The Giants added some tight end depth on Monday as they signed TE Garrett Dickerson to their roster, the team announced.
Dickerson was a participant at the Giants' rookie minicamp, and head coach Pat Shumur said he impressed the team enough to give him a shot on the active roster.
"Dickerson showed us he had smarts and instincts...we liked what we saw when we had him in here for rookie minicamp," Shurmur said at the Giants' OTA on Monday.
The 6-foot-3, 248-pound tight end played 49 games over his four-year career at Northwestern, where he totaled 887 yards and nine touchdowns on 87 receptions. In his senior season last year, Dickerson was an honorable mention for All-Big Ten after hauling in 37 receptions for 401 yards, which are both career highs.
Dickerson is also a local product that played his high school ball at Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey.
The Giants also made some cuts on Monday as the team waived WR Keeon Johnson, DB Jeremiah McKinnon, and DB Mike Jones.