One way or another, the Giants need to add some tight ends to their roster. They lost one on Friday when they were without Kaden Smith, who failed due to his physical condition. Smith sustained a knee injury last season.
Smith played in nine games (four starts) in 2021. He had three receptions for 33 yards. In three seasons with the Giants, Smith had 52 receptions for 413 yards and three touchdowns.
This leaves the Giants with only three tight ends under contract: Chris Myarick, Jake Hausmann and Rysen John. Myarick caught three passes, including one touchdown, in eight games. Hausmann spent most of the season on the training team. John spent the season on injured reserve.
Evan Engram, the Giants’ 2017 first round draft pick, is said to be an unrestricted free agent. Veteran Kyle Rudolph was fired last week after just one year with the team (after 10 seasons with the Vikings). Levine Toilolo, who spent the 2021 season on injured reserve, is a free agent. Imagine if the Giants are going to sign a mid-level tight end in free agency and also use a mid-round pick for a tight end.
The Giants also signed wide receiver David Sills V, who was set to become an exclusive rights free agent. Sills has been on the scene since 2019. He caught two passes for 17 yards in four games last season.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/11/giants-cut-kaden-smith-as-evan-engram-is-set-to-hit-free-agency/ Giants cut Kaden Smith while Evan Engram will hit the free hand