With an opening on their practice squad after promoting linebacker Curtis Grant to the active roster prior to Monday’s game against the Detroit Lions, the New York Giants have added wide receiver/kick returner Ed Eagan to that 10-man group.
Eagan was impressive in a brief stint with the Giants during preseason. He wasn’t signed until Aug. 18 and the Giants cut him two weeks later when 53-man rosters were formed. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound 24-year-old did enough in his short time with the Giants, however, to remain on their radar.
Eagan caught one pass for 19 yards. He averaged 9.0 yards on three punt returns, with a long return of 18 yards. He also averaged 22.5 yards on four kickoff returns. If Dwayne Harris (3.3 yards per punt return and 21.0 yards per kickoff return) continues to struggle Eagan could become an option to be added to the 53-man roster.
Eagan spent some time on the practice squad for the Buffalo Bills last season.