The New York Giants football team has named Corry Rush PR director effective Aug. 8, while DeAndre Phillips is upped to the communications director position.

The move follows last month's departure of VP-communications Peter John-Baptiste to the Cleveland Browns.

Rush was in the National Football League's communications/PA department during the past seven years. He'll exit as director of AFC communications director.

He joined the NFL in 2003 as community relations intern for the Tennessee Titans. He's also held posts at the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans.

Phillips is a three-year veteran of the Giants who is promoted from the communications manager job.

He joined Big Blue after a seven-year stint at the National Basketball Assn.'s Miami Heat.

Rush and Phillips will report to Pat Hanlon, senior VP-communications.