Veteran NFL reporter Howard Balzer reported that former Denver Broncos DE Robert Ayers visited the Giants yesterday.
T Jason Fox (Lions) had tryout in Kansas City. DE Robert Ayers (Denver) visited the Giants. S Kurt Coleman (Eagles) visited Jets.—
Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) April 01, 2014
The Daily News’ Ebenezer Samuel tells us this morning that Ayers is still in town…
Robert Ayers' visit to the Giants went overnight. He is still in East Rutherford.—
Ebenezer Samuel (@ebenezersamuel) April 02, 2014
Rotoworld: It’s Ayers’ first trip in over two weeks. He made a visit to Cincinnati shortly after the start of free agency. He’d be a situational pass rusher for a Giants team that’s remaking its defensive line.
Not a very hot commodity as you can see. Ayers, 28, was the No. 18 overall selection out of Tennessee in the 2009 NFL Draft. The Broncos originally used the Jersey City native as an OLB before moving him to DE in 2011.
Ayers is not known for his passrushing ability, recording only 12 sacks over his five-year career, although 5.5 of those came in 2013.
The Giants, should they sign him, will use him in their DE rotation as a situational player. They currently have only three DE’s on the roster – Jason Pierre-Paul, Mathias Kiwanuka and Damontre Moore.