EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – One day before the NFL's first mandatory cutdown of the summer, the Giants today added a player in their secondary.
The team acquired cornerback Olaijah Griffin off waivers from the Buffalo Bills. Griffin is familiar to general manager Joe Schoen and coach Brian Daboll after spending the entire 2021 season on the Bills' practice squad.
Griffin, 5-11 and 176 pounds, joined the Bills last season as a rookie free agent from USC. He was released at the end of training camp and signed to the practice squad the following day. Buffalo signed Griffin to a reserve/futures contract in January and released him yesterday.
Griffin played 37 snaps on defense and eight on special teams in the Bills' preseason opener vs. Indianapolis. He was credited with one solo tackle.
In three seasons at USC, Griffin played in 25 games and was credited with 67 tackles (43 solo). He intercepted one pass and had 14 passes defensed.
Griffin's arrival increases the Giants' roster to 88 players. They must release three players to reach the league maximum of 85 by 4 p.m. tomorrow.
View photos of the New York Giants' 2022 roster as it currently stands.