May 142019
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Mike Remmers, Minnesota Vikings (January 14, 2018)

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The New York Giants have officially signed free agent right tackle Mike Remmers, who was cut by the Minnesota Vikings in March.

The 30-year old, 6’5”, 310-pound Remmers was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Denver Broncos after the 2012 NFL Draft. He has spent time with the Broncos (2012), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012–2013), San Diego Chargers (2013), Vikings (2013), St. Louis Rams (2014), Carolina Panthers (2014–2016), and Vikings again (2017–2018). Remmers has started 59 regular-season games in the last four seasons, missing five games in 2017 with a concussion and lower back issues. While Remmers has experience at both tackle and guard, he played much better at right tackle in 2017 than he did at right guard in 2018. Remmers had back surgery in the offseason.

The New York Giants have signed undrafted rookie free agent defensive end Freedom Akinmoladun from the University of Nebraska. The 6’3”, 284-pound Akinmoladun participated in the team’s rookie mini-camp as a tryout player earlier this month.

The New York Giants have waived/injured safety Jacob Thieneman and waived place kicker Joey Slye. The Giants signed  Thieneman as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2019 NFL Draft. He injured his knee during the Giants’ rookie mini-camp earlier this month. The Giants signed Slye after he impressed at the 2019 rookie mini-camp. Slye graduated from college and did not play pro football in 2018.

May 062019
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Austin Droogsma, Florida State Seminoles (April 27, 2018)

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The New York Giants have signed two more tryout players who participated in the three-day rookie mini-camp that concluded on Sunday. The Giants have signed offensive guard Austin Droogsma and place kicker Joey Slye.

Droogsma has not played football since high school in 2012. The 6’4”, 345-pound Droogsma was a star shot-putter at Florida State, where he graduated in 2018. Slye graduated from Virginia Tech and did not play pro football in 2018. As a senior, he converted on 15-of-22 field goal attempts (68 percent) and 37-of-37 extra point attempts.

The Giants also waived defensive end Myles Humphrey, linebacker Ukeme Eligwe, and cornerback Michael Hunter.

The 6’3”, 238-pound Humphrey originally signed with the Baltimore Ravens after the 2018 NFL Draft. The Giants signed Humphrey to the Practice Squad in October 2018.

Ukeme Eligwe was signed to the Practice Squad in September 2018 after he was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs. The Giants signed him to the 53-man roster in October 2018. Eligwe ended up playing in 10 games with no starts, accruing just seven tackles and one pass defense. The 6’2”, 239-pound Eligwe was originally drafted in the 5th round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Chiefs.

The Giants signed Michael Hunter to a reserve/futures contract in January 2019. The Giants originally signed Hunter as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2016 NFL Draft. He spent time on both the team’s Practice Squad and 53-man roster in 2016. He also made the team in 2017 before being waived/injured in October 2017. The 6’0”, 192-pound Hunter played in six regular-season games for the Giants with no starts. Since leaving the Giants, Hunter has spent time with the New York Jets (2017), Denver Broncos (2017-2018), Buffalo Bills (2018), and Houston Texans (2018). He did not play in a regular-season game for any of those teams.