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From XFL to NFL: Giants get New York Guardians DB Dravon Askew-Henry on two-year deal

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 4 days ago By Pat Leonard, New York Daily News

Dravon Askew-Henry is going from the XFL to the NFL, from the New York Guardians to the Giants.

He’ll still play his home games at MetLife Stadium, but his jersey and league will change.

The Giants and Askew-Henry, 24, a second-year defensive back out of West Virginia, agreed to terms Tuesday on a two-year contract, according to a source.

The XFL recently cancelled the remainder of its inaugural reboot season due to the coronavirus pandemic and announced that its players were free to sign with NFL teams starting on Monday.

Houston Roughnecks quarterback P.J. Walker became the first XFL player to make the jump on Monday, reuniting with his former Temple coach Matt Rhule on the Carolina Panthers.

Askew-Henry played four years at West Virginia and signed as an undrafted free agent last spring with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He spent the offseason with the Steelers before being released on cutdown day.

Askew-Henry (5-11, 187 pounds) played mostly safety in college and was listed as a safety by the Steelers last season and the Guardians this year. But he also lined up at corner for the Guardians and is expected to compete on the Giants roster in the slot, where youngsters Grant Haley and Corey Ballentine struggled mightily last season.

He is cousins with former Jets shutdown corner Darrelle Revis, reportedly through marriage, and originally hails from Aliquippa, Pa.

Askew-Henry had a whopping five passes defended in his final XFL game on the road against the Dallas Renegades. And he played his home games with the Guardians at the Meadowlands.

So he won’t have to go anywhere to get to his new home.


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