NY Giants should cut Ricky Seals-Jones and keep UDFA TE on 53-man roster

Andre Miller, NY Giants. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Andre Miller, NY Giants. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

When the NY Giants signed veteran tight end Ricky Seals-Jones to his new deal, the expectation was that he’d have a strong camp and be a reliable option for Daniel Jones. Now, it’s up in the air if he’ll even be around when the team takes the field against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville to open up the season.

Seals-Jones wasn’t in action during the FanFest scrimmage at MetLife Stadium, marking the sixth consecutive practice he hasn’t been able to participate in. With Seals-Jones sidelined, this has opened the door for undrafted free agent Andre Miller to see more time making plays. The rookie has taken full advantage of this, highlighted by a touchdown grab at MetLife Stadium in the scrimmage on Friday night.

NY Giants TE Andre Miller is raising his stock during training camp

Coming out of Maine, not many people knew much about Miller. The fact that he didn’t hear his name called during the 2022 NFL Draft isn’t much of a surprise. However, the Giants saw his potential and decided to give him a shot with a deal. That move from general manager Joe Schoen has proven to be a smart one.

Checking in at 6-3, 223 pounds, Miller has fantastic size for a tight and and he’s been able to display soft hands during camp. Not only that, he’s looked pretty darn good blocking as well. There’s no denying the Giants need help at the tight end spot, as it has been a position without consistency in recent years.

There’s of course plenty of hype for fellow rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger, who NY used a fourth-rounder on. Bellinger has been living up to the hype, as. he’s looking set to be the team’s starting tight end. For Miller, he won’t be the starter, but from a depth standpoint, he’d be a solid option behind Bellinger.

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There’s going to be some tough decisions on the way for Schoen and the Giants front office. With Seal-Jones injured and not able make any kind of a splash, the decision to part ways with him and let Bellinger and Miller blossom together should be an easy one. We could be wrong, but we think Miller 100 percent should land a roster spot over Seals-Jones.