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Giants sign DT Elijah Qualls, waive two players


The Giants continued shuffling the roster Wednesday with the signing of defensive tackle Elijah Qualls. Defensive lineman RJ McIntosh and wide receiver Derrick Dillon were released.

Qualls was a sixth-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017. The 6-foot-1, 320-pound lineman played in six games that year and registered four tackles (three solo) and one quarterback hit. Qualls was a member of the Eagles' Super Bowl LII championship team.

After being waived before the start of the 2018 season, the 26-year-old went on to spend time over the next two years with the Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers but never appeared in a game. He was drafted by the DC Defenders of the XFL in 2019, but had his contract terminated when the league suspended its operations the following April.

McIntosh was a fifth-round pick of the Giants in 2018. He played in 18 games between the 2018 and 2019 seasons and recorded 18 tackles (10 solo) and 2.0 sacks. He was inactive for all 16 games last season. Prior to being drafted by the Giants, McIntosh played three seasons at Miami.

Dillon spent some time on the Giants' practice squad last season before being signed to a reserve/future deal back in January. Dillon, who was placed on injured reserve on August 3, was waived with an injury settlement. The wide receiver was a member of LSU's CFP National Championship team in 2019.

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