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Giants 90-Man Roster: DE Jordan Williams

Can he find a spot on crowded defensive line?

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For me, often times the interesting part of working through profiles of the players on the New York Giants’ 90-man roster is often looking at the fringe players. What is their story? Do they have a real chance to make the team? What is their path?

Looking at defensive end Jordan Williams, a player who was signed to the team’s practice squad late last season and is on the 90-man roster via a reserve/futures deal, it is hard to find that path to a place on the 53-man roster.

There are, quite honestly, too many talented players in front of him.

2016 Season In Review

After playing in one game for the Miami Dolphins in 2015, the former undrafted free agent out of Tennessee began the year on the Miami practice squad. He was released in late September, and the Giants added him to their practice squad in early December. He was signed to a reserve/futures contract for 2017.

2017 Season Outlook

Unless there are a rash of injuries, it is hard to see the 6-foot-4, 276-pound 24-year-old having a shot at more than the practice squad. There is too much depth, and too many players the Giants are already heavily invested in, in from of him. Even if Owamagbe Odighizuwa does not play in 2017.