Attleboro Native, URI Alum Kyle Murphy Signed to Giants’ Roster

The Giants today signed rookie offense lineman Kyle Murphy off their practice squad and waived tight end Eric Tomlinson and guard Kenny Wiggins.

Murphy, 6-4 and 302 pounds, was signed as an undrafted free agent on April 30. He was waived at the end of training camp on Sept. 5 and signed the following day to the practice squad, where he spent the season’s first nine weeks.

At the University of Rhode Island, Murphy played in 43 games with 36 starts and demonstrated his versatility by starting at four different positions – 21 games at left tackle, nine at left guard, five at right tackle and one at center. As a senior in 2019, he was a team captain and started all 11 games at left tackle.

“I think like a lot of the young guys right now in our program,” Judge said, “this guy, obviously missing spring and not having the opportunity through some preseason games to really demonstrate some things and really gain a lot of experience, he’s been able to really use the first half of the season of kind of getting on track, get used to the speed of the game, and really show some improvement for us on a daily basis in practice. I think Kyle is a good, young player that’s worth developing. We enjoy having him in the program. He’s a guy that’s worked very hard with Fitz (director of strength and performance Craig Fitzgerald) and his crew and has changed his body a good bit. I see him moving, I see some athleticism, has some power, he has some nasty to him in how he plays. He’s a guy right there that we just think in terms of a young guy, worth developing, and giving us some depth on the roster moving forward. He was a good candidate.”

Given all the positions Murphy has played, where does Judge see him lining up?

“Kyle is definitely more of an inside guy,” Judge said. “He’s played guard and center for us. He’s played some tackle in his history, too. It isn’t something we’d ever rule out putting him outside. But I’d say, primarily, he’s more of an inside guy.”

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