National Football League News
Strahan reports to Giants Stadium
Sep 3, 2007, 21:50 GMT
East Rutherford, NJ - New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan officially ended his lengthy holdout on Monday after reporting to Giants Stadium.
The seven-time Pro Bowl selection had been fined over $14,000 on a daily basis after missing all of training camp and all four preseason games. The team will determine the physical condition of Strahan, who flirted with retirement, before deciding if he'll play in Sunday night's season-opener against division-rival Dallas.
Strahan has 132 1/2 career sacks, tied with Hall-of-Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor for first in franchise history. Both Giants are tied with Leslie O'Neal for seventh in league history.
The 35-year-old Strahan owns the NFL record for sacks in a single season with 22 1/2 in 2001, and he also led the league in sacks in 2003, when he compiled 18 1/2. He registered 11 1/2 sacks in 2005, but was limited to only three sacks in nine games in 2006, when a sprain to his foot cut his season short.
Strahan has played in 200 career games -- all with the Giants -- and has amassed 794 tackles.
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