Giants Sign Safety C.C. Brown: The Giants signed unrestricted free agent safety C.C. Brown (Houston Texans) yesterday. The contract is reportedly a 1-year deal.
“C.C. is a young veteran safety,” said General Manager Jerry Reese. “He is a physical player who has played a lot of football in this league in his short career. We expect him to come in and create great competition at this position and strengthen it as well.”
“Brown is a physical player who will come down to the line of scrimmage,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “He has made the calls in the secondary and can get people lined up. With the situation that we have with James Butler (who is a free agent), there is a need to go ahead and create the competitiveness that is necessary for everyone to reach their full potential. I think adding C.C. Brown is bringing us closer to that.”
“I’m happy to be with this team,” Brown said. “It’s a great opportunity for me to come here and get a chance to play in the playoffs. One of my main objectives was to get to a winning team and be part of a winning environment.”
Brown missed most of last season with a fracture right forearm. “Now it’s back to normal,” said Brown. “I’m ready to get out there, run around and hit people.”
Giants Sign TE Lee Vickers: The Giants signed “street” free agent TE Lee Vickers yesterday. In college, Vickers was a defensive end. Since he entered the NFL in 2006, Vickers has spent time with the Steelers, Eagles, and Ravens as a tight end. He was last with the Ravens, who waived him in August 2008.
“He converted to tight end and he has good hands,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “I think we can get some versatility out of him as a blocker and a short-range receiver, but also on special teams. He’s pretty good in the wedge.”
As previously reported, the Giants had also worked out “street” free agent TE Ben Troupe. But Vickers was signed instead.
DT/DE Chris Canty Interview on Sirius Radio: The audio of Sirius Radio‘s interview of DT/DE Chris Canty from yesterday is available at Giants.com.
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