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Giants add six players to practice squad

9/4/2011

The New York Giants signed six players to their practice squad on Sunday. All six were players the Giants waived on Saturday, when the team had to cut their active roster down to 53 players, as mandated by the NFL.

The six players the Giants re-added on Sunday are quarterback Ryan Perrilloux, running back Andre Brown, tight end Christian Hopkins, defensive tackle Dwayne Hendricks, defensive end Justin Trattou and linebacker Adrian Tracy.

Brown, the team’s fourth-round draft choice in 2009 out of NC State, is the only one of the six with NFL regular season experience – he had two carries for the Denver Broncos last season. Brown had 106 rushing yards on 33 carries this preseason.

Tracy was the team’s sixth-round draft pick in 2010 out of William & Mary, and missed all of last season with a dislocated elbow.

The other four were not drafted by the Giants. Perrilloux, an NFL rookie, was 8-for-13 for 89 yards in the preseason. Hendricks spent time on the Giants’ practice squad in 2009. Hopkins has played two seasons in the United Football League. And Trattou is an undrafted free agent from the University of Florida.

NFL teams can carry up to eight players on their practice squads, so the Giants have room for two more players.