The New York Giants have agreed to a contract with former XFL defensive once more Dravon Askew-Henry.
Sources knowledgeable NFL Network and the New York Daily News that Askew-Henry agreed to a two-year pact with the NFC East franchise. Askew-Henry appeared in 5 video games for the XFL’s New York Guardians sooner than the 2020 season was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Askew-Henry had 208 complete tackles, 155 solo tackles, 10 passes defended, 9.5 tackles for a loss, six interceptions, and a touchdown in 49 video games all through his four-year collegiate career at West Virginia. He was an undrafted rookie free agent closing off-season sooner than spending time in Pittsburgh Steelers teaching camp.
Askew-Henry is a distant cousin to former New York Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis, collectively along with his uncle married to Revis’ mother. He knowledgeable the Daily News he has had an in-depth relationship with Revis for a lot of his life. Revis moreover helped Askew-Henry put collectively for the 2019 NFL Draft.
“He helped me mentally, was showing me how to eat, being a mentor,” Askew-Henry knowledgeable the Daily News. “I and Darrelle are close. We were family even before we were family. He lived up the street from me my whole life. We’ve been close for so long.”
Askew-Henry has carried out at every safety and nickel cornerback. He was credited with 11 complete tackles and 6 transfer breakups all through his XFL advertising marketing campaign. Five of those passes defense obtained right here in his final XFL recreation, a 30-12 win in the direction of the Dallas Renegades March 7 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.
Askew-Henry is one in every of a lot of former XFL stars who’ve agreed to NFL contracts over a previous couple of days. Star quarterback P.J. Walker was the first participant to agree to an NFL contract, turning into a member of the Carolina Panthers. Former St. Louis BattleHawks quarterback Jordan Ta’amu agreed to a contract Monday with the Kansas City Chiefs. Former XFL defensive once more Deatrick Nichols agreed to be part of the New Orleans Saints on Monday.