The Giants added former Bergen Catholic high school star Cameron Dickerson to their roster, and released a trio of reserves on Monday morning.
The New York Giants have added some local flavor to their roster, welcoming Englewood, NJ native and tight end Garrett Dickerson to their roster. Announcing the move on Monday morning, the team also released three players, including receiver Keeon Johnson and defensive backs Mike Jones and Jeremiah McKinnon.
#NYGiants sign TE Garrett Dickerson, waive three players.
— New York Giants (@Giants) June 4, 2018
Dickerson, who went undrafted in April’s draft, spent the past four years with the Northwestern Wildcats, but introduced himself to the national scene just 21 minutes away from MetLife Stadium. An alum of Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, Dickerson holds tight end records at BCHS for receptions (52), receiving yards (776), and touchdowns (10). He played in three state championship games with the Crusaders, all of which took place at MetLife Stadium. A dual-sport athlete, Dickerson was captain of both the football and basketball teams.
At Northwestern, Dickerson concluded his career with 887 yards and 87 receptions, nine of which went for touchdowns. In further New York experience, he caught the de facto game-winning touchdown at the 2016 New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, a 31-24 Northwestern win over #23 Pittsburgh.
Dickerson previously spent the spring partaking the Cleveland Browns’ rookie minicamp.
Of the three releases, Johnson was the longest tenured, having signed with the Giants as an undrafted free agent in May 2017. He had two receptions in the Giants’ preseason opener against the Steelers last summer, but suffered an injured foot in training camp that put him on injured reserve. McKinnon was signed to the team’s practice squad in November, while Jones was added as a rookie free agent last month, but neither appeared in any games.