Powell
Powell

Susquehannock High School graduate Chaz Powell is back in the NFL.

The former Penn State football standout was signed to the New York Giants' practice squad on Wednesday.

It brings an end to a months-long search that Powell has been on since being cut by the Green Bay Packers in the pre-season. Since then, he's had tryouts with the Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers.

In his second year as a pro, Powell has yet to play a down in an NFL regular-season game but has previously played on the practice squads of the Packers and Oakland Raiders.

A 6-foot, 203-pound defensive back, Powell joins former York-Adams League standout Will Beatty in New York. Beatty, a York High grad, has started all 13 games at offensive tackle for the Giants this season. He's been with the organization since 2009.

Powell started at cornerback for Penn State in 2011. He was also a starting wideout and the Nittany Lions' main kickoff return man during his stay in Happy Valley.

The Powell signing was one of a few moves made by the Giants on Tuesday. New York signed a linebacker off its practice squad and terminated the contract of a linebacker from the practice squad, making room on the practice squad to sign Powell and defensive end Kendrick Adams, a rookie out of Louisiana State University.

The other former York-Adams League product in the NFL right now is Dover High School graduate John Kuhn, who is a fullback with the Packers.

-- Reach John Walk at jwalk@yorkdispatch.com.