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Giants’ roster moves: QB Alex Tanney, DT A.J. Francis signed

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More bricks added to Dave Gettleman’s wall

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The brick-by-brick construction of the New York Giants continued on Wednesday with a pair of small additions, quarterback Alex Tanney and defensive tackle A.J. Francis.

Tanney entered the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Giants will be the eighth organization Tanney has spent time with. His only NFL action came in 2015, when he completed 10-of-14 passes for 99 yards in a single appearance for the Tennessee Titans.

Tanney spent last season on Tennessee’s injured reserve list after breaking his foot in the team’s preseason finale.

Francis, 6-5 and 337 pounds, has played in nine regular-season games – one for Miami and two for Seattle in 2015, and six for Washington last season. His career totals include 21 tackles (seven solo) and one quarterback hit. In 2017, he had 18 tackles (five solo) for the Redskins. His most productive game was the season finale vs. the Giants, when he had six tackles (two solo).

The Redskins cut him on Monday.