The New York Giants have signed defensive end Avery Moss and guard Chad Slade to reserve/future contracts.
The New York Giants made some moves on both sides of the ball Monday.
Moss previously was drafted by the Giants in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Youngstown State. In college, he played in 25 games, totaling 84 tackles, 14 sacks and 22 tackles for a loss. He played in 11 games for the Giants during the 2017 regular season, starting in one.
During his first season, he racked up just 13 tackles and one forced fumble. Moss was waived before the start of the 2018 regular season and was signed to the Giants practice squad shortly after where he remained for the entire season.
Slade on the other hand was previously a guard who played at Auburn and joined the Houston Texans as a rookie free agent in 2015. He spent 2015 on the injured reserve list and 2016 on the Houston practice squad. However in 2017 he played in five games for the Texans, starting in three of them at tight end and right guard. Like Moss, Slade was waived before this past season and spent 2018 on the practice squad.
Now that both of these players are progressing in their careers, maybe both can assist Big Blue in the near future. Slade can most certainly help the Giants’ crumbling offensive line, who allowed 47 sacks this past season. He can play both inside and out, as shown in his playing time for the Texans in 2017.
Moss also brings experience to the defensive line. He’s been part of the Giants’ system ever since he entered the NFL. Now, Moss will have even more of an opportunity to progress with Big Blue.