For­mer Penn State LB Stu­par set to re-sign with Gi­ants

The Morning Call - - SPORTS - By Joe Sauber

For­mer Nit­tany Lion Nathan Stu­par is re­port­edly re­turn­ing to the Big Ap­ple. Stu­par is re­sign­ing with the New York Gi­ants, ac­cord­ing to Jor­dan Raanan of ESPN’s NFL Na­tion.

The line­backer ap­peared to con­firm the news with a tweet of his own, a photo with fel­low Nit­tany Lion-turned-Gi­ant Saquon Barkley, with the cap­tion “I’m back!”

The move comes af­ter in­juries to LBs Alec Ogle­tree and Tae Davis. Tight end Eric Tom­lin­son was waived to make room for Stu­par on the 53-man ros­ter.

Stu­par spent 2018 with the Gi­ants, and re-signed with the team af­ter the sea­son be­fore get­ting cut on Sept. 6. The Gi­ants are Stu­par’s sev­enth NFL team. He spent two sea­sons with the New Or­leans Saints from 20162017, two years with the At­lanta Falcons from 2014-2015 and half a sea­son with the Jack­sonville Jaguars in 2013. He also spent half of the same sea­son with the San Fran­cisco 49ers, and parts of 2012 on the prac­tice squads of the 49ers, Philadel­phia Ea­gles, and Oak­land Raiders, who orig­i­nally drafted Stu­par.

The State Col­lege na­tive was drafted in the sev­enth round with the 230th over­all pick by the Raiders in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played at Penn State from 2007-2011, where he took part in 52 games over his ca­reer, in­clud­ing 16 starts. He fin­ished his ca­reer at Penn State with 205 tack­les, five sacks, four in­ter­cep­tions, and one forced fum­ble.

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For­mer Penn State line­backer Nate Stu­par, who was cut by the Gi­ants on Sept. 6, is set to re­turn to the team.

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