The New York Giants have announced that they have signed defensive tackle Daylon Mack.
The Giants did announce the signing of free agent defensive tackle Daylon Mack.
A 6-1, 340-pounder, Mack played in one game in 2019 for the Baltimore Ravens (Sept. 29 vs. Cleveland). He was not credited with a tackle.
Mack was a fifth-round draft choice (No. 160 overall) last year by the Ravens out of Texas A&M. He was released by Baltimore on Aug. 1 and signed the following day by the Detroit Lions, who waived him on Aug. 7.
Mack played in 52 games with 14 starts at Texas A&M and finished his career with 108 tackles (52 solo) and 8.0 sacks.
Mack originally landed on Baltimore’s injured reserve last year with a “knee/hip” injury, and was considered a surprise cut earlier this summer. He was waived by the Lions on after failing a physical, but he was apparently proved healthy enough for the Giants when they hosted him for workout a few days ago.
Mack will likely slot in as a nose tackle in the Giants’ defense, but he has surprising short-area quickness and ran a 5.1 second 40-yard dash at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. He could have untapped pass rushing upside, particularly if he is able to lean out some.
He will likely join the competition between recent late-round draftees RJ McIntosh and Chris Slayton.
Mack was signed in a corresponding move to the release of kicker Chandler Catanzaro.