The NY Giants released wide receiver Corey Coleman from the practice squad Tuesday, and adding tight end depth in the process.
The NY Giants signed former Minnesota Vikings tight end Nakia Griffin-Stewart to the practice squad Tuesday night, releasing wide receiver Corey Coleman to make room.
Griffin-Stewart, 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds played three seasons at Rutgers before transferring to Pitt in 2019 and catching 32 passes for 282 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 22 career games.
The Minnesota Vikings signed Griffin-Stewart as an undrafted rookie free agent this spring, but he was released during final roster cutdowns. After spending nearly two months on the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad, Griffin-Stewart was released prior to signing with the Giants on Tuesday.
The Giants are hoping that Griffin-Stewart can provide some insurance as tight end Kaden Smith is currently on the COVID-19 reserve list.
Coleman spent the past two training camps with the Giants, but was released during final cutdowns. The wide receiver chosen by the Cleveland Browns in the first-round of the 2015 NFL Draft re-signed with the Giants practice squad on Oct. 27, only to be released on Tuesday evening.
Originally signed by the Giants in 2018, Coleman caught five passes for 71 yards. He has not appeared in an NFL game since tearing his ACL on the first day of training camp in 2019.