Giants add Dante Pettis from 49ers through waivers
The Giants added a former excessive draft decide within the hope of boosting their receivers and returners.
No, not Corey Coleman, who suits the outline, however stays caught on the workforce’s observe squad.
As a substitute, the chance went to Dante Pettis, whom the Giants claimed Wednesday off waivers from the 49ers. Pettis won’t be obtainable for Sunday’s sport as a result of he has to undergo the COVID-19 entry protocol. He won’t rely in opposition to the roster till he enters the constructing — which is able to occur no sooner than Tuesday.
A second-round decide in 2018 out of Washington, Pettis by no means discovered his footing with the 49ers due to accidents and ball-security points. He totaled 38 catches for 576 yards and 7 touchdowns with three fumbles in 28 video games for San Francisco. He performed simply 66 snaps this season as a part of a depleted receiving corps.
Pettis set the NCAA report with 9 punt-return touchdowns at Washington and ran the 40-yard sprint in 4.32 seconds earlier than the NFL draft. He fielded just one kickoff and 11 punts throughout his time with the 49ers, however ought to get the chance to do each with the Giants, who’ve cycled by means of Jabrill Peppers, Dion Lewis, Corey Ballentine and Golden Tate with out a lot impression.
The Jets, who maintain the NFL’s high waiver precedence and are determined for playmaking receivers, handed on Pettis. The Giants assumed the remainder of Pettis’ contract, which is able to price them about $1.4 million by means of 2021.
RB Devonta Freeman (ankle) and CB Ryan Lewis (hamstring) didn’t observe after neither performed Monday in opposition to the Buccaneers. LB Devante Downs (shoulder), LB Blake Martinez (hamstring), S Logan Ryan (hip) and WR Sterling Shepard (shoulder/toe) had been restricted.
“We’ll see Devonta with the trainers a bit bit extra shifting round,” coach Joe Decide stated earlier than observe. “Made loads of progress. The flexibility to get him on the grass and transfer him round type of provides us a greater window into the place he could also be going into Sunday.”
However the Giants’ resolution Wednesday to guard Alfred Morris (who had eight carries for 28 yards backing up Wayne Gallman on Monday) from being signed off the observe squad suggests there may be concern Freeman will miss a second straight sport.
Will Hernandez stays on the COVID-19/restricted record and the beginning left guard is in jeopardy of lacking a second straight sport.
“Will can have his arm hanging off by a limb and he would let you know he feels good and he’s able to roll,” Decide stated. “We’re going to depend on the testing and the signs shifting ahead. We have now an in depth monitor on that. We have now to maintain him separate from the remainder of our workforce to ensure we keep away from any type of unfold.”
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