Giants add John Jenkins, Nate Stupar to their defense
9/5/18 Update: The Giants have waived RB Robert Martin as the other corresponding roster move.
The New York Giants continued tweaking their 53-man roster Tuesday, adding defensive tackle John Jenkins and linebacker Nate Stupar.
The 6-3, 330-pound Jenkins began his career with the Saints, who drafted him in the third round of 2013. Jenkins made stops with the Seahawks in 2016 and the Bears last year.
Jenkins will likely serve as the backup to nose tackle Damon Harrison, who appeared to be left without backups after the team decided to move on from both A.J. Francis and Robert Thomas during Sunday’s initial roster cuts from 90 to 53 men.
Jenkins has appeared in 59 career games with 23 starts. He’s accumulated 67 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 passes defensed and a forced fumble.
Stupar, 6-4, 230 pounds, began his career in 2013 with the 49ers. Later that season, he finished with the Jaguars before moving on to the Falcons for whom he played two seasons.
The 30-year-old Stupar was most recently with the Saints, for whom he played in 20 games over two seasons, his 2017 campaign being cut short by a torn ACL suffered in Week 6.
Stupar has appeared in 53 games with nine starts. He’s racked up 119 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 4 passes defensed, 1 interception and 2 forced fumbles.
To make room for the new players, the Giants waived linebacker Romeo Okwara.
Rookie running back Robert Martin was also waived to create a roster opening.