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Giants sign LB Mark Herzlich, FB Henry Hynoski, and RB Chris Ogbonnaya

Posted Mar 11, 2015

The Giants have re-signed LB Mark Herzlich, FB Henry Hynoski, and RB Chris Ogbonnaya

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.– The Giants today re-signed linebacker Mark Herzlich, fullback Henry Hynoski and running back Chris Ogbonnaya.

Fifth-year pros Herzlich and Hynoski joined the team as undrafted rookies in 2011, while Ogbonnaya was signed late last season.

Herzlich has played in 58 regular-season games with 14 starts. He has 104 tackles (75 solo), one sack, three passes defensed and 38 special teams tackles.

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In 2014, Herzlich played in 15 games with a career-high eight starts (three at middle linebacker, five at weakside backer). He was inactive due to a concussion at Tennessee on Dec. 7.

Herzlich had a career-high 47 tackles (31 solo) on defense and five tackles (four solo) on special teams. He picked up his first career sack, a two-yard takedown of Mark Sanchez that was one of his seven tackles (five solo) in the season finale vs. Philadelphia on Dec. 28. Herzlich started on the weak side and had a season-high nine tackles (six solo) vs. San Francisco on Nov. 16.

Hynoski has played in 46 regular-season games with 21 starts and in four postseason games with three starts.

His career totals include 24 receptions for 138 yards (5.8-yard avg.), with a long reception of 14 yards and one touchdown, and 12 rushing attempts for 33 yards, with a long run of five yards. In the 2011 postseason, he had five receptions for 39 yards (7.8-yard avg.) with a long catch of 13 yards.

In 2014, Hynoski played in all 16 games for the second time in his career, with four starts at fullback. An outstanding blocker, he finished with a career-high seven rushing attempts for 13 yards, but did not catch a pass for the first time in his career.

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Ogbonnaya joined the Giants on Dec. 2. He was inactive for two games before playing on special teams on Dec. 21 in St. Louis and in the season finale vs. Philadelphia a week later.

Ogbonnaya, 6-0 and 225 pounds, had previously played in 51 regular-season games for St. Louis, Houston, Cleveland and Carolina with 12 starts.

His career totals include 158 carries for 710 yards (4.5-yard average) and two touchdowns, plus 96 receptions for 714 yards and two scores.

Ogbonnaya played in five games – running for 50 yards and a touchdown - for the Panthers early in the 2014 season before he was released on Nov. 3.

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A native of Houston, Ogbonnaya rushed for 597 yards, caught 75 passes and scored 11 touchdowns at the University of Texas.

  • The Giants waived tackle Rogers Gaines and cornerback Travis Howard, both of whom spent last season on injured reserve.