It was previously reported and now it has been made official: the New York Giants have re-signed veteran offensive lineman Jon Halapio.
“God is Good! I’m humbled and honored to be signing with the Giants for the 2018 season! It’s a huge day for my family,” Halapio tweeted. “I’m grateful to the Giants organization for believing in me, my mgmt team for supporting me, and — most of all — the good Lord who continues to open doors for me!”
Halapio, an exclusive rights free agent (ERFA) who was tendered on Monday, joined the Giants last November and appeared in six games, performing unexpectedly well in those six games.
Halapio spent time on the Giants’ practice squad in both 2016 and 2017, but was promoted to the 53-man roster and, as noted previously, thrust into the starting lineup late last season. His first career start came in Week 12 in place of the injured D.J. Fluker.
The 6-foot-2, 320-pound Halapio offers the Giants solid depth and a little versatility, but isn’t really in line to start.
In addition to the Giants, Halapio has had two stints with the New England Patriots, and brief stops with the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals.
As an ERFA, Halapio had to sign his tender with the Giants or sit out the 2018 season.