The New York Giants have reportedly re-signed wide receiver T.J. Jones after cutting him while putting together their initial 53-man roster.
Big Blue has made some changes at wide receiver as they prepare for Buffalo. On Wednesday, Art Stapleton of northjersey.com reported that the New York Giants have re-signed wide receiver T.J. Jones.
The veteran previously spent time with the Giants this past preseason. New York cut him when putting together their initial 53-man roster.
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) September 11, 2019
This is mainly due to the fact that receiver Sterling Shepard could miss some time. Shepard suffered a concussion this week and has entered the protocol. Therefore, it’s unlikely he’ll play this coming Sunday against the Bills.
Shepard had six catches on seven targets for 42 yards in the game against Dallas.
Jones played in all four preseason games this summer for the Giants, starting in one. He caught 12 balls on 18 targets for 146 yards and two touchdowns. His two scores came during the Giants’ first two exhibition matchups against the New York Jets and Chicago Bears, respectively.
Prior to his time with the Giants, Jones spent four years with the Detroit Lions, the team that drafted him in the sixth round (No. 189 overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame. Through 15 games (three starts) in 2018 for Detroit, Jones caught 19 balls on 26 targets for 190 yards and two touchdowns.
The Giants will be very much depleted at the wide receiver position come this Sunday against Buffalo. Along with Shepard’s injury, New York will be without Golden Tate. The veteran will be serving the second of his four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance policy.