The Giants signed seven players to their practice squad today, all of which were cut out of training camp.
There was one player who was erroneously reported as having signed. RB Shawnbrey McNeil, an SMU product who was cut by the Chargers, was tweeted to have signed by his agent, Ralph Cindrich. However, McNeil did not sign, and is not expected to become the eight player on the practice squad.The Giants did want to sign last year's fourth-round pick Andre Brown, but the running back was claimed by Denver off waivers. That was what led to speculation that they'd be in the market for a practice squad running back.
The Giants wasted no time in signing Rhett Bomar to the practice squad as soon as the second-year player passed through waivers at noon today. This will be Bomar's second season on that squad, and he'll be in prime position to move up in case something happens to either starter Eli Manning or backup Sage Rosenfels.
So, too, will TE Bear Pascoe, who had an impressive camp. The Giants also signed a second TE in Jake Ballard, who went in the first cut. Pascoe is the most likely to be on alert for elevation, however, as the Giants kept only two tight ends on the 53-man roster: Kevin Boss and Travis Beckum.
OL Jim Cordle, DT Nate Collins, and S Sha'reff Rashad, all waived yesterday, round out the squad.