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Giants roster moves: WR Myles White promoted to active roster

The Giants add a former Packers' receiver to their active roster and make other roster moves.

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We knew that the New York Giants were going to have to make at least roster moves after it was announced that tight end Daniel Fells had surgery related to a staph infection, and would be placed on the injured reserve.

Wednesday morning those moves came.

The Giants filled the open roster spot by promoting former Green Bay receiver Myles White from their practice squad to the active roster.

White is a 6-0, 182-pound undrafted wide receiver from Louisiana Tech. In 22 games at La Tech, White caught 86 passes for 1,132 yards and 16 touchdowns. White played well throughout the preseason for Green Bay, with 16 receptions for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns. As though the Giants actively wanted to continue the storyline, White was cut in favor of James Jones.

Though he is undersized, he has intriguing athleticism, with a 4.42 40 yard dash (low of 4.32), 6.90 second 3-cone drill, 4.13 sec short shuttle, 37.5-inch vertical jump, and 10-1 broad jump.

Had he been invited to the scouting combine, Each of those numbers -- aside from his broad jump -- would have landed him in the top-10 for his position group.

Other Moves

The Giants filled out their practice squad by re-signing regular, wide receiver Julian Talley, and TE Dominique Jones.

Jones is a 6-3, 270-pound tight end who also has experience at fullback. He appeared in 12 games for the Oakland Raiders before spending the 2015 offseason on the Denver Broncos roster.

If the Giants don't like what they see from their trio of young tight ends against the San Francisco 49ers, they could make further moves, possibly promoting Jones to the active roster.

Stay tuned for more news as it breaks.