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Giants sign DT Jay Bromley, LB Terrell Manning


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ** The Giants today secured the services of two defensive players, signing tackle Jay Bromley, their third-round draft choice, and free agent linebacker Terrell Manning.


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Bromley, 6-4 and 307 pounds, was the 74th overall selection in the NFL Draft held last month. He played in 50 games at Syracuse University, where he was credited with 121 tackles (71 solo), 25.5 tackles for losses and 13 sacks, including 10 in 2013, when he was a senior captain for the Orange.

With Bromley in the fold, the Giants have signed each of their seven 2014 draft choices.

Bromley will compete for playing time in a defensive tackle rotation that includes veterans Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson, third-year pro Markus Kuhn and last year's second-round draft choice, Johnathan Hankins.

Manning, 6-2 and 237 pound, is entering his third NFL season. He has played in six regular-season games (five with Green Bay in 2012 and one with San Diego last year) and in two postseason games for the Packers in 2012.

The North Carolina State product was a fifth-round draft choice of the Packers in 2012, the 163rd overall selection. As a rookie, he was slowed by a digestive illness in training camp and head and shoulder injuries during the regular season. Manning made his NFL debut in the season opener vs. San Francisco, but suffered a concussion that sidelined him for the next five games. He finished the season with three special teams tackles, plus two more in the NFC Wild Card Game vs. Minnesota.

Manning was credited with seven tackles and a pass defensed in three preseason games before he was waived by the Packers on Aug. 31, 2013. He was awarded off waivers to the Chargers the following day. Manning played in San Diego's loss at Tennessee on Sept. 22 and was released three days later. He was signed to the Chargers' practice squad on Sept. 28 and remained there for the remainder of the season.

San Diego signed Manning to a reserve/future contract on Jan. 14 and waived him on April 14. He was awarded the next day to the Vikings, who released him on May 13. The Giants worked him out and signed him today.

Manning was a two-year starter and three-year letter-winner at N.C. State, where he played in 36 games with 26 starts and was credited with 207 tackles (128 solo), 10.5 sacks and five interceptions. He chose to forego his final season to enter the draft.

The Giants have signed LB Terrell Manning, formerly of the Green Bay Packers

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