The Giants added two players to their roster late Saturday afternoon. They claimed tight end Jake Hausmann off waivers from the Detroit Lions and signed free agent defensive back Chris Johnson.
Hausmann, 6-4 and 255 pounds, joined the Lions as a rookie free agent on May 14 and was waived yesterday. An outstanding blocker, Hausmann caught just three passes for 26 yards and one touchdown – on a four-yard reception at Rutgers in 2019 – in 27 career games at Ohio State. He played just five games as a senior in 2020.
Johnson, 6-3 and 200 pounds, was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He spent the first five weeks of that season on Houston's practice squad and two weeks in December on the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad. In 2020, Johnson was signed by the New Orleans Saints on Jan. 6 and waived on Aug. 2.
Johnson began his collegiate career at the University at Albany before transferring to North Alabama for his final two seasons. In 2018, he made 47 tackles and intercepted two passes during North Alabama's first season in NCAA FCS football. He helped lead the Lions to a 7-3 record.
In 2017, Johnson was an all-conference all-region and All-American honoree in NCAA Division II. He finished that season with 50 tackles, two tackles for loss and six interceptions.
View photos of the New York Giants' active 53-man roster as it currently stands heading into Week 1.