Giants add Bromell

The Giants continued to bolster their defensive line with the acquisition of unrestricted free agent Lorenzo Bromell. <BR><BR>

A defensive end, Bromell has 27.5 sacks in six NFL seasons with Miami, Minnesota and Oakland. He has played in 75 games, with seven starts. He has also played in seven postseason games.

Bromell is the third free agent defensive lineman acquired by the Giants, joining tackles Fred Robbins (Minnesota) and Martin Chase (Washington).

Bromell has several connections to the Giants and the metropolitan area. He grew up in the Bronx. "I love it here - this is my city," said Bromell, who moved to Georgetown, S.C. in high school. "I love to play football. I don't know how it could be any sweeter, because I'm back home."

Bromell is a second cousin of Terry Cousin, the free agent cornerback signed by the Giants on March 24. He was teammates with cornerback Ray Green in Miami and Robbins and recently-signed safety Jack Brewer in Minnesota and played for defensive line coach Mike Waufle in Oakland.

"I have a lot of respect for (Waufle)," Bromell said. "Last year I was in a situation I had never been in before. I felt like I was down and out, and he came through for me. He gave me an opportunity to go to Oakland and I ended up starting."

Bromell began the 2003 season in the Vikings' training camp. He suffered a knee injury in training camp and was released on Aug. 31 and remained free until the Raiders signed him on Nov. 19. Bromell played the last six games of the season for the Raiders, with four starts. He had two sacks among his 12 tackles (seven unassisted).

A product of Clemson University, Bromell entered the NFL as the Miami Dolphins' fourth-round draft choice in 1998, the 102nd pick overall.

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