On Tuesday, the New York Giants announced that they had waived/injured wide receiver Keith Carlos and guard Chris DeGeare, who had recently suffered an MCL injury. That dropped their roster from 90 men to 88 men, and while the first round of cuts looms, the team opted to fill one of those spots on Wednesday by signing wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield.
Despite round one of cuts upcoming, it's no real surprise that the Giants chose to sign a wide receiver. Hakeem Nicks has been battling his way back from injury, Victor Cruz suffered a heel bruise in a 20-12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Ramses Barden is dealing with a sore knee and Louis Murphy has been sidelined with leg soreness. And prior to the latter three injuries, the Giants also lost Kris Adams for the season after he suffered a gruesome leg fracture in week one of the preseason.
In other words, the addition of a wide receiver was a necessity.
Sinkfield, an undrafted rookie out of Northern Iowa, has previously spent some time at training with the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers. The only preseason action he saw came in the Bills' first game against the Colts, in which he played on special teams, recording one tackle, and six offensive snaps (no receptions).
In his four years at Northern Iowa, Sinkfield hauled in 76 receptions for 1,097 yards and 10 touchdowns.
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