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Giants roster moves: Jarron Jones returns for second try

Converted offensive tackle one of two players added; Tyler Howell waived

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The New York Giants continued to shuffle their 90-man roster on Monday, signing defensive back Kenneth Durden and tackle Jarron Jones, while waiving undrafted rookie offensive tackle Tyler Howell.

Jones should be familiar to Giants fans. He was signed by the team as an undrafted free agent defensive tackle last season. The Giants converted the former Notre Dame player to offensive tackle, but cut him at the end of the preseason. He spent time on the practice squads of the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys last season.

The Giants will use the 6-foot-6, 320-pound Jones on the offensive side of the line.

Durden, 6-1 and 180 pounds, was signed as an undrafted rookie by the Oakland Raiders on May 10, 2016, from Youngstown State. He spent the entire 2016 season on the Raiders’ practice squad. Durden was released by Oakland on Sept. 2, 2017. He was on the Tennessee Titans’ practice squad from Sept. 5-Oct. 3.

Howell, another rookie free agent, was signed by the Giants on May 10. He played college football at Missouri.

The Giants begin a three-day mandatory mini-camp on Tuesday.