Giants sign pass rusher Ryan Anderson as active NFL free agency continues

The Giants are staying busy.

The team signed outside linebacker Ryan Anderson to a one-year deal on Tuesday morning, according to multiple reports. The contract is worth $1.125 million and will count for $987,500 against the salary cap.

Anderson was a second-round selection for Washington out of Alabama in 2017. The 26-year-old had six sacks in four seasons, including a career-high four in 2019.

Despite those limited stats, he has flashed some of the potential that made him sought after in the draft. Anderson had a two sacks and three forced fumbles against the Eagles in a December 2019 game.

The Giants have made big splashes with the signings of receiver Kenny Golladay and cornerback Adoree’ Jackson, as well as retaining Leonard Williams on a three-year, $63 million deal.

They have also made a number of smaller moves aimed to improve their front seven, including adding defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo and veteran linebacker Reggie Ragland.

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