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Giants sign 4 players ahead of training camp


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Former Giants safety Andrew Adams was among four players signed by the team today as the veterans reported for the start of training camp.

The Giants also added wide receiver Marcus Kemp, offensive tackle Kamaal Seymour and defensive end Nick Williams.

To create roster space for the newcomers, they waived defensive back Henry Black, defensive tackle Jabari Ellis and wide receiver Travis Toivonen. The Giants also terminated the contract of defensive back Maurice Canady.

Adams, 28, is a 5-11, 202-pounder entering his seventh NFL season. He played his first two years with the Giants, followed by four with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Adams also did brief stints with the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles.

Adams made the Giants' roster in 2016 as an undrafted rookie from UConn. In two seasons, he played in 30 regular-season games with 17 starts and played in one postseason game.

The Giants waived Adams on Sept. 1, 2018. Three weeks later, he signed with the Bucs. In Tampa, he played in 57 regular-season games with 18 starts and in five postseason games, including the Buccaneers' victory against Kansas City in Super Bowl LV.

In 87 career games with 35 starts, Adams has recorded 175 tackles (141 solo), seven interceptions and 23 passes defensed.

Last season, Adams played in 14 regular-season games with three starts and finished with 21 tackles (14 solo), one interception and four passes defensed. He also played in the Bucs' two postseason games.

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Williams, 6-4 and 308 pounds, is the most experienced player among the newcomers. He has played in 75 regular-season games with 35 starts and played in two postseason games. Williams' career totals include 110 tackles (62 solo), 7.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss.

Williams was selected in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers and has since been with Kansas City, Miami, Chicago and Detroit.

Last year, he started all 17 games for the Lions and finished with 27 tackles (14 solo), a half-sack and four tackles for loss.

Kemp, 6-4 and 210 pounds, entered the NFL from Hawaii as an undrafted free agent with the Chiefs in 2017. He has played in 44 regular-season and eight postseason games, all but one of them for Kansas City. Kemp has four receptions for 42 yards.

Seymour, a 6-6, 319-pounder from Rutgers, has not played in an NFL regular-season game. He spent the entire 2020 season on the Las Vegas Raiders' practice squad. Last year, Seymour suffered an Achilles tendon injury in spring drills and was on injured reserve until his reinstatement in February.

The four players released by the Giants were all acquired this offseason.

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