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The New York Giants signed four players who attended the team’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis over the weekend.

The newest Giants are running back Kenneth Harper of Temple, wide receiver Ben Edwards of Richmond, tight end Will Tye of Stony Brook and defensive tackle Carlif Taylor of Southern Connecticut State.

The Giants also terminated the contract of running back Chris Ogbonnaya and waived linebacker James Davidson and safety Thomas Gordon.

Harper (5-foot-10, 233 pounds) never missed a game in four seasons at Temple. He played in 48 games with 21 starts and his career totals included 269 carries for 1,113 yards and 17 touchdowns and 66 receptions for 528 yards and four scores.

Edwards (5-10, 197), was a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Conference first team selection. In four seasons, he caught 207 passes for 2,196 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Tye (6-2, 262) played in 23 games with 18 starts in two seasons at Stony Brook after transferring from Florida State. His two-year totals were 79 catches for 1,015 yards and nine touchdowns.

Taylor (6-1, 319) was a two-time All-Northeast-10 Conference selection. As a senior in 2014, he as a team captain, played in 11 games and was credited with 73 tackles, including eight for losses, and a half-sack.

Ogbonnaya played on special teams in the Giants’ final two games last season. Davidson also played in two games last season. Gordon was in training camp with the Giants in 2014 and spent the final two weeks of the season on the practice squad.


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