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Giants sign former Lions WR Kenny Golladay; led NFL in TD catches in 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants have signed Kenny Golladay, arguably the best wide receiver in this year's free agency market.

Golladay will become the Giants' tallest wideout at 6-4 (214 pounds). He played his first four seasons for the Detroit Lions, led the NFL with 11 touchdown catches in 2019, and twice exceeded 1,000 receiving yards. Golladay played in just five games in 2020 because of a hip flexor strain.

The 27-year-old Golladay played in 47 games with 39 starts for Detroit. His career totals include 183 receptions for 3,068 yards (16.8-yard avg.) and 21 touchdowns, with a long catch of 75 yards.

View photos of new Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who recently signed with the team.

He joined the Lions as a third-round draft choice (96th overall) in 2017 from Northern Illinois. As a rookie, he played in 11 games with five starts and caught 48 passes for 577 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown.

Golladay had a breakout year as an NFL sophomore in 2018, when he started 13 of the 15 games in which he played and finished with a career-high 70 receptions for 1,063 yards and five touchdowns. In addition to his league-leading touchdown total the following season, Golladay posted career-best numbers of 1,190 yards and an 18.3-yard average on 65 catches.

He had 20 receptions for 338 yards and two scores in his injury-shortened 2020 season.

A Chicago native who played at St. Rita High School, Golladay began his collegiate career at North Dakota after receiving no Division I offers. After a coaching change his sophomore season, he transferred to Northern Illinois.


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