The New York Giants are have brought back a player who was with them in training camp.
The team announced Tuesday morning that they have re-signed defensive end Devin Taylor.
#NYGiants re-sign DE Devin Taylor, place DE Nordly "Cap" Capi on injured reserve.— New York Giants (@Giants) October 31, 2017
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The Giants have struggled with injuries lately, with the ankle injury to Olivier Vernon being one of the most significant — though not nearly as significant as the loss of Odell Beckham Jr.
With Romeo Okwara also being lost for the season, the Giants are struggling with depth on the defensive line in addition to struggling to bring down quarterbacks. Taylor has a rare blend of length and athleticism for the position, flashing in pre-season. However he didn’t do enough to earn a roster spot on a once-crowded defensive line.
The Giants placed defensive end/outside linebacker Cap Capi on the injured reserve list as a corresponding roster move. And while that is a disappointing development for the young and intriguing player, it could hint that the Giants like him and want to keep him around for 2018.
In addition, the Giants signed linebacker Trevor Bates to the practice squad and terminated the contract of wide receiver Kalif Raymond.