Alex Bachman became somewhat of a cult hero for New York Giants fans during the team’s abbreviated 2020 training camp. Nearly every day it seemed like Bachman, an undrafted player, was turning heads with impressive catches.
Bachman ended up making the Giants practice squad, appearing in just one game and playing just one snap.
The Giants’ receiving corps is deeper and more talented in 2021 than it was a year ago. Can Bachman be part of the group?
Age: 25 this season
Contract: One year, $660,000
Career to date
Bachman caught 81 passes over his final three seasons at Wake Forest, and signed with the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He was cut, though, and spent the final part of that season on the Giants practice squad.
Bachman spent most of last season on the Giants’ practice squad. He did enough to earn another opportunity, signing a reserve/futures contract.
The fact that the Giants brought Bachman back for the upcoming season tells you they like him. The reality, though, is that Bachman faces a steep climb in an effort to make the roster.
Kenny Golladay, Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney are roster locks. John Ross is likely close to a lock. C.J. Board, Austin Mack and Dante Pettis all played roles for the Giants at times last season and will begin training camp with better odds of sticking around. David Sills V, who might have made the 53-man roster last season if not for a training camp foot injury, is also back.
Bachman still has practice squad eligibility, and earning a spot there is probably once again his best path for sticking around.