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Chiefs' TE Tony Gonzalez says: Make me a Giant

BY RALPH VACCHIANO

DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 4:00 AM

CLEVELAND - Tony Gonzalez wants the Giants, but do the Giants want him?

That question will be answered by 4p.m. Tuesday , when the NFL's trading deadline arrives. Gonzalez, the future Hall of Fame tight end, has requested a trade from the Kansas City Chiefs. And not only has he asked to be traded to a contender, but he specifically mentioned the Giants.

So far, the Giants have only expressed a lukewarm interest, reportedly offering a sixth-round pick. According to various reports, the Chiefs are looking for either a second- or a third-rounder.

Giants GM Jerry Reese declined to confirm or deny those reports, saying only, "We investigate everything. You guys know that."

The Eagles, Bills, Packers and Buccaneers all have been mentioned as possible suitors.

BEATEN MAN: Aaron Ross knows he needs to forget about Monday night quickly. He also knows that won't be easy.

The Giants' second-year corner was on the receiving end of a flurry of knockout punches from Cleveland Browns receiver Braylon Edwards, who torched Ross for 154 yards and a touchdown on five catches in the Browns' 35-14 win. Ross let Edwards slip through his hands for a 49-yard catch in the first quarter, and later was turned around and burned on a 70-yard reception.

The final indignity came in the fourth quarter when Edwards caught an 11-yard touchdown pass after Ross fell the ground with cramps in his calf.

"He's a Pro Bowl player," Ross said. "But I feel like I've got to step it up a little better. Guys are putting their trust in me. I've got to play better next time."

LAME NIGHT: LB Antonio Pierce started Monday night despite not being able to practice all week because of an injured quad. But he immediately aggravated the injury and was pulled for the second series. He later returned, but appeared that the injury was still bothering him.

"I'm 100%," Pierce insisted after the game. "I'm alive. That's all that matters."

S James Butler suffered a biceps injury in the second quarter but later returned. His left arm was heavily wrapped after the game. LB Gerris Wilkinson suffered a knee strain.

KICKED ASIDE: K Lawrence Tynes is healthy and went through his pregame warmup routine again, but the Giants once again went with 44-year-old kicker John Carney. ... WR Sinorice Moss, one week after scoring two touchdowns, was inactive Monday night.

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I love Aaron Ross's quote "I feel like I've got to step it up a little bit". DUH ya think? I never liked Ross as a CB even in college.

It seems like only 2 weeks ago, my Giants fan roommate was telling me that Ross was as good as Revis.

Oh, that was 2 weeks ago.

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It seems like only 2 weeks ago, my Giants fan roommate was telling me that Ross was as good as Revis.

Oh, that was 2 weeks ago.

Two weeks in the NFL is a lifetime.

Last week the NFC East has 3 of the top 5 teams in football. Now? Not so much. :)

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