The New York Giants have signed former Denver Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers, news that was first reported by Mike Garafolo.
Giants to sign DE Robert Ayers, per source. Two-year deal.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 2, 2014
We wrote about Ayers earlier today. The 28-year-old Jersey City, N.J. native is a five-year veteran who helps fill the void left at defensive end by the departure of Justin Tuck to the Oakland Raiders. Ayers also seems to fit the younger player with some upside profile GM Jerry Reese has sought throughout free agency. Ayers, a 2009 first-round pick, had a career-best 5.5 sacks in 2013. He is a solid run defender and should help a defensive end rotation that included only Jason Pierre-Paul, Mathias Kiwanuka and Damontre Moore.
Combined with the recent re-signing of veteran defensive tackle Mike Patterson this strengthens the Giants' defensive front, and may be an indication that the Giants will lean toward offense with their first selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, 12th overall.
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