The New York Giants have re-signed veteran wide receiver Cody Latimer, who only played six games in 2018 due to injury.
The New York Giants decided to bring back one of their veteran wide receivers.
On Sunday, Cody Latimer announced via social media that he was re-signed by the Giants. Latimer was previously an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The contract is for one-year, per Spotrac, however, the amount the contract is worth hasn’t been revealed.
— Clats12 (@CodyLatimer14) March 18, 2019
Latimer will get the chance to rejoin Big Blue and pick up where he left off last year. He’ll be in the mix with receivers Sterling Shepard, Corey Coleman, and Golden Tate. The latter just signed a four-year deal worth $37 million with the Giants last week.
The Denver Broncos originally drafted Latimer in the second round (56th overall) in 2014. Latimer spent his first four seasons with the Broncos, having won Super Bowl 50 with them in 2016.
In his first year with the Giants in 2018, Latimer had 11 receptions for 190 yards and one touchdown through six games. He ultimately suffered a hamstring strain in a Week 6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. This put Latimer on the injured reserve list until he was activated again later on in the season. He then played in the Giants’ Week 16 and 17 games against the Indianapolis Colts and Dallas Cowboys, respectively.
Latimer could also help in the Giants’ return game as well in 2019. This past season, Latimer had five kick returns for 123 yards. This totals out to an average of 24.6 yards per return.
Unless Latimer ends up on IR again in 2019, he will be a good asset to the Giants’ passing game. This signing will ultimately help the Giants spread the field as far as the air attack is concerned. It’ll also give quarterback Eli Manning another option, which is what he needs after last week’s trade of WR Odell Beckham Jr.