Giants re-sign veteran center Jon Halapio, WR Johnny Holton

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 29: Daniel Jones #8 and Jon Halapio #75 of the New York Giants communicate during their game against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium on September 29, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants created more competition for the center job, re-signing Jon Halapio.

The Giants announced the signing Wednesday, along with wide receiver Johnny Holton. To make room on the roster, tackle Jackson Dennis was waived and defensive back Jaquarius Landrews (neck) was waived/injured.

Spencer Pulley and Nick Gates have been competing for the center job with Halapio waiting for a new contract.

Halapio started 15 games last season before sustaining an Achilles tendon injury in the season finale. He missed most of the 2018 season with an injury to his right ankle and leg. The 29-year-old started six games at right guard the previous season.

Gates seemed to have the edge for the starting job at center. Pulley has missed time with an undisclosed injury the past week.

Holton spent his first three seasons with the Oakland Raiders and last year with the Pittsburgh Steelers, getting three starts. He has played in 48 regular-season games with four starts, and has 14 receptions for 273 yards and three touchdowns. Holton also played in one postseason game for the Raiders.

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