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Stony Brook's Will Tye participates in Giants rookie camp

Will Tye is seen during Giants rookie minicamp

Will Tye is seen during Giants rookie minicamp at the team's training facility in East Rutherford, N.J. on May 8, 2015. Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

For some players, this Giants rookie camp is their only opportunity to impress NFL coaches and executives.

And then there are players such as Will Tye, the former Stony Brook University tight end who is attending the first of two rookie camps he has lined up. Tye also is invited to participate in the Chiefs' camp next week.

Unless, of course, he lands with the Giants. He's here as a tryout and could be signed.

"The Giants gave me a call," he said. "I was like, 'Definitely! Why not?'"

So he made the short trip from his home in Salisbury, Connecticut, - "I just drove here, it was an easy process" - and is giving it a whirl. The more eyes from the league that can see a player, the better.

Tye spent three years at Florida State before transferring to Stony Brook. The 6-2, 262-pounder had 34 catches for 495 yards and three touchdowns last season. He also was a punt returner for the Seawolves.

Tye isn't the only Stony Brook product in this camp. Michael Bamiro, the offensive linemen who was signed to the practice squad late last season and kept on with a reserve/futures contract when the 2014 season ended, also was on the field. Unlike Tye, Bamiro is under contract and has a much greater chance of sticking around after this three-day event is over.

Tye, if he doesn't sign, will move on.

To Kansas City.

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