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Who Is Marquis Bundy? Let’s Get To Know Practice Squad Wide Receiver

Bundy wasn’t with Giants long in preseason

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Marquis Bundy catches a pass vs. the New England Patriots in a preseason game.
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If you follow the New York Giants closely, most of the eight players signed to the team’s practice squad on Sunday, should be at least somewhat familiar. One that might be somewhat unfamiliar is wide receiver Marquis Bundy, who didn’t join the team until Aug. 23 after injuries ravaged the wide receiver corps.

Let’s get to know a little bit more about Bundy. He’s a 6-foot-4, 215-pound 23-year-old who went undrafted a year ago, signed with the Arizona Cardinals and made the team’s practice squad. He ended up on Arizona’s active roster for six games, but never played.

He was waived in the middle of the preseason by the Cardinals, then signed by the Giants a few days later. Bundy caught two passes for 30 yards in the preseason finale against the New England Patriots, doing enough to convince the Giants to add him to the practice squad so they could get a longer look at him.

Here’s Seth Cox of SB Nation’s Cardinals web site, Revenge of the Birds, on Bundy:

Bundy was a big bodied receiver for the Cardinals and had flashed some during the training camp and preseason, but not enough to keep a spot.

They were looking for a player that could fill that slot receiver role post Larry Fitzgerald or take over the down field 50/50 role of Michael Floyd. He didn't do that though, with a couple of drops during the preseason and a lack of physicality for his size.

They let him go early because they knew he would have a chance to catch on while the Cards wanted to continue to evaluate Carlton Aguidosi (who they kept on their practice squad) and Aaron Dobson.

The Giants lost a young, big-bodied wide receiver when Darius Powe was waived/injured. They chose to add Bundy to the practice squad over Jerome Lane, who flashed some ability as a receiver and special teams player, and Ed Eagan, who showed promise as a punt and kick returner.