Giants sign safety Tony Jefferson, three others to practice squad

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The New York Giants announced their initial 53-man roster on Tuesday and then claimed four players off waivers before establishing their practice squad on Wednesday.

Over the course of those two days, a lot of interesting transactions and surprising cuts were made. But perhaps the most significant addition is one that will become official on Thursday.

Pending a passed physical, the Giants intend to sign veteran safety Tony Jefferson to their practice squad. But that’s likely procedural as Jefferson will be added to the 53-man roster or at least promoted to the active roster come Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans.

The 30-year-old Jefferson originally signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma in 2013. He later joined the Baltimore Ravens (2017-2019) before splitting last season between the San Francisco 49ers and Ravens.

A severe knee injury that required four surgeries kept Jefferson out for the 2020 season.

In 104 career games (76 starts), Jefferson has recorded 469 tackles (34 for a loss), 20 QB hits, 9.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles, 23 passes defensed, four interceptions and one touchdown.

Jefferson also spent four years playing under current Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, who was undoubtedly a catalyst in the veteran leaving Baltimore for East Rutherford.

In addition to Jefferson, the Giants also signed defensive end Henry Mondeaux, linebacker Charles Wiley and offensive lineman Wyatt Davis to the practice squad. To create room for the four, they released defensive backs Darren Evans and Nate Meadors, and offensive linemen Garrett McGhin and Roy Mbaeteka.

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Story originally appeared on Giants Wire