Giants release five players to make room for rookies

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants have opened five roster spots in anticipation of signing some of their draft picks.

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The Giants announced on Monday that they waived punter Jy Bond, defensive back Vince Anderson, tight end Carson Butler and linebackers Lee Campbell and Micah Johnson.

A former Australian Rules Football player, Bond was expected to battle seventh-round draft pick Matt Dodge for the job that opened when Jeff Feagles retired.

Anderson spent most of last season on the Giants practice squad. Campbell, who played at the University of Minnesota, was signed prior to the rookie minicamp. Johnson of Kentucky attended that rookie camp on a tryout basis and was signed.

Butler, who has done stints on the practice squads of Detroit, San Francisco and Cincinnati, signed on Jan. 19.

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