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Giants roster moves: Geno Smith signing official, CB Valentino Blake also added

March 20th, 2017 at 4:25 PM
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Geno Smith

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The New York Giants made the signing of former New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith official on Monday.

A 2013 second-round pick, Smith started in 29 games his first two seasons. He played in only three games with one start the last two seasons, and is currently still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in his only 2016 start.

“I think the opportunity to learn from (quarterbacks) coach (Frank) Cignetti, coach (Ben) McAdoo, and to be alongside Eli (Manning) and learn from him, a two-time Super Bowl champion and, in my opinion, a Hall of Fame quarterback,” Smith said in a statement released by the Giants. “I think it will work out tremendously for me. And it’s also an opportunity to be on a real good team, a winning team, get healthy – it’s just a perfect scenario for me. I couldn’t have written it up any better myself.”

Smith, 26, joins Josh Johnson as veteran backups for Eli Manning.

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Tags: Eli Manning, Geno Smith, He lasted only three games with the Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, Janoris Jenkins, Josh Johnson, Leon Hall, Los Angeles Rams, March 20, 2017, New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl, Tennessee Titans, Trevin Wade, Valentino Blake

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