NY Giants brought back a pair of players to the practice squad, who spent time with the team during training camp this summer before being waived with injury settlements
The NY Giants made a pair of practice squad signings Tuesday, ahead of their Week 8 contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tight end Rysen John and defensive back Montre Hartage were signed to the practice squad, the Giants announced. To make room for John and Hartage, the Giants released center Javon Patterson from the practice squad.
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John and Hartage both spent time with the Giants in training camp this summer, suffered injuries that landed them on injured reserve, and were brought back this week at the end of their injury settlements.
John, 6-foot-7 and 220 pounds, is an intriguing matchup — particularly in the red zone, and made some impressive catches during practices this August. He was a former third-roujnd selection in the 2020 CFL Draft, but decided to sign with the Giants and try to make an NFL roster instead.
Meanwhile, Hartage appeared in four games with the Miami Dolphins last season after originally signing as an undrafted free agent out of Northwestern. Hartage made a strong run at the Giants’ final cornerback job before getting released with an injury settlement.
The Giants host the Buccaneers next Monday night at MetLife Stadium.
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