D'Imperio notified the Giants of his intentions to retire from football, which comes as a shock considering he was just at practice with the team on Monday and participated in the first-team offense and had been preparing to compete for the starting spot with Henry Hynoski recovering from knee surgery that was performed back in May.
"I'm hearing that Ryan wanted to pursue some career opportunities outside the NFL, which is why he decided to retire," he tweeted.
To replace D'Imperio, the Giants have also announced that they have signed fullback Ben Guidugli and have brought him into camp to compete for the starting fullback job.
Guidugli last competed in the NFL back in the 2011 season with the St. Louis Rams, although he did not compete in a single game for the team that season. Guidugli was an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati two years ago that was signed by the Rams.
The Giants signing another fullback may not be seen as an encouraging sign for Hynoski, who is fighting to get back to the team for Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys, but if his knee still hasn't healed properly, he could begin the season on the PUP List.
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