You know all that talk about Barry Cofield's near-trade to the Saints during the draft? Well, my guy Mikey G. has the lowdown on his website, and it's worth a read.
Through all the machinations of this, it's important to note that Cofield, while frustrated with his second-round restricted free agent tender, is not playing the malcontent. He continues to work hard, recognizes the business aspect of it, and fully intends to come all the way back from 2008 microfracture surgery to earn himself a sizeable unrestricted free agent deal after next season. The Giants have no intentions of trading him now, and were not actively shopping him before the draft.