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Giants release Oshane Ximines from practice squad, add WR Dylan Drummond

Former third-round pick is no longer a Giant

Syndication: Detroit Free Press
Dylan Drummond in a preseason game against the Giants.
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Oshane Ximines was released from the New York Giants practice squad on Thursday, removing a homegrown player from the roster. Ximines was a 2019 third-round pick by then-GM Dave Gettleman.

Ximines, an edge defender, had a promising rookie season with 4.5 sacks but was never able to build on that. He had two sacks for the Giants in 15 games and a career-high 506 defensive snaps last season, but those were the only sacks he registered outside of his rookie season.

The Giants re-signed Ximines to a one-year deal this offseason to provide edge depth. He landed on the practice squad, though. Ximines was elevated three times this season and had four tackles and two quarterback hits in 53 defensive snaps.

The Giants signed wide receiver Dylan Drummond to take Ximines’ spot on the practice squad. Drummond is a 6-foot, 186-pound rookie. He made the Detroit Lions’ practice squad as an undrafted free agent after playing collegiately at Eastern Michigan. Drummond caught nine passes for 87 yards in the preseason. Drummond also did some punt and kickoff returning at Eastern Michigan. Drummond was released Wednesday by the Lions.