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New York Giants have officially signed defensive back Sam Beal, their third-round selection in the NFL Supplemental Draft.

The Giants have announced the signing of former Western Michigan Bronco Sam Beal to a four-year rookie contract.

Beal was selected in the third round of the NFL Supplemental Draft by Big Blue, and was announced to have being signed Monday morning, per Ed Valentine of Big Blue View.

Despite being a supplemental selection, the cornerback provides ample depth for the Giants on defense. With training camp set to begin on July 25th, Beal will be given the chance to prove his worth in a group of corners that includes Janoris Jenkins, Eli Apple, as well as first-year Giant and former Steeler William Gay.

While at Western Michigan, Beal had a very promising three-year career. He racked up 92 total tackles, 65 of which were solo tackles. He also picked off two passes, while deflecting 19.

Beal checks in at 6’1, 177 pounds and provides the G-Men with a tall, strong option in the secondary.

The defensive backfield is a group that struggled for Big Blue in 2017. The Giants put Jenkins on season-ending IR in November, along with Apple struggling on and off the field. All in all, it wasn’t a season to remember for Steve Spagnuolo’s defensive back unit.

However, with a new defensive coordinator in James Bettcher, along with the signing of Gay and now the drafting and signing of Beal, the Giants will look to redeem themselves in those regards in 2018.

Fans, coaches and personnel will get a chance to see what Beal can bring to the team when training camp begins, and will be able to witness what made Beal so highly-touted by the Giants scouts.

The addition of Beal adds more excitement and competition to the Giants roster as training camp draws nearer and nearer.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.