A Pittsburgh Steelers draft pick in 2007, he played in 176 consecutive regular-season and 15 postseason games through the end of the 2017 season. He spent 10 of those years with Pittsburgh, and the 2012 season with the Arizona Cardinals.
Gay is the fifth defensive back signed by the Giants this offseason, joining Michael Thomas Calvin Ridley Youth Jersey , B.W. Webb, Curtis Riley and Teddy Williams.
Gay had 19 tackles, an interception, three passes defensed and two forced fumbles last season as a backup with the Steelers. He was released in March.
The Carolina Panthers have released running back Jonathan Stewart.
"Jonathan played the game the way you want. He brought an element of toughness as a runner that set the tempo for our team," coach Ron Rivera said in a statement. "He is a great pro, and I appreciate who he is as a young man and thank him for the contribution he made."
Stewart helped Carolina to five playoff appearances, and holds franchise records for career rushing yards (474) Cheap Ronald Jones II Jersey , rushing attempts (101) and rushing touchdowns (five) in the playoffs. His three rushing touchdowns in the 2015 postseason are the franchise high.
Stewart played all 10 seasons with the Panthers after being drafted by Carolina in the first round in 2008 out of Oregon.