The New York Giants, who are down numbers up front, signed two offensive linemen heading into Sunday's preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals. They added Chris Owens, an undrafted rookie out of Alabama who was recently released by the Steelers, and brought back Josh Rivas, whom the Giants waived on Aug. 14.
In today's corresponding moves, the Giants waived defensive tackle Christopher Hinton and placed wide receiver Robert Foster (hamstring) on injured reserve.
Owens, 6-3 and 305 pounds, played multiple positions across the Alabama offensive line during his career. He started 20 games, including 12 games at right tackle and one at center in 2021. In his final collegiate season, the Crimson Tide boasted the No. 6 scoring offense, No. 7 passing offense, No. 3 unit in third-down conversion percentage, and the No. 5 red zone offense. Pittsburgh signed Owens in May and released him on Aug. 16.
Rivas, 6-6 and 317 pounds, was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants on May 12, 2022. He played in 46 games with 23 starts at guard in four seasons at Kansas State, where he was selected honorable mention All-Big 12 in 2021 after not allowing a sack among his 362 pass blocking reps.
Before Friday's practice, coach Brian Daboll announced Max Garcia will start at center while the following offensive linemen will not play against Cincinnati: Jamil Douglas, Ben Bredeson, Josh Ezeudu, Garrett McGhin, Jon Feliciano, and Shane Lemieux. Nick Gates and Matt Peart remain on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.
View photos of the New York Giants' 2022 roster as it currently stands.