Ryan Anderson has already enjoyed one successful season in northern New Jersey. Will he have the chance for another one?
The Giants signed the former Rutger punter Sunday after a tryout during rookie minicamp last week. Anderson punted for the Scarlet Knights during the 2017 season as a graduate transfer.
Before landing at Rutgers, the lefty kicker played Division II ball at Saginaw Valley State in his native Michigan and spent his junior and senior seasons at Division III Olivet. For the Scarlet Knights, Anderson set the all-time single-season punting average mark (44.4 yards per attempt), was named to the Ray Guy Award watch list and earned first team All-Big Ten honors.
The Giants moved on from former punter Brad Wing during the offseason and traded for Riley Dixon, formerly of the Broncos. Perhaps Anderson will provide some internal competition as the team continues its search to upgrade its special teams play.
Anderson tried out for the Patriots last year.
UPDATE (2:45 p.m.)
The Giants announced they signed DB Tenny Adewusi and DE Alex Jenkins as free agents following rookie mini camp.
Following rookie minicamp, the #NYGiants have signed DB Tenny Adewusi, P Ryan Anderson, and DE Alex Jenkins as Free Agents.- New York Giants (@Giants) May 5, 2019
DE Nate Harvey has been placed on Reserve/Injured. pic.twitter.com/c8lkr2NB7a