[Note by Ed Valentine, 07/26/11 11:01 AM EDT: Add Florida DE Justin Trattou to the list of UDFA's]
[Note by Ed Valentine, 07/26/11 10:11 AM EDT: I guess we will use this as an Open Thread to discuss UDFA signings. Mike Garafolo is reporting that Iowa State safety David Sims, Richmond defensive tackle Martin Parker and Oregon linebacker Spencer Paysinger will sign with the Giants.]
[Note by Ed Valentine, 07/26/11 9:26 AM EDT: Mike Garafolo is now confirming that Hynoski will be a Giant. For me, this is the best UDFA the Giants could have picked up.]
The madness of negotiating with undrafted free agents began Monday night. While they can't be signed officially until 10 a.m. ET today two have already been connected with the New York Giants, South Carolina offensive tackle Jarriel King and Pittsburgh fullback Henry Hynoski.
Hynoski is a player I have been advocating that the Giants go after since back before the draft. He is a 6-foot-2, 260-pound blocking back. In our pre-draft profile of Hynoski, Sideline Scouting called him a "Strong blocker, a traditional lead blocker who really packs a punch."
Hynoski would likely mean the end of Madison Hedgecock's Giants career, and quite possibly mean a return to tight end for Bear Pascoe. That is a move that could help the Giants immemsely, and protect them in the event Kevin Boss leaves via free agency.
King is a 6-foot-5, 324-pound lineman. In its assessment of him, National Football Post said: "Is a talented NFL-caliber athlete, but needs to tighten up his footwork and learn to use his hands better in order to anchor with more consistency. Has experience at both tackle and guard and may be best suited to play inside in a zone scheme, but either way, he's more of a developmental/upside guy at this stage."
Remember, these are not official signings yet -- so anything can happen. We will try our best to keep you up to date throughout the day. Check out Big Blue View on Twitter for updates, as well.