Also signed was quarterback Curtis Painter, who started eight games for the Indianapolis Colts in 2011 – the year Peyton Manning was hurt and prior to Andrew Luck’s arrival. A sixth-round draft choice in 2009, Painter spent three seasons with the Colts (though he saw no game action in 2010). He completed 140 of 271 passes (51.7 percent) for 1,624 yards, six touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Painter signed with the Baltimore Ravens on April 19, 2012. In the preseason he completed 39 of 68 passes (57.4 percent) for 400 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. But he was released on Aug. 31 and spent the season out of football.
The other additions are linebacker Jake Muasau, who played in three preseason games for the Giants last summer; wide receiver Brandon Collins, who was in camp with the Giants and did two short stints on their practice squad early in the season; cornerback Trumaine McBride, a 2007 seventh-round draft choice of the Chicago Bears who has played in 48 NFL games, most recently with the 2011 Jacksonville Jaguars; wide receiver Kevin Hardy, who was in the New Orleans Saints’ training camp last summer; guard Michael Jasper, a 2007 seventh-round draft choice of the Buffalo Bills who spent most of that season on their practice squad and was in camp with Tennessee last year; and defensive tackle Bobby Skinner from nearby Montclair State, who was briefly in the camps of the Giants and Detroit Lions last summer.