The New York Giants are now up to 12 players added to the 90-man roster for 2017 via the signing of reserve/futures contracts. We looked at the first eight signings earlier in the week. The remaining four players are offensive lineman Adam Gettis, offensive lineman Jon Halapio, defensive back Ryan Murphy and offensive tackle Michael Bowie.
They join DE Jordan Williams; QB Keith Wenning; WR Kevin Norwood; WR Darius Powe; DE Stansly Maponga; CB Michael Hunter; RB Jacob Huesman; CB Donte Deayon.
Let’s look at what each of those four players brings to the table.
OL Adam Gettis — Gettis is familiar to the Giants, and their fans. He’s been around since the Giants signed him off the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad to the active roster at the end of the 2014 season. He has been on and off the practice squad ever since, except for a brief stint on the practice squad of the Oakland Raiders. Gettis played in one game for the Giants in 2015 and appeared in three, with one start, in 2016. He was a 2012 fifth-round pick by the Washington Redskins. He is 27, and probably just insurance at this point.
OL Jon Halapio — A 2014 sixth-round pick by the New England Patriots, Halapio is a 6-foot-4, 323-pound guard who has never played in a regular-season game. He spent most of 2016 on the Giants’ practice squad.
OT Michael Bowie — A 2013 seventh-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks, Bowie played nine games for Seattle that season, starting eight at either right guard or right tackle. He was released by the Seahawks the following season and has not played in an NFL game since. He spent some time in 2014 and 2015 on the practice squad of the Cleveland Browns, and spent 2016 on the reserve/retired list. That makes signing with the Giants a comeback bid for the 25-year-old Bowie.
S Ryan Murphy — A seventh-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2015, Murphy did not make the team. He spent most of 2015 and part of 2016 on the practice squad of the Denver Broncos. The Giants added him to the practice squad right before their regular-season finale. Murphy is a cousin of Marshawn Lynch.