A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. The Giants took that step towards the 2012 season today.
With some of the ticker tape and confetti still swirling in the lower Manhattan air, the team announced that they have signed nine players as free agents. All of them spent a good deal of time this season on the practice squad. Two of them, in fact, spent most of the last few months flip-flopping between being signed and being unemployed.
The players who have been signed are: defensive back Brandon Bing, running back Andre Brown, offensive lineman Selvish Capers, wide receiver Dan DePalma, defensive tackle Dwayne Hendricks (who played in one game this season), tight end Christian Hopkins, quarterback Ryan Perrilloux, wide receiver Isaiah Stanback and defensive end Adrian Tracy.
There’s plenty of work to be done between now and when the 2012 season kicks off on a Thursday night in September at MetLife Stadium. And there’s plenty of work to be done between now and April 16, when the players will first return to the Timex Performance Center for involuntary offseason workouts.