New York Giants rookie mini-camp is now underway, and in addition to their draftees and undrafted rookie free agents, Big Blue has invited several veteran players in for tryouts as well. Among them are former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Limas Sweed, Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jamaal Jackson, New England Patriots offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger and Florida defensive back Will Hill, who most recently played in the Arena Football League.
Other intriguing names in attendance are Australian rules punter Jy Bond, who was with the Giants in 2010, cornerback Dante Hughes, quarterback Dan LeFevour, safety Maurice Rolle, linebacker Shawnbrey McNeal and linebacker Nathan Triplett.
One familiar face is quarterback Ryan Perrilloux, who is likely poised for another tumultuous season of being cut and re-sign repeatedly. Others Big Blue nation is familiar with: offensive lineman Selvish Capers, defensive end Craig Marshall, cornerback Brandon Bing and tight end Christian Hopkins.
Eight undrafted free agents in attendance include WR Julian Talley (UMass), WR David Douglas (Arizona), FB Joe Martinek (Rutgers), S Jojo Nicolas (Miami), S Janzen Jackson (McNeese State), DE Adewale Ojomo (Miami), G Stephen Goodin (Nevraska-Kearney) and DE Matt Broha (Louisiana Tech).
Ralph Vacchiano reports the team left two spots open (out of 90) in the event they're impressed with any of the tryout players.
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