Following private workouts held for nine players, including offensive lineman Ryan Lee and defensive end Alex Hall, the New York Giants have announced the signings of tight end Daniel Fells, linebacker Spencer Adkins, wide receiver Preston Parker and offensive lineman Troy Kropog.
Fells, who went undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft, originally signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Since then, the journeyman tight end has made stops with six other teams including the Oakland Raiders (2007), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2008), St. Louis Rams (2008-2010), Denver Broncos (2011), New England Patriots (2012) and Arizona Cardinals (2013).
In 71 career games, Fells has hauled in 92 passes for 1,086 yards and eight touchdowns. However, he did not play during the 2013 regular season, last seeing action in 2012 postseason against the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
Adkins, meanwhile, is a former sixth-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played in 24 games with the team over a three year span, collecting only 15 tackles.
After being released by the Falcons in August of 2012, Adkins was signed by the Baltimore Ravens. However, he was later released with an injury settlement (hamstring) to make room for fullback Vonta Leach.
In addition to Fells, Parker, Kropok and Adkins, the Giants also worked out the aforementioned Ryan Lee and Alex Hall, as well as punters Dylan Breeding and Jordan Gay, safety Dwight Lowery, defensive end Cameron Sheffield and offensive lineman Edwin Williams.
The team had also previously signed kicker Brandon McManus to a Reserve/Futures contract.
Due to these signing, we have updated our 2014 Free Agency Scorecard.
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