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New York Giants to Work Out WR Denzell Jones; Victor Hampton Signs with Cincinnati Bengals

June 11th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants met with free agent tight end Tom Crabtree on Tuesday and their visits were expected to continue on Wednesday with former South Carolina defensive back Victor Hampton. However, long before Hampton could even board a plane to East Rutherford, he was swept up and officially signed by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Although Hampton will not be visiting on Wednesday, the Giants do have at least one other visit scheduled with former Central Connecticut State wide receiver Denzell Jones, reports The Star-Ledger.

Jones, who is big receiver at 6'5'', 225 lbs., converted from quarterback at Central Connecticut State and hauled in 29 receptions for 401 yards and four touchdowns in his final year at CCSU. He also posted impressive numbers at the NFL Regional and Super Regional Combines, clocking a 4.67 40-yard dash, a 34-inch vertical jump and 10'4" broad jump.

If signed, Jones would become the Giants' tallest wide receiver, surpassing the 6'4'' Corey Washington, who was claimed off of waivers from the Arizona Cardinals in late May following the team's release of quarterback Josh Freeman.


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2 Responses to “New York Giants to Work Out WR Denzell Jones; Victor Hampton Signs with Cincinnati Bengals”

  1.  GOAT56 says:


    GOAT56 says:
    June 10, 2014 at 9:01 PM
    I think the ranking is fair going by production and question marks. But I feel good about Randle, ODB and Robinson. I do think Jernigan will contribute as well. MM does concern me because he tore his ACL like 19-20 months ago. Then he came back and ended up on IR again for SF. We need him because you need at least 5 quality WRs especially in this offense.

    I don’t get the confidence in ODB looking good in shorts and the whatever about Robinson looking good in the same shorts. Look neither player is a given because they haven’t done it yet but it’s fair to have hopes for Robinson just as much as ODB.

    That said here are the most important unproven Giants IMO:

    1) Hankins – We need to replace Joseph ad Hankins is really the only one that can provide a similar impact as a run stuffing presence.
    2) Robinson – No matter the questions about him, he seems to be the only options that could be good. In this offense especially with our lack of size at WR we need a presence at TE, especially in the redzone.
    3) Moore – While we are solid with Ayers or Kiwi starting on early down if this defense is going to be dynamic we need another upper tier passing rushing threat on the outside besides JPP. Moore doesn’t have to be a complete DE but we need an Osi presence out of him.
    4) ODB – Is actually a player I wouldn’t put here if I wasn’t concerned about MM. We need another outside WR and without the possible cushion of MM, ODB plays a huge role right off the bat.
    5) Taylor – I could have went Williams but even though I think he will be good I don’t think he’s as important as Taylor could be. Between safety and nickel LB I look for Taylor to have a role. He had his redshirt year and should be ready to contribute.

    Begiant says:
    June 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM
    Has Taylor showed you anything that makes you feel this way?


    •  GOAT56 says:

      I’m taking about Taylor as a nickel LB over Williams not replacing a great player. Williams is a player I actually had high hopes for the past 2 years and have been disappointed that he hasn’t excelled more in the nickel LB role and grown into a legit WLB starter. At this point I think he’s still an effective nickel LB but not a player locked into a spot. Taylor on special teams last year showed flashes of the athleticism he has. He’s bigger than Williams yet faster and a natural safety so he should be at least as comfortable in coverage. I think our nickel LB role is more like an in the box safety than a LLB so Taylor’s skill set seems to fit.

      In addition, it seems like from what I here Williams is not a true professional type. Taylor was a team captain he played a varied role of safety/LB in college. He seems to be the type of player we are leaning towards outside of his outstanding athletic ability for his size.

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