Giants Trying Out Four Players Including C Jon Halapio

     

The New York Giants are bringing in four free agents for workouts this week, according to Aaron Wilson

The full list includes: 

  1. C Jon Halapio
  2. WR Jaron Brown
  3. WR Johnny Holton
  4. QB Jalan McClendon

The Giants have kept the door open to bringing back Halapio after he suffered a torn Achilles while playing for them last year. He’s supposedly back to 100 percent and could compete to start. 

Halapio, 29, is a former sixth-round pick of the Patriots back in 2014. He spent just a few months in New England before he was waived at the start of the 2014 regular season.

Halapio had brief stints with the Broncos and Cardinals before returning to the Patriots in 2016. The Giants later signed him to their practice squad and he was on and off of their active roster before winning the starting center job in 2018. Unfortunately he broke his ankle and went on injured reserve. 

Halapio re-signed with New York as an exclusive rights free agent in 2019. However, the Giants declined to tender Halapio as a restricted free agent this past offseason. 

In 2019, Halapio started 15 games for the Giants at center. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 31 center out of 34 qualifying players.

Brown, 30, wound up signing on with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Clemson back in 2013. He played out his rookie contract before returning to the Cardinals on a one-year restricted tender worth $1.671 million back in 2016.

The Cardinals later signed Brown to a one-year extension towards the end of the 2016 season. He spent the past two years with the Seahawks before joingin the 49ers a few week ago. 

In 2019, Brown appeared in 14 games for the Seahawks and caught 16 passes for 220 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

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