The Giants today added productivity and experience to their young group of receivers when they signed 13-year veteran Brandon Stokley.
Stokley, 35, has previously played for Baltimore, Indianapolis, Denver and Seattle. He has played in 128 regular season games with 35 starts and his career totals include 338 catches for 4,673 yards and 34 touchdowns. Stokley has also played in 14 postseason games with three starts, including two last year for the Seahawks. His postseason totals are 43 receptions for 620 yards and six touchdowns, including a 38-yarder for the Ravens against the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV.
To make room on the roster, the Giants waived defensive end Justin Trattou, who was signed off the practice squad last Saturday and played in the regular-season opener in Washington on Sunday.
In 2010, Stokley was in training camp with the Broncos. He was placed on injured reserve, terminated with an injury settlement and signed with the Seahawks on Sept. 28. He played in 11 regular season games without a start and had 31 catches, with no touchdowns. But he started both of Seattle's postseason games and had 12 catches for 158 yards and two scores – a 45-yarder against New Orleans and a nine-yarder in Chicago.
Stokley's most productive season was in 2004, when he played in all 16 games for the Colts and had career-high totals of 68 catches for 1,077 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was a member of the 2006 Indianapolis team that won Super Bowl XVLI, though he was limited to four games that season by ankle, knee and Achilles tendon injuries.
Stokely played at Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette), where he had 241 catches for 3,702 yards and 25 touchdowns, including a school-record 81 receptions as a senior.
Stokley went to Comeaux High School in Lafayette. He was born on June 23, 1976.
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