Free-agent defensive end George Selvie is expected to visit the New York Giants on Thursday. That news was first reported on Twitter by Art Stapleton of The Record, and has since been confirmed by several other Giants beat writers.
Selvie, 28, played for the Dallas Cowboys the past two seasons. He had a career-high seven sacks for Dallas in 2013, and has 13 sacks during a five-year career that has also seen him play for the St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Selvie was a teammate of Jason Pierre-Paul at USF, and the Giants have had interest in him in the past. Selvie's career appeared stalled after stops with the Rams, Jaguars and Panthers his first three seasons. He had an invite to a Giants rookie mini-camp back in 2013, but did not show enough there to be offered a contract. Selvie ended up in Dallas, where his career finally took off.
Selvie is a better run defender than pass rusher. In 2014, Pro Football Focus gave him +6.8 run defense grade, but a -11.4 mark rushing the passer. In 2013, those grades were +2.5 in run defense and -4.6 in the pass rush.
A Selvie signing would add to the Giants' depth at defensive end, where the Giants released Mathias Kiwanuka and have apparent injury concerns about Robert Ayers and Damontre Moore. It would also appear to be the second consecutive signing geared primarily at adding to the team's run defense, where they were last in the league in 2014, giving up 4.9 yards per carry.