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Giants sign Stansley Maponga off Falcons practice squad

The Giants fill the vacancy on their roster after the release of Damontre Moore

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

After parting ways with Damontre Moore, the New York Giants' open roster spot didn't last long. The Giants filled the open spot with another defensive end, Stansley Maponga off of the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad.

Maponga was originally drafted out of TCU in the fifth round of the 2013 draft. At TCU Maponga had a reputation as a "splash" player with high upside and a knack for making big plays, but would need to improve his consistency as a pro. He finished his three year college career with 113 total tackles, 23.0 for a loss, 15.5 sacks, 4 passes defensed and 8 forced fumbles.

In 2014 he had three tackles and a sack in four games for the Falcons.

At 6-2, 265, Maponga doesn't fit the Giants' normal mold for a defensive end, but his long arms (34 1/8") and big (10") hands are traits the Giants typically like in their linemen.

It's interesting, and somewhat fitting, that the Giants replace Damontre Moore by signing a player off of the practice squad of the only team with fewer sacks than the Giants. Interesting, but at this point in the season, options are fairly limited.

Stay tuned for more updates and developments.