EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today announced they have re-signed offensive tackle Korey Cunningham.
A 6-6, 311-pounder, Cunningham spent the entire 2021 season with the Giants, splitting his time between the practice squad and the active roster. He was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 7, one week after being released by the New England Patriots.
Cunningham was elevated to the roster for the first time on Oct. 9 and made his Giants debut the following day in Dallas. He played in 12 games, including 11 in a row before missing the Jan. 2 game in Chicago after being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Cunningham totaled 113 snaps as a reserve and 34 on special teams.
He played more than half of those snaps (67) at Philadelphia on Dec. 26, when Matt Peart started at right tackle but had to leave the game after suffering a torn ACL late in the first quarter. Cunningham replaced him for the remainder of the game.
Cunningham entered the NFL as the Arizona Cardinals' seventh-round draft choice in 2018, No. 254 overall, from the University of Cincinnati. In four NFL seasons, he has played in 30 games, including six starts at left tackle as a rookie for the Cardinals.
Cunningham was traded to New England at the end of training camp in 2019 and played in one game that season and 11 in 2020 for the Patriots
He was recruited to Cincinnati as a tight end but switched to the offensive line, where he made most of his 45 starts at left tackle.
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