With tight end Rhett Ellison joining tackle Nate Solder and cornerback Janoris Jenkins in the concussion protocol after Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets, and tight end Evan Engram suffering a mid-foot sprain against the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants are down to only one healthy tight end on their roster.
That changes today, though as the Giants have re-signed tight end Scott Simonson.,
At 27 years old, Simonson joins the Giants after being released from the team with an injury settlement after suffering an ankle injury in the final game of the preseason against the New England Patriots in August.
With the bye week next week, the Assumption College graduate is set to participate immediately when the Giants resume play against the Chicago Bears on Nov. 24.
Simonson joins rookie Kaden Smith as the only other healthy tight end on the roster.
Simonson appeared in all 16 games and made four starts for the Giants in 2018. During those games, he recorded nine receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown. Simonson, who entered the league in 2014, has played for the Carolina Panthers for two seasons and the Oakland Raiders for one. He has played in a total of 34 NFL games with five starts.
Practice squad changes
The Giants also made a series of practice squad moves. They added tight end Garrett Dickerson, wide receiver Alex Bachman and long-snapper Colin Holba.
The Giants terminated from their practice squad wide receiver Reggie White and defensive end Freedom Akinmoladun. The third opening was created on Monday, when cornerback Corn Elder was signed to the Carolina Panthers’ active roster.
Dickerson, 6-3 and 252 pounds, played four games last year and three this season for the Giants before he was waived on Oct. 22. He does not have a career reception.
Bachman, a 6-foot, 190-pound rookie out of Wake Forest, was signed by the Los Angeles Rams as a rookie free agent on April 29 and was waived on Sept. 5.
Holba, 6-4 and 255 pounds, has played in 13 NFL regular-season games, including the first two this season with the San Francisco 49ers. He also played seven with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017 and four with the 49ers last year. Holba originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft choice (213th overall selection) by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017, from Louisville.