EAST RUTHERFORD Jerry Rice Jersey , N.J. (AP) New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman says the aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with last month is in remission.
Speaking to the media for the first time since the Giants disclosed in early June that he had lymphoma, Gettleman said Friday heís had four rounds of chemotherapy and will need another three more to complete his treatment.
The 67-year-old Gettleman returned to the Giants earlier this year to replace the fired Jerry Reese. He says he is feeling better than expected, but is limited in what he can do.
ĒI feel really good and sometimes I feel like I am apologizing for that,Ē Gettleman said. ĒBut you know my energy is good. I donít mind telling you chemo ainít fun. There has been a couple of days where `whef,í it rocks your world. Now that I am going through it Ö my gosh, itís not fun.Ē
Gettleman said when he gets treatment he has to stay in the hospital for three or four days. When he is in the office, he works roughly from 10 a.m. to 7 or 7:30 p.m.
The treatments have weakened Gettlemanís immune system and he said he canít have much contract with people. He has to watch training camp practices from a distance in the shade Harry Carson Jersey , eat alone and canít fly on airplanes. He is going to miss the Giantsí workouts in Detroit with the Lions next month.
Gettleman also predicted he would return to his job full-time this season. He also plans to take part in the upcoming contract talks for star receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Gettleman said it was weird hearing from his physician, Dr. Andre Goy, that he was in remission.
ĒJust all of a sudden you go from, within a five-week period Iím told Iíve got aggressive lymphoma, and in five weeks, he said everything is going to be OK. Thatís a quick turnaround,Ē said Gettleman Malik McDowell Jersey , who served as the Carolina Panthersí general manager from 2013-16.
Gettleman spoke to the Giants players after they reported to training camp Wednesday, saying that he told them two things.
The first was about the importance of being a team, and was highlighted by a recent comment from New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello after center John Tavares signed as a free agent with Toronto earlier this month.
ĒLou made a great statement, which I believe in and subscribe to, in that individuals win games and teams win championships,Ē Gettleman said.
The other point Gettleman stressed was that the players have earned the right to be in training camp and now it was up to them to make the 53-man roster and the 47-man dress squad for games.
Gettleman also showed he has not lost his sense of humor, noting that he told the players it feels different being bald. The chemo caused his hair to fall out.
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Gettleman said the cancer has not changed his approach to life, adding he firmly believes it is centered for him on faith, family and football.
ĒLife is precious,Ē he said. ĒI donít care what it is, you just canít not appreciate how important people are and how, really, weíre in the people business. At the end of the day Bronson Kaufusi Jersey , itís not about how much money you make. It really isnít, it doesnít mean anything. Itís really about what you do with your gifts, and family is our true legacy.Ē
The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing back veteran linebacker Lerentee McCray.
McCray signed with the Jaguars on Monday. He had been an unrestricted free agent after signing a one-year deal with Jacksonville in 2017.
McCray says he's "been waiting to find a home and I'm excited to be back here and finish the unfinished business that we left last year."
The 6-foot-3, 249-pound McCray recorded a career-high nine special teams tackles in 13 games last season. He previously spent time with Buffalo and Green Bay after signing as an undrafted rookie with Denver in 2013.
McCray has played in 50 games over five seasons, notching 28 tackles and three sacks.
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