Meet the two new Giants

Recently, while waiving backup quarterback Jim Miller with an injury settlement and setting free rookie free agent hopeful receiver Charles Frederick, Big Blue added two players to its roster - offensive lineman Alex Bell and defensive back Antwain Spann, both of whom attended the recent rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis.

Bell, a 6-3, 330-pounder, was a four-year starter at guard for Hobart. He did not allow a sack in his final two seasons. As a senior last year, he was named to three All-America teams, including the American Football Coaches Association and first-teams. He was named Hobart's 2005 Francis L. "Babe" Kraus '24 Memorial Award as the school's most outstanding senior athlete and he helped lead the Statesmen to a 9-2 record, and the program's third consecutive Liberty League Championship. Bell was born on June 11, 1983.

Spann, 6-1 and 185 pounds, played his final two seasons at Louisiana-Lafayette after transferring from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Last season, Spann started all 11 games at cornerback and had 68 tackles (36 solo), a team-high four interceptions, including one he returned 31 yards for a touchdown, 1.5 tackles for losses and nine pass breakups. He also returned four kickoffs for 109 yards, a 27.2-yard average. He was born Feb. 22, 1983.

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