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New York Giants Waive TE Michael Palmer Off IR, Sign LSU TE Chase Clement

May 29th, 2013 at 7:49 PM
By Doug Rush

On Wednesday, the New York Giants announced that they have waived tight end Michael Palmer, who had been placed on waivers back on May 18. 

'Eli's coming!' photo (c) 2012, Steve Baker - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Palmer had cleared waivers and was placed on the Giants Injured/Reserved List prior to his release. The former Atlanta Falcons player had been signed back on May 12, just after the Giants rookie camp concluded.

To take his place on the 90-man roster, the Giants have signed former LSU tight end Chase Clement. Clement had originally been signed by the Giants just after the 2013 NFL Draft concluded as an undrafted free agent, but had been cut to make room for other players on the roster. With Palmer's injury, it allowed Clement to be re-signed and compete for a spot on the team.

Currently, the Giants have Brandon Myers, Adrien Robinson and Bear Pascoe as their three main tight ends, however, with the knee injury to fullback Henry Hynoski, Pascoe likely will get shifted to play fullback until Hynoski returns from surgery.

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Tags: Chase Clement, Football, Michael Palmer, New York, New York Giants, NFL

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