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Giants sign free agents


Giants sign free agents
There's not much room for undrafted free agents on the Giants' roster, but at least one they reportedly signed after the weekend's NFL draft bears watching.


Defensive end Maurice Evans from Penn State was all-Big Ten as a sophomore when he recorded 12 sacks. But last season he was suspended for three games by coach Joe Paterno after he was charged with marijuana possession.

By the time he returned, Aaron Maybin had taken over his starting spot and was on his way to earning Saturday's first-round pick by Buffalo. Evans played as a reserve and had three sacks, but against all advice decided to skip his final college season to enter the draft.

"I was real confident that I could compete on the next level," the 6-foot-1, 274-pound Evans said. "Me and my family and my head coach and my position coach told me what they thought was best for me. And I made the decision to take the next step."

A poor showing at the NFL combine in February doomed Evans to becoming a late-round pick at best. He did not do much better at the Penn State Pro Day, and was not among the 256 players drafted over the weekend.

Three free agents, Otis Wiley of Michigan State, Kenny Ingram of Florida State and Sha'reff Rashad of Central Florida, have a chance at earning that fourth safety spot on the roster. Others reportedly signed include cornerback Vince Anderson of Webber International, defensive end Alex Field of Virginia, defensive tackle Dwayne Hendricks of Miami (Fla.), and tight end Darius Hill of Ball State.

Jets waive Hodges, Mason

The Jets waived punter Reggie Hodges and running back Marcus Mason on Monday. Hodges punted in 12 games for the Jets last season and averaged 35.5 net yards per punt. His punting declined in the final weeks of the season, and he had a punt blocked in the season finale against Miami. The Jets also signed 15 undrafted free agents, including Idaho punter T.J. Conley, Harvard quarterback Chris Pizzotti, who has a legitimate shot at the No. 3 job, and tight ends Robert Myers of Utah State, Andrew Davie of Arkansas and J'Nathan Bullock, who played basketball for Cleveland State.

Staff Writer J.P. Pelzman contributed to this report.



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