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The Giants have waived inside linebacker Tae Davis, their Week 1 starter this year, to open a roster spot for the newly acquired Leonard Williams.

The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Davis, who played his college ball at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, signed with the Giants last year as an undrafted free agent. He appeared in 14 games as a rookie, with four starts, and recorded 32 tackles, 2.0 sacks, and one forced fumble.

This year, Davis won the starting inside linebacker job alongside Alec Ogletree and recorded three tackles in the Week 1 season-opener against the Cowboys. Davis would go on to play in two more games for the Giants, but missed Weeks 5 and 6 with a concussion.

He was passed on the depth chart by David Mayo and rookieJosiah Tauaefa to the roster.

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Last week, the Giants signed Deone Bucannon to their roster, which ended up as the final nail in the second-year linebacker's coffin. With Williams incoming, the Giants are giving Davis' spot to Williams.