Last season, Will Johnson saw his playing time diminish with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, he moves to New York where he hopes to find a bigger role.
When NFL free-agency began, Johnson met with the Jets, Bears, Titans, and Chargers.
The deal with the Giants will be for two years. The financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.
Johnson gives the Giants versatility as a fullback/tight end as well as experience on special teams. As a tweener, he gives Eli Manning a thick target in the passing game. In his career, Johnson has 235 receiving yards with two touchdowns. He shows 15 career tackles on special teams.
Last season, the Giants did not list a fullback on their depth chart. Ben McAdoo takes over as head coach for the G-men after the departure of Tom Coughlin.