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Ryan Seymour, Cleveland Browns (August 20, 2015)

Ryan Seymour (62) – © USA TODAY Sports Images

GIANTS SIGN GUARD RYAN SEYMOUR…
Though not officially announced, the New York Giants have signed unrestricted free agent offensive guard Ryan Seymour (New Orleans Saints).

The 26-year old, 6’4”, 305-pound Seymour was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Since then, he has spent time with the Seahawks (2013), San Francisco 49ers (2013), Cleveland Browns (2014), Chicago Bears (2015), and New Orleans Saints (2015). Seymour has played in 11 games with just three starts. Seymour lacks ideal size, but he is a strong, smart, blue-collar over-achiever. Versatile, he has played all five offensive line spots.

KELVIN SHEPPARD VISITS GIANTS…
ESPN reports that unrestricted free agent linebacker Kelvin Sheppard (Miami Dolphins) visited the New York Giants on Monday.

The 28-year old, 6’2”, 249-pound Sheppard was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in April 2013 and signed with the Dolphins in September 2014. In five NFL seasons, Sheppard has only missed three regular-season games, starting 45 contests. In 2015, he started 13 games and finished the season with 105 tackles and two pass defenses. Sheppard has good size, but he’s a journeyman who doesn’t make many game-changing plays.

BYRON STINGILY AND BEN IJALANA VISIT GIANTS…
FOX Sports reports that unrestricted free agent offensive tackles Byron Stingily (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Ben Ijalana (New York Jets) visited the New York Giants on Monday.

The 27-year old, 6’5”, 315-pound Stingily was originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. The Titans waived him in September 2015 and he then signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in October 2015. In five seasons, Stingily has played in 20 regular-season games with nine starts.

The 26-year old, 6’4”, 322-pound Ijalana was originally drafted in the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. His once-promising career was waylaid by ACL tears in 2011 and 2012. The Jets claimed him off of waivers in September 2013. Ijalana has played in just seven NFL games with no starts.

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