The New York Giants have reportedly made a few roster moves, signing guard Malcolm Bunche and waiving guard Austin Droogsma.
The New York Giants have made some changes to the depth of their offensive line. Per Dan Salomone of the Giants official website, Big Blue has signed guard Malcolm Bunche. The Giants have also decided to waive guard Austin Droogsma as well.
— Dan Salomone (@NYGsalomone) August 5, 2019
Bunche is originally from Newark, DE. He went undrafted out of UCLA in 2015.
Bunche has spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars, along with the Giants. He’s never made an active NFL roster, with the Eagles practice squad the closest he’s ever come. The Giants signed Bunche in May of 2018 only to then waive him in September.
He’s also spent time in the Canadian Football League as well as the now-defunct Alliance of American Football.
Bunche will now compete on an offensive line attempting to improve immensely from last year. Pro Football Focus ranked the Giants offensive line at 21st in the NFL in 2018. The former UCLA Bruin will work in with veteran guards Will Hernandez, Kevin Zeitler, Nick Gates, and Chad Slade.
The Giants previously signed Droogsma in May. He’s a former shot-putter from Florida State University, having not played football at all in college. Droogsma played tackle in high school and actually had major college football scholarship offers.
New York originally invited Droogsma to their rookie minicamp in May and were impressed by what they saw, eventually offering him a contract. It’s safe to say that it would’ve been a lot for Droogsma to make the final 53-man roster.