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Reports: Giants agree to terms with WR/PR Gunner Olszewski


According to reports, the New York Giants agreed to terms with wide receiver/return specialist Gunner Olszewski, pending a physical.

Olszewski was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in the second-to-last game for the Giants last season after his 94-yard punt return touchdown. It was the second longest punt return in Giants history and the longest in 95 years. On Sept. 30, 1928, Al Youngblood scored on a 95-yard return in a season-opening road game against the Pottsville Maroons. 

The Giants had played 132 regular-season and three postseason games since their previous punt return touchdown. Dwayne Harris scored on an 80-yard return vs. the Jets on Dec. 6, 2015.

The punt return touchdown was the second of Olszewski's career. On Dec. 6, 2020, he scored on a 70-yard runback for the New England Patriots against the Chargers in Los Angeles. In that game, Olszewski returned three punts for 145 yards (48.3-yard avg.), a performance that earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. He finished that season with a 17.3-yard punt return average that led the NFL and was the highest in Patriots history. Olszewski was selected first-team All-Pro.

Since he entered the NFL in 2019, Olszewski ranks second in punt return yards (1,170) and punt return average (11.9 yards).

A five-year veteran, Olszewski was signed to the Giants' practice squad on Oct. 23, two days after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was added to the active roster on Nov. 3.

View the top photos of Gunner Olszewski's 2023 season with the New York Giants.


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