The Giants acquired OL Billy Price, a former first-round draft choice, from the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for defensive lineman B.J. Hill and a 2022 conditional seventh-round draft choice, the teams announced on Monday.
The 26-year-old Price(6-4, 310 pounds) was selected out of Ohio State by the Bengals 21st overall in the 2018 draft. He played in 42 games in three seasons, including 19 starts at the center and guard spots
Hill, 26, did not play last night in New York’s preseason finale against New England.
Giants head coach Joe Judge praised Hill on Monday, but he believes adding Price was too good to pass up.
“Honestly, he’s a guy that there has drawn a lot of interest,” Giants coach Joe Judge said. “I have a lot of respect for B.J. as a player. I think he’s a starting defensive lineman in this league. He’s in a unique position in the room he’s in. He’s in the last year of his contract, and I think this is an opportunity to improve our team and also put a player that we have a lot of respect for in a position to go out there and get paid starter money.”
Hill, who played collegiately at North Carolina State, was originally a third-round draft choice by the Giants in 2018. Last season, Hill played in all 16 games for the third consecutive season and tallied 32 tackles (15 solo) and 1.0 sack.
Giants have been busy in the month of August:
Including Monday’s trade, New York has made four in August. On August 16, the Giants acquired cornerback/special teamer Keion Crossen from the Houston Texans for a 2023 sixth-round selection. They acquired Josh Jackson from Green Bay for Isaac Yiadom in a swap of cornerbacks the following day. Last Thursday, they traded kicker Ryan Santoso to the Carolina Panthers for a conditional 2022 seventh-round draft choice.