You can downgrade the Giants defense in draft a few spots with this news. They still should be decent rushing the passer.
Tue, Aug 26, 2008 05:59:00 PM

The agent for Michael Strahan confirmed that returning to the Giants is "something (his client) is thinking about."

There appears to be a good chance that this (re)marriage will happen. FOX reportedly will keep Strahan's job warm for him, so that is not a problem. Strahan could be back from vacation by the end of the week.
Mon, Aug 25, 2008 08:23:00 PM

The Giants have begun contract negotiations with Michael Strahan, according to the New York Daily News.

A team official called Strahan on Monday to gauge his interest in coming out of retirement. Strahan is expected to ask for $8 million and he's worth it. The division rival Redskins are paying Jason Taylor $7.5 million. Even if Strahan returns, Mathias Kiwanuka would likely stay at end. He could be used as an inside-outside lineman like Justin Tuck was last year.
Mon, Aug 25, 2008 03:49:00 PM

The New York Daily News reports that Michael Strahan would return to the Giants for $8 million.

The team was only willing to pay Strahan $6.5 million in the spring, but it's possible the season-ending injury to Osi Umenyiora might have the team willing to spend a bit more. Still, the team is reportedly content to move Mathias Kiwanuka back to defensive end. "I haven't heard from anybody else, so to say if I would or wouldn't is premature," Strahan said, "so I'm enjoying my retired life right now."
Mon, Aug 25, 2008 09:37:00 AM

NFL Network's Adam Schefter contacted Michael Strahan Sunday about a potential return to football, and Strahan wouldn't rule it out.

"I haven't heard from anybody," Strahan said. GM Jerry Reese should get on the horn. Strahan's lost weight, but he could regain it while possibly playing as a situational rusher early on, then start full time by midseason.
Sun, Aug 24, 2008 11:06:00 PM

"Multiple sources" say Michael Strahan is doubtful to come out of retirement to play for the Giants, according to the NY Daily News.

Strahan would likely require at least $8 million to come back. He has shed ten lbs off his 255-pound playing weight since retiring. However, the 36-year-old can still play and the Giants would welcome him with open arms.
Sun, Aug 24, 2008 09:50:00 PM

Michael Strahan's agent denies his client has had talks with the Giants about Strahan potentially making a return.

"I haven't heard from anybody on 92," said the agent. "As far as I'm concerned, he's working for Fox. If something comes into play, we'll talk about it. Until that point, anything else is speculation." We suspect Strahan would want an outrageous salary to return, but wouldn't rule out the Giants stepping up. It's not every day you can "acquire" a top 10-15 defensive end.
Sun, Aug 24, 2008 08:54:00 PM

Giants coach Tom Coughlin admitted that the subject of pursuing Michael Strahan has come up in the wake of Osi Umenyoria's season-ending knee injury.

Coughlin wasn't specific, saying only, "Someone indicated that it was out there." Strahan is currently vacationing in Greece, so it would be a ten hour flight back. We don't see Strahan leaving his cushy broadcasting gig to return to football, but peculiar scenarios have been known to happen with recently retired NFL stars.
Sun, Aug 24, 2008 05:57:00 PM

Michael Strahan will join Fox's Sunday pregame show.

It appears that he'll be added to the mix without any of the Fox regulars getting the boot. Strahan is genuinely funny, so the ratio of actual laughter versus painfully forced laughter should be on the rise.
Mon, Jun 23, 2008 03:41:00 PM's Jay Glazer reports that Michael Strahan has decided to retire.

"It's time. I'm done," Strahan said, who wanted to let teammates know before minicamp. While Strahan will be remembered for his record 22.5 sack season and his big mouth, he's a Hall-of-Famer because he was also consistently strong against the run. Strahan is fifth-all time in sacks and could enter the Hall with buddy Brett Favre and Warren Sapp in five years. The Giants pass rush will suffer, but they are well equipped to move Justin Tuck outside and use Mathias Kiwanuka more as a pass rusher.
Mon, Jun 9, 2008 11:26:00 AM

According to ESPN's John Clayton, "most people believe Giants defensive end Michael Strahan will retire before the start of training camp."

As previously speculated, Strahan's asking price is $8 million, and the Giants are unlikely to go that high. Strahan has numerous broadcasting opportunities, so he feels less pressure to continue his playing career.
Sat, Jun 7, 2008 08:53:00 AM

According to two sources familiar with the situation, Giants DE Michael Strahan wants $8 million next season if he decides to play again.

That would be double the $4 million he made last season, and one source says the team is willing to go to $6 million this year. Strahan insists money isn't an issue because he knows he has a lucrative broadcasting career waiting for him whenever he says the word.
Fri, May 16, 2008 08:24:00 AM

Michael Strahan says he's "pretty much" decided whether he'll play in 2008, but isn't ready to tell the media.

Recent indications are that he will hang 'em up. Strahan said he gets the feeling that his teammates want him to retire "because they're always on the radio talking about it." He added that he won't return just for the money.
Wed, May 14, 2008 10:29:00 PM

Michael Strahan recently visited the Giants' practice facility to work out.

"He was in working out," coach Tom Coughlin said. "I had a chance to visit with him a little bit. But...he hasn't said anything about what his plans are." ESPN's John Clayton reported last week that Strahan is 60-40 to retire.
Sun, May 11, 2008 01:22:00 PM

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