Herman Reaches Deal With NFL’s Giants

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Former Ohio offensive lineman Eric Herman signed a four-year rookie contract with the New York Giants Wednesday according to ESPN. The deal comes nine days after the Giants concluded their 2013 rookie mini-camp.

Herman was selected in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft in April after starting 51 consectuive games for the Bobcats from 2009-2012. While specifics of Herman’s contract were not released, according to Joel Corry of, the median rookie deal for a 2013 seventh round pick is a four-year, $2,209,628 contract with a $49,628 signing bonus.

Herman joins fellow former Bobcat Neal Huynh as the only members of Ohio’s roster last season currently under contract with an NFL team. Huynh signed as an undrafted free agent with the Atlanta Falcons in April.

Skyler Allen, who started at center alongside Herman for two seasons signed with the Detrioit Lions in April as an undrafted free agent, but was cut following the team’s mini-camp two weeks ago.

The Giants began voluntary organized team activities Wednesday at their training facility in East Rutherford, N.J. According to’s Mike Wilkening, if Herman makes the active roster for the season opener he will likely serve as a backup behind veteran guards Kevin Boothe and Chris Snee.