Report: Giants Signing Former XFL DB Dravon Askew-Henry

The Former New York Guardian Is Headed To The NFL

Alex Greenberg
March 24, 2020 - 3:15 pm

It looks like the Giants are going to try their luck with a player who made waves in the XFL.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Giants are signing Dravon Askew-Henry, a defensive back who was playing for the local New York Guardians in the new domestic football league.

Rapoport is reporting that Askew-Henry has signed a two-year deal with the team. XFL players have been permitted to sign with NFL clubs since Monday.

Askew-Henry played his college ball at West Virginia. He signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent after the 2019 NFL draft, but he didn’t make the final roster.

Dravon Askew-Henry of the New York Guardians breaks up a pass intended for Donald Parham #49 of the Dallas Renegades at an XFL football game against the Dallas Renegades on March 07, 2020 in Arlington, Texas.
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Askew-Henry is changing teams and changing leagues, but his home stadium will still be the same. The Guardians also play their games at MetLife Stadium.

The cornerback also has another local connection. One of his cousins by marriage is none other than former Jets CB Darrelle Revis.

The XFL season was cancelled because of the coronavirus, but there was a funny incident involving Askew-Henry before it came to a premature end. After being flagged, Askew-Henry caught the flag that was thrown at him and tossed it back at the referee, thus earning another penalty.