New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman always says roster construction is a 12-month job. In a season impacted by COVID-19, that ongoing work has never been more important for NFL teams.
Aaron Wilson reported on Saturday that the Giants are bringing in a trio of players, most notably 2017 Baltimore Ravens third-round pick Tim Williams, a linebacker, for tryouts. The others are defensive tackle Tyler Clark and tight end Nakia Griffin-Stewart.
Williams, 26, has played in 20 NFL games, 19 with the Ravens and one with the Green Bay Packers. He spent two weeks earlier this on the practice squad of the Seattle Seahawks. he has 2 sacks and 18 tackles in his career.
Clark, a 6-foot-3, 289-pound defensive tackle, played collegiately at Georgia. He signed this season with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent, but was cut.
Griffin-Stewart, 6-5 and 252 pounds, played three seasons at Rutgers and transferred to Pitt for the 2019 season. He finished his college career with 32 receptions. An undrafted free agent, he spent some time this season on the practice squad of the Green Bay Packers.
With four players having tested positive for COVID-19 and two more identified as close contacts of a positive person, the Giants may soon be in need of reinforcements.