Ex-Giants Wes Martin, Rysen John claimed off waivers
The New York Giants waived four players on Tuesday — tight ends Rysen John and Jake Hausmann, linebacker Omari Cobb and offensive lineman Wes Martin.
For two of them, it didn’t take long to find new homes.
The Chicago Bears swooped in and quickly claimed John off of waivers.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) May 11, 2022
John, 24, came to the Giants by way of Canada. A graduate of Simon Fraser, he was selected in the third round of the 2020 CFL draft. He also went unselected in the NFL draft that same year. In 2021, John signed with the Giants but did not make a regular season appearance.
Shortly before Chicago claimed John, it was announced that the Jacksonville Jaguars had claimed Martin.
The @Jaguars have made the following roster moves, the team announced today:
• Claimed OL Wes Martin off of waivers from the New York Giants
• Claimed DE/OLB Rashod Berry off of waivers from Detroit
• Waived K Matthew Wright
— JaguarsPR (@JaguarsPR) May 11, 2022
Martin, 25, was originally a fourth-round pick of the Washington Redskins in the 2019 NFL draft. He spent the 2021 season with the Giants, appearing in seven games with one start.
Hausmann and Cobb went unclaimed and are now unrestricted free agents.