Gabe Watson in for a tryout, Clayton signs.

UPDATED 5:30 PM: The Giants liked what they saw in Gabe Watson and have agreed to terms with the former Arizona Cardinal. Watson will provide much needed depth at the defensive tackle position.

As we’ve said here, the Giants will be in the market for a veteran DT to help take the load of Chris Canty and second round picks Marvin Austin and Linval Joseph. Former Arizona Cardinals DT Gabe Watson is in for a visit today. If he impresses, it’s expected he’ll be offered a minimum contract, something he’s willing to sign for, a source said. Watson played in 7 games and had 7 tackles. Watson, if signed, would provide needed depth in the interior line. He’s a run stuffer.


WR Michael Clayton, who was on the Giants roster towards the end of the season, has re-signed with the Giants, The NFL Network confirms. Clayton had two catches in the season finale last season for 19 yards. This does not mean WR Steve Smith won’t be back. Not at all. He’s simply depth and will compete for a roster spot.

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3 Responses to “Gabe Watson in for a tryout, Clayton signs.”

  1. CMH says:

    Herman Johnson…..Ben Patrick…..Gabe Watson….

    What is with our sudden fascination with AZ Cardinals cast offs??

  2. nycsportzfan says:

    @CMH- Were trying to get big blockers and run stuffers in postions we have questions around.. Meaning, with BOSS possibly not coming back, we go get Patrick because at least he can BLOCK and yes catch a pass from time to time,but as a Stop Gap, we can at least get some quality blocking outta him.. Same thing with Watson.. We need a very cheap DT, and instead of trying to find a very cheap DT that u think might get a sack or so but possibly get beat at POA often, we go and get a guy who at least can be a big body at the POA, and get himself on a couple olineman freeing up other players, and stop RB’s in there tracks, if not anything else.. There stop gap players who the GIANTS probably think are better having because of blocking and run stuffing, rather then take a chance on guys who are more finnese cheap players who will get eaten up more often then not, and maybe if your lucky make a play..

  3. CMH says:

    I don’t have a problem with the concept. But I live in AZ and have seen these guys play. They simply aren’t any good.

    Patrick is not a blocker, he’s more of an H Back. He lost time to a 7th rounder from Stanford last year.

    Watson was a force in college but has never lived up to his potential and has had challlenges with conditioning.

    The Herman Johnson era only lasted 24 hours.

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