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How the 2011 Giants were built

Roster breakdown shows GM Jerry Reese beefed up Big Blue with homegrown talent

Updated: February 1, 2012, 1:33 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Giants imploded in 2010, missing the playoffs for a second straight year after losing two of their final three games -- including the "Miracle at the New Meadowlands" debacle. So what did they do in the offseason to improve their chances of reaching the postseason?

Nothing. Well, basically nothing, unless you count signing 49ers center David Baas to a multiyear contract as something.

Meanwhile, Plaxico Burress signed with the New York Jets, Steve Smith signed ...

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