Updated: March 21, 2014, 5:53 PM ET
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John Jerry, one of the three offensive linemen named in NFL investigator Ted Wells’ report on the Miami Dolphins’ bullying scandal, has signed a contract with the New York Giants.
The Giants announced the deal in a release Friday afternoon, referring to Jerry as an addition to the team’s “new-look offensive line.”
Richie Incognito, Mike Pouncey and Jerry were cited by Wells last month as players who participated in “a pattern of harassment” against Dolphins teammate Jonathan Martin, who left the team in October.
“We did our homework on John, like we do with every player we sign,” said Giants GM Jerry Reese in a statement. “We were satisfied with the answers we got about John as a player and person.”
Martin was traded to the San Francisco 49ers earlier this month, and Incognito remains an unrestricted free agent. Pouncey, a Pro Bowl center, remains on Miami’s roster.
Jerry, 27, started all 16 games at right guard in each of the past two seasons for the Dolphins. The 349-pound Jerry, who also has played offensive tackle, appeared in 57 games over his four-year career with Miami.
Jerry is the latest addition in what has been a busy offseason for the Giants, who also have added offensive linemen Geoff Schwartz and J.D. Walton in free agency.