New York Giants wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo tears his Achilles during Monday’s practice, as his season comes to an end.
The injuries and setbacks continue for the New York Giants wide receivers.
On Monday, receiver Amba Etta-Tawo went down in practice after making a catch during full-team drills. He ultimately had to be helped off the field and was eventually carted off.
Per Dan Salomone of the Giants official website, Etta-Tawo has suffered a torn Achilles. His season is officially over.
WR Amba Etta-Tawo tore his Achilles at practice today. He did not play against the Jets because of a hamstring injury.
— Dan Salomone (@Dan_Salomone) August 12, 2019
The Giants signed Etta-Tawo on July 27. Big Blue originally signed him to the practice squad on Dec. 20, 2017, and then signed him to a reserve/future contract on Jan. 1, 2018. They then waived him on Sept. 1, 2018 before re-signing him to the practice squad on Sept. 26 of that same year. The Giants then released him on Oct. 4, 2018.
Etta-Tawo played his college ball at both the University of Maryland and at Syracuse. He was given First-team All-ACC honors in 2016 before going undrafted to the NFL in 2017. He’s spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans, but has never cracked an active, in-season roster. He also spent some time with the Birmingham Iron of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football.
The Giants have had numerous issues already with their receivers. Sterling Shepard fractured his thumb in July, with Corey Coleman tearing his ACL the same month. The former will hopefully be good to go for Week 1 of the regular season. The latter, unfortunately, is out for the entire year.
Newly-signed receiver Golden Tate additionally has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s substance policy. He’s currently appealing the suspension, with a decision still not having been announced.