The New York Giants Wednesday announced that they have waived tight end Eric Dungey and added tight end Isaiah Searight to their 90-man roster. The move comes one day before the first practice of training camp.
Dungey, the former Syracuse quarterback, was being looked in a hybrid tight end/quarterback role. Dungey lost his opportunity when he missed most of the spring with an apparent back injury.
Searight played collegiately at Fordham. Here is part of his Fordham bio:
A three-year starter and three-time All-Patriot League selection... Tied the school record for career touchdowns by a tight end (10) and was just the fourth Ram tight end in school history with more than 1,000 career receiving yards (1,119)... Had 89 career receptions... 2018 Preseason All-Patriot League selection... A 2018 team co-captain… A two-time All-Patriot League selection… Set school record for receiving yards in a game by a tight end.
Here is NFL.com’s analysis of the 6-foot-4, 250-pound Searight:
Searight has played tight end dating back to high school but still has moments where it looks like he’s new to the position. He will need plenty of work on understanding the fundamentals and nuances of the position, but athletic ability and the potential to separate from coverage on all three levels make him a developmental pass-catching tight end worthy of a team’s resources and time.