The New York Giants have signed former Syracuse wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo to their practice squad after releasing him in the preseason.
Big Blue has added depth to the wide receiver position.
Per a report from Chris Carlson of syracuse.com, the New York Giants signed receiver Amba Etta-Tawo to the practice squad on Wednesday. The former Syracuse Orange athlete was originally on the Giants through training camp this past summer. However, he was released in the final round of cuts at the conclusion of the preseason.
Etta-Tawo has bounced around from team to team thus far in his young NFL career. In 2017, he spent time on the practice squads for the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as the Kansas City Chiefs. However, he’s never played in a regular season game in the pros.
Before being cut by the Giants, Etta-Tawo showed decent promise. He only caught one pass in the preseason, however that pass happened to be a 41-yard touchdown against the New England Patriots.
While at Syracuse, the receiver broke numerous records for the Orangemen. Etta-Tawo owns the record for most touchdowns in a game with five as well as most receiving yards in a game with 270.
He also has the record for most receiving yards per game with 123.5 as well as most receiving yards in a season with 1482. Pretty impressive when you consider the storied program that Syracuse football is.
With receiver Cody Latimer now injured, the third receiver slot behind Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard is now wide open. Maybe Etta-Tawo can get some playing time in the near future for Big Blue and be a reliable option for quarterback Eli Manning.
Coaches are definitely excited to see what he could bring to the practice squad for this organization. This could be the beginning for a Big Blue receiver who has great potential.