10:00am: The Giants have made it official, announcing the signing of Selvie in a press release.
9:42am: Former Cowboys defensive end George Selvie is making the move to another NFC East team, according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports, who reports (via Twitter) that Selvie and the Giants have agreed to terms on a contract. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (via Twitter), it’ll be a one-year, $1.4MM contract for Selvie, with a $200K signing bonus.
Selvie, who turned 28 two weeks ago, has started 29 games for the Cowboys over the past two seasons, recording 10 sacks and 81 tackles. The former Jaguar, Panther, and Ram graded as the league’s 37th-best 4-3 DE among 59 qualifiers per Pro Football Focus (subscription required), but those metrics showed a stark difference between Selvie’s run defense (where he excelled) and his pass rush (where he struggled).
While the Giants hosted Selvie for a visit this week, the team was hardly his only suitor. The Vikings were said to be interested as well, having contacted him on the first day of the legal tampering period earlier in the month. Although Minnesota’s interest waned a little this week, the Buccaneers were also very much in the mix.
In New York, Selvie looks like a good bet to assume many of the defensive snaps that Mathias Kiwanuka played last season — Kiwanuka was cut by the Giants last month. The move will also reunite Selvie with former USF teammate Jason Pierre-Paul.
Dallas Robinson contributed to this post.