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Giants’ roster moves: LS Carson Tinker signed, TE Rysen John waived/injured

Giants add some special teams insurance

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Carson Tinker
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The dream for tight end Rysen John of going from a Division II school in Canada to the NFL appears to be over, at least for now. John, undrafted out of Simon Fraser University, is reportedly being waived/injured by the New York Giants to make room for long-snapper Carson Tinker.

John suffered an apparent hamstring injury in practice last week. He has not worked since.

The 30-year-old Tinker was with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2013-2018. He spent 2017 on IR with a torn ACL in his right knee. He played only five games in 2018 before landing on IR with an injury to the same knee. Tinker was out of football a year ago.

Tinker has snapped in 69 NFL games. Tinker snapped at Alabama when Giants head coach Joe Judge was a special teams coach there.

The Giants already have a veteran long snapper in Casey Kreiter. Tinker could land on the practice squad as an insurance policy. With COVID-19 illnesses always looming as a possibility, teams have to consider covering special teams positions on the 16-man practice squad. Tinker would have eligibility as teams can have up to six veteran players with unlimited experience on the practice squad this season.