- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Surrounded by more media than an offensive lineman normally attracts, John Jerry knew what questions were coming.

He’d have preferred to be asked about the task of making the New York Giants roster and perhaps even starting. He even got some of those queries.

The main focus of his interview on Tuesday as the Giants held their first training camp practice was Jerry’s time with the Miami Dolphins. More specifically, his role in the 2013 bullying scandal.

The NFL’s investigation of the Dolphins cited Jerry, Richie Incognito and center Mike Pouncey as players who harassed Jonathan Martin. Only Pouncey remains with the Dolphins,, and Incognito currently isn’t in the league.

Jerry says he told the Giants everything about the bullying scandal.

“I have nothing to lie about, so they know everything,” he said. “I’m not worried about that. I’m focused on nothing but the Giants, and this season coming up. I’ve moved on from that. That’s in the past.”

True. But some issues remain from the scandal.

Jerry, 28, was asked about psychological testing that the players cited in the investigation were to undergo.

“I’m not going to comment on that because I still don’t know what’s going on with that,” Jerry said.

Asked if he had undergone any such testing, he indicated he hadn’t.

He also knows he will be identified with the Miami bullying, regardless of how big or little his role might have been.

“I can’t control that,” he said. “People are going to think what they want to think about you. That’s something I know is out of my hands. Pretty much all the fans care about is you going out there and performing and getting them Ws.”

When the Giants signed Jerry after Miami let him go, they said they were satisfied with his explanations of the bullying incidents.

The 6-foot-5, 335-pound Jerry started all 16 games last season for the Dolphins and played in 57 games over four seasons for Miami. New York is rebuilding its offensive line; the only holdover certain to start is second-year right tackle Justin Pugh.

So Jerry has an opportunity to be a regular once he is fully healed from arthroscopic knee surgery and can go full-tilt in practices and preseason games.

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