More Unofficial New York Giants Rookie Free Agent Signings: Though not confirmed, according to press reports or internet sources, the Giants have signed the following undrafted rookie free agents. However, please keep in mind that some of these “signings” could merely be mini-camp invitees with no official contract offer.
- HB Daniel Dufrene (Illinois)
- WR Victor Cruz (Massachusetts)
- TE Jake Ballard (Ohio State)
- OG Dennis Landolt (Penn State)
- OL Chris Poole (Holy Cross)
- LB Lee Campbell (Minnesota)
TE/LS Jonathan Loyte (Vanderbilt and Boston College), who first tried out for the NFL in 2008 as an undrafted rookie free agent, will reportedly be attending rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis. So will WR Lance Leggett (Miami), who was signed by the Cleveland Browns after the 2008 NFL Draft. 33-year old, ex-marine, “rookie” DE Brandon Crawford (Ball State) and OG/OT Dace Richardson (Iowa) are two more tryout players.
Scouting reports for the “signed” players are available in the 2010 Draft Review section of the website.
NY Post Q&A With DE Jason Pierre-Paul: Serby’s Sunday Q & A with… Jason Pierre-Paul by Steve Serby of The New York Post
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Quotes: LT David Diehl on DE Osi Umenyiora: “Osi’s getting a lot of heat and all bad stuff. It is unfortunate. I think he regrets what he says as well. I know he said that in the past. But he’s an unbelievable player and he’s a guy that sells out for us each and every Sunday. I think any team can bring in a defensive end. You can always use somebody who can attack the quarterback. That’s a given. (Osi’s) not a selfish guy. He’s not a ‘me’ guy. He’s a team guy. He doesn’t cause any problems in the locker room or anything like that.”