EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants and defensive lineman Austin Johnson have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, according to a report by Dan Duggan of The Athletic.
The agreement is contingent on Johnson passing his physical, which will take place on a date yet to be determined.
Johnson, 6-4 and 314 pounds, played his first four NFL seasons for the Tennessee Titans, who selected him in the second round of the 2016 draft (43rd overall) from Penn State. He has played in 58 regular-season games with 13 starts and in five postseason games with one start. Johnson did not mis a game in any of the previous three seasons.
His career regular-season statistics include 82 tackles (45 solo), 2.5 sacks and five passes defensed. He has five tackles (three solo) and one passed defensed in the playoffs.
Johnson is the ninth free agent that played for another team in 2019 that has reportedly agreed to terms with the Giants. The others are cornerback James Bradberry (Carolina), linebacker Blake Martinez and Kyler Fackrell (both Green Bay), tight end Levine Toilolo (San Francisco), tackle Cam Fleming (Dallas), safety/special teams standout Nate Ebner (New England), quarterback Colt McCoy (Washington) and running back Dion Lewis (Tennessee).
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