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Giants sign 8 undrafted rookies, including 1 international player


The Giants made their final pick of the 2024 NFL Draft two weeks ago, but the roster-building wasn’t done.

The front office worked the phones to line up their undrafted free agents ahead of rookie minicamp, which is now underway at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Ten days later, the rookies will join the veterans for the first of 10 organized team practice activities (OTAs).

“Hats off to the personnel staff, the coaching staff, everybody in this building as far as process,” general manager Joe Schoen said on the final day of the draft. “There’s a lot that goes into it. I like where we ended up this weekend, and now that it’s all said and done, we still have free agency and we are out there working on that now. I feel like we’re in a good spot after the draft.”

Before the rookies took the field, the team announced the signings of seven undrafted rookies on Friday morning, plus another who will be exempt as an international player.

Free Agent Signing

  • WR Ayir Asante (Wyoming)
  • WR John Jiles (West Florida)
  • DB Alex Johnson (UCLA)
  • OT Marcellus Johnson (Missouri)
  • G Jake Kubas (North Dakota State)
  • DE Ovie Oghoufo (LSU)
  • DL Casey Rogers (Oregon)

Selection List Signing

  • WR Malik Nabers (LSU)
  • RB Tyrone Tracy Jr. (Purdue)

Free Agent Signing – Exempt/International Player

  • K Jude McAtamney (Rutgers)

Waived, Injured

  • RB Deon Jackson

View photos of the 2024 class reporting for rookie minicamp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

Ayir Asante, WR, Wyoming

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 178

Asante, a 2023 graduate of Holy Cross who played a fifth year at the University of Wyoming, played in 40 games for Holy Cross from 2019 to 2022, totaling 1,718 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns, which ranked in the top 10 in program history at the time of his graduation. Asante started his career at Holy Cross with a strong freshman year, which included 697 receiving yards and six touchdowns to earn Hero Sports Freshman All-America honors. A native of Franklin Township, N.J., Asante earned All-Patriot League honors three times.

John Jiles, WR, West Florida

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 219

Jiles transferred to UWF from Virginia Union last season and caught 54 passes for 1,081 yards and 13 touchdowns in just 10 games. He averaged 20.0 yards per catch with a long of 77 yards.

Alex Johnson, DB, UCLA

Height: 6-0 | Weight: 185

Johnson led the Pac-12 last season with five interceptions, the most by a Bruin since 2009. He was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection by the league coaches.

Marcellus Johnson, OT, Missouri

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 307

A grad transfer, Johnson appeared in 10 games for Missouri last season and played primarily on the field goal unit. Before Missouri, he spent four season as Eastern Michigan and earned Academic All-MAC honors three times. As a senior in 2021, he started all 13 games at left tackle for the Eagles.

Jake Kubas, G, North Dakota State

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 308

Kubas started 44 games at right guard over the last three seasons, earning first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference and FCS All-America honors in 2023. He blocked for an offense that ranked fourth in the FCS averaging 237.3 rushing yards per game and led the nation in rushing yards (3,560), rushing touchdowns (47) and offensive touchdowns (69). The Bison also ranked second nationally in passing efficiency, completion percentage, and red zone scoring. As a freshman, he won the MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award. Father, Monte Kubas, was a defensive lineman at NDSU from 1991 to 1994. His older brother, Zach Kubas, was an offensive lineman for the Bison during his first two years in the program.

Ovie Oghoufo, DE, LSU

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 248

Oghoufo played one season at LSU following two years at Texas (2021-22) and three at Notre Dame (2018-20). He played a total of 58 games in his college career, starting 31 times (20 at Texas, 11 at LSU) and finishing with 152 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss. and 15.5 sacks. He was twice named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll at Texas.

Casey Rogers, DT, Oregon

Height: 6-5 | Weight: 305

Rogers was a standout lacrosse and football player at Westhill High School in Syracuse, N.Y. He committed to play lacrosse at Syracuse, where his father Lelan was an assistant coach. Rogers had a change of heart and decided instead to pursue football at the collegiate level. He turned down scholarship offers from Western Michigan and West Virginia and opted to spend one year at Old Farms prep school in Avon, Conn., to increase his football exposure.

Rogers eventually joined the Nebraska football program and redshirted in his first season in 2018. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors over the next three seasons before transferring to Oregon in 2022. Rogers played in all 13 games while making 12 starts in first season with the Ducks and recorded a career-high 34 total tackles, 15 solo, with 3.5 tackles for loss, two pass breakups, and a fumble recovery. In his final season, he played in all 14 games and made two starts while recording 22 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks.

Jude McAtamney, K, Rutgers

Height: 6-2 | Weight: 205

A native of Derry, Ireland, McAtamney was named named to the Academic All-Big Ten list in 2023, when he set a school record with 40 touchbacks on 60 attempts. In 2022, he played in all 12 games and went 12-for-18 on field goals, including five made attempts of at least 40 yards with a long of 49 twice.

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