Sinorice Moss Is Quietly Becoming Irrelevant in New York

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In recent years, the Giants have good success with finding competent pass catchers to surround Eli Manning. Off-field baggage aside, Jeremy Shockey was among the league's best tight ends, and Plaxico Burress quickly became a favorite target when he arrived in 2005. And there's Amani Toomer and most recently, 2007 second-rounderSteve Smith.

One player who has had yet to fulfill the promise the Giants envisioned when they drafted him in '06 is Sinorice Moss. The former University of Miami star has had an uneven NFL career, and his biggest professional accomplishment to date is that his brother happens to be Santana.

Despite his struggles, Moss is hopeful:

"I mean, honestly, I don't know what to think about [being the only active player not to play against the Rams]," Moss told the Daily News Friday. "I'm going to keep working and stay positive, like I've been since Day 1. And when that times come, just be a humble person and go out there and shine." ...

"I haven't spoken to anyone about being traded," Moss said. "That's not even on my mind. My mind is to do what I have to do for the team, and when I get my opportunities, make some plays. I would love to be here. This is where I want to be."

Presumably, the Giants hoped Sinorice would be the next Santana, but to date that hasn't happened. In fact, he's not even Roscoe Parrish. That's not to say he won't progress into a solid NFL player, just that he hasn't yet.

Interestingly, there were some mock draft rumblins' back in 2006 that Parrish could've been a first-round pick. As it turned out, Santonio Holmes was the only wideout to go in the first 32 picks. Chad Jackson, a second-round selection, was released by the Patriots before the season, and Moss is still looking to find his niche. The story: the draft is a crap shoot. But you already knew that.

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