Few positions have as much competition for a spot on the NY Giants roster than at wide receiver, and three players made their case Sunday against the Browns
The NY Giants took to Cleveland this week and participated in a week long joint practice leading up to Sunday’s game versus the Browns, a 17-13 loss in Week 2 of the NFL preseason.
The Giants and Browns both decided to sit most starters, which created opportunities for players lower on the depth chart.
The time is growing shorter and shorter for young players to make their mark to earn a roster spot. The wide receiver position is one that has some very good competition battles. With sure starters Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard, and Daruis Slayton not playing and rookie Kadarius Toney once again sidelined, some unheralded players stepped up Sunday against the Browns.
These three wide receivers seem to have won a spot on the NY Giants roster against the Browns:
David Sills V
The former West Virginia Mountaineer continues his impressive showing throughout training camp.
Sills was targeted five times catching three passes for 31 yards with a touchdown.
With the NY Giants trailing 14-7, New York lined up at the Cleveland eight-yard line. Sills out wide made a stutter stop move and gave himself enough space to catch a nicely placed back shoulder from Brian Lewerke.
Sills, at six-foot-five has really good hands and has shown sharp route running. He has unique skill to win one on one jump balls, but has been able to create separation; something the NY Giants’ offense desperately needs.
With the top four spots taken at receiver for sure, Sills seems to have made his case, and it will be very tough to leave him off the 53-man roster. Something that will make the newly formed #SillsArmy very happy I’m sure.