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Former SEC Football Standout Cut By NFL Team

A pylon at the CFP National Championship game.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: A detailed view of the ESPN Pylon Cam during the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

A former SEC football standout received some tough news this morning. He's been released by his NFL team.

Aaron Davis, a former standout defensive back at Georgia, was hoping to make the New York Giants roster this fall as an undrafted free agent. That won't be happening, though.

The Giants announced this morning that they've waived/injured the rookie defensive back.

Here's the release:

Simonson is a native of Red Bank, N.J. who played at Middletown High School. At Assumption College, he played in 36 games with 31 starts and had 104 receptions for 1,537 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Simonson joins Evan Engram, Rhett Ellison, Jerell Adams, Kyle Carter and Ryan O’Malley on the Giants’ current roster.

To make room for Simonson, rookie defensive back Aaron Davis was waived injured.

Davis, a Georgia native, started in all 15 games for the Bulldogs last season. He was fifth on the team with 43 total tackles.

Hopefully he can land somewhere else.