As players reported for training camp on Wednesday, the New York Giants shuffled their 90-man roster. Defensive tackle Izaah Lunsford was added, while punter Taylor Symmank was waived.
Symmank, who was in training camp with the Minnesota Vikings last season and perfomed in the Spring League this year, had been signed last month. The move apparently clears the way for Riley Dixon, acquired via trade from the Denver Broncos, to be the team’s punter. Unless, of course, the Giants make another change prior to the opening of the season.
Lunsford, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound undrafted free agent from Bowling Green, spent the entire 2017 season on the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad.
In four seasons at Bowling Green, Lunsford played in 44 games with 14 starts and had 9 tackles (41 solo), 4.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, three passes defensed, one forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. He started all 12 games as a senior and had a career-high 48 tackles (21 solo).
In a pre-2017 Draft scouting report, Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst called Lunsford an “Underrated defensive tackle prospect.”
Lunsford played in two preseason games for Green Bay last season with 3 tackles, 1 solo.