Josh Rosen found himself at the center of an NFL media war over a botched quotation.
Controversy erupted after The Nation’s Dave Zirin tweeted a quote Wednesday about questions concerning Rosen’s priorities ahead of the NFL draft.
Kids Malcolm Jenkins Jersey Mike Lombardi said of Josh Rosen: ‘He has to decide whether he wants to be a humanitarian or football player.’ Why ‘ wrote Zirin, a left-winger who writes about the intersection of sports and politics, in a since-deleted tweet.
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Zirin rephrased his apology repeatedly in response to Simmons’ criticism Will do better, he tweeted Womens Wes Schweitzer Jersey later but insisted the initial sentiment, that Lombardi’s comment touched on a sticky subject of an athlete’s right to have opinions outside of his sport, still held true.
A source indicated the Giants already have decided they want Jones back.
Jones, 26, likely will be given a second-round tender, which would cost the Giants $2.91 million for the upcoming season. As a restricted free agent, Jones would be able to seek offers from other teams, with the Giants retaining the right to match any offer. If Jones signed elsewhere, that team would give the Giants a second-round pick. Essentially, a second-round tender ensures Jones of staying put. The Giants could save money with an original-round tender of $1.9 million but would receive no compensation if Jones left, as Jones entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent.
Teams have until March 14 to tender their restricted free agents.
An NFL source told The Post the Giants are not interested in re-signing center Weston Richburg, set to be an unrestricted free agent. Richburg was the Giants’ second-round pick in 2014.
Jones, a native of Canada, made the Giants roster in 2015 after earning honors with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He started 13 games this past season, one at left guard and the final 12 at center. The coaching staff decided to stick with Jones as the starter even after Richburg was cleared from the concussion protocol and Richburg eventually was placed on injured reserve.