NY Giants re-sign WR C.J. Board: How he fits

New York Giants wide receiver C.J. Board (Image via The Record)
New York Giants wide receiver C.J. Board (Image via The Record) /

The NY Giants are bringing back depth receiver and special teamer C.J. Board

The NY Giants are re-signing wide receiver C.J. Board, league sources confirm to GMenHQ Friday.

News of Board’s signing was first reported by ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.

Board, 27, was claimed off waivers by the NY Giants late last summer from the Jacksonville Jaguars, prior to making the team out of training camp. He played in 17 percent of the Giants’ offensive snaps and 20 percent of the team’s special teams plays.

Appearing in 14 games, and making four starts, Board caught 11 of his 16 targets for 101 yards. According to Pro Football Focus, Board only dropped one pass and Giants quarterbacks Daniel Jones and Colt McCoy had a passer rating of 91.3 when targeting him.

Through two seasons, Board has 13 career catches for 132 yards, and averages 10.2 yards per reception.

In all likelihood, after free agency and the NFL Draft, Board will be the NY Giants’ No. 4 wide receiver and a special teams contributor. Especially if the Giants go shopping near the top of the free agent market and choose a receiver early.

Prior to re-signing Board, the NY Giants had approximately $3.28 million in cap space, but it will be interesting to see what kind of financial commitment the Giants make to Board on this deal, given his prior role.

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