Giants sign cornerback Gavin Heslop

The Giants signed defensive back Gavin Heslop, the team announced Friday.

In a corresponding move, tackle Korey Cunningham was terminated with a non-football injury.

The 24-year-old Heslop, who started three games for the Seahawks last season, made his NFL debut for the Seahawks last November 21 vs. Arizona. Heslop participated in four defensive and 30 special teams snaps and had one special teams tackle (vs. the Texans). He broke his tibia and fibula on December 12 and missed the rest of the season

Heslop joined Seattle as an undrafted rookie out of Stony Brook University in 2020 and spent almost that entire season on the team’s practice squad. He was elevated to the roster for one game (at Miami on Oct. 4) but did not play.

The 27-year-old Cunningham was signed to the Giants’ practice squad on September 7, 2021 and to the active roster on October 10. He played in 12 games as a reserve lineman (113 snaps) and on special teams (34). Cunningham played a season-high 67 snaps at right tackle at Philadelphia on Dec. 26 after starter Matt Peart suffered a first-quarter knee injury.

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