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New York Giants Met with 19 Players on Tuesday; Sign OL Steven Baker to Practice Squad

September 4th, 2013 at 9:30 AM
By Dan Benton

As they usually do on Tuesday's during the regular season, the New York Giants met with a large number of free agents yesterday. In addition to offensive linemen Steven Baker and Zebrie Sanders, and running backs Leon Washington, Jonathan Dwyer and Beanie Wells, Big Blue also met with the following players:

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Wide receivers Chad Bumphus, David Douglas, Lanear Sampson, K.J. Stroud and Matt Veldman, quarterbacks Colby Cameron and Kyle Frazier, linebackers A.J. Edds and Julian Stanford, offensive linemen Garth Gerhart, Ramon Harewood, Hayworth Hicks and Andrew McDonald, and defensive back Rashard Hall.

Of those who worked out, the Giants have reportedly signed offensive lineman Steven Baker to their practice squad. However, the corresponding roster move has not yet been announced.

The team had previously filled their practice squad by signing the initial seven players — cornerback Charles James, wide receivers Julian Talley and Marcus Harris, offensive linemen Stephen Goodin and Eric Herman, and defensive ends Adewale Ojomo and Matt Broha — and capped it off by signing defensive back Jawanza Starling.

In addition to all of those moves, the Giants have also been in contact with the agents of running backs Ryan Grant and Kevin Smith, while maintaining a long-standing interest in Tim Hightower.

The one notable non-move made on Tuesday was the Injured Reserve (IR) with return designation for running back Andre Brown (broken leg). Although the team has apparently informed him that he will be placed on short-term IR, they have not yet made it official and will not likely do so until next week.

Other Notes: Offensive lineman Chris DeGeare was waived with an injury settlement.

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Tags: Beanie Wells, Chris DeGeare, David Douglas, Football, Jawanza Starling, Jonathan Dwyer, Kevin Smith, Leon Washington, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Ryan Grant, Steven Baker, Tim Hightower, Zebrie Sanders

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13 Responses to “New York Giants Met with 19 Players on Tuesday; Sign OL Steven Baker to Practice Squad”

  1.  fanfor55years says:

    I sure hope they keep Charles, Starling, Ojomo and Broha. I assume they will keep Herman around to see if they found something with that draft pick (they knew he wouldn’t be ready to play coming from a small program). Talley seemed to impress some (I have no opinion on him).

    I’d be unhappy if signing Baker meant losing one of the four I noted above.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      I like most of our PS. The you mentioned are the ones I think we need to keep. Losing the OL or one of the WRs is not a big deal. I don’t think Talley was good, many are just tired of JJ and/or Barden so they were rooting for someone to knock them off the roster.

      I would try to re-sign Douglass to our PS if he’s still eligible. To me he showed more last year than either of WRs from this year.

  2.  demo3356 says:

    Stoll- You keep talking about how the Cowboys are always a tough game for us but we have beaten them 3 out of 4, 4 out of 6 and 8 of the last 11 times. We have also beaten them every time in thier new stadium. The Giants is ALWAYS a tough game for the Cowgirls, NOT the other way around

    •  Krow says:

      The Cowboys are our b1tch. They will implode if we trash them again at home. But they do have talent. No depth. And with Al Davis safely tucked away in Hell they have THE worst owner.

      •  demo3356 says:

        yup yup and yup. They are going to have one of the leagues best passing games up until like week 15 when CindeRomo sees the calender, turns into a pumpkin and shittts himself on the field. Their defense should really struggle for the first half of the year though

      •  demo3356 says:

        yup yup and yup. They are going to have one of the leagues best passing games up until like week 15 when CindeRomo sees the calender, turns into a pumpkin and poops himself on the field. Their defense should really struggle for the first half of the year though

  3.  demo3356 says:

    Dirt- I agree whole heartedly on what they SHOULD do with Wilson. I would love to see a bunch of mis direction plays, pitches, counters etc, but they have to also run him between the tackles a lot as well to keep defenses honest. The Giants best recipe for immediate success is Wilson touching the ball 25-30 times a game between runs, passes and occasional returns but we all know that is NOT going to happen. He is not built like Arian Foster or Adrian Peterson and we need him for the long haul. Just look at what our staff has done the last 6 years and you can see Wilson will get the Lions share but someone else will come in and spell him every so often and likely on 3rd and longs. When I say what I think will happen, its not what I want, its what I know from watching this team obsessively for nearly 35 years

  4.  GOAT56 says:

    That aspect that I think people are overlooking when looking at the Cowboys is their DL. Healthy, their starters are very good but still overly big for a DL. But they are going to be down Spencer and Ratliff. Ware is great but without Spencer we can really focus on him and more easily stop him from ruining the game. They are starting George Selvie at the other DE, the same guy who couldn’t make our 90 man roster from a tryout. The other 3 DTs besides Hatcher are rookie free agent types. This is a glaring weakness that we can attack in many ways.

    •  demo3356 says:

      Tampa 2 is very easy to run on as well. They have to commit to stopping the run with just their front 7. IF Hyno is back Wilson may go for 150

      •  BigBlueGiant says:

        and the way our passing game has played, Eli might go 7-25 0 TD’s and 3 INT’s against their secondary.

        •  GOAT56 says:

          You realize a secondary consists of 4 players and not just their 2 CBs. I don’t see anything other than JAGs at safety for them. Their CBs are good but our WRs are even better assuming a healthy Nicks.

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