Going through the uniform numbers in the 90s has been interesting. Most of them were not worn before 1987 by New York Giants' players, and this is another that has been worn by only a handful of players who have had more than a cup of coffee with the team.
Cofield may not be a great player, but he is easily the best Giant to have donned the 96. The fourth-round pick from Northwestern has been a solid contributor at defensive tackle since coming to the team in 2006. He has 6.5 sacks and 115 tackles in his four-year career.
Frank Nicholson (LB, 1987): The first player I can find who wore the No. 96 as a Giant. Played just three games.
Kanavis McGhee (LB, 1991-93): Drafted in the second round in 1991, but never really became an impact player for the Giants. Had just two starts and 1.5 sacks before moving on to Cincinnati and Houston to finish his career.
Jamal Duff (DE, 1996): Had four sacks as a reserve defensive end. Spent 1996 and 1997 playing for Washington.