The New York Giants kept the ball rolling on Wednesday, as the team signed two more draft picks. OG Mitch Petrus and P Matt Dodge both inked 4-year contracts today, locking them down with the team for a good deal of time. They join S Chad Jones, as part of the “4-year deal” squad. Details about the contracts of LB Phillip Dillard and LB Adrian Tracy have yet to be released.
Rookie punter Matt Dodge, beat out Australian Jy Bond for the starting punting job during minicamp practices. Bond and Dodge had one of the biggest battles on the team and most reports claim that Bond kicked the ball further but Dodge was very good at dropping the ball inside the 20 yard line. Another thing about Matt Dodge is that he does not look like your typical punter. He is in excellent shape and has been described as a gym rat. Check out the video available on Giants.com.
The signing of rookie OG Mitch Petrus does not surprise me at all. The G-Men are slowly easing new offensive linemen onto the team. They are coming in young and learning from one of the best groups of guys in the entire NFL. Second year LT William Beatty is a good example of that. Beatty and OL Rich Seubert, will be battling it out during training camp. I don’t expect Petrus to push for a starting spot in his first year but I see what the team liked about him and I believe he can learn his role well.
The offensive line gave up 30 sacks in 2009, the most of any year for QB Eli Manning. The front office and coaches are keeping a very close eye on this group in 2010. The Giants have now made nine different roster moves on the team since monday. There are still two days left in the week and two more rookies left to sign. DE Jason “Wild Thing” Pierre-Paul and DT Linval “The Anvil” Joseph, are the last two rookies needed to lock down the entire 2010 draft class.
– Mitch Petrus, OG – 5th round pick in 2010 draft – signed to 4-year deal
– Matt Dodge, P – 7th round pick in 2010 draft – signed to 4-year deal
What do you think about all of the New York Giants roster moves made this week?
RD – nygreporter.com
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