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Giants pick up Selvie to enhance pass rush

Defensive end George Selvie spent last season with Dallas. The Bucs had reached out to the former USF standout.
Defensive end George Selvie spent last season with Dallas. The Bucs had reached out to the former USF standout.
Published Mar. 21, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Giants are cornering the market on defensive ends from USF.

Less than a month after designating two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul as their franchise player, the Giants on Friday signed his former Bulls teammate George Selvie as a free agent.

Contract terms were not immediately available.

"I think that's a great pickup," Pierre-Paul said. "He's a good player. George can play the run and rush the passer. From the film I've watched, he's gotten better as a player."

Selvie and Pierre-Paul played at USF in 2009, and it's conceivable they could go into the season as the Giants' starting defensive ends in September.

The signing also reunites Selvie with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who was his head coach when he was drafted by the Rams in 2010.

The Bucs reached out to the veteran defensive end, according to his agent, Deryk Gilmore. Tampa Bay had Selvie briefly in 2013, signing him in April of that year but releasing him in May without even taking him to preseason camp.

Sharper resolution?

An attorney for retired safety Darren Sharper told a Los Angeles judge that she's planning a resolution of the rape charges filed against Sharper in four states.

Attorney Blair Berk said Sharper would enter a plea Monday in two jurisdictions, including California, that would resolve sexual assault allegations also pending in New Orleans, Las Vegas and the Phoenix area.

Earlier in the day, Sharper was charged with drugging and raping two tourists at a Las Vegas Strip hotel while they were unconscious. The account is similar to allegations made against Sharper in California, Louisiana and Arizona.

The Nevada charges showed that police and prosecutors are focusing on a pattern of drug-and-attack cases against the five-time Pro Bowl player and TV analyst in Los Angeles, New Orleans and the Phoenix area.

Sharper, 39, is sought on a warrant in Las Vegas. But he has been jailed since Feb. 27, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Bucs ADD PUNTER: Tampa Bay added a third punter to its offseason roster, announcing a deal with Andrew Wilder on Friday. Wilder, 24, was not in the NFL in 2014. A Northern Arizona product, Wilder joins Chase Tenpenny and Michael Koenen on the punting depth chart.

Browns: Dwayne Bowe, a former Pro Bowl wide receiver with Kansas City, signed a two-year contract. The 30-year-old is a legitimate down-the-field target to help Cleveland's passing game, and he'll help offset the loss of Josh Gordon, who will serve a one-season NFL suspension in 2015 for drug violations. Bowe made 532 receptions and scored 44 touchdowns with the Chiefs, who recently released him to save room under the salary cap.

Colts: The team said it has agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent linebacker Nate Irving. Irving spent the past four seasons with the Broncos, where he had 104 tackles, two sacks and 22 special teams stops in 54 regular season games, including 12 starts.

Dolphins: Safety Louis Delmas is back on a one-year deal. The team also re-signed backup quarterback Matt Moore and reserve running back LaMichael James to one-year contracts.