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Giants roster moves: WR Bennie Fowler waived

The Giants create a roster spot

NFL: New York Giants at New York Jets Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants have announced that they have waived wide receiver Bennie Fowler.

Fowler has been a steady, albeit unspectacular, presence for the Giants since they signed him in 2018, but this is not the first time the Giants have waived Fowler this season. The Giants waived Fowler back on October first, following the injury to Saquon Barkley and a sudden need at running back.

Fowler wasn’t on the street for long, being re-signed by the Giants just two weeks later on Oct. 14, shortly after Sterling Shepard’s second concussion on Oct. 7.

The decision to waive Fowler is likely related to the injuries to both Jabrill Peppers and Golden Tate, the Giants’ two primary punt returners. The Giants don’t have many (if any) other good or proven punt return options on their roster, and the decision to waive Fowler could be to create a roster spot for a new returner.

One name to watch could be T.J. Jones, who both impressed and frustrated with the Giants in the pre-season and earlier this year.