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Report: Giants sign DT John Jenkins, waive DL/OLB Romeo Okwara

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Shuffling continues as Giants try to upgrade their 53-man roster

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The New York Giants’ roster shuffle continues, as the Giants have signed nose tackle John Jenkins, formerly of the Chicago Bears.

Jenkins was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the third round of the 2013 draft. He played three and a half years with the Saints, going to the Seattle Seahawks in the 2016 season. Jenkins spent the 2017 season with the Chicago Bears. Never particularly prolific as a defender, the 6-foot-3 foot, 330-pounder has made his hay as a run stuffing nose tackle in 3-4 defenses. Fans have wondered who would back up Damon Harrison at the spot, and it seems they have their answer.

Reports indicate that the Giants have waived DE/OLB Romeo Okwara in a corresponding roster move.

The Giants originally signed Okwara as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame before the 2016 season. He was largely buried on their depth chart that year, until Jason Pierre-Paul suffered a sports hernia and was lost for the season.

Okwara got the start in Pierre-Paul’s place, racking up five total tackles and a sack in a break-out game against the Dallas Cowboys. Okwara was never able to duplicate that success, though he did have a tackle and a sack against the Green Bay Packers in the play-offs that year.

Stay tuned to Big Blue View for any more updates following the Giants’ Tuesday workouts.