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Giants’ 90-man roster: Tight end Scott Simonson is coming off his best season

Simonson, though, could face competition to keep his spot

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Scott Simonson had the best year of his NFL career for the New York Giants in 2018. Will that be enough to earn him another season with the Giants? Let’s look at Simonson as we continue profiling the 90 players the Giants will bring to training camp later this summer.

The basics

Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 255
Age: 27
Position: Tight end
Experience: 4

How he got here

Simonson is one of several players on the roster GM Dave Gettleman was familiar with from his days with the Carolina Panthers. Simonson was with the Oakland Raiders in 2014, and was with the Panthers from 2015 through 2017, spending the 2017 season on injured reserve.

Simonson joined the Giants in 2018. He played a full 16-game season for the first time and caught nine passes after having only one reception in 18 previous NFL games.

2019 outlook

Simonson, Rhett Ellison and Evan Engram were the tight end trio a year ago. They could be again, but after an impressive spring undrafted free agent C.J. Conrad appears poised to make a serious bid for a roster spot.

Simonson would appear to be the most vulnerable of the trio, though perhaps Ellison could be in jeopardy if the Giants are looking to save real salary cap space.

If he makes the roster, Simonson provides decent depth as an added blocker and a reliable enough target on underneath throws.