dwayne hendricks

Millville High School graduate Dwayne Hendricks will get a second chance in the National Football League.

Hendricks, who played for the University of Miami (Fla.) in college, was signed to the New York Giants' practice squad Tuesday. The Giants signed him in April as an undrafted free agent, but released him in June.

As a practice squad player, Hendricks could be called up to the active roster at any time. He also can be signed by another NFL team.

"It's a good feeling to get back in the game and see that my dream is starting to come true," Hendricks said Wednesday in a phone interview.

The 6-foot-3, 295-pound defensive linebacker was serving as a defensive line coach at Millville High School. Jeff Trout will assume Hendricks' coaching responsibilities.

Hendricks said his perseverance and persistence is what got him re-signed.

The Giants (5-1)‚ÄČlead the NFC East and have arguably one of the strongest defenses in the league.

"It was almost like a shock," Hendricks said of being re-signed to a team. "To be called back by them and have them really feel highly of me is an honor."

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