GIANTS' BRANDON BING LOOKS FORWARD TO CONTRIBUTING IN 2012
"He participated in every practice, he was on time (early) for every meeting
and he showed up every Sunday itching to play. Unfortunately for former Rutgers
Bing, that opportunity never presented itself as he remained on the New York
Giants practice squad.
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head coach John Fox (C) looks over the team's
first practice in Denver July 28, 2011. At left is cornerback Brandon
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"I did everything but play in the game," said Bing. "If it was practices or meetings or any type of
team activity, I was there. I was on my way to become active in games a few
times, but a lot of stuff that goes on behind the scenes prevented that from
Whatever it was that kept Bing off the field did not keep him from signing a contract on February 8th, which will bring him back
to the Big Apple in 2012.
"I signed a contract as soon as we got back from the Super Bowl, so I’m
looking forward to next year," Bing said. "I celebrated after we won the Super
Bowl, I celebrated when we got back, went to the parade and celebrated with my
family when I got home. And then I signed a contract, so this is definitely a
feeling of accomplishment that I can’t even explain."
During his senior season at Rutgers (2010), Bing compiled 65 tackles, one
interception and was named Big East Special Teams Player of the Week (1x).
During a pre-draft workout, he was also timed running a 4.28 40-yard dash. That
jumped a bit at Rutgers' Pro Day when he ran a 4.41 40-yard dash.
Whether or not Bing contributes on the field in 2012 remains to be seen, but
it's clear he's happy to be with the New York
Giants. And a team full of players content in their roles is, as we've
already seen, a team that can go "all in" and walk away with the Lombardi