Giants Set Three Free
Jai Lewis, George Mason
Giants Insider
Posted Jul 21, 2006

The Giants continued making last-minute moves to set their training camp roster on Thursday.

Offensive tackle Jai Lewis was placed on the reserve/retired list. Defensive back Trevis Coley and linebacker Kevis Coley, identical twins from Southern Mississippi, were waived.

All three players were signed during the rookie mini-camp in May.

Lewis drew more attention than most non-drafted rookies because of his unusual background. He did not play college football, but as a basketball player was a key component in George Mason University's surprising run to the 2006 NCAA Final Four. Lewis started 33 games and averaged 13.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game for the Patriots. He is one of two players in school history, along with George Evans, to score 1,500 points, grab 850 rebounds, hand out 150 assists and tally 100 steals.

Lewis did play football at Aberdeen High School in Maryland and seemed intent on trying to catch on with the Giants as a tackle. But a story on the George Mason website said Lewis has changed his mind and is interested in pursuing a professional basketball career, perhaps in Europe.

Trevis Coley played in 49 games with 24 starts at Southern Mississippi and finished his career with 297 tackles (202 solo), nine interceptions, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a sack

Kevis Coley played in 50 games with 14 starts and had 237 tackles (131 solo), seven sacks, 16 tackles for losses of 67 yards, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

The Giants' 11th training camp at the University at Albany opens next week. On Wednesday, coach Tom Coughlin will address the media. The players will report on Thursday and practices will begin on Friday.

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