Eligwe signed with the Titans on Saturday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
Eligwe replaces D'Andre Walker (groin) on the active roster. The Georgia Southern product has seen action in 24 games in two NFL seasons.
Eligwe was waived by the Giants on Monday.
Eligwe played 10 games for New York last year, collecting seven tackles in his first season with the Giants. He'll hit the free-agent market in search for a third team in three years after playing as a rookie in 2017 with the Chiefs.
Eligwe was added to the Giants' active roster Tuesday, Michael Eisen of Giants.com reports.
The Giants added Eligwe to the active roster to add depth at the linebacker position after they placed fellow linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong (concussion) on injured reserve Tuesday. Eligwe, a 2017 fifth-round pick, spent the first six weeks of 2018 on the Giants' practice squad and appeared in 14 games last season for Kansas City, recording five tackles (five solo) and one sack.
Eligwe (foot) totaled three tackles (all solo) while playing 24 defensive and five special teams snaps in Friday's preseason game against the Falcons.
Eligwe is taking aim at a 53-man roster spot as a reserve at middle linebacker again after appearing in 14 games in that role last season. The second-year linebacker likely sits in good position to do so, assuming his foot issue is behind him.
Eligwe did not participate in Monday's practice due to a foot strain, Matt McMullen of Chiefs.com reports.
Eligwe's foot injury doesn't appear to be too serious, but the Chiefs elected to keep the second-year linebacker sidelined Monday. Eligwe may struggle to make the 53-man roster if he's out for an extended period of time, however, while Dorian O'Daniel and Terrance Smith figure to see additional reps at inside linebacker in the meantime.
The Chiefs selected Eligwe in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 183rd overall.
Eligwe fills a definite need for the Chiefs with veteran Derrick Johnson coming off his second Achilles injury. He started his career at Florida State and was a member of the Seminoles' national championship team, but finished his career at Georgia Southern after being dismissed from FSU. He was a standout player while at Georgia Southern and was able to resurrect his draft stock. He'll likely start out as a special teamer, but his tape from college shows that Eligwe has the potential to develop into a linebacker in the NFL.
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