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Giants release defensive end Owa Odighizuwa

Posted Aug 29, 2017

The Giants have released defensive end Owa Odighizuwa:




EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. –
The Giants today announced they have waived third-year defensive end Owa Odighizuwa.

The moves comes one day after the NFL suspended Odighizuwa without pay for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

“It is unfortunate that things have gone in this direction,” said general manager Jerry Reese, “but we wish nothing but the best for Owa as we all move forward.”

Odighizuwa was the Giants’ third-round draft choice in 2015, from UCLA. In two seasons with the team, he played in 18 games and had four tackles (three solo) on defense, and two tackles on special teams.

He saw limited action in each of the Giants’ first three preseason games and was not credited with a tackle.

Odighizuwa did not participate in most of the team’s spring drills, including a mandatory minicamp.