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Notebook: Giants bolster roster with 4 more FAs


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The remodeling of the Giants' roster continued with the addition of four free agents who played for other NFL teams in 2022.

The team announced it had signed wide receiver Jamison Crowder, tight end Tommy Sweeney and cornerback Amani Oruwariye. Crowder and Sweeney spent the 2022 season with the Buffalo Bills, while Oruwariye played his first four NFL seasons for the Detroit Lions.

This week, the Giants also signed and introduced defensive back Bobby McCain, who played the last two seasons in Washington after beginning his career with a six-year stint with the Miami Dolphins. McCain is expected to replace Julian Love at safety. Love signed last week with the Seattle Seahawks.

Crowder, like McCain, is entering his ninth NFL season. The 5-9, 177-pounder has played in 100 regular-season games with 51 starts for Washington, the Jets and Buffalo. His career totals include 415 receptions for 4,667 yards (11.2-yard avg.) and 28 touchdowns. He also has an 8.2-yard average on 95 punt returns.

In his only postseason game, in Washington in 2015, he had three receptions for 15 yards.

Crowder, who will turn 30 in June, was a 2015 fourth-round draft choice by Washington, from Duke, Daniel Jones' alma mater. He played four seasons there and three with the Jets before joining Buffalo last year. Crowder played only four games for the Bills because of a fractured ankle he suffered on Oct. 2 at Buffalo. He caught six passes for 60 yards in his limited action.

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Crowder joins Parris Campbell and Jeff Smith as free agent wideouts who have joined the Giants in the last two weeks. The team also re-signed Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton.

Sweeney, 27, spent his first three years with the Bills when Joe Schoen was their assistant general manager and Brian Daboll their offensive coordinator. He was a 2019 seventh-round draft choice, from Boston College.

After playing in six games and catching eight passes as a rookie, Sweeney missed the 2020 season due to a foot injury and COVID complications. He returned in 2021 to play in 13 games with three starts and had a career-high nine receptions for 44 yards and his only touchdown.

Sweeney caught just one pass in five games in 2022.

He is the second tight end the Giants have added after trading with Las Vegas for Darren Waller last week.

Oruwariye, 6-2 and 202 pounds, played in 53 games with 36 starts for the Lions from 2019-22. His career totals include 171 tackles (141 solo), four tackles for loss, nine interceptions, 24 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.

In 2022, Oruwariye played in 14 games with five starts for Detroit. He tallied 43 tackles (35 solo), one tackle for loss, three passes defensed and one fumble recovery. Oruwariye had a career-high six interceptions in 2021.

The Lions selected him in the fifth round of the 2019 draft, from Penn State.

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