Jordan Raanan reports that the New York Giants brought in four free agent safeties for workouts on Wednesday including Trae Elston, Cedric Thompson, Duke Thomas and Ryan Murphy.
Thompson, 23, is a former fifth-round pick of the Dolphins in 2015. He was, unfortunately, unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason last year, but was added to the Dolphins’ practice squad at the start of the season.
The Patriots would later sign him to their active roster before bringing him back on a future/reserve contract this past January. New England decided to waive Thompson back in August.
The Vikings signed him to their practice squad last month before cutting him loose last week.
Thompson has yet to appear in an NFL game.
Murphy, 23, is a former seventh-round pick of the Seahawks in 2015. He was, unfortunately, unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, but later signed on to the Broncos’ practice squad at the start of the regular season.
Murphy was actually sent home just before the Super Bowl after he was questioned in a prostitution sting.
The Broncos brought Murphy back on a future/reserve contract back in February before later waiving him just a few days after this year’s draft. Denver re-signed him in August only to cut him loose coming out of the preseason.
He’s been on and off of their practice squad this season.
During his four-year college career at Oregon State, Murphy recorded 235 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, a recovery, five interceptions and 11 pass defenses.
Elston, 22, originally signed a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Ole Miss back in May. He lasted just a few months with the team before he was waived coming out of the preseason.
The Buccaneers later signed him to their practice squad before cutting him loose a few weeks ago.
During his college career at Ole Miss, Elston recorded 252 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, one sack, five interceptions, 23 pass defenses three forced fumble, two recoveries and two defensive touchdowns over the course of four years.