Former Alabama Offensive Lineman Signed by Giants
Former Alabama offensive lineman Chris Owens has signed with the New York Giants, just two days after he was waived by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers picked up the Texas native as an undrafted free agent in May of 2022.
Owens saw time in 53 games in his five seasons with the Crimson Tide.
The Tide veteran left the Capstone as an Alabama coaches 2021 Player of the Week after the victory against Ole Miss, a two-time Wuerffel Trophy Watch List member (one preseason and one regular season), and was named to the 2019 SEC Football Community Service Team. He also was a part of the offensive line that won the 2020 Joe Moore Award.
Last season Owens "helped an Alabama offensive front that opened holes and provided time for the No. 6 scoring offense (39.9 ppg), No. 7 passing offense (338.2 ypg) and pass efficiency offense (166.5), the No. 3 unit in third-down conversion percentage (52.0) and the No. 5 red zone offense (.926) … accounted for 19 knockdown blocks … earned 1,003 snaps over 15 games … part of an Alabama front that earned player of the week honors from the UA coaching staff following the win over Ole Miss while the entire offensive line earned garnered the honor after the SEC Championship Game against Georgia," according to rolltide.com.
The rookie lineman joins a Giants team that went 4-13 last year and finished fourth in the NFC East. Owens will be coached by former Alabama offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and will be teammates with former Alabama players Xavier McKinney, Robert foster, and Evan Neal.