Barden's back: WR re-signs with Giants

May, 23, 2013
5/23/13
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Ramses Barden was back in the building on Thursday, smiling and hugging people.

The Giants' third-round pick in 2009 re-signed with the Giants. The Giants can use another body at receiver. Remember, they replaced Domenik Hixon with Louis Murphy but never really replaced Barden until now.

The Giants have Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle, Murphy, Jerrel Jernigan and Barden at receiver. They also have Kris Adams, Brandon Collins, Kevin Hardy and Jeremy Horne on the roster right now as well.

Don't read too much into Barden's signing when it comes to the Giants' ability to lock up Cruz and Nicks.

Rather, I think the Giants can use the extra experienced body. Cruz may not be at voluntary OTAs due to his contract. And Nicks will be limited as he makes sure he will be 100 percent healthy for camp. Certainly doesn't hurt adding Barden.

Tell us how you feel about Barden returning.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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