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Giants sign rookie free agents DE Dana Levine, TE Rysen John

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today made three moves that left them with the NFL-maximum 90 players on their roster.

Signed were a pair of rookie free agents, tight end Rysen John of Simon Fraser and defensive end Dana Levine of Temple. In addition, defensive end Kevin Wilkins was released.

Wilkins joined the Giants' practice squad on Dec. 18, 2019, and was signed to a reserve/future contract on Dec. 30. He previously spent a week on the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad.

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

Here's a look at the two newest Giants:

Rysen John, TE, Simon Fraser University (British Columbia), 6-7, 237

In his final three seasons at Simon Fraser University – which is located in Burnaby, British Columbia and has an NCAA Division II program – John played in 25 games and caught 112 passes for 1,675 yards and 19 touchdowns. In 2019, he was selected first-team All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference after catching 53 passes for 861 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead the league in all three categories. John was selected the team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year. He is named after former NFL receiver Andre Rison.

Dana Levine, OLB, Temple, 6-4, 235

Levine played in 39 games in four seasons at Temple, primarily as a defensive end. His career totals included 91 tackles (52 solo), 18.5 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks, and four forced fumbles. As a senior in 2019, he had career highs of 11 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks among his 32 tackles (19 solo).


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