New York Giants Sign one Defensive Back and Waive Another

The New York Giants signed one DB to the roster on Thursday afternoon, adding depth to a rather lean secondary.

The New York Giants signed Nigel Tribune and waived Saqwan Edwards on Thursday.

After Darian Thompson and Nat Berhe went down with injuries, the secondary took a massive blow, as rookie out of UConn Andrew Adams had to fill the void.

Adams performed valiantly earning defensive player of the week twice. 

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Nigel Tribune was initially signed as an undrafted free-agent after the 2017 NFL draft, but he was released after rookie minicamp for undisclosed reasons.

Clearly, the Giants felt as though he had potential and re-signed him after releasing receiver, Jalen Williams. 

Edwards had a successful rookie tryout, earning a contract and a spot on the roster.

Tribune is fresh out of Iowa State, where he played primarily out of the slot. At 5-foot-10 and 170 lbs., he is on the smaller size but can still develop into a quality player on the defense.

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Tribune's quickness is his biggest strength, which is essential when lining up opposite NFL caliber receivers. 

Edwards has a more prototypical frame for a defensive back, clocking in 193 lbs. and standing at 6-foot-1. Despite his quality minicamp, the Giants found is neceassry to cut Edwards in light of bringing back the Iowa State product.

Nonetheless, the additions will provide immediate support and competition to a defensive backfield that has suffered through injuries and will be looking to bounce back in 2017. 


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