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Saturday, July 31, 2010
Giants sign second-rounder Joseph

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

On the eve of the start of this season's training camp, the New York Giants signed second-round pick Linval Joseph, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Ohm Youngmisuk surmises that it will likely be similar to what Zane Beadles received from the Broncos. The offensive lineman was taken one spot ahead of Joseph with the 45th overall pick.

General manager Jerry Reese and coach Tom Coughlin are excited about Joseph's potential, but they also know that he's a raw talent. They needed to have him on the field from Day 1, and now that's going to happen. The only rookie left in the Beast who hasn't signed is Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. I can't imagine that he'll hold out much longer than a day or two into camp.

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