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Giants add WR Myles White to active roster, TE Daniel Fells to IR



EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today placed tight end Daniel Fells on season-ending injured reserve and signed wide receiver Myles White off their practice squad.

Fells, who played in two games and caught six passes this season, is being treated for an infection in his ankle.

White, 6-0 and 182 pounds, was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 9. He played in seven games for the Green Bay Packers in 2013, when he caught nine passes for 66 yards, including five for 35 yards against Minnesota on Oct. 27. He suffered a knee injury in Week 14 vs. Atlanta and was placed on injured reserve.

White spent the first six weeks of the 2013 season and entire 2014 season on the Packers' practice squad.

White played in all four preseason games for Green Bay this summer. He led the team with 16 receptions for 157 yards and two touchdowns. White had nine catches vs. Philadelphia on Aug. 20 and scored two touchdowns against New Orleans in the finale.

In two seasons at Louisiana Tech, White played in 22 games with eight starts, and caught 86 passes for 1,132 yards and nine touchdowns. He started his collegiate career at Northwest Mississippi Community College.

*The Giants signed tight end Dominique Jones of Shepherd University and re-signed wide receiver Julian Talley to the practice squad.

Jones, 6-2 and 270 pounds, has played in 13 regular-season games with three starts for Indianapolis, Denver and Kansas City. He has three receptions for 42 yards, with a long catch of 21 yards.

In 2014, he played in one game for the Broncos, but did not have a catch. The previous season, he played in eight games, including six with two starts for the Colts. Jones had two receptions for 34 yards.

Jones joined the NFL as a free agent with the Colts in 2012. In addition to his time on three teams' active rosters, he has done practice squad stints with Indianapolis, Miami, Kansas City, Denver and Baltimore. Jones was also in training camp with Baltimore in 2014.

Talley played in two games for the Giants in both 2013 and 2014, but did not have a reception. He spent the majority of those seasons on the practice squad. Talley was released off the squad on Sept. 30.

By Dan Salomone

  1. White, who had been on the Giants' practice squad since Sept. 9, increases the Giants' depth at wide receiver to six players on the active roster. He joins Odell Beckham Jr., Rueben Randle, Victor Cruz, Dwayne Harris and Geremy Davis.
  1. White played in all four preseason games for Green Bay this summer before his release. He led the Packers with 16 receptions for 157 yards and two touchdowns. White recorded nine catches for 89 yards against Philadelphia before scoring two touchdowns against New Orleans in the preseason finale.
  1. The 6-foot, 182-pound receiver has played in seven career games, all coming in 2013 with the Packers. His career totals include nine receptions for 66 yards with a long of 15 yards. White did stints on the Packers' practice squad in 2013 and 2014.
  1. White reunites with second-year offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, who spent eight seasons as an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers, the first six as the team's tight ends coach and the final two as the quarterbacks coach.
  1. A native of Tacoma, Wash., White lettered in both of his seasons at Louisiana Tech, appearing in 22 games with eight starts. He totaled 86 receptions for 1,132 yards (13.2 avg.) and nine touchdowns in two seasons. He began his career at Michigan State, where he played for one season, before spending a year at Northwest Mississippi Community College.
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