Why hasn’t Giants free agent RB Orleans Darkwa Jersey signed yet? Here is an explanation

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Orleans Darkwa had a breakout year with a plate in his leg, so what can he do with full explosiveness?
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The soon-to-be former Giants running back is hoping to find out after undergoing surgery Wednesday to remove the plate he had inserted in December 2016, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Darkwa had a visit with the Patriots earlier this offseason. It seemed like a natural fit for a team looking to replace Dion Lewis in its backfield Authentic Melky Cabrera Jersey by committee, but nothing materialized.
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The Tulane product had several offers in free agency and those teams were encouraged by his decision to have the plate removed, according to Rapoport.

Brady’s enormous societal imprint doesn’t cover everyone, however. Take, for instance, soon-to-be-retired baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki. Ichiro began his Major League career in 2001, the same year Tom Brady entered the starting lineup for the Patriots. Since that time, Ichiro — who’s essentially the Tom Brady of Japan — has spent the majority of the last 17 years in the United States. You’d think this amount of exposure to American culture would put Brady on Ichiro’s radar on some level. And yet…

An excerpt from an Ichiro retrospective from The Athletic’s Peter Gammons:

One morning in spring training, 2017, he was in the coaches’ room looking at his cell phone text messages. Ichiro told the coaches about one message he had just received from a number he didn’t recognize. The guy said he’d gotten Ichiro’s number from Alex Rodriguez, and that he wanted to come meet him and study his stretching system.

What’s the guy’s name? asked one of the coaches.

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