The P Posted May 13, 2012 Share Posted May 13, 2012 The Giants had 37 different players attending all or part of their three-day rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis. Receiver Brandon Collins and linebacker Jake Muasau were the only two who will be coming back. Both players signed contracts with the Giants on Sunday as soon as camp was over. The additions of Collins, a 5-11, 180-pound receiver out of Southeastern Louisiana and Muasau, a 6-1, 243-pound linebacker out of Georgia State, give the Giants a full, 90-man roster heading into their full-team mandatory minicamp next month. Muasau was a playmaking linebacker for the brand new football program at Georgia State, which has only been fielding a football team since 2010. He was coached their by former NFL player and Alabama head coach Bill Curry. He played the “Bandit” spot – a hybrid defensive end/linebacker position and was the team’s defensive MVP in both ’10 and ’11. He is Georgia State’s career leader in tackles for loss (16 1/2) and interceptions (3). Collins began his career as a promising receiver at Texas, where he caught 35 passes for 430 yards as a sophomore in 2008. But things quickly derailed. He was suspended at one point for academic issues. Then, during his junior year while he was redshirting in 2010, he was kicked off the team in January after he was arrested on two first-degree felony chargers in Pflugerville, Texas, according to reports. Collins was arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle that was engaged in an armed robbery, according to various reports, and was charged with aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity. The charges were later dropped and he was eventually cleared to play at Southeastern Louisiana. In his two seasons there he caught 117 passes for 1,621 yards and nine touchdowns. The Giants are expected to announce the signings of both players on Monday. Both Collins and Muasau confirmed they have signed via Twitter, and a team source confirmed it, too. http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/05/rookie-wr-lb-earn-spots-on-giants-roster Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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