Adewale Ojomo makes Giants roster after strong finish to preseason
Sep/03/12 10:02 PM Filed in: Adewale Ojomo
At first, Adewale Ojomo was just flashing a bit and getting in Tim Tebow's head.
By the end of the preseason, the defensive end was winning games, sparing all of us from preseason overtime and downright forcing the Giants to keep him.
The undrafted free agent defensive end will make the team's final 53-man roster today, according to someone informed of the team's plans. The person requested anonymity because the Giants won't release their transactions until 9 p.m.
Ojomo had four sacks over his last three preseason games, including a strip sack of New England Patriots' quarterback Brian Hoyer to set up the game-winning field goal on Wednesday. Ojomo nearly had another strip sack, which he called "an Osi Umenyiora move," earlier in the game when he hit Ryan Mallett's arm as Mallett tried to throw.
Even Justin Tuck said he didn't see Ojomo's emergence coming in the spring and early summer.
"You didn't see that at all," Tuck said. "But he came in, continued to work, listened and went out there and made plays and at the end of the day that's what it's about. He took advantage of the opportunities given to him. I would dare say he probably had one of the best camps of any defensive end I've seen, not only here but around the league."