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New York Giants re-signing linebacker Nate Stupar

Nate Stupar

The New York Giants are bringing back linebacker Nate Stupar.  He signed with the Giants after being released by the Saints in early September. He played 338 special teams snaps and the 31-year-old, finished last season tied for second among all Giants in special-teams tackles.

Stupar was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft after playing for Penn State. He was released in September of that same year, and then signed to the Philadelphia Eagles’ practice squad. After being signed and released by the San Fransisco 49ers, Stupar was claimed by the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he lead the team in preseason tackles. However, he was cut in lieu of the more versatile J. T. Thomas.

He then began gaining more traction with the teams he tried out for, he spent a full season with the Atlanta Falcons, and on March 16, 2016, Stupar signed a three-year, $5 million contract with the New Orleans Saints. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL in October of 2017, and was released in September of 2018 before the Giants signed him.

Stupar has started in 10 of his 79 games played. He has one career interception and three fumble recoveries, including one 84-yard return for a touchdown.

Add Stupar to the list of 2018 Giants players who have re-signed with the team, it includes cornerback Tony Lippett, wide receiver Bennie Fowler, long snapper Zak DeOssie, safety Antonio Hamilton and wide receiver Cody Latimer. However, New York has made much more noise around who they got rid of this offseason. The team traded defensive end Olivier Vernon and star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Celevland Browns.