The New York Giants have re-signed veteran Scott Simonson as the team’s tight end room has caught the injury bug as of late.
The New York Giants are losing tight ends left and right. Starting tight end Evan Engram suffered a mid-foot sprain and missed their loss to the New York Jets this past Sunday. Rhett Ellison, who’s primarily their No. 2 at the position, suffered a concussion in the loss.
To combat the injury bug that the team has caught at this spot, the Giants have re-signed Scott Simonson. The veteran was with the team last year and then suffered an ankle injury in this past preseason. The Giants placed him on injured reserve and then released him from injured reserve with an injury settlement on Sept. 10.
Simonson originally signed with the Giants prior to the 2018 season. Through 16 games last year (four starts), he caught nine balls on 14 targets for 86 yards and one touchdown. He also spent a lot of time in a special teams role, having been on the field for 47% of the special-teams snaps in 2018.
Simonson will be expected to come in and provide a boost to the blocking aspect of this tight end group. It’s an area of the offense that’s given this team problems in 2019.
The Giants are coming off their sixth straight loss in which they were beaten by the Jets 34-27. Big Blue is now 2-8 on the year heading into their BYE week. Their next matchup will be on the road against the Chicago Bears on Nov. 24.