The New York Giants added to the competition at the defensive tackle position Thursday by signing former Buffalo Bills’ DT Corbin Bryant.
Bryant originally signed with the Chicago Bears in 2011 as an undrafted free agent before being cut and signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad. He signed a futures contract with the Bills in 2012, where he remained until this offseason. Bryant suffered a shoulder injury that forced him to miss three games in 2016 before being placed on the season-ending injured reserve.
The Giants signed him to a one year deal.
Bryant, a 29-year-old, 6-foot-4, 300-pound tackle, primarily played nose tackle for the Bills, playing in 56 games with 18 starts. He has 43 total tackles in his career to go with 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble. While he doesn’t bring much production (stats-wise, anyway), he does have much more experience than Dalvin Tomlinson, Jay Bromley, and Robert Thomas combined. He should add another veteran presence beside Damon Harrison and competition for Thomas and Bromley.
In a corresponding roster move, the Giants released center Khaled Holmes.