Jets quarterback Kellen Clemens (11) scrambles away from Washington Redskins...

Jets quarterback Kellen Clemens (11) scrambles away from Washington Redskins safety Chris Horton during the third quarter. (Aug. 16, 2008) Credit: AP

The Giants continue to show interest in free agents they have seen up close in the NFC East.

A day after signing tight end Martellus Bennett from the Cowboys, the Giants had a visit Thursday from another Dallas free agent, Queens native Kevin Ogletree. They also signed former Redskins safety Chris Horton to add depth to their secondary and special teams.

Horton, 27, was a seventh-round pick of the Redskins in 2008 and started 15 games in his career. He had three interceptions in his first four games as a rookie and seemed to be a late-round steal for the Redskins but ultimately lost his starting job in 2009. He missed most of the 2010 season with an ankle injury and was cut late in the 2011 preseason. He did not play football last season.

After meetings with the team, Ogletree left the Giants without a contract. A team source said a deal is not expected at this time.

Meanwhile, it was a busy day for some former Giants. Wide receiver Steve Smith visited with the Rams and wide receiver Mario Manningham visited the 49ers. Manningham left without a contract and reportedly headed to St. Louis for meetings Friday. Cornerback Aaron Ross visited the Bengals and has a meeting scheduled for Fridaywith the Redskins. Tight end Kevin Boss, whose old number 89 with the Giants was given to Bennett, reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with the Chiefs.

Shockey, Toomer spar. A pair of former Giants got feisty on Twitter Thursday over a report that tight end Jeremy Shockey wants to play for the Giants. Amani Toomer, a former teammate of Shockey's, opened the dialogue by recalling that Shockey yelled at general manager Jerry Reese that he would never play for him again. Toomer called Shockey a "bad teammate, worse person." Shockey responded by calling Toomer "lazy," blaming Toomer for breaking his leg in the 2007 season and making a reference to details of his divorce.

Shockey has expressed his desire for a reunion, but as of now, the Giants are not interested. They are thin at tight end, but his Twitter outburst Thursday will do little to change their mind.

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