After the first part of his NFL journey began with trips to Denver and Buffalo, former Rutgers cornerback Brandon Bing returned to the Garden State on Tuesday, when the New York Giants signed him to their practice squad in order to offer some depth after Justin Tryon went on the injured reserved list.
According to this feature story on the Giants' official website, Bing had been working as a personal trainer at the Power Train Sports Institute in Pennsylvania when he got the call requesting his services. Bing played in all four preseason games for the Denver Broncos after signing as an undrafted free agent after his senior season of 2010. Bing was waived before the season started, then signed to the Buffalo Bills' practice squad and waived Oct. 1.
In other Rutgers alumni news, defensive end George Johnson (2006-2009) made his NFL debut for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two weeks ago, while cornerback Joe Porter (2003-2006) played in each of the Raiders' first six games, but was released in order to make room on the roster for Terrelle Pryor.