Aug, 13, 2011; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Rocky Bernard (95) on the sidelines at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

Giants Sign DT Rocky Bernard, Waive TE Jake Ballard

The Giants made two moves today before they open Mini-Camp tomorrow at the Timex Facility in E. Rutherford.  They have resigned defensive tackle Rocky Bernard who plated in every game last season recording 30 tackles (15 solo) two passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.  In the post-season Rocky had 8 tackles (6 solo) a sack and a pass defensed.  Welcome back Rocky, your veteran leadership and solid play will help add depth to the best defensive line in football.

Unfortunately, fan favorite Jake Ballard will not be returning.  His tear of an ACL in the Super Bowl has obviously not progressed the way he and the team would have liked and he has failed his physical.  Ballard finished fourth on the team with 38 catches for 604 yards and four TD’s.  The Giants have 7 TE’s on their current roster, and the position should be the one of the main battles in training camp in August.

The Giants will hold their last organized activity until that training camp this week, from Tuesday thru Thursday

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