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Dwayne Harris, Dallas Cowboys (November 23, 2014)

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Giants Sign Dwayne Harris: The New York Giants have reportedly signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver/returner Dwayne Harris (Dallas Cowboys). The contract is reportedly a 5-year, $17.5 million deal that includes $7.1 million in guaranteed money.

The 27-year old Harris was originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cowboys. In four seasons with the Cowboys, Harris has played in 52 regular-season games with three starts, catching 33 passes for 418 yards and three touchdowns. He has also averaged 26.6 yards per kickoff return on 77 kickoff returns and 11.1 yards per punt return on 87 punt returns. Harris has also returned two punts for touchdowns. Harris has decent size, speed, and quickness. He is a very good special teams players, not just as a returner but on kick/punt coverage. Harris has won the “NFC Special Teams Player of the Week” three times, including once against the Giants.

Giants Sign Marshall Newhouse: The New York Giants have reportedly signed unrestricted free agent offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse (Cincinnati Bengals). The contract is reportedly a 2-year, $3 million deal with $1 million in guaranteed money.

The 26-year old Newhouse was originally drafted in the 5th round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He was the starting left tackle for the Packers in 2011 and 2012 before losing his starting job in 2013. Newhouse signed with the Bengals as a free agent in 2014 and he started five games for the Bengals. However, he struggled at right tackle for Cincinnati and was benched. Newhouse has a very good combination of size and overall athleticism, and he is versatile. But Newhouse has been a very inconsistent player who has lost starting jobs twice in his NFL career.

Giants Sign J.T. Thomas: The New York Giants have reportedly signed unrestricted free agent linebacker J.T. Thomas (Jacksonville Jaguars). The contract is reportedly a 3-year, $10 million deal with $4.5 million in guaranteed money.

The 26-year old Thomas was originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. The Bears waived him in August 2013 and he was claimed off of waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Thomas played in 16 regular-season games in 2014 with 10 starts at middle linebacker. He finished the season with 84 tackles, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles. Thomas lacks ideal size, but he’s an athletic linebacker who can play all three linebacker positions. He is also a good special teams player.

Giants Re-Sign Chris Ogbonnaya: According to ESPN, the Giants have re-signed unrestricted free agent running back Chris Ogbonnaya.

Ogbonnaya was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. Since then he has played for the Rams (2009), Texans (2011), Browns (2011-13), and Panthers (2014). Ogbonnaya was signed to the 53-man roster of the Giants in December 2014. Ogbonnaya has played in 51 games with 12 starts and has carried the ball 158 times for 710 yards and two touchdowns. He also has 96 catches for 714 yards and two touchdowns. Ogbonnaya is a big back with good speed. He has good hands catching the ball.

Giants Waive Rogers Gaines: According to The New York Daily News, the Giants have waived offensive tackle Rogers Gaines.

Gaines was waived/injured and then placed on Injured Reserve with a shoulder injury in August 2014. Gaines was originally signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2013 NFL Draft. The Ravens waived him in August 2013. The Bears signed him to their Practice Squad in September 2013. The Giants claimed Rogers Gaines off of waivers from the Chicago Bears in May 2014.

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