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Giants Add Defensive Tackle Depth to Practice Squad After Nick Williams Injury

Isaiah De Los Santos
The New York Giants are adding some defensive tackle depth after the injury to Nick Williams.
The New York Giants are adding some defensive tackle depth after the injury to Nick Williams. / (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)
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The New York Giants suffered a blow in Week 8 after defensive tackle Nick Williams suffered a biceps injury. The issue is apparently significant, as Williams was placed on the injured reserve list Monday and isn't expected to return in 2022.

Following this unfortunate news, the Giants moved quickly to add some DT depth.

New York is expected to sign free agent Aaron Crawford, according to ESPN's Jordan Ranaan. Crawford was among the team's workouts on Monday, and his audition has led to a spot on the practice squad.

Crawford entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina in 2020. After recording 7.5 sacks for the Tar Heels over his last three collegiate seasons, he landed with the Baltimore Ravens. The Virginia native played in one game for Baltimore as a rookie, which is still his only regular-season appearance of his career to this point.

At the very least, the 25-year-old provides another potential option for this defensive line following the loss of Williams. The latter leaves a sizable hole behind after starting each of the Giants' first seven games.

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