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Giants sign safety Chris Horton

Washington Redskins 2011 Headshots

ASHBURN, VA - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Chris Horton of the Washington Redskins poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Ashburn, Virginia. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

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The Giants announced Thursday that they have signed safety Chris Horton, formerly of the division-rival Redskins.

Horton, 27, signed a one-year deal. He was out of football last season after Washington waived him at final cuts.

Horton will likely focus on special teams with the Giants, though he did gain some starting experience early in his Redskins career. Horton started ten games as a rookie in 2008 and five more in 2009.