Practice Squad Announced

The Giants named their five player practice squad this afternoon. Four of the five were players recently cut, but one is a new name to Big Blue

Ken Palmer of the Giant Insider tells us the Giants have named the following players to their five man practice squad:

  • K Matt Bryant
  • G Pat Crummey
  • G Sean O'Connor
  • DE Nick Myers

The final addition is fullback Kyle Johnson, out of Syracuse, who was a 2002 fifth round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers, but was recently cut.

Albert "Kyle" Johnson
Position: Fullback
College: Syracuse
Height: 6-0.5
Weight: 242
Hometown: Woodbridge, N.J.

ANALYSIS

Positives: North-south power runner who has strong hands to deliver punishing jolts in pass protection…Has explosive leg drive off the snap and the quickness needed to break free from the pile…Holds on to the ball securely running through traffic…Has the arm extension needed to adjust to the ball in flight…Shows great body lean forcing his way through the middle…Hits low with driving force while leading the blocking through the holes.

Negatives: Lacks awareness as a blocker, showing improper body positioning, especially in blitzing situations…Does not display elusive moves to make the initial tackler miss…Over-extends at times trying to run over defenders and looks out of control when trying to run to daylight…Uses his body too much to secure the ball in passing situations…Shows little lateral agility when trying to elude defenders…Appears clumsy running in the open, bending his waist too much to take him off stride.

For more on Kyle Johnson, check out the CBS Sportsline Player Profile


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