Giants could stash promising linebacker on practice squad again for 2024 season

Dyontae Johnson, Giants
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The New York Giants have themselves a front seven for the 2024 NFL season. That being said, anything can happen in the NFL, making it expedient to keep weapons deep within their ranks. The Giants have a talented young linebacker who could be a good insurance policy on their practice squad for the upcoming 2024 season.

Giants’ second-year linebacker Dyontae Johnson is a player to monitor in 2024

Dyontae Johnson, Giants
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Ed Valentine of Big Blue View shined a light on ILB Dyontae Johnson, who may have a strenuous climb up to the 53-man roster, but is a luxury for New York to have in their system, saying this in part:

“A good outcome for Johnson would probably be landing on the practice squad for a second consecutive season,” Valentine wrote.

“Johnson faces competition from players like fifth-round pick Darius Muasau, Carter Coughlin, Darrian Beavers and perhaps even veteran linebacker/special teamer Matthew Adams.”

The 23-year-old defender originally joined the Giants in 2023 as an undrafted free agent. Johnson spent five years at Toledo and produced three sacks in his senior year. With a year under his belt on the Giants’ practice squad, Johnson will enter this summer as a player for the team and the fanbase to watch.

Giants could stockpile a loaded LB lineup by keeping Johnson on the practice squad

New York is stacked at linebacker with Bobby Okereke and Micah McFadden and also has Kayvon Thibodeaux and Brian Burns out on the edge. They also have Isaiah Simmons on their bench, who would be a starter on many other teams. However, Johnson could earn another spot on the practice squad and show his stuff. That could earn him a call-up at any point in the year should injuries ravish the defense, or his play just warrants it.

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