Prince Amukamara, drafted in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the New York Giants (19th overall) finally signed his contract Thursday night. Amukamara was the final rookie to agree to contract terms. He has missed five on-field practices.
Earlier this week secondary coach Peter Giunta spoke about how anxious the Giants were to get Amukamara into camp.
"He will have to come in and compete and he will have to spend the extra time studying to get caught up with these guys as far as the mental aspect of the game goes," Giunta said. "We will start working on his technique and try to grab him as much as we can when he is free. We have some volunteer days when players get the days off and we will try to catch him up as best as we can."
With the CBA ratified Thursday, NFL teams were finally able to get all of their healthy veteran free agents on the practice field. Here is the list of Giants who practiced for the first time: Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, Mathias Kiwanuka, David Baas, Stacy Andrews, Gabe Watson, Ben Patrick, Bear Pascoe, Kevin Boothe, David Carr, Michael Clayton, Andre Brown, Steve Weatherford, Chris White and Jamon Meredith.