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Giants release DBs Stoutmire, Cousin

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (Feb. 22, 2005) -- Veteran defensive backs Omar Stoutmire and Terry Cousin were among four players waived by the New York Giants.

Defensive end Lorenzo Bromell and defensive tackle Martin Chase also were released, while running back Antonio Womack was waived.

Stoutmire, who started 32 games in five seasons with the Giants, suffered a knee injury in the season opener against Philadelphia and was placed on injured reserve.

Before last season, the safety had not missed a game due to injury in his eight-year NFL career. His best season with the Giants was in 2003, when he finished third on the team in tackles with a career-high 109. He began his NFL career in Dallas in 1997 and played one season with the New York Jets in 1999 before joining the Giants.

A nine-year veteran, Cousin was signed as a free agent in March to provide depth at cornerback. He played in all 16 games, starting five at safety and finishing with 33 tackles, one interception and three passes defended.

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