The Giants have claimed former Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Carter off waivers, it was announced Thursday.
The move was first reported on Jan. 23, shortly after the Giants officially hired Carter's former coach, Pat Shurmur, to be the head coach.
Carter was activated from the Vikings' practice squad in December and was cut during the playoffs when the team needed to make room for QB Sam Bradford.
The 25-year-old played in just three games for the Vikings, starting in Week 15. He was a first-team All-Big Ten in the 2012 season.