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New York Giants Join List Of Teams Signing XFL Players

A picture of two New York Giants helmets.

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 07: Helmets of the New York Giants rests on the sideline during a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Yesterday saw multiple XFL quarterbacks get signed by NFL teams. It looks like today is the defensive backs' turn.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the New York Giants are signing defensive back Dravon Askew-Henry to a two-year free agent contract. Askew-Henry played for the XFL's New York Guardians before the league's season was shut down due to coronavirus.

Askew-Henry also has ties to the other New York-area NFL team. He is a cousin--through marriage--of former Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Askew-Henry was regarded as one of the XFL's top defensive backs through five weeks of games. Another secondary standout--Deatrick Nichols of the Houston Roughnecks--signed a deal with the New Orleans Saints today.

Yesterday, two of the league's star quarterbacks, P.J. Walker and Jordan Ta'amu, signed with the Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs.

Askew-Henry played free and 'bandit' safety during his college years at West Virginia, starting 51 career games. He finished his career with 215 tackles, six interceptions and 10 passes defensed.

Askew-Henry was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection in 2018 as a redshirt senior.