Giants sign lineman Nick Williams just before training camp

The moves keep coming for the Giants as they open training camp.

The team plans to sign Nick Williams, a veteran defensive lineman, and waive rookie free agent defensive lineman Jabari Ellis on Tuesday as players reported to camp.

Williams is a well-traveled 32-year old, originally an undrafted 2013 seventh-round draft pick of the Steelers. He has also been with the Chiefs, Dolphins, Bears and Lions. Williams signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Lions prior to the 2020 season and went on to make 30 starts the past two seasons — after starting only five games in his first six years in the NFL. He has 7.5 career sacks with six of them coming in 2019 with the Bears.

Ellis was signed in May after going undrafted out of South Carolina.

The Giants appear set with their three-man starting defensive line of newcomer Jihad Ward and returnees Dexter Lawrence and Leonard Williams for new defensive coordinator Wink Martindale. Williams will compete for a roster spot.

Nick Williams celebrates against the Ravens on Sept. 26, 2021.
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Nicks Williams sacks Aaron Rodgers in a Sept. 20, 2021 game.
Nicks Williams sacks Aaron Rodgers in a Sept. 20, 2021 game.
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Williams participated in a tryout held by the Giants on Monday. Out of that tryout, the Giants also decided to sign safety Andrew Adams, who began his NFL career with the Giants in 2016 as an undrafted rookie out of UConn.

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