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Giants sign DL Vernon Butler to practice squad


The New York Giants signed veteran defensive lineman Vernon Butler and offensive lineman Devery Hamilton to the practice squad.

Butler was selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Panthers. The 6-foot-4, 330-pound lineman went on to spend four seasons in Carolina, where he totaled 77 tackles (41 solo), eight sacks, 18 quarterback hits, 10 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two pass breakups in 52 games.

His best season came in 2019, when he registered a career-high six sacks, three forced fumbles, and 32 tackles in 14 games (nine starts).

The 28-year-old spent the last two years with the Buffalo Bills, where he recorded 29 tackles (15 solo), five tackles for loss, three quarterback hits, one forced fumble, and one pass defensed in 24 games (10 starts).

Hamilton re-signed with the team after being waived on Monday. The 24-year-old has played in eight games this season, seeing time on both offense and special teams. He originally joined the Giants' practice squad last October and spent most of the 2021 season there before re-signing with the team at the end of the season.

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