EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Two days after Evan Engram suffered a knee injury that will sideline him for an undetermined time period, the Giants today signed tight end Garrett Dickerson off their practice squad.
In a corresponding move, wide receiver/return specialist Kaelin Clay was waived/injured with an ankle injury.
Dickerson was signed as a rookie from agent on June 4. He was waived on Sept. 1 and signed to the practice squad the following day.
Dickerson, 6-2 and 244 pounds, played in 49 games at Northwestern and caught 87 passes for 887 yards and nine touchdowns. As a senior in 2017, he played in 13 games and was selected honorable mention All-Big Ten after recording career highs in receptions (37) and yards (401). He scored four touchdowns, one less than the career best he set in 2016.
In 2016, Dickerson played in 12 games and caught 34 passes for 318 yards. The previous season, he played in 12 games and caught 12 passes for 124 yards. As a true freshman in 2014, he played in 12 games and had four receptions for 44 yards.
Dickerson played at Bergen Catholic High School – located 13 miles from MetLife Stadium – where he set school tight end records with 52 catches, 776 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Clay was awarded off waivers to the Giants on Sept. 2, one day after he was released by the Buffalo Bills. He played in the season’s first two games, and returned five punts for 15 yards. Clay sprained his ankle at Dallas on Sept. 16.