The New York Giants returned to the practice field Tuesday after making several roster moves on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.

The Giants signed free agent wide receiver Bennie Fowler and promoted two players from their practice squad: linebacker Ukeme Eligwe and cornerback Grant Haley.

Fowler, a 6-foot-1, 212-pound receiver out of Michigan State, signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2014. In 45 career games (with five starts) for the Broncos, he has 56 receptions for 698 yards and five touchdowns.

He gained notoriety for catching a two-point conversion reception in Super Bowl 50. It was the final pass attempt of Peyton Manning’s career.

Eligwe was a 2017 fifth-round selection (183rd overall) of the Kansas City Chiefs out of Georgia Southern. He played in 14 regular season games (with one start) and in the Chiefs’ Wild Card loss to the Tennessee Titans.

The 6-foot-2, 239-pound Eligwe has six combined tackles (three solo), a sack, and two quarterback hits. He signed to the Giants’ practice squad just days after he was released by the Chiefs.

Haley, at 5-foot-9 and 184 pounds, signed with the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State, where he was a teammate of Saquon Barkley. He was waived by the Giants on Sept. 1 and signed to the practice squad the following day.

To make room for these new players, the Giants waived cornerback Donte Deayon and placed two players on injured reserve: linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong (concussion) and wide receiver Cody Latimer (hamstring).

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Deayon first joined the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He played in eight regular season games, including four this season. He had 13 combined tackles and three passes defended. Deayon was in uniform but did not play in the Week 6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Armstrong played in 11 games for the Giants with two starts. He suffered a concussion in the Eagles loss. Armstrong had 25 combined tackles (15 solo) and two special teams tackles.

Latimer injured his hamstring against the Eagles, where posted season highs in receptions (three) and yards (52). He spent the previous four seasons with the Broncos.

The Giants signed three players to their practice squad: defensive end Myles Humphrey, wide receiver Kalif Raymond, and defensive back Ronald Zamort.

Humphrey, 6-foot-2 and 238 pounds, signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Division II Shepherd University. He was waived by the Ravens at the end of the preseason and spent most of September on the Ravens’ practice squad.

The 5-foot-8, 182-pound Raymond played in six games for the Giants in 2017. He was used primarily as a return specialist (averaging 4.7 yards on 13 punt returns and 16.9 yards on 11 kickoff returns) but did have one reception for 12 yards. Raymond was waived on Sept. 1.

Zamort signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2016 out of Western Michigan. The 5-foot-10, 174-pound Zamort has never appeared in a regular season game.

– Curtis Rawls is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage and covers the NFL, the New York Giants, and the NBA. Please like and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Twitter. Curtis can be followed on Twitter @CuRawls203.


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