The New York Giants announced Tuesday afternoon that they have signed second year defensive lineman Bobby Richardson after working him out after practice.
The Giants needed to add defensive line depth, as well as fill an open roster spot, after placing defensive tackle Corbin Bryant on the injured reserve list.
The #NYGiants have placed DT Corbin Bryant on Reserve/Injured and signed DT Bobby Richardson. pic.twitter.com/3gffH1HciC— New York Giants (@Giants) August 15, 2017
Richardson was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Indiana in 2015. He started for them that season, recording an interception of Blake Bortles on a tipped ball. He was waived and signed to the Saints’ practice squad in 2016, and released outright shortly thereafter. He has since been on the practice squads of the Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, and Denver Broncos.
Richardson is listed by the Giants as a defensive tackle, but is undersized for the position at 6 feet, 3 inches, 285 pounds.
Bryant was originally signed to provide competition for Jay Bromley as the Giants’ interior pass rusher. With his agility and explosiveness, not to mention long arms and big hands, there should be hope that Richardson can do the same and isn’t just a camp player.