Giants acquire DT Jimmy Staten off waivers

Posted Aug 19, 2015

The Giants acquired DT Jimmy Staten on waivers from Seattle and waived DT Carlif Taylor

The New York Giants have acquired second-year defensive tackle Jimmy Staten on waivers from the Seahawks, and waived Carlif Taylor, who played the same position.

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Here are five things to know about the newest member of the Giants:

1. Originally a fifth-round draft pick (172nd overall) in 2014 by Seattle, defensive tackle Jimmy Staten was waived on Monday following the Seahawks’ preseason opener against the Broncos in which he had two solo tackles and a pass defensed. 

2. Staten spent most of his rookie season on the practice squad as Seattle went on to reach its second consecutive Super Bowl, ultimately losing to New England.

3. Height: 6-3; Weight: 311; Age: 24.

4. Staten received the phone call from Seahawks general manager John Schneider that he had been drafted while attending his graduation ceremony at Middle Tennessee State, where he played in 49 games with 35 starts. Voted team captain as a senior, Staten finished his college career with 100 tackles (46 solo), 7.0 tackles for a loss, 2.0 sacks and one pass breakup.
5. A native of Waycross, Ga., Staten attended Ware County High School, earning all-state honors as a junior and senior. He also lettered in track and field and made the state final in the shot put in 2008. His full name is Jimmy Lewis Staten IV.