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Giants sign former XFL DB Dravon Askew-Henry

Another XFL standout is headed to the big leagues

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New York Guardians v Dallas Renegades
Dravon Askew-Henry with the XFL’s New York Guardians.
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Dravon Askew-Henry is getting his second chance at the NFL.

Askew-Henry, the cousin of former NFL cornerback Darrelle Revis, is signing with the New York Giants. He’s familiar with MetLife Stadium, having recently played for the New York Guardians of the XFL.

He’ll compete for the nickel corner spot in New York after having struck out with the Steelers last April after going undrafted. Askew-Henry didn’t make the squad after recording nine tackles in the preseason.

From the XFL season, Askew-Henry is perhaps most known for throwing a flag back at an official following a call for defensive holding.

The 24-year-old joins P.J. Walker, Jacob Ta’amu and Deatrick Nichols as players who have made the jump to the NFL from the XFL. They were first allowed to sign with NFL teams on Monday.

Askew-Henry comes from Aliquippa, Pa., the same hometown as Revis, Mike Ditka, Tony Dorsett, Ty Law, Paul Posluszny, Curt Singer, Jon Baldwin, Tommie Campbell and several more former NFLers. The town is the subject of SL Price’s book, Playing Through the Whistle.