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Giants sign safety Rahim Moore to futures contract

Big Blue has now added 16 players to 2017 roster

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Rahim Moore with the Texans.
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Two years ago when the New York Giants were seemingly desperate to find a veteran safety, Rahim Moore was one of the big-name safeties on the free-agent market. The Giants passed on Moore, then a three-year starter for the Denver Broncos, and attempted a youth movement at the position.

Thursday, Moore finally became a member of the Giants. The circumstances, though, are far different. Out of the league in 2015, Moore signed a reserve/futures contract with New York. The Giants also announced the signings of linebacker Curtis Grant, running back Daryl Virgies and guard Martin Wallace.

Moore did not find a big free-agent deal after the 2014 season. He signed a one-year deal with the Houston Texans, played in only seven games, was cut and did not play a game in 2016.

Let’s quickly look at the other players signed Thursday.

LB Curtis Grant — From Ohio State, Grant went undrafted in 2015 and has been on the practice squads of several teams, most recently the San Francisco 49ers.

OG Martin Wallace — Played one game for the Cleveland Browns in 2013 after signing as an undrafted free agent. Wallace has been on the practice squads of a number of teams since that time.

RB Daryl Virgies — Played for Division III Virginia University of Lynchburg and went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. Virgies provided his own scouting report a while back via Twitter:

Here is the full list of players the Giants have signed to reserve/futures deals.

CB Michael Hunter
WR Darius Powe
RB Jacob Huesman
QB Keith Wenning
DE Jordan Williams
DE Stansly Maponga
WR Kevin Norwood
CB Donte Deayon
S Ryan Murphy
OL Jon Halapio
G Adam Gettis
OT Michael Bowie
S Rahim Moore
LB Curtis Grant
RB Daryl Virgies
G Martin Wallace