EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. –** The Giants today made several roster moves as players reported for rookie minicamp, the on-field portion of which begins tomorrow.
They terminated the contract of wide receiver Kevin Ogletree and waived linebacker Terrell Manning.
The Giants also signed six rookies who were not selected in the NFL Draft last week: safety Justin Currie of Western Michigan, tackle Sean Donnelly of Tulane, linebacker Cole Farrand of Maryland, defensive end Brad Harrah of Cincinnati, running back Akeem Hunt of Purdue and tight end Matt LaCosse of Illinois.
Currie, 6-2 and 204 pounds, played in 47 career games, including starts in all 37 games in which he played the previous three seasons. His career totals included 339 tackles (183 solo) and five interceptions. As a senior in 2014, Currie started in 13 games and led the Broncos in both total (105) and solo (69) tackles. He had 10 tackles and a pass breakup in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against Air Force. Currie had a 3.59 GPA as a criminal justice major.
Donnelly, 6-8 and 307 pounds, was a four-year letterman who played in 42 games with 36 starts during his career. He started 24 games at right tackle in 2013-14 and 12 games at left tackle as a sophomore in 2012. Donnelly is from nearby Pelham, N.Y. and played on the offensive and defensive lines at Trinity-Pawling High School.
Photos of Free Agent RB Akeem Hunt
Farrand, 6-3 and 245 pounds, played in 44 games with 29 starts at Maryland. His career totals included 276 tackles (152 solo), including 15.5 tackles for losses. As a senior in 2014, he played in 12 games with 10 starts and led the Terrapins with 111 tackles (9.2 per game). Farrand was a honorable mention All-Big Ten selection and was voted to the conference's All-Academic team. He had 19 tackles vs. Indiana and was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. Farrand is from Green Pond, N.J. and was a linebacker and tight end at Pope John XXIII High School.
Photos of Undrafted Free Agent Safety Justin Currie
Harrah, 6-5 and 258 pounds, played in 42 games in four seasons at Cincinnati. He finished his career with 59 tackles (31 solo) and 7.5 sacks. As a senior in 2014, Harrah played in 13 games and had 32 tackles (16 solo) and 3.4 sacks. He had a career-high 4.0 sacks as a junior. Harrah played at Pleasant High School in Marion, Ohio. His uncle, Toby Harrah, played for the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers and is in the Rangers Hall of Fame.
Hunt, 5-9 and 189 pounds, played in 49 games with 17 starts at Purdue. His career totals included 371 rushing attempts for 2,035 yards (5.5-yard avg.) and 11 touchdowns, 100 receptions for 841 yards and six scores, and 74 kickoff returns for 1,747 yards (23.6-yard average) and six touchdowns. Last year, Hunt played in 12 games with seven starts and had career-high totals of 173 rushing attempts for 949 yards (5.5-yard avg.) and six touchdowns and 48 catches for 293 yards. He played at Newton High School in Covington, Ga.
LaCosse, 6-6 and 250 pounds, played in 46 games at Illinois, where he caught 38 passes for 397 yards and six touchdowns. Last season, he played in 13 games with six starts and caught 14 passes for 117 yards and three scores. LaCosse played at North High School in Naperville, Ill.
Ogletree joined the Giants last Oct. 14 – two days after Victor Cruz suffered a season-ending knee injury – and caught five passes for 50 yards in seven games.
Manning signed with the Giants on Nov. 25. In his only game, at Jacksonville on Nov. 30, he hurt his ankle and was placed on injured reserve two days later.
Behind the scenes photos of the players reporting for Giants Rookie Mini-camp