Louis Nix finds new home with N.Y. Giants

IRISH STEW

ND Insider Staff
ND Insider

Louis Nix’s first plunge into unemployment didn’t last long.

A couple of days after the former Notre Dame star got cut by the Houston Texas, the New York Giants claimed the former third-round draft choice off waivers and added him to their 53-man roster.

Nix, a 6-2, 321-pound nose guard, spent his entire rookie season last year on injured reserve.

Among other former Irish players getting a reprieve after getting cut Saturday:

• Former ND center and Penn graduate Braxston Cave has been added to the Detroit Lions’ practice squad.

• Rookie tight end and seventh-round draft choice Ben Koyack gets added to Jacksonville’s practice squad.

• The Baltimore Ravens added former ND/Stanford tight end Konrad Reuland to their practice squad.

Among the former Irish players cut Saturday and still looking to be added to an active roster or a practice squad include:

• Offensive lineman Eric Olsen, cut by the Cleveland Browns.

• Offensive lineman Mike Golic Jr., cut by the New Orleans Saints.

• Running back Jonas Gray and linebacker Darius Fleming, cut by the New England Patriots.

• Running back George Atkinson III, cut by the Oakland Raiders.

• Notre Dame/Delaware defensive lineman Ronald Talley and Notre Dame/UCLA wide receiver Shaq Evans both cut by the New York Jets.

Louis Nix (right), here walking with Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly after an Irish win over Rice last season, was picked up by the New York Giants on Sunday. (SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)