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Giants re-sign WR C.J. Board, DT Austin Johnson, LS Casey Kreiter

New York makes these moves official

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The New York Giants announced Wednesday that they have signed wide receiver C.J. Board, defensive tackle Austin Johnson and long snapper Casey Kreiter.

Board joined the Giants last season after one year with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played in 14 games with four starts, recording 11 receptions for 101 yards. He missed the two other games of the regular season with a concussion.

In his rookie season with the Jaguars, Board caught two passes for 31 yards in four games.

The Giants are in desperate need of depth at the wide receiver position and Board, 27, will help in that department. New York began utilizing Board as an essentially No. 3 receiver late in the season last year and he produced when given the chance, catching 69 percent of his targets.

Johnson, meanwhile, was a mainstay as a reserve on the Giants’ defensive line last season, playing in all 16 games. In his first season in New York, Johnson recorded 18 tackles, including eight solo, 1.0 sack, two tackles for loss, one pass defended and a forced fumble. His 231 snaps were 21 percent of the team’s defensive total. According to Pro Football Focus, Johnson recorded an overall grade of 66.9 in 2020, including a run defense grade of 63.0 and a pass rush grade of 60.4.

Johnson joined the Giants after four seasons with the Tennessee Titans.

The re-signing of Johnson is no surprise as he is expected to provide more depth on the defensive line in the absence of Dalvin Tomlinson, who recently signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings.

Kreiter also spent 2020 as his first year with the Giants last season after four years with the Denver Broncos. He was the snapper on punts and placekicks in all 16 games for New York and remained consistent throughout. Kreiter was virtually perfect last season and will continue to be an asset for the Giants moving forward.