Hours after retaining the services of cornerback Terrell Thomas, the Giants today added four more players, including two cornerbacks who spent part of the 2011 season on injured reserve.
The familiar names are corners Michael Coe and Justin Tryon. The newcomers are tackle Joel Reinders and tight end Larry Donnell.
Coe, 28, is a 6-0 187-pound corner entering his sixth NFL season and third with the Giants. He moved up on the depth chart last after Thomas tore his ACL in a preseason game. Coe played in the season's first 10 games and had four solo defensive tackles, knocked down a pass and had six special teams tackles.
But Coe suffered a shoulder injury against Philadelphia on Nov. 20 and was placed on injured reserve three days later. He was the fifth Giants cornerback to be placed on injured reserve in 2011, joining Thomas, Bruce Johnson, Tryon and Brian Witherspoon.
Tryon is a 5-9, 180-pounder who will be a fifth-year pro in 2012. He joined the Giants last Oct. 4, a week after he was released by the Indianapolis Colts. Tyron had three passes defensed in three games for the Giants before breaking his arm in a victory over Miami on Oct. 30. He was placed on injured reserve the following day.
Reinders, 6-8 and 317 pounds, was in training camp with the Cleveland Browns in 2010. He joined the team as an undrafted free agent and played in one preseason game before he was waived on Sept. 3. Reinders did not play football last season.
Reinders began his athletic career at the University of Waterloo in Canada as a basketball player. He played in only eight collegiate football games before being signed by the Browns.
Donnell, 6-6 and 269 pounds, played at Grambling State from 2007-10. In 26 games, he caught 38 passes for 432 yards and 11 touchdowns.