clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Giants promote DBs Sean Chandler and Ryan Lewis from the practice squad

New York adds some depth to the defensive back position

Washington Redskins v New York Giants Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The New York Giants have promoted defensive backs Sean Chandler and Ryan Lewis from the practice squad for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

Chandler had made the first round of roster cuts but was waived at the start of September to make room for the team’s waiver claims. One of those claims was defensive back Adrian Colbert from the Kansas City Chiefs, who is now out with a quad injury.

Chandler has played in 29 games for the Giants over the last two seasons, seeing most of his action on special teams. He played regular defensive snaps in the final nine games of 2018 and in two games last season.

The undrafted free agent out of Temple has 22 career tackles, one sack and one pass defended. He recorded just seven tackles in 13 games last year.

Lewis comes to the Giants after spending training camp with the Washington Football Team. He is a 6-foot, 185-pound defensive back who has bounced around with different teams throughout his NFL career.

The undrafted free agent out of Pitt played seven games for the Buffalo Bills in 2018. He then played 13 games for three teams last season, including the Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles.

Lewis’ longest stretch with one team was the eight games he spent with Miami last season while playing for current Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham.