The New York Giants announced Monday that they have signed tight ends Nakia Griffin-Stewart and Nate Wieting to reserve/future contracts.
Signing a reserve/future contract guarantees that a player cannot be signed by another team. Griffin-Stewart and Wieting join the tight end group of Evan Engram, Kaden Smith and Levine Toilolo. Rysen John was also signed to a reserve/future contract on Jan. 4.
Griffin-Stewart was an undrafted rookie in 2020 and spent the summer with the Minnesota Vikings before being released prior to final cuts. Since then, the Green Bay Packers added him to their practice quad, but released him on Nov. 3. After his stint in Green Bay, Griffin-Stewart joined the Giants’ practice squad, where he stayed from Nov. 24 - Dec. 8.
Griffin-Stewart made a name for himself at Tenafly High School, where he played tight end, outside linebacker, defensive end, wide receiver, slot cornerback and safety. He was rated the country’s No. 12 tight end by ESPN.
The New Jersey native began his college career at Rutgers. He played in 25 games and made five starts. In his three active seasons with the Scarlet Knights, Griffin-Stewart recorded 13 catches for 97 yards and one touchdown.
He joined the University of Pittsburgh as a graduate transfer in 2019. While there, Griffin-Stewart played in all 13 games with 12 starts, recording 19 catches for 185 yards and one touchdown.
Wieting played for the University of Iowa, where he recorded 13 receptions for 185 yards in his eight games played. He is an Illinois native and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection as a biochemistry major.