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Giants Now (4/30): Track post-draft roster moves


The action didn't end Saturday night. Roster-building in the NFL is a year-round process.

After the Giants selected 10 prospects in the most-watched draft in league history, the team immediately turned its attention to the rookie free agents and whole lot more.

Here is a recap of this week's transaction wire:

The Giants announced the signings of four rookie free agents on Wednesday, raising the number of undrafted players they've added to 14. Their signings are contingent on the passing of physicals that will be conducted after travel restrictions are lifted. The Giants currently have 89 players, one under the NFL's offseason roster limit.

Here are the undrafted rookie free agent signings:

  • Jaquarius Landrews, S, Mississippi State, 6-0, 200
  • Javon Leake, RB, Maryland, 6-0, 206
  • Austin Mack, WR, Ohio State, 6-2, 215
  • Kyle Murphy, T, Rhode Island, 6-4, 302
  • Case Cookus, QB, Northern Arizona, 6-4, 205
  • Derrick Dillon, WR, LSU, 5-11, 186
  • Binjimen Victor, WR, Ohio State, 6-4, 200
  • Kyle Markway, TE, South Carolina, 6-4, 250
  • Tyler Haycraft, OL, Louisville, 6-3, 293
  • Oluwole Betiku, Jr., DE, Illinois, 6-3, 249
  • Niko Lalos, DE, Dartmouth, 6-5, 270
  • Dominique Ross, OLB, North Carolina, 6-4, 228
  • Christian Angulo, DB, Hampton, 6-2, 190
  • Malcolm Elmore, CB, Central Methodist, 5-11, 185

View photos of every undrafted free agent signed by the Giants.

The Giants have picked up the fifth-year options on the rookie contracts of tight end Evan Engram and safety Jabrill Peppers, virtually ensuring they will be with the team through the 2021 season.

NFL teams are permitted to exercise the fifth-year option on first-round draft choices after they have played three years. When a player has his option exercised, his rookie contract is extended by one year and guaranteed. The player is protected against injury but isn't eligible to enter unrestricted free agency until after the conclusion of the fifth season – for Engram and Peppers, that means after the 2021 season.

View photos of Giants safety Jabrill Peppers.

Photos of Giants tight end Evan Engram.