Giants claim player, waive six others in post-draft moves

The Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Giants have claimed former Miami Dolphins safety Monte Hartage off waivers.

Hartage played in four games last season for the Dolphins, including their Dec. 15 loss to the Giants in MetLife Stadium. He had seven tackles, one pass defensed and one special teams tackle. The rookie was waived by the Dolphins on Monday.

Giants defensive coordinator Pat Graham was the Dolphins' defensive coordinator last season.

New York also waived tight end C.J. Conrad, center Tanner Volson, defensive back Derrick Baity, punter Sean Smith and long snappers Colin Holba and Drew Scott.

The team also confirmed the signings of 10 non-drafted free agents it reached agreements with after the draft.

They are quarterback Case Cookus of Northern Arizona; wide receivers Derrick Dillon of LSU and Binjimen Victor of Ohio State; tight end Kyle Markway of South Carolina; tackle Tyler Haycraft of Louisville; defensive ends Oluwole Betiku, Jr. of Illinois and Niko Lalos of Dartmouth; linebacker Dominique Ross of North Carolina; and defensive backs Christian Angulo of Hampton and Malcolm Elmore of Central Methodist.

The Giants' roster currently stands at 85 players, five under the current limit.

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