Giants add trio

New York continued tinkering with its roster, Monday, claiming and being awarded three players off the waiver wire. The newest Giants are DT Kenderick Allen from New Orleans, T Marques Sullivan from Buffalo and WR Mark Jones from Tampa Bay. To make room for those three players, the Giants waived T Ian Allen, WR Avion Black and DT Mario Monds. <BR><BR>

After signing with the Saints as an undrafted rookie out of LSU last season, Kenderick Allen, who turns 26 next week, started the year on the practice squad. The 6-6, 315-pound Allen was signed to the active roster on Oct. 4 and played in 10 of the season's final 12 games, with one start (vs. Tampa Bay). He finished the year with 10 tackles. Allen was born on Sept. 14, 1978 in Bogalusa, La.

A fifth-round draft choice out of Illinois by Buffalo in 2001, the 6-5, 325-pound Sullivan played in 32 games with 22 starts over the past three seasons for the Bills. He played in 10 games with two starts (one at left tackle and one at right tackle) as a rookie in 2001. In his second season, Sullivan started all 16 games at right guard for the Bills. The 26-year old Sullivan was inactive for the first eight weeks of the 2003 season before starting the last four games of the year at left tackle. Sullivan was born on Feb. 2, 1978 in Chicago.

Jones was the first of Tampa Bay's three 2004 seventh-round draft choices. During the preseason, the 5-9, 185-pound Jones, who played collegiately at Tennessee, caught two passes for 32 yards. He also fielded 11 punts for 67 yards (6.1 avg.) and two kickoff returns for 41 yards (20.5 avg.) while adding two special teams tackles. The 23-year old Jones played on both sides of the ball at Tennessee where he played in 49 games with 17 starts. As a senior in 2003, he started all 13 games and ranked second in the SEC and third in the nation with a punt return average of 15.7 yards. He played 384 offensive snaps, 208 defensive snaps and 70 special teams plays. His senior season was highlighted by the longest reception in UT history, a 90-yard score against Georgia. For his career, he caught 36 passes for 556 yards and five touchdowns. He also totaled 116 career tackles and four interceptions. Jones was born on Nov. 3, 1980 in Wallingford, Pa.


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