EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants had two new players in uniform when they took the field today for their organized team activity.
Early this morning, they announced the signing of four-year veteran linebacker and special teams standout Kyle Bosworth and rookie tight end Chase Clement.
Bosworth, 6-1 and 243 pounds, played 25 games the previous three years with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who signed him as a rookie free agent out of UCLA in 2010. He spent that season on injured reserve before playing in 25 games the last two years.
In 2012, Bosworth played in all 16 games, including starts in the first five contests at outside linebacker. He finished with 53 tackles (32 solo) and an interception and led the Jaguars with 14 special teams tackles. He had seven special teams tackles in 2011 before going on injured reserve with a hand injury.
Bosworth is the nephew of former Oklahoma All-America and NFL linebacker Brian Bosworth.
Clement, 6-5 and 262 pounds, played in 53 games with 22 starts at LSU. Originally recruited as a defensive end, he was rarely utilized as a receiver; his career totals included 14 receptions for 189 yards and a touchdown. But the Tigers coaching staff called him one of the most valuable players on the team because of his outstanding blocking.
Last year, Clement started all 13 games and caught five passes for 51 yards.
To make room on their roster, the Giants waived two rookie free agents, safety John Stevenson and tight end Morgan Newton.