Giants release Andrew Adams, sign kicker Ryan Santoso

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The New York Giants are expected to release safety Andrew Adams, who only recently reunited with the team.

ESPN’s Jordan Raanan was the first to report the news.

Adams entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of UConn, signing with the Giants following the 2016 NFL draft. He spent the first two seasons of his career with Big Blue before stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2018, 2019-2020, 2021), Detroit Lions (2019) and Philadelphia Eagles (2021).

In 87 career games (35 starts), Adams has recorded 190 tackles, four QB hits, two forced fumbles, 23 passes defensed and seven interceptions.

Adams had a strong four-week stint with the team but as Raanan alludes, the team wants to go younger at the position. It also bodes well for Dane Belton’s impending return.

In addition to releasing Adams, the Giants have also waived wide receiver Bailey Gaither with a failed physical designation. They had claimed him off of waivers from the Baltimore Ravens earlier this week.

With two open roster spots, the Giants have signed kicker Ryan Santoso and wide receiver Travis Toivonen, each of whom have previously been with the team.

Santoso is likely a temporary addition as kicker Graham Gano has not yet cleared concussion protocol.

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Story originally appeared on Giants Wire