Giants Sign LB Nate Stupar

The Giants have signed free agent linebacker Nate Stupar, according to a tweet from his agency.

Stupar, 30, was released by the Saints earlier this week but quickly drew interest on the free agent market. Had Stupar not signed with New York, he had another visit lined up with an unidentified club, tweets Mike Triplett of ESPN.com.

Stupar entered the league as a seventh-round draft pick in 2012. He’s mostly served as a backup during his NFL career, but he’s played plenty of snaps on special teams, an area of great need for the Giants. New York ranked dead last in Football Outsiders’ special teams DVOA in 2017, but Stupar should be able to help the club improve.

Although he shouldn’t be expected to see much time on defense, Stupar is capable of playing inside linebacker in the Giants’ new 3-4 scheme. He’ll provide depth behind starters Alec Ogletree and B.J. Goodson.

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