EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today added an accomplished long snapper who spent little time on the field the previous three seasons.
Carson Tinker, formerly of the Jacksonville Jaguars, was added to the roster in time to participate in this afternoon's practice. He joins 2018 Pro Bowler Casey Kreiter as the Giants' snappers.
In a corresponding move, the Giants waived/injured (hamstring) rookie tight end Rysen John.
Tinker did not play in the NFL in 2017 or 2019. In the first of those years, he tore his right ACL in a non-contact drill early in training camp and spent the season on injured reserve.
He returned to play the first five games in 2018, but an injury to the same knee that was unrelated to the ACL forced him back to I.R. Last year, he was released by Jacksonville on March 8 and spent the season out of football.
Tinker, 6-0 and 237 pounds, joined the Jaguars as a rookie free agent out of Alabama in 2013. He snapped in all 16 games in each of is first four seasons. In 2015, he finished second on the team with six special teams tackles and the following year was voted special teams captain by his teammates.
John is a rookie free agent from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. His departure leaves the Giants with five tight ends: Evan Engram, Kaden Smith, Levine Toilolo, Garrett Dickerson and Eric Tomlinson.
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