Despite becoming accustomed to losing in recent years, NY Giants DL Dalvin Tomlinson does not want to be dealt at the NFL trade deadline
Defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson is one of the most underrated players at his position in the NFL, one of the highest-graded players on the NY Giants’ roster, and is in the final year of his contract, so it would be understandable if he wanted to be dealt to a competitor at the NFL trade deadline.
However, Tomlinson Tomlinson hopes he doesn’t wind up going anywhere.
“I feel like the Giants are a competitor,” Tomlinson said Friday. “The franchise, the organization is built on that. It’s just the tradition. The tough-nose, toughness, the d-line is built on physicality. I just feel like that’s something I always want to be a part of.”
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Tomlinson won more games as a senior at Alabama (14) than he has in his three-plus season NFL career with the Giants (13). Few losses, though, have been as excruciating than Thursday’s fourth quarter collapse, falling to the Eagles 22-21.
“I feel like all close games are a tough loss,” Tomlinson explained. “My biggest thing is you just have to go out there and compete and control what you can control. Like I said, every loss is a tough loss.”
But, despite the losing, Tomlinson doesn’t expect to lose much sleep head of the Nov. 3 deadline or particularly want to be traded.
“I don’t think that’s something that players, we focus on,” Tomlinson said of the trade deadline. “I think we just come in each week and just worry about the game plan so we can execute the game plan each week. That’s what we just focus on, what we can control.”
Through seven games, Tomlinson has 30 total tackles and one sack.
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