The New York Giants announced a number of roster moves on Tuesday evening, including the placement of running back David Wilson (neck) on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR). The team also waived defensive end Kendrick Adams, who was very active in Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills, and have signed veteran defensive end Israel Idonije and rookie tight end Jerome Cunningham.
Idonije, who went undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft, has spent time with the Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears (twice) and Detroit Lions. In 11 NFL seasons, he's played in 149 games, collecting 282 tackles, 29 sacks, six forced fumbles and 25 stuffs.
For Idonije, his best season came as a member of the Bears in 2010 when he made 49 tackles and added a career-high eight sacks.
After nine years with the Bears, Idonije signed with the Lions in 2013. He played in 15 games, but finished the season on Injured Reserve (IR) with a neck injury. At the beginning of this offseason, he returned to the Bears on a one-year deal, but was released two months after he had signed.
At 33-years of age, many figured Idonije had played his final NFL game, but he finds himself with one more potential opportunity with the Giants — if even just showcasing himself to the other 31 teams over the final four preseason games. If nothing else, he's a well-respected, high-character guy who can offer a little veteran influence to Giants youngsters.
Cunningham, an undrafted rookie free agent, played his college ball at Southern Connecticut State University. A three-year starter for the Owls, Cunningham hauled in 61 receptions for 690 yards and seven touchdowns over his career.
Meanwhile, David Wilson officially cleared waivers at 4:00 PM EST after being waived/injured on Monday. He was subsequently placed on IR where he will earn the remainder of his 2014 salary (full cap hit).
Adams had signed a Reserve/Futures contract with the Giants back in December.
Idonije will wear No. 72.
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