Giants & Peterson part ways

The team terminated the contract of cornerback William Peterson Peterson ends his five-year tenure with the Giants. He has had back injuries the last three seasons and in 2005 played in only two games.

"This is a very disappointment development for our ball club," general manager Ernie Accorsi said. "Will Peterson was a rising star cornerback and just ran into very tough luck last year with the back injury. We wanted to wait as long as we possibly could on his recovery. We just had him here for a battery of tests and reached the conclusion that we could not wait any longer. He was a fine young player for the Giants and I personally really hate to see him go."

The Giants also signed journeyman QB Rob Johnson. Johnson played for Tom Coughlin from 1995-'97 but was a huge disappointment in Buffalo.

He has also played for Tampa Bay, Washington and Oakland. Johnson did not play in 2004 or 2005 while recovering from arm surgery.

He joins Tim Hasselbeck, Jared Lorenzen and Josh Harris as quarterbacks on the roster behind Manning.

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