There is however a few tidbits to report. The Giants are bringing in another DT for a look-see: former Philadelphia Eagle Mike Patterson. an eight-year veteran and former first round selection who was cut the same day as Cullen Jenkins...From Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News:
As part of his visit to the Giants, Patterson will undergo a physical, according to a source familiar with his plans. That’s a key part of the evaluation process since Patterson’s career nearly ended in the summer of 2011 when he suffered a seizure during training camp. Though he ended up playing 15 games that season, with the help of medication, he eventually needed surgery to remove an arteriovenous malformation from his brain in January, 2012.At the owners meetings last month, CEO John Mara said the team needed to play more physical up front:
“We need to re-establish that toughness in front. Teams ran the ball against us too easily last year. That’s an area of concern. And the offensive line, that performance needs to get a little better, too.”
Patterson may not be signed, but his visit indicates the Giants are still looking to augment the middle of their defensive front. Jenkins was inked to a three-year, $8 million deal before free agency began. Shaun Rogers was also re-signed before free agency. Those two veterans will head of group that consists of Linval Joseph, Markus Kuhn and Marvin Austin.
In addition to Patterson, the Giants will be entertaining QB Pat White, RB Tim Hightower and DE/LB Eric Norwood, a former 4th round pick of the Panthers who recently played in the Arena Football League. It is unclear if all four will be visiting today or if some will be in tomorrow.