The New York Giants announced a pair of signings on Monday afternoon. The Giants signed rookie defensive tackle Jay Bromley, which means all of the team's 2014 draft choices have now come to terms. The Giants also signed outside linebacker Terrell Manning.
Manning, 6-foot-2, 237 pounds, was a fifth-round pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2012. Injuries and illness slowed him, however, and he appeared in only five games. He was waived by the Packers at the conclusion of training camp last season. He was picked up by the San Diego Chargers, played in one game, was waived and spent the rest of the season on the San Diego practice squad. His signing brings the Giants' roster back to 90 players, and adds some depth at linebacker following the injury to Jon Beason last week.
Manning, 24, has not yet found NFL success, but was thought to have a chance coming out of North Carolina State. Here is one scouting report:
Manning was a productive linebacker at North Carolina State and presented himself as a three-down defender with a complete game. He's a tough run defender who can also stay with tight ends downfield to defend passes. Slightly underrated entering the draft, Manning is a last-day pick who could eventually develop into a starter two seasons down the road.
Bromley was the 74th overall selection in the draft. He will compete for playing time with Mike Patterson and Markus Kuhn. The Giants' starting defensive tackles are Cullen Jenkins and Johnathan Hankins.