The New York Giants have made a pair of Monday morning roster moves by re-signing wide receiver Bennie Fowler and waiving linebacker and special teams player Nate Stupar.
Roster update: The Giants have signed WR Bennie Fowler and terminated the contract of LB Nate Stupar. #NYGiants | @primepoint pic.twitter.com/YQhOPWJtTj— Dan Salomone (@NYGsalomone) October 14, 2019
Fowler was recently waived as the Giants needed to make a roster move for the return of wide receiver Golden Tate. Fowler’s return to the Giants’ roster is likely related to the injury to Sterling Shepard. The Giants’ top receiver could be out for a while after suffering his second concussion in a month. It only makes sense to bring back a player who is very familiar with both the scheme and Daniel Jones, and was starting for the team at the beginning of the season.
In a corresponding roster move, the Giants have waived linebacker Nate Stupar. Stupar was originally added to the roster to be a special teams contributor, but was forced into a starting role on defense due to injuries. This past week he not only struggled on defense but was also responsible for a blocked punt returned for a touchdown when he was bulled backwards into Riley Dixon and the ball hit the back of his head.
The return of Alec Ogletree and Tae Davis, as well as the play of David Mayo, has made Stupar expendable.