On the day of the NFL buying and selling deadline, the Giants made an enormous transfer.
Nicely, not an enormous transfer, however a transfer for an enormous participant.
The Giants signed defensive finish Devin Taylor, who at 6-foot-eight turns into their tallest participant. Taylor, a 5-yr NFL veteran with 15 profession sacks from his days with the Lions, was with the Giants this summer time and was a reasonably shocking roster reduce after the preseason. Taylor, 27, began all sixteen video games final season for the Lions. He replaces Nordly “Cap’’ Capi, who was positioned on injured reserve after straining a hamstring within the 24-7 loss to Seattle.
Taylor arrives as a result of the Giants are skinny at defensive finish. Oliver Vernon missed the previous three video games with a sprained ankle, and there’s no assure he’ll return for Sunday’s recreation towards the Rams. Kerry Wynn, beginning instead of Vernon, harm his knee towards the Seahawks. One other reserve defensive finish, Romeo Okwara, was lately placed on injured reserve. Earlier than including Taylor, the one two wholesome defensive ends have been Jason Pierre-Paul and rookie Avery Moss.
The Giants additionally signed linebacker Trevor Bates to the apply squad and eliminated receiver Kalif Raymond from the follow squad. Bates was a 2016 seventh-spherical draft decide of the Colts out of the College of Maine.