The New York Giants on Sunday added three tryout players to their 90-man roster at the conclusion of rookie mini-camp, including former Rutgers punter Ryan Anderson. The others are Delaware defensive back Tenny Adewusi and Incarnate Word defensive end Alex Jenkins.
Outside linebacker Nate Harvey, who had been signed as an undrafted free agent, was placed on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury during the mini-camp.
Words can’t describe how grateful I am to the New York Giants organization for making a lifelong dream of mine come true. Thank you to everybody who has helped me along the way! I’m officially a New York Football Giant! #NYGiants #NFL pic.twitter.com/o2VrXJ9qJF— Ryan Anderson (@Ryann_Anderson) May 5, 2019
Anderson, a left-footed punter, was Big 10 Punter of the Year for Rutgers in 2017.
Anderson began his collegiate career as a receiver at Division II Saginaw Valley. He transferred to Division III Olivet College and became a two-time All-American punter there while learning the craft.
He went to Rutgers as a graduate transfer and averaged a school record 44.4 yards per punt.
Anderson did not make an NFL roster a year ago. He will compete with incumbent Riley Dixon for the Giants’ job.
Adewusi is a 5-foot-11, 199-pound safety from Avenel, N.J.
Adewusi ran 4.51 in the 40-yard dash, posted a 33.5 vertical leap, recorded a 10-1 broad jump, and benched 225 pounds 16 times at the Delaware Pro Day.
Jenkins, 26, is a 6-4, 258-pounder from Bath, England who spent the last two seasons on the practice squad of New Orleans Saints. He was originally signed by the Saints as part of the NFL’s International Player Pathway program.