New York Giants: New Signing Ryan Jones Adds Depth


As the New York Giants inch closer to the 2015 season, it’s time to get crunching. There’s no question that the Giants are looking to bolster up the defensive unit under coordinator Steve Spagnuolo every possible way they can. With training camps under way, the Giants want to look at every position closely, especially at the linebacker position. The Giants have brought in Montana Tech’s Ryan Jones Wednesday that should add some depth.

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Jones, an undrafted rookie, was cut by the Baltimore Ravens last year before training camps after having foot surgery. Jones joins the Giants’ depth chart of linebackers with Jon Beason, Jonathan Casillas, James Davidson, Paul Hazel, Jameel McClain and Terrell Manning. Jones could bring something to table as he seems to be intriguing.

At Montana Tech’s Pro Day last year, Jones ran 4.68 in his 40-yard dash, benched press 28 times and posted a 34 inch vertical jump. Jones would have suited up for the Ravens until his severe foot injury. During his two year stint at Montana Tech, Jones recorded 127 tackles, 10.5 sacks and one interception.

Jones could definitely be thrown in the special teams unit with Casillas, but for now he’s there for depth. It’s highly unlikely he’ll start unless he impresses Spagnuolo and head coach Tom Coughlin this summer. With the Jones acquisition, the Giants have made it clear they won’t be drafting any linebackers as they’re stacked in the position. It is evident however they are looking to fill their defensive holes every way they can.

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