The New York Giants made a series of post-draft roster moves on Monday, releasing four players and signing five rookie free agents, all of them defensive players.
The team terminated the contract of quarterback Rusty Smith, whom they signed on April 28. With Smith released, the Giants have four quarterbacks: Eli Manning, Ryan Nassib, Curtis Painter and Josh Freeman.
The Giants also waived three players: linebacker Allen Bradford, cornerback Junior Mertile and punter Jordan Gay. Bradford was claimed off waivers last Sept. 12 and played in 10 games for the Giants. He had five special teams tackles. Mertile was in training camp with the Giants last summer and was signed to a reserve/future contract on Dec. 30.
The free agents signed by the Giants are: defensive tackles Kelcy Quarles of South Carolina and Eathyn Manumaleuna of BYU, defensive end Kerry Wynn of Richmond, linebacker Justin Anderson of Louisiana-Lafayette and safety Thomas Gordon of Michigan.