The New York Giants announced on Tuesday that retired wide receiver David Tyree will be returning to the organization and taking over the role of Director of Player Development, which was left vacant when Charles Way was named the NFL's Head of Player Engagement.
“I’m overwhelmed with joy,” said Tyree. “I guess you could say it’s a second homecoming. I’m grateful to have an experience with Charles Way, seeing his growth, his maturity as a professional. It even, to some degree, has impacted my life personally as a professional. Then having this opportunity to fill those shoes, I’m just grateful for the foundation that’s been laid, I’m grateful to be an example and hopefully represent this great organization in the same light and continue the great atmosphere and tradition of a wonderful organization with a premier culture. I’m just thrilled to get in here and serve these players.”
Tyree, who is most well-known for his incredible helmet catch in Super Bowl XLII, has spent the preview two years working in the league office as a part of their player engagement and development department. He beat out three other candidates for the Giants job.
“We are pleased to have David back in the building as the new leader of our Player Development Department,” general manager Jerry Reese said. “We interviewed four outstanding candidates to replace Charles, but at the end of the day David was a perfect and natural fit.”
As the Giants' Director of Player Development, Tyree will be responsible for overseeing career transition (both for rookies and retirees), player assistance, including their families, as well as training and development. And, much like Way had done previously, Tyree will attend positional meetings and join the team on the practice field.
“He’ll be in all of my meetings,” head coach Tom Coughlin said. “He’ll be in all of our team meetings and he’ll certainly have an opportunity to contribute on the field, whether it is special teams or whatever.”
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