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Giants’ 90-man roster: TE Garrett Dickerson facing difficult competition for roster spot

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Second-year man trying to prove he belongs

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Garrett Dickerson
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After a year of bouncing between the practice squad and active roster, tight end Garrett Dickerson is back with the New York Giants for another shot at proving he belongs. Let’s look at Dickerson as we continue profiling the 90 players the Giants will bring to training camp later this summer.

The basics

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 248
Age: 23
Position: Tight end
Experience: 1

2018 season in review

Dickerson lived the vagabond experience of a young, undrafted player on the periphery of an NFL roster last season. Signed by the Giants in June, added to the practice squad at the end of the preseason, signed to the active roster at the end of September, cut at the end of October and re-signed to the practice squad, dropped from the practice squad near the end of November and — three days later — added to the 53-man roster.

Along the way, Dickerson played in four games but saw action on only 16 snaps (14 on offense, two on special teams). He did not record a reception.

2019 outlook

Dickerson would appear to have a mountain to climb in order to make the 53-man roster. Evan Engram, Rhett Ellison and Scott Simonson all return from last season. Undrafted free agent C.J. Conrad [full profile] is highly-regarded. The Giants seem fascinated by the idea of finding out if ex-Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey can fill a Taysom Hill-like role as a hybrid quarterback/tight end.

The Giants obviously liked him a year ago, and still do since they brought him back to compete for a role this season. If everyone is healthy, however, the numbers may work against him this time around.