Early Wednesday morning, an explosion in New York caused a building to collapse, killing at least one resident of East Harlem in Uptown Manhattan. It’s still unknown what caused the explosion, but residents who live six blocks away from the explosion at 166th Street and Park Avenue said they felt their entire building shake when it happened. This is a scary time for anyone living in or traveling to New York, including NFL free agents meeting with the New York Jets and New York Giants.
MetLife Stadium, home of the Giants and Jets, is directly across the Hudson River form where the explosion happened, which is much too close for comfort for anyone in the area, including the players visiting the two New York teams.
Eric Decker, the former Denver Broncos receiver looking for a big payday as a free agent, was expected to visit the Jets on Wednesday, but it’s unknown whether that meeting will still take place. The Green Gang tried to retain Austin Howard, but the right tackle bolted to the west coast, much to the dismay of the Jets, but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise as he was away from the tragedy in New York.
The Giants signed Geoff Schwartz, Rashad Jennings and O’Brien Schofield on Tuesday while Linval Joseph, Ryan Mundy and Brandon Myers all departed the Big Apple. None of those players have commented on the explosion as of two hours after the incident on Wednesday morning.
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