Giants sign two WRs after tryouts

Field Level Media

July 28, 2019 at 3:06 pm.

The New York Giants signed a pair of wide receivers on Sunday to bolster a position that’s been depleted early on in training camp.

T.J. Jones and Amba Etta-Tawo were signed after several wideouts participated in tryouts on Saturday morning.

The Giants were forced to hold the tryouts due to a bevy of injuries at the position. Corey Coleman will miss the season with a torn ACL, and Sterling Shepard has a fractured thumb. Darius Slayton and Brittan Golden are working through hamstring and groin injuries, respectively, and are listed as day to day.

Alex Wesley is on the physically unable to perform list.

And wide receiver Golden Tate, who was expected to anchor the receiving corps after signing as a free agent in the offseason, is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He is appealing the suspension.

Jones, 27, was a sixth-round pick by the Detroit Lions in 2014. In four seasons with the Lions, Jones played in 42 games and had 64 catches for 814 yards and four touchdowns. He’s also worked on special teams, returning kickoffs and punts.

Etta-Tawo, 25, has bounced around a few practice squads in the NFL since going undrafted in 2017. He also played briefly for the Birmingham Iron in the short-lived Alliance of American Football.