EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today added a special teams standout and a player who could also contribute to their offensive backfield.
Cullen Gillaspia, a 6-2, 235-pound fullback, touched the ball just once while playing 25 games – two in the postseason - for the Houston Texans the previous two seasons; he caught a six-yard pass at Pittsburgh on Sept. 27, 2020.
The Texans waived Gillaspia with a failed physical designation last Tuesday. He missed the final seven games of the 2020 season with a back injury that forced him to go on injured reserve. Gillaspia played 116 special teams snaps, but only seven on offense. He assisted on three special teams tackles.
Gillaspia was a seventh-round draft choice in 2019, the 220th overall selection. As a rookie, he played in all 16 games and had 274 special teams snaps and 13 on offense.
Gillaspia joined the Texas A&M football team as a walk-on linebacker. He was moved to fullback prior to his senior season and rushed for 33 yards on five carries and caught five passes for 52 yards while starting every game.
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