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Giants sign P Ryan Santoso to reserve/future contract


The New York Giants today signed punter Ryan Santoso to a reserve/future contract.

Santoso, who also has experience as a kicker, spent the 2020 season on and off the Giants' practice squad. He originally joined the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie out of the University of Minnesota in 2018 before signing with the Tennessee Tians in 2019. He has played in three career games – all with the Titans – and had touchbacks on nine of 16 kickoffs (56.3%). He has never attempted a field goal or a punt in the NFL.

The 6-foot-5, 258-pound Santoso handled both kicking and punting duties at the University of Minnesota from 2014-17. The Florida native punted 144 times and averaged 41.8 yards (fourth-best in school history) while placing 46 punts inside the 20.

As a kicker, he made 29 of 39 field goal attempts. His career-long was 52 yards against Purdue on Oct. 18, 2014. It came with 4:59 left in the game and lifted Minnesota to a 39-38 home win. He converted all but one of his 77 point-after attempts and scored 163 points (29 FGs and 76 PATs). He kicked off 168 times and recorded 80 touchbacks.

By signing a reserve/future contract, it guarantees that a player cannot be signed by another team. It is only eligible for players who were not on an active roster at the conclusion of the regular season.

The following players have been signed to reserve/future contracts:

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