The stockpiling for the 2012 season has officially begun for the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants. The team today announced the signings of eight players to reserve/futures contracts.
The eight are: Defensive back Brandon Bing, running back Andre Brown, offensive lineman Selvish Capers, wide receiver Dan DePalma, defensive tackle Dwayne Hendricks (who played in one game this season), tight end Christian Hopkins, quarterback Ryan Perrilloux, wide receiver Isaiah Stanback and defensive end Adrian Tracy.
Each player spent part or all of the 2011 season on the Giants' practice squad. Perrilloux was cut and re-signed numerous times throughout the season. Tracy was a sixth-round draft choice by the Giants in 2010. Bing played collegiately at Rutgers. Brown was a fourth-round pick in 2009 who missed all of that season due to injury, was cut in 2010 and played for several teams, then returned to the Giants for the 2011 season.