The Giants today brought back a familiar face as they strive to improve their depth at wide receiver.
Ramses Barden, who spent the previous four seasons with the team, was re-signed and joined his teammates on the field for the latter part of today's organized team activity.
"I'm happy to be back," Barden said. "This is where I wanted to be and now I'm here. I was out there listening to the calls, getting back into the rhythm of the cadence, enjoying the camaraderie and absorbing everything. I remember everything; I've had four years to soak it all up. I'm happy to be back on the field. I feel great. I expect the best."
Barden, 6-4 and 224 pounds, was a 2009 third-round draft choice from Cal-Poly. In four seasons, he played in 29 games with one start caught 29 passes for 394 yards (13.6-yard avg.) with a long reception of 31 yards and no touchdowns.
In 2012, Barden played in 12 games and made his only career start in a victory at Carolina on Sept. 20. He had nine catches for 138 yards, both game and career-high totals, including a 31-yarder. Barden finished the season with 14 receptions for 221 yards (15.7-yard avg.).
In 2011, Barden played in eight games and was inactive for one and was inactive for all four postseason games. He spent training camp and the first seven weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list while rehabbing a fractured ankle suffered in 2010. Barden finished that season with nine receptions for 94 yards.
On Nov. 14, 2010, Barden caught three passes for 34 yards, including a 26-yarder, vs. Dallas. But he suffered an ankle injury in the game that forced him to go on injured reserve and miss the final seven games of the season.
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