The New York Giants have reunited with rookie defensive back Jordyn Peters, who was waived by the team on Aug. 13.
The signing brings the Giants to the NFL's current roster limit of 80 players entering Sunday's preseason finale at home against the New England Patriots. They were at 79 after trading kicker Ryan Santoso on Thursday to the Carolina Panthers for a conditional 2022 seventh-round draft choice.
Peters, 6-1 and 200 pounds, went undrafted out of Auburn and was signed by the New York Jets in May before being released on July 2. The Giants picked him up on July 21. Peters played safety at Auburn University for three seasons after lining up at nickel as a true freshman in 2017.
All NFL teams must reduce their rosters to the regular-season limit of 53 players by 4 p.m. Tuesday.
"There's a number of positions that are still up for grabs," coach Joe Judge said earlier in the day before the signing. "As we go into every game, every season, the best players will play, so whoever is practicing better will get the nod that week and in the game. In terms of the majority of the team at this point, we have a pretty clear picture on a lot of positions. We've had a number of exposures to these guys, whether it's preseason games, whether it's competitive practices, whether it's practices here, training camp, as well as our knowledge of some things they've done for us in the past, here or elsewhere. But you know, they got to go out there and they've got to play and they've got to play with consistency. So, there is a clear picture for the majority of the roster, but there's still a lot of positions that are up for grabs."
View photos of the New York Giants' active 53-man roster as it currently stands heading into Week 1.