Giants host 3 FAs, sign three rookie FAs

With the draft and rookie mini-camps concluded, the off-season appears to <BR>have slowed down some. But the Giants haven't stopped trying to upgrade their <BR>roster. This week, Big Blue hosted three free agents.</P>


The most interesting of the trio that visited Thursday was former Browns DE
Keith McKenzie. The Giants have admitted that they'd be interested in signing
a cheaper defensive end and then releasing Kenny Holmes. McKenzie, who had a
solid year for the Browns last season before getting injured, could be just
the guy.


Former Denver S Eric Brown also came to New York for a look. He was scheduled


to visit Big Blue earlier in the off-season, but had the trip cancelled when
the Giants re-signed Shaun Williams. Brown could push or even replace Omar
Stoutmire as the starting free safety.


Finally, New York also had DT Maa Tanuvasa in for a look-see. The veteran was
most recently with the Chargers. It's unlikely the Giants would sign him,
because if they're going to add depth at DT they're likely to do so by inking
former Giant Christian Peter.


Also, the Giants signed three rookie free agents - DB Tab Golden, OT Ryan
Deterding and DT Brad Harris.


Golden, 6-1, 190, was an outstanding special teams player for the University
of Tennessee.


Deterding, 6-5, 275, started at right tackle the last two seasons for Chadron
State, a Division II school in Nebraska.


Harris, 6-3, 285, started all 25 games on the defensive line the last two
seasons at Pittsburg State.


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