The New York Giants announced on Monday that they have signed rookie tight end Garrett Dickerson.
Dickerson, wearing number 47, was spotted on the field by the media during the team's OTA Monday morning. The Northwestern product participated in the team's rookie mini-camp in May, but left without a contract. He obviously left an impression on the Giants' front office and coaching staff.
Coach Shurmur: Garrett Dickerson showed us he had smarts and instincts...we liked what we saw when we had him in here for rookie minicamp. #NYGiants— New York Giants (@Giants) June 4, 2018
At 6 feet, 3 inches, 245 pounds, Dickerson has the potential to play the "H-back" role as a hybrid fullback and tight end. About Dickerson, DraftAnalyst.com says;
"Dickerson is not a top-flight athlete but is a solid football player who is well-versed in all areas of the game. He’s an H-back type with potential as a short-range target and as a blocker in motion."
As a senior at Northwestern, Dickerson caught 37 passes for 401 yards and four touchdowns.
The Giants also waived three players in WR Keeon Johnson, and DBs Jeremiah McKinnon and Mike Jones. Johnson was signed as a UDFA in May of 2017, but spent the season on the injured reserve after breaking his foot in training camp. McKinnon was signed to the Giants' practice squad on November 28th of last year, and Jones was signed as an undrafted rookie on May 8th of this year.
That the Giants waived three players while only signing one suggests that they are not yet done making roster moves.