A Queens native, Jay Bromley, goes from the Big Apple (New York Giants) to the Big Easy (New Orleans Saints) after a successful weekend tryout with the Sean Payton-led squad.
A king of Queens is now a Saint.
Defensive tackle Jay Bromley, who has spent his life entrenched in New York football, has signed with the New Orleans Saints. Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune was the first to report the transaction.
The Saints are signing veteran DT Jay Bromley today, per source. Another tryout player from rookie minicamp.
— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) May 14, 2018
Bromley, 25, was one of several veterans invited to the Saints’ rookie minicamp proceedings on a tryout basis. Drafted in the third round by the New York Giants in the 2014 draft (74th overall), he now joins a veteran group that welcomes back Sheldon Rankins, David Onyemata and Tyler Davis. He became a free agent after his four-year rookie deal, worth just over $3 million, expired after the season.
In four season with the Giants, Bromley tallied 76 total tackles and two sacks, including 21 tackles and one sack in 16 games last season. He posted career-best numbers in 2015 when he earned 36 tackles and made four starts.
Prior to his drafting, Bromley was born in Jamaica, Queens, where he went on to attend Flushing High School, earning All-City first team honors from the New York Post. After earning MVP honors at the Empire Challenge in 2010, depicting the best high school players of New York City against those of Long Island, Bromley accepted a scholarship from Syracuse.
In 2013, his final season with the Orange, Bromley picked up a team-high nine sacks, earning third-team All-ACC honors in the squad’s first year in the conference.
The Giants recently stocked up on defensive tackles during the latter days of the 2018 draft, adding two more ACC alums. North Carolina State’s B.J. Hill was chosen in the third round, while RJ McIntosh of Miami went in the fifth.
Should Bromley make New Orleans’ regular-season roster, he wouldn’t have to wait long for an East Rutherford reunion. The Saints are scheduled to visit the Giants on Sept. 30 in a Week 4 showdown.