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Giants sign OT Julién Davenport; LB Troy Brown waived/injured


The New York Giants today signed veteran offensive tackle Julién Davenport, who has played in 60 regular-season games with 32 career starts for the Colts (2021), Dolphins (2019-2020), and Texans (2017-2018).

In a corresponding move, the Giants waived/injured linebacker Troy Brown.

Davenport also spent parts of last season with the Bears and Cardinals, who released him in June.
Houston originally selected the 6-foot-7, 315-pound Davenport in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He has started 24 games at left tackle, six at right tackle, and two as an extra lineman. Davenport has also started one postseason game at left tackle.

At Bucknell, Davenport was a two-year team captain and four-time All-Patriot League selection. He earned first-team All-America honors from four organizations (AFCA, Associated Press, STATS, Walter Camp) in his senior 2016 season, becoming the first Bison to do so since 2011.

Born in Camden, N.J., Davenport was a team captain and all-conference selection in both football and basketball at Paulsboro High School. His cousin, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, was a member of Kentucky's 2012 NCAA Champion men's basketball team and was the second overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

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