New Punter on board

Fassel said he is looking for more consistency in the punting game, and hopes to get it from a new Troy State player.

The Giants today announced that they have signed punter Matt Allen, who was released last week by the Atlanta Falcons. To make room for Allen on the roster, the Giants released Rodney Williams, their punter in 2001.

Allen, a 6-4, 249-pound product of Troy State, impressed coach Jim Fassel during a Giants Stadium tryout on Tuesday. He will make his Giants debut in Thursday's preseason finale against the Baltimore Ravens.

"I wanted to make some improvement," Fassel said. "I'm not going to go into the season unless I feel like I've tried to improve in every area.

>From what I saw in the tryout and what I've seen on tape, Allen looks like he has good hang time and good placement with the ball. I'm anxious to see him, and I didn't want to wait and have a new punter in the first regular season game."

Fassel said he is looking for more consistency in the punting game.

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