Giants sign Austin Droogsma, who quit football for track and field

The Giants added an interesting player to their roster Monday.

Big Blue signed guard Austin Droogsma after he tried out for the team in its rookie minicamp over the weekend.

Droogsma went to Florida State, but did not play football. The 6-foot-4, 345-pound Droogsma was a standout performer for the Seminoles in track and field. He placed seventh in the NCAA in 2018 for shot put.

Droogsma has not played football since high school, but he showed the Giants enough in the minicamp to give him a roster spot and a longer look.

In addition to Droogsma, the Giants signed rookie kicker Joey Slye, who played at Virginia Tech.

The Giants also waived three players Monday: linebacker Ukeme Eligwe, defensive end Myles Humphrey and defensive back Michael Hunter.

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