Eli Manning is hoping Jeremy Shockey is a member of the Giants next season. "When I have talked to him I said I am excited about this season and what we can become as a team and our connection," said Manning. "I don't think we have reached our potential in the tandem that we can become. The thing I am excited about is I see room for improvement in all areas. "I hope he understands we would like him back," Manning continued. "He is a tremendous player and he helps our offense and our team out when he is out there." The Saints are interested in trading for Shockey.