In a surprising move, the New York Giants have waived/injured wide receiver Darius Powe as part of a Wednesday morning roster shuffle.
Powe has been one of the most impressive players on the Giants’ roster over the course of the off-season and showed his physical upside against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After the game it looked as though he had an inside track to make the roster and contribute.
Since that game he has dealt with a hamstring injury, which has prompted the Giants to waive him with an injured designation.
The Giants also announced that they have waived/injured wide receiver Andrew Turzilli (hamstring), as well as waived offensive linemen Corin Brooks and Michael Bowie (who is facing domestic assault charges).
In corresponding roster moves, the Giants have signed wide receivers Marquis Bundy and C.J. Germany, and offensive linemen Richard Levy and Matt Rotheram.
Bundy is a 6 foot, 4 inch, 215 pound receiver who was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as a rookie free agent out of New Mexico in 2016. He spent most his year on the Cardinals practice squad, but was signed to their 53-man roster for the final six games. Bundy was waived after making five catches for 73 yards in the Cardinals’ first two preseason games. Like Powe, he has an intriguing blend of size and athleticism and comes from a college spread offense.
WR Germany and OL Levy were signed as rookie free agents this year by the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers, respectively.