The New York Giants have waived Eric Dungey and have signed tight end Isaiah Searight as training camp begins this week.
The New York Giants have made some roster moves as training camp begins this week, waiving Eric Dungey and signing tight end Isaiah Searight. The moves were announced Wednesday morning when the veterans reported to camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, NJ.
The Giants waived former Syracuse quarterback turned tight end Eric Dungey. They signed TE Isaiah Searight to take his place on the roster. Searight played at Fordham and had 42 receptions for 479 yards and four TDs last season.
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Dungey was an undrafted free agent when the Giants picked him up. He previously played quarterback at Syracuse University. In 39 games for the Orange, Dungey completed 61.5% of his throws for 9,340 yards, 58 touchdowns, and 30 interceptions. He also averaged 3.7 yards-per-carry, 1,993 yards, and 35 touchdowns on the ground.
Giants head coach Pat Shurmur originally wanted to have Dungey switch to a tight end role, and even brought up Taysom Hill, the ever so dynamic weapon on the New Orleans Saints. Bringing up Hill is what sold Dungey on signing with the Giants rookie minicamp.
However, the Giants have ultimately parted ways with the former Syracuse quarterback and have begun their journey with Searight.
The former Fordham University tight end played 44 games in college. In that span of time, Searight caught 89 balls for 1,119 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Giants first full-team training camp practice will occur on Thursday of this week. Their first preseason game is two weeks from that point on Aug. 8, where they’ll face the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.