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Austin Allen, Nebraska Cornhuskers (November 26, 2021)

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GIANTS SIGN 11 UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS…
The New York Giants have officially confirmed that they have signed 11 undrafted rookie free agents:

  • FB Jeremiah Hall, 6’2’’, 248lbs, 4.96, University of Oklahoma (Video)
    Built more like an H-Back or fullback than tight end, Hall was used in the slot, inline, and out of the backfield in college. Hall is a good receiver who runs tough after the catch. Good blocker.
  • TE Andre Miller, 6’3’’, 220lbs, 4.54, University of Maine (Video)
    Miller was a big receiver in college with good overall athletic ability. The Giants intend to convert him to tight end.
  • TE Austin Allen, 6’9’’, 255lbs, 4.83, University of Nebraska (Video)
    Allen is a tall, narrow tight end with a big catch radius and sure hands. He gives an effort in the blocking department, but is more of a position blocker given his frame.
  • OG Josh Rivas, 6’6’’, 317lbs, 5.32, Kansas State University (Video)
    Rivas is a big lineman with decent athleticism for his size. He needs a lot of technique work.
  • DL Christopher Hinton, 6’4’’, 310lbs, 5.28, University of Michigan (Video)
    Hinton lacks ideal size and athleticism, but he is a tough, strong run defender. He plays with leverage and holds his ground. Hinton does not offer much as a pass rusher. Reliable and he plays hard.
  • DL Jabari Ellis, 6’3’’, 278lbs, 4.77, University of South Carolina (Video)
    Ellis was a team captain who played six seasons in college.
  • DL Antonio Valentino, 6’3’’, 312lbs, 5.27, University of Florida (Video)
    Valentino is a big, strong, hard-working lineman who lacks ideal athletic ability and quickness.
  • CB Darren Evans, 6’3’’, 174lbs, 4.53, LSU (Video)
    Evans is a tall, thin corner who has decent overall athleticism. He is aggressive against the run. Evans needs to make more plays on the ball.
  • CB Zyon Gilbert, 6’1’’, 182lbs, 4.42, Florida Atlantic University (Video)
    Gilbert played both safety and cornerback in college. He combines good size and overall athleticism and speed. Gilbert is aggressive against the run, but he needs work in coverage in terms of his anticipation skills and technique.
  • S Yusuf Corker, 6’0’’, 197lbs, 4.53, Kentucky, University of Kentucky (Video)
    A physical, aggressive, and instinctive safety, Corker makes plays on the ball both as a run and pass defender. A bit stiff, he lacks ideal speed and change-of-direction skills. He needs to become a more consistent tackler.
  • S Trenton Thompson, 6’2’’, 200lbs, 4.58, San Diego State University (Video)
    Despite playing six years in college, Thompson only became a full-time starter in his final season. He has good size, but lacks ideal speed. Instinctive, he does play faster than he times. Big hitter. Thompson is a good special teams player.
May 122022
 
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New York Giants Defense (December 19, 2021)

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NEW YORK GIANTS 2022 SCHEDULE RELEASED…
The New York Giants 2022 preseason opponents and regular-season schedule have been released:

Preseason:

  • TBD – at New England Patriots
  • TBD – vs. Cincinnati Bengals
  • TBD – at New York Jets

Regular Season:

  • Week 1: at Tennessee Titans (Sunday, September 11, 4:25 p.m.)
  • Week 2: vs. Carolina Panthers (Sunday, September 18, 1 p.m.)
  • Week 3: vs. Dallas Cowboys (Monday, September 26, 8:15 p.m.)
  • Week 4: vs. Chicago Bears (Sunday, October 2, 1 p.m.)
  • Week 5: vs. Green Bay Packers (London) (Sunday, October 9, 9:30 a.m.)
  • Week 6: vs. Baltimore Ravens (Sunday, October 16, 1 p.m.)*
  • Week 7: at Jacksonville Jaguars (Sunday, October 23, 1 p.m.)*
  • Week 8: at Seattle Seahawks (Sunday, October 30, 4:25 p.m.)*
  • Week 9: Bye Week
  • Week 10: vs. Houston Texans (Sunday, November 13, 1 p.m.)*
  • Week 11: vs. Detroit Lions (Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m.)*
  • Week 12: at Dallas Cowboys (Thanksgiving) (Thursday, November 24, 4:30 p.m.)
  • Week 13: vs. Washington Commanders (Sunday, December 4, 1 p.m.)*
  • Week 14: vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Sunday, December 11, 1 p.m.)*
  • Week 15: at Washington Commanders (Saturday, December 17 or Sunday, December 18 – Date/time, TBD)
  • Week 16: at Minnesota Vikings (Saturday, December 24, 1 p.m.)
  • Week 17: vs. Indianapolis Colts (Sunday, January 1, 2023, 1 p.m.)*
  • Week 18: at Philadelphia Eagles (Saturday January 7 or Sunday, January 8 – Date/time, TBD)

(* Subject to flex scheduling.)

May 122022
 
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Dante Pettis, New York Giants (January 3, 2021)

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GIANTS HIRE FOUR NEW FACES TO PLAYER PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT…
The New York Giants have officially announced that they have hired four new people to the team’s personnel department:

  • Chris Rossetti is the new director of pro scouting.
  • Dennis Hickey, as we previously reported, is the new assistant director of player personnel.
  • Mike Derice is a new national scout.
  • Scott Hamel, as we previously reported, is a new area scout (for the Southwest region).

Rossetti has spent the previous seven seasons with the Miami Dolphins, first as a pro personnel assistant (2015), then as a pro scout (2016-2020), and finally as assistant director of pro scouting (2021). Before that, Rossetti spent three seasons (2012-2014) in the player personnel department of the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts.

Hickey has extensive NFL experience including serving as pro personnel assistant, college scout, director of college scouting, and director of player personnel for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996-2013) as well as general manager for the Miami Dolphins (2014-2015), and senior national scout for the Buffalo Bills (2017-2022).

Derice has worked with the Indianapolis Colts since 2012, mostly as an area scout with a focus on the Northeast region.

Hamel has been a scout with the Chicago Bears since 2015 with experience as an area scout in the Midwest (2017-2020) and Southeast (2021) regions.

The Giants fired Director of College Scouting Chris Pettit, Senior Personnel Executive Kyle O’Brien, Senior Pro Scouting Executive Ken Sternfeld, and Senior Pro Scout/Football Systems Analyst Matt Shauger last week.

DANTE PETTIS SIGNS WITH BEARS…
New York Giants unrestricted free agent wide receiver Dante Pettis has signed with the Chicago Bears. Pettis was signed to the Practice Squad in early September 2021 and the 53-man roster in October. He was then placed on Injured Reserve in early November with a shoulder injury. Pettis played in three games, with no starts, and finished with 10 catches for 87 yards and one touchdown.

The 6’1”, 195-pound Pettis was originally drafted in the 2nd round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. The Giants claimed Pettis off of waivers from the 49ers in early November 2020. He played in the final two games of the season for the Giants, catching four passes for 76 yards and one touchdown.

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