The Giants had brought Taylor in for a visit Monday and made a decision to sign the four-year veteran pass rusher to a one-year deal. Taylor has appeared in 61 regular-season games for the Detroit Lions since being selected in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, including 18 regular-season starts. The former fourth-round pick out of SC also has experience on the interior defensive line, and could see some snaps on third down passing scenarios.
The Giants announced the moves Thursday, adding two veterans who have played in 102 National Football League games. The Giants also have defensive ends Romeo Okwara, Kerry Wynn, and Owa Odighizuwa returning in 2017.
After the addition of a couple defensive veterans to the 90-man roster, the New York Giants on Thursday terminated the contract of safety Rahim Moore and waived linebacker Ishaq Williams. The 6-foot-1, 208-pound safety is expected to compete for a backup role during training camp.
The 27-year-old Ihenacho spent the last three seasons in Washington. A year earlier, with 15 games appearances and no starts, Taylor registered 7.0 sacks. He had 59 tackles and two passes defensed, plus seven special teams tackles (five solo).