The New York Giants brought in some interesting names for tryouts yesterday. According to reports, the Giants brought in Tight Ends Jamie Childers and Steve Skelton, LB Sergio Kindle, DB Buddy Jackson, Kickers Justin Medlock and Carson Wiggs, P Jake Rogers, WR Patrick Turner and QB Chester Stewart. A couple of names stand out on the list.
First of all, Sergio Kindle is a name that really stands out to me. Kindle was a second round pick who had some injury problems but showed some ability to be a pass rusher (and we all know how much the Giants value pass rushing). He was looked at as more of 3-4 linebacker, though at 6’3” and 250 lbs, maybe he can be a 4-3 linebacker. I was a fan of his coming out of college and I thought he’d be a part of the Baltimore Ravens defense, however it just didn’t happen for him. Maybe a fresh start could help.
The other names that stood out were the kickers, particularly Medlock. Lawrence Tynes is a free agent, though it could be that the team is just doing their due diligence on other kickers in case Tynes leaves, or is re-signed and gets injured.
I expect the Giants will be signing maybe one or two of these guys to futures contracts and have them come into training camp looking for a spot. Some of these guys have experience and some of them don’t, however, the team brought in players during the season and some of those guys got futures contracts. Look for this to happen soon.