WR Amani Toomer - Free Agent

6-3, 202Born: 9-8-1974College: MichiganDrafted: Round 2, pick 0

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2008 Week 1 vs WAS (5 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

Toomer had two catches for 12 yards and six targets in the first half. One of those targets was a short pass to the corner of the end zone that went incomplete, but did draw a pass interference penalty. In second quarter, QB Eli Manning tried to hit Toomer on a short route in the end zone, but they were crossed up on communication it looked like as he quit running on the route and the ball went incomplete. Toomer only had one target in the second half and zero receptions.

2008 Week 2 vs STL (12 / 6 / 67 / 1 rec)

Toomer was the most targeted Giants player on the day as he converted his 12 targets into six catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. He seemed to be wide open most of the day and had Eli thrown a few balls with a little more touch, Toomer could have had an even bigger day. Toomer showed good speed after the catch as he fought hard after initial contact to gain extra yardage. His touchdown reception came in the third quarter on a 10 yard toss over the middle from quarter back Eli Manning. Toomer extended to bring the ball in on a pass over the middle and was able to secure it for his first touchdown of 2008.

2008 Week 3 vs CIN (9 / 5 / 64 / 0 rec)

Toomer was targeted nine times against the busy Bengals secondary, hauling in five balls for 64 yards. He was a great option for Eli Manning who had trouble getting the ball to his main deep threat and provided the much needed spark to get them in scoring range during overtime. With less than 10 minutes to play in overtime Toomer hauled in a 31 yard catch, toeing the sideline and getting both feet down before falling out of bounds. It was this grab that put the Giants in field goal range for the winning score.

2008 Week 5 vs SEA (5 / 4 / 64 / 0 rec)

Amani Toomer made a couple of big plays in the first quarter; receptions of 22 and 29, both setting up touchdowns. He finished the day with four receptions and 64 yards, and was targeted once in the endzone, on an overthrow by Eli Manning.

2008 Week 6 vs CLE (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Toomer had no catches in the game and was only targeted twice. One of those targets was near the end zone but, Cleveland intercepted and returned it 94 yards.

2008 Week 7 vs SF (5 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)

Toomer was not able to do much in this game. Manning continued to look his way, but the two could not connect for any significant yardage.

2008 Week 8 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 39 / 0 rec)

Toomer had just two catches for 39 yards on the afternoon. However, one of his receptions was a key play of the game. In the fourth quarter, Toomer made a clutch over the shoulder catch on a fourth and six play, gaining 30 yards and setting the Giants up inside the ten yard line. The catch led to an eventual field goal, which was the beginning of the Giants comeback.

2008 Week 9 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 26 / 1 rec)

Toomer made the most of his limited targets as he was able to gain either a first down or a touchdown on both of his receptions.

2008 Week 10 vs PHI (5 / 5 / 53 / 0 rec)

All of Toomer's targets came in the first quarter and all four of his catches resulted in first downs. His long play of the game came when he hauled in a 20 yard reception that took the ball to the New York 47 yard line.

2008 Week 11 vs BAL (3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Toomer only saw three looks his way and was able to haul in one catch for nine yards.

2008 Week 12 vs ARI (6 / 4 / 30 / 1 rec)

Toomer caught four balls for 30 yards including a 12 yard touchdown.

2008 Week 13 vs WAS (9 / 5 / 85 / 1 rec)

Toomer tied a team high in targets, catching five of nine balls for 85 yards and a score. He provided Manning with another reliable target to move the chains and showed that he still can make the big play, winning a one on one match up down the sidelines and hauling in a 40 yard pass for New York's first touchdown of the game. With Burress out Toomer looked to be more involved in the vertical passing game rather than his usual role as possession receiver.

2008 Week 14 vs PHI (5 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)

Toomer was defended well on the day, catching only two of his seven targets for 25 yards. He could not find his normal pockets in the secondary as the Eagles threw various defensive packages at the Giants for four quarters. He was a second favorite target of Manning's with his seven looks and still appears that he can run with even the toughest of NFL defenses.

2008 Week 15 vs DAL (7 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)

Toomer's first reception came in the second quarter and went for a pickup of 13, while his other two catches came in the fourth quarter and totaled 19 yards. All of Toomer's grabs went for first downs and he was the intended receiver on QB Eli Manning's second interception.

2008 Week 16 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)

Toomer's first target came in the second quarter with just over eight minutes remaining. His first catch came in the third quarter and went for a first down.

2008 Week 17 vs MIN (6 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

Amani Toomer continued to play like a veteran. Half of his targets were in the third quarter from David Carr. Toomer faced the better coverage most of the day.

2008 Week 19 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)

Toomer finished with two receptions for 26 yards on four targets in the passing game. He had one third down target for the game.

2007 Week 1 vs DAL (11 / 9 / 91 / 0 rec)

Toomer looked to be an important part of the Giants' receiving game, and he did not appear to be slowed by his recent recovery from ACL surgery. Toomer caught all five balls thrown his way in the first half. Two were for first downs. One catch was negated because his foot was a few inches beyond the back of the end zone, or he would have been credited with a 35 yard touchdown reception. Toomer caught five of his six second half targets. He had gains of six yards, 21 yards, and 14 yards for first downs. Manning looked for Toomer 11 times in the game.

2007 Week 2 vs GB (6 / 2 / 48 / 0 rec)

Despite being targeted seven times, Toomer was only able to make two catches. His first reception came in the second quarter with a little over eight minutes to play. The corner fell down on the play and Toomer was able to break a tackle and gain 40 yards. His only other catch also came in the second quarter and went for eight yards. In the third quarter, Toomer found himself open in the end zone, but a less than perfect throw by Manning resulted in an incomplete pass. Though it has no fantasy implications, Toomer was flagged later on in the third quarter for an un-sportsmanlike penalty that turned a Giants' third and goal from the Packers eight yard line into a third and goal from the 23.

2007 Week 3 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 24 / 0 rec)

Toomer was targeted five times in the game, catching four of them for 24 yards. One reception was a nine yard completion where he was tackled at the one yard line and gave way to Reuben Droughns' second touchdown run.

2007 Week 4 vs PHI (7 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)

Toomer was a first down machine this game, moving the chains on all four of his receptions, the type of thing we come to expect out of Veterans such as Toomer.

2007 Week 5 vs NYJ (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Toomer was targeted only twice on the day. One pass was Eli Manning's only interception, while the other fell incomplete.

2007 Week 6 vs ATL (9 / 7 / 89 / 1 rec)

Toomer caught his first pass for ten yards and a first down on the first drive of the game. On the same drive, he caught a five yard touchdown pass over the middle in the end zone. He almost had a second touchdown on the next drive when he took a 17 yard pass to the one yard line. Toomer caught a big 15 yard pass in the second quarter on third down play to extend a drive that would result in a Giants' touchdown on the next play. Toomer had four catches for 47 yards and a touchdown in the first half. Toomer's first catch of the second half came on a 15 yard completion for first down late in the third quarter. QB Eli Manning tried to hit Toomer on a deep pass down the right side line but, it was intercepted. On his seventh catch of the game, he became the Giants all time leading reception leader breaking former teammate Tiki Barber's record. It was a 16 yard catch for a first down. He finished the second half with three catches for 47 yards.

2007 Week 7 vs SF (4 / 3 / 36 / 1 rec)

Toomer benefited from the attention given to Burress, scoring a touchdown in his second straight game. His four yard touchdown grab in the first quarter gave him the all time New York Giants touchdown record, surpassing Kyle Rote's previous record of 48. He finished the day catching three of his five looks for 36 yards.

2007 Week 8 vs MIA (6 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)

Toomer caught one pass for 13 yards, on a total of five targets. Two of his targets were on bad throws by Manning, one of which would have been an easy touchdown. Toomer did not help himself though, with two drops on the day, also with one that would have likely got him a score.

2007 Week 10 vs DAL (7 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)

Toomer shared team high seven targets and was able to bring in three of them for 37 yards. He was the Giants' main possession receiver and found the soft spot in the zone most of the game.

2007 Week 11 vs DET (6 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)

Toomer saw some more balls come his way as we brought in four of his six targets for 39 yards. He was the main possession receiver, securing the ball past the sticks and continually moving the chains.

2007 Week 12 vs MIN (8 / 4 / 83 / 0 rec)

Toomer, like all Giants receivers, had a hard time getting on the same page with Eli Manning. Toomer caught just half of the passes thrown his way, though a few of the balls were difficult to tell they were actually thrown to him. Most of his receptions were big plays though, catching passes of 31, 24, 6 and 22 yards.

2007 Week 13 vs CHI (6 / 6 / 69 / 1 rec)

Amani Toomer came through with 69 yards on six receptions, while catching the lone Eli Manning touchdown. On that play it was initially ruled as though the six yard pass was incomplete, however upon review it was determined that Toomer got his hands underneath the under thrown ball for his third touchdown of the season. With Plaxico Burress laboring on the field, Toomer became Eli's go to receiver in many key situations, and had a fine day catching all six of the targets he received.

2007 Week 14 vs PHI (5 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)

Toomer was the traditional possession receiver, as he was able to bring in three of his four targets for 37 total yards. He was the clear second or third option on the day and played his usual role, as he moved the chains on all three of his catches. He was also targeted on a passing play in which an Eagles penalty made the down null.

2007 Week 15 vs WAS (9 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Toomer had a terrible night. He was targeted nine times and caught zero balls. This was not solely because of the wind, either, as many of the balls thrown his way were catchable. One of the balls he dropped he beat Shawn Springs on the outside and was wide open with no Redskin within ten yards of him. The ball hung up in the air a little, but hit his hands right in front of his body, basically summing up the night for the Giants.

2007 Week 16 vs BUF (6 / 5 / 99 / 0 rec)

The Giants eventually got their ground game going, but Toomer made some great plays early in this contest when the Bills appeared to be on the verge of running away with the game. He converted key third downs and displayed emotion after every catch. His 99 receiving yards was by far the best for either team.

2007 Week 17 vs NE (7 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)

Amani Toomer caught four passes for 41 yards, on seven total targets. Toomer was targeted most often on intermediate routes. He committed a costly fourth quarter holding penalty that negated a Brandon Jacobs first down run.

2007 Week 18 vs TB (7 / 7 / 74 / 1 rec)

Amani Toomer played well for the Giants. The veteran was targeted a team high seven times and responded by catching all seven passes thrown his way for 74 yards. Toomer hauled in a four yard touchdown reception halfway through the fourth quarter that basically sealed the victory for New York.

2007 Week 19 vs DAL (5 / 4 / 80 / 2 rec)

Toomer did a great job as Manning's primary receiver. He had two touchdowns, including the first where he had a nice run after the catch for a long score. Toomer dropped what would have been around a 20 yard gain in the first half.

2007 Week 20 vs GB (0 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)

Amani Toomer caught four passes for 42 yards, his longest play of the game coming on a 23 yard catch down the left sideline. With the exception of that play, Toomer had a forgettable game. He dropped the ball three times, all on plays that would have got the Giants first downs. On two other plays him and Eli Manning also appeared to have a miscommunication. The cold weather affects players differently, and it's obvious Toomer did not look all that comfortable out there.

2007 Week 21 vs NE (0 / 6 / 84 / 0 rec)

Toomer had a slow start but ended up being a key player in the Giants victory. He made an amazing catch down the sidelines for 38 yards, in which he got away with a push-off but still ended up making a sideline catch that required him to keep his feet in bounds. He led the Giants in receiving and caught all the balls thrown his way.

2006 Week 1 vs IND (8 / 5 / 41 / 0 rec)

Toomer converted a high percentage of his targets, and proved to be a reliable option for Eli Manning. He was Eli Manning's target on the Nick Harper interception. Most of his receptions went for short yardage; his last catch of 16 yards boosted his per catch average. He was penalized for one false start.

2006 Week 2 vs PHI (12 / 12 / 137 / 2 rec)

Toomer seemed to catch everything thrown his way, well, because that is exactly what happened. He was targeted 12 times, almost entirely in the second half, and reeled in every single ball that was close to him. Most catches were for short yardage (between five and 12 yards), but he did have a 37 yard touchdown on the opening drive of the game in addition to a 22 yard scoring catch in the fourth quarter. Toomer was virtually unstoppable.

2006 Week 3 vs SEA (5 / 3 / 29 / 1 rec)

Toomer was targeted six times for the game, hauling in three balls for 29 yards and a 13 yard touchdown. Much like all of the New York receivers, he just could not find any room in the Seattle secondary.

2006 Week 5 vs WAS (8 / 4 / 81 / 0 rec)

Toomer saw the most targets of any receiver in the game. He caught a five yard touchdown that was nullified by a pass interference penalty on tight end Jeremy Shockey. Toomer led his team with 81 yards receiving.

2006 Week 6 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Toomer caught two passes for 18 yards. Manning tried to hit him deep but the pass fell incomplete in the end zone.

2006 Week 7 vs DAL (6 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)

Toomer made a seven yard reception to give the Giants their opening first down of the game. On the Giants' third drive, he was the target on a deep pass which almost resulted in an interception. Toomer made two catches for first downs in the second half, but had a quiet day.

2006 Week 8 vs TB (3 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

Toomer caught just one pass for 12 yards. Manning only looked his way three times, two of which were on third down plays. Toomer also ran an end around but was stopped for no gain.

2006 Week 9 vs HOU (4 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

Toomer caught two passes for 16 yards. He didn't see a ball come his way until the final play of the second quarter and that ball was intercepted. Both of his receptions resulted in first downs. The first catch kept alive the go ahead touchdown drive for the Giants. His second catch allowed the Giants to run out the clock at the end of the game.

2005 Week 1 vs ARI (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Toomer had the second most targets among Giant receivers, but did not catch a ball.

2005 Week 2 vs NO (3 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)

Toomer saw his first target in the end zone. He was targeted twice deep, but Manning both under and overthrew him. Toomer had a 13 yard reception brought back with an offensive holding penalty. Toomer made a leaping grab at the sidelines for 25 yards and dragged his foot to make the reception count.

2005 Week 3 vs SD (8 / 4 / 84 / 0 rec)

Toomer was Manning's third favorite target, pulling down four catches on eight targets. Three of his receptions were in the first half, and the last was the biggest, going for 37 yards in garbage time. All of his catches were for ten or more yards.

2005 Week 4 vs STL (3 / 3 / 20 / 1 rec)

Toomer's touchdown catch was nothing short of a work of art. On a fourth and goal at the one yard line, QB Eli Manning changed the play at the line, dropped back and threw a quick fade towards Toomer at the left side of the end zone. Toomer leaped, snagged the ball with his hands, and tap danced his toes inside the end zone before falling with the rest of his body out of bounds. The play was reviewed and the remarkable part of the catch was not just his body control, but that he caught the ball with his fingers and it immediately stopped moving - there was no doubt that he caught and controlled the ball from the moment he touched it. Toomer added two more catches in the second half, a nine yard catch in the second quarter along with a ten yard gain in the third quarter for a first down. Toomer made a catch on every ball thrown in his direction.

2005 Week 6 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

Toomer had two receptions on three targets (all in the first half). The one incomplete target was on a deep attempt thrown out of bounds by Manning.

2005 Week 7 vs DEN (13 / 8 / 62 / 1 rec)

Toomer appeared headed for yet another typically quiet performance, with just one reception on one first half target. Then, the second half happened. Toomer was thrown to twelve times in the second half alone, including twice near the goal line as the Giants were going for the game winning score. Toomer eventually did haul in the game winner near the front of the end zone as he was crossing in front of the defense. The play really put a charge into the Giants team as a whole, as several players were jumping up and screaming on the sidelines as if they'd won the Super Bowl. If the Giants can turn their season in a really positive direction, it is possible that this game will be seen as that springboard, with Toomer playing a huge part in it.

2005 Week 8 vs WAS (6 / 2 / 43 / 0 rec)

Toomer only caught two passes out of seven targets, but given the success of the running game this was to be expected. Matched up against Walt Harris most of the day, Toomer absolutely manhandled Harris on running plays all day, giving Tiki Barber room to run on the outside. Toomer was overthrown in the end zone on a play in which he open behind the defenders.

2005 Week 9 vs SF (7 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)

Toomer had only three catches on his eight targets. His final (and longest) catch was for 23 yards. Toomer almost made the end zone; he was ruled down at the one yard line, setting up the Giants' final touchdown. Toomer had a 30 yard reception called back by a holding penalty. He was overthrown by Manning in the end zone early in the fourth quarter.

2005 Week 10 vs MIN (12 / 6 / 61 / 1 rec)

With Plaxico Burress frequently double teamed, Manning looked often to Toomer, who was targeted 13 times. Toomer caught a 23 yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. Toomer was targeted deep and benefited from a pass interference call for a 40 yard gain on the Giants' first touchdown drive. He finished the game with 499 career receptions.

2005 Week 11 vs PHI (8 / 6 / 56 / 1 rec)

Toomer had another active game for the Giants, tying WR Plaxico Burress for the most targets. Toomer had his first chance skip off of his hands, and his second fell incomplete as well but he did get his team 46 yards by drawing a rather questionable pass interference penalty. Toomer was a perfect six for six on his next targets, gaining 58 yards. The biggest of the six catches was a fourth down and goal touchdown reception in the second quarter. Toomer had two more targets for the game and drew another pass interference penalty in the end zone that set up TE Jeremy Shockey's one yard touchdown catch.

2005 Week 12 vs SEA (10 / 6 / 62 / 1 rec)

Toomer made an amazing touchdown catch in the back of the end zone with two minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks challenged the call, but it was upheld after review. This touchdown allowed the Giants to tie the game with a two-point conversion. He finished the game with 62 yards on six catches and the aforementioned touchdown.

2005 Week 13 vs DAL (4 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Toomer caught his only pass of the game for an eight yard gain and a first down. He dropped one target, overthrown and under thrown on his other targets. Toomer had caught a touchdown in each of the last three games coming into this game.

2005 Week 14 vs PHI (7 / 6 / 54 / 0 rec)

Toomer made the most of his opportunities, catching six of seven balls thrown his way for 54 yards. He had one reception in the red zone - an eight yard pass that he took down to the Philadelphia three yard line. Had the pass not been thrown high, he may have been able to find the end zone.

2005 Week 15 vs KC (8 / 5 / 69 / 1 rec)

Toomer made his own highlight by not giving up on his touchdown reception. As he was about to be tackled at about the Kansas City 20 yard line, he fought to stay off the turf and managed somehow to keep his leg from touching him down. As he struggled he was able to break the tackle and walk into the end zone untouched after that point, completing a 31 yard touchdown in the critical fourth quarter. Toomer added three catches in the opening period of 34 total yards, and an additional short catch in the third quarter for four more.

2005 Week 16 vs WAS (12 / 6 / 85 / 1 rec)

Toomer was the most effective receiver, and as such he saw the most targets by far. He caught a pass intended for and tipped by Burress, for a touchdown. Toomer made the tough grabs and converted first downs.

2005 Week 17 vs OAK (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Toomer's big contribution to the Giants' offense came on Barber's TD run. His downfield blocking helped keep Tiki Barber unmolested all the way to the end zone. Toomer had two targets on the evening, but did not have a reception.