Giants coaches allowed to congratulate new dad Eli

Posted March 24, 2011 @ 6:39 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Giants QB Eli Manning became a father on Thursday, as his wife Abby gave birth to a baby girl, Ava Frances, who according to ESPN weighed in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces.

Team coaches and employees will be allowed to send their quarterback congratulatory messages and gifts, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. During the lockout, players and team employees are not supposed to be in contact with players, but sending presents will not be a violation of the labor rules.  

Vacchiano also points out, for those wondering if the Manning passing gene may have been passed along, that little Ava will be eligible for the 2032 NFL Draft.