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Roster Moves: Giants Sign WRs Ed Eagan And Canaan Severin, Waive Two

New receivers replace injured rookies

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants announced Friday that they have signed wide receivers Ed Eagan and Canaan Severin.

In their official announcement, the Giants said:

Last Friday, Canaan Severin caught two passes for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the preseason opener against the Giants. Today, he is a member of the Giants.

Severin and Ed Eagan are the Giants’ newest wide receivers. They joined the team this morning and replace Keeon Johnson (foot) and Kevin Snead (hamstring), who were waived injured. Neither of the newcomers has played in an NFL regular-season game.

Severin was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016, but missed his rookie season with a shoulder injury. He was waived by the Steelers despite catching two passes for 25 yards against the Giants in last week's preseason game between the two teams.

Eagan was originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2016 as well. He was signed and waived by the Cleveland Browns and spent most of the 2016 season on the Buffalo Bills' practice squad. He was Northwestern University's all-time leader in receiving yards (2,228 yards) and kickoff return yards (2,922 yards).

At 6 feet, 2 inches, 205 pounds, Severin likely provides depth on the outside while the 5'10", 193-pound Eagan will likely line up in the slot and compete as a returner.