The 2012 NFL Free Agency period began at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, and the New York Giants got busy quickly. They re-signed cornerbacks Michael Coe and Justin Tryon and added two new players, tight end Larry Donnell and offensive lineman Joel Reinders.
Meanwhile, reports have surfaced that tight end Martellus Bennett, who spent the first four years of his career with the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys, has scheduled a visit with the tight end-needy Giants.
Bennett caught 85 passes in four season with Dallas, playing mostly as a backup to Jason Witten.
Coe and Tryon were each with the Giants last season. Both cornerbacks ended the season on Injured Reseve, Coe with a shoulder injury and Tryon with a broken arm.
Reinders, 6-8 and 317 pounds, was in training camp with the Cleveland Browns in 2010. He joined the team as an undrafted free agent and played in one preseason game before he was waived on Sept. 3. He did not play football last season.
Donnell, 6-6 and 269 pounds, played at Grambling State from 2007-10. In 26 games, he caught 38 passes for 432 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger reports that Bennett is the Giants "top target" and speculates a deal "could get done quickly."