According to reports, the New York Giants agreed to terms with wide receiver and return specialist Richie James, pending a physical.
Originally a seventh-round draft pick by San Francisco in 2018, James played in 40 games with 10 starts over three seasons with the 49ers. He missed all of last season with a knee injury.
His career numbers include 38 receptions for 689 yards and three touchdowns. James has also returned 51 punts (27 fair catches) for 373 yards (7.3-yard average) and 47 kickoffs for 1,081 yards (23.0-yard average), including a 97-yard touchdown in his inaugural season. He was named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-NFC Team and ESPN All-Rookie Team in 2018.
James, 5-9 and 185 pounds, finished his collegiate career as Middle Tennessee State's all-time leader in receptions (244), receiving yards (3,261), and touchdown catches (23). On November 26, 2016, James became the sixth player in NCAA FBS history to have 200 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in a game.