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Report: Former PSU CB Amani Oruwariye Signs with New York Giants

On Thursday, former Detroit Lions and Penn State cornerback Amani Oruwariye agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Giants, according to Jordan Schultz of theScore.

In 53 career games (38 starts) Oruwariye has recorded 173 tackles (143 solo), 24 pass breakups, nine interceptions, four tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Oruwariye had his best season as a pro in 2021 when he recorded 57 tackles, 11 pass breakups and six interceptions. He had a down year last season and was ultimately benched midway through the season. He finished with a 30.0 Grade from Pro Football Focus.

The Lions had already replaced him by signing former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cameron Sutton to a three-year deal earlier this off-season.

Oruwaryie was selected in the fifth-round, No. 146 overall out of Penn State in the 2019 NFL Draft. At Penn State he was First Team All-Big Ten in 2018 and received Second Team All-Big Ten honors in 2017. He recorded 107 tackles, 30 pass breakups and eight interceptions in his career at Penn State.

Ourwariye will provide a depth piece to the Giants as he will have the potential to play a nickel or dime role in Don “Wink” Martindale’s defense.

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