The New York Giants have officially activated wideout Golden Tate, who was previously serving a four-game suspension for PEDs.
Golden Tate is finally back for the New York Giants. This week, the team officially added the veteran receiver to the active roster. Tate had previously been serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL‘s substance policy.
In three preseason games for the Giants this past summer, Tate caught four balls on five targets for 53 yards.
Tate will now be another weapon for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. This Minnesota secondary is ranked No. 9 in the NFL with an average of 218.5 passing yards allowed-per-game. That being said, the more weapons in the passing game for Jones, the better.
The Giants also signed linebacker Josiah Tauaefa off the practice squad. The first-year player is supposed to add depth to the linebacking corps after rookie Ryan Connelly’s season ended with a torn ACL on Sunday.
Tauaefa played 32 career games for the University of Texas at San Antonio from 2016-18. In that time, he racked up 255 combined tackles, 22.5 tackles-for-loss, 11.5 sacks, one interception, three passes defended, one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles
Big Blue has thus released veteran wideouts Bennie Fowler III and TJ Jones. The latter caught a touchdown pass in the team’s Week 2 loss to the Buffalo Bills. In addition, they’ve added wide receiver Da’Mari Scott and linebacker Devante Downs to the practice squad. The Giants claimed the former off waivers on July 24 of this year, only to waive him on Aug. 21.