EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today made a late-afternoon roster change, claiming linebacker Ray Wilborn off waivers and placing offensive lineman Devery Hamilton on injured reserve.
Wilborn, 6-3 and 230 pounds, was waived yesterday by the Denver Broncos. He played 10 snaps on defense and had one assisted tackle and played four special teams snaps in Denver's preseason opener Friday at Arizona.
The 26-year-old Wilborn saw his first NFL regular-season action when he played in the final two games of the 2022 season for the Broncos. He played 14 special snaps at Kansas City on Jan. 1 and 17 vs. the Chargers a week later.
Wilborn entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Atlanta Falcons in 2020. After being released, he spent time on the practice squads of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers and the Broncos before he joined Denver's active roster on Jan. 7.
Wilborn played two seasons (2018-19) at Ball State University after attending Garden City (Kan.) Community College. He started all 24 games at BSU and totaled 166 tackles (93 solo) 12.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks.
His cousin is Reuben Droughns, who played on the Giants' 2007 Super Bowl championship team, as well as Detroit, Denver and Cleveland.
Hamilton suffered an injury to his lower left leg last Tuesday in the first joint practice with the Lions in Detroit. He made his NFL debut by playing in nine games for 2022 Giants, participating in 39 snaps as a reserve tackle on offense and 38 on special teams.
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