The Giants announced Tuesday evening the signing of a trio of free agents – tight end Cole Hikutini and defensive backs Joshua Kalu and Chris Milton.
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Hikutini previously spent time with the San Francisco 49ers (2017-18), Minnesota Vikings (2018-19), and Dallas Cowboys (2019-21), who released him earlier this month. He has appeared in four NFL games – all in 2017 with the 49ers – and has two career catches for 15 yards.
Hikutini started 13 of the 24 games he played over two seasons at Louisville and caught 69 passes for 1,016 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a senior in 2016, he ranked fifth among tight ends in FBS with 49 catches for 656 yards with eight touchdowns.
Kalu and Milton, meanwhile, join Logan Ryan and Adoree’ Jackson as former members of the Titans' secondary who have recently signed with the Giants.
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The 6-foot, 203-pound Kalu has played all 28 of his career games with Tennessee, including a season-high 15 in 2020. In Week 10 of 2019 against Kansas City, Kalu secured the victory by coming off the edge and blocking Harrison Butker's potential game-tying 52-yard field goal as time expired.
The Titans originally signed Kalu as a rookie free agent out of Nebraska following the 2018 NFL Draft. His 27 passes defensed rank tied for seventh in Cornhusker history, and his 215 career tackles rank fifth all-time among Nebraska defensive backs (top 30 overall tacklers in Cornhusker history).
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Milton has played in 55 career games with one start and has recovered two fumbles. The Georgia Tech product spent his first three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts before signing with the Titans in 2019. He has also appeared in two postseason contests, both with the Colts in 2018. He forced a fumble on a Tyreek Hill punt return in a 2018 Divisional Round loss to the Chiefs.
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