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Giants sign offensive tackle Tony Ugoh


The Giants today signed offensive tackle Tony Ugoh and placed tackle Stacy Andrews on injured reserve.

Ugoh, 6-5 and 304 pounds, played in 37 NFL games with 27 starts with the Indianapolis Colts from 2007-09, when his primary job was to protect Peyton Manning. He was also with the Detroit Lions in 2010, though he did not see any game action. Ogoh played for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League this fall.

Ugoh, a product of the University of Arkansas, was the Colts' second-round draft choice in 2007, the 42nd overall selection. As a rookie he started all 11 games in which he played at left tackle. The following season, he played in 15 games with 12 starts. In 2009, he played in 11 games, with four starts at left tackle. Ugoh has also played in five postseason games with two starts.

The Colts released Ugoh on Sept. 21, 2010. He signed with the Lions on Dec. 11 and re-signed with them after the lockout on July 30 of this year. Ugoh was cut by Detroit on Aug. 15.

At Arkansas, Ugoh played in 43 games with 35 starts. As a senior, he started 14 games as a third-team All-America selection.

Ugoh was born on Nov. 17, 1983.

Andrews was hospitalized  Saturday with  blood clots in both lungs. He had played in nine of the Giants' first 11 games, with three starts.

The Giants also continued to maneuver their practice squad. Yesterday, they signed quarterback Ryan Perrilloux for the seventh time this season and terminated the contract of offensive lineman Selvish Capers. Today, they terminated Perrilloux and re-signed Capers.

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