The New York Giants have re-signed special teams player Nate Ebner. The team made the previously reported move official on Tuesday evening.
It has been long reported that the Giants were interested in re-signing Ebner, with Joe Judge reaffirming his desire for a reunion in early August.
While Ebner is listed as a safety, he has always been a special teams ace and a long-time favorite of Judge from their time together with the New England Patriots.
Ebner, 32, lead all Giants in special teams snaps a year ago with 332. He also saw time on the field with the defense, playing 36 total snaps as a safety and notching 8 total tackles.
The Giants likely would have re-signed Ebner sooner, but he first needed to pass a physical. Ebner attempted to qualify for the 2021 Olympics on the United States’ rugby team, but was forced to withdraw following a surgery to repair an injury.
The corresponding roster move is wide receiver C.J. Board, who was re-signed to the practice squad.
The good news about cutting Board is that if the Giants are doing that it would mean they are expecting Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney to play Sunday vs. the Denver Broncos.