The New York Giants today signed tight ends Nakia Griffin-Stewart and Nate Wieting to reserve/future contracts.
As an undrafted rookie in 2020, Griffin-Stewart spent the summer with the Minnesota Vikings before being released during final cuts. The Green Bay Packers added him to their practice squad on Sept. 23 and released him on Nov. 3. He then joined the Giants' practice squad, where he remained from Nov. 24 to Dec. 8.
Griffin-Stewart joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2019 as a graduate transfer from Rutgers. He played in all 13 games, starting 12, and recorded 19 catches for 185 yards (9.7 avg.) and a touchdown during his final season.
At Rutgers, the New Jersey native played in 25 career games, making five starts, and compiled 13 catches for 97 yards and a touchdown over three active seasons. He was a versatile player at Tenafly High School, where he played tight end, outside linebacker, defensive end, wide receiver, slot cornerback, and safety. He was rated the nation's No. 12 tight end by ESPN and No. 22 by Rivals.
Wieting, also an undrafted rookie, spent time with the Browns and Dolphins before landing on the Giants' practice squad in November. He was released on Dec. 1. Wieting, an Illinois native, was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection while majoring in biochemistry (pre-medicine) at Iowa.
By signing a reserve/future contract, it guarantees that a player cannot be signed by another team. It is only eligible for players who were not on an active roster at the conclusion of the regular season.
The Giants currently have three tight ends on the roster – Evan Engram, Kaden Smith, and Levine Toilolo – and signed Rysen John to a reserve/future contract on Jan. 4.
The following players have now been signed to reserve/future contracts:
- TE Nakia Griffin-Stewart
- TE Nate Wieting
- QB Joe Webb
- RB Jordan Chunn
- WR Derrick Dillon
- WR Alex Bachman
- LB Trent Harris
- DB Montre Hartage
- TE Rysen John
- RB Taquan Mizzell
- OT David Moa
- G Chad Slade
- QB Alex Tanney
- QB Clayton Thorson
- LS Carson Tinker
- G Kenny Wiggins
- DB Jarren Williams
- DB Quincy Wilson
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