New York Giants Sign WR Ben Edwards: The New York Giants have officially signed free agent wide receiver Ben Edwards (University of Richmond). Edwards was invited as tryout player to the team’s three-day rookie mini-camp that concluded on Sunday.
WR Ben Edwards, 5’10”, 197 pounds, 4.56, University of Richmond
Edwards was eligible to play in the NFL in 2014, but sat out the year recovering from an ACL knee injury. Edwards lacks ideal size and timed speed, but he is a quick receiver who plays faster than he times. Edwards runs very good routes, adjusts well to the football, and has good hands. He has experience playing in the slot.
The Giants also confirmed the signings of rookie free agent tryout players running back Kenneth Harper (Temple University), tight end Will Tye (Stony Brook University), and defensive tackle Carlif Taylor (Southern Connecticut State University).
New York Giants Cut Three Players: The New York Giants announced on Monday that they have terminated the contract of running back Chris Ogbonnaya and waived linebacker James Davidson and safety Thomas Gordon.
Ogbonnaya was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. Since then he has played for the Rams (2009), Texans (2011), Browns (2011-13), and Panthers (2014). The Giants signed him to the 53-man roster in December 2014.
Davidson was originally signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as a rookie free agent after the 2014 NFL Draft, but waived in August. The Giants signed him to the Practice Squad in September 2014 and the 53-man roster in December 2014.
Gordon was originally signed by the Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2014 NFL Draft. The team waived Gordon in August, but re-signed him to the Practice Squad in December 2014.
Giants.com Q&A with S Bennett Jackson: A video of a recent Giants.com interview with S Bennett Jackson is available at Giants.com.
Articles on the New York Giants Rookie Mini-Camp:
- 5 standouts at Giants rookie minicamp include a top draft pick and tryout player by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com
- Breakdown of Giants undrafted free agents at rookie minicamp by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com
Article on WR Geremy Davis: The Giants may have found David Tyree 2.0 by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
Sights & Sounds – Best of Rookie Mini-Camp: A “Best of Rookie Mini-Camp” sights and sounds video is available at Giants.com.