Lee, who went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Furman, was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but would eventually land on the New Orleans Saints' practice squad before being placed on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR) following hernia surgery. In 2013, he signed with the St. Louis Rams, but as the team trimmed their rosters to 53 men in late August, Lee was again placed on season-ending IR with what head coach Jeff Fisher called a "serious" knee injury.
"It doesn't look good for Ryan right now, but we will do tests tomorrow. We're suspecting ACL," Fisher said at the time.
Only three days after being placed on IR, the Rams waived/injured Lee with an injury settlement. However, contrary to what Fisher stated at the time, Lee required only three weeks of physical therapy and rehab before returning to football-related activities.
The 6'3'', 310 lbs. lineman is no stranger to the Giants, having worked out for the team prior to signing with St. Louis.
“I’ve been working out at a facility in Houston. I’ve just been working out there and staying in shape. I had a workout a few weeks ago with the Giants," Lee said in June. "That workout went well."
Following his workout, Lee was not immediately signed to a deal with the Giants.
Update: In addition to Lee, the Giants also worked out linebacker Spencer Adkins, punters Dylan Breeding and Jordan Gay, tight end Daniel Fells, safety Dwight Lowery, defensive ends Alex Hall and Cameron Sheffield and offensive lineman Edwin Williams. Both Adkins and Fells were signed.
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