Giants’ roster strikes: FB Shane Smith promoted, TE Matt LaCosse waived

The New York Giants made a roster transfer on Saturday, returning fullback Shane Smith to the 53-man roster and waiving tight finish Matt LaCosse.

Smith, an undrafted free agent rookie, started the season on the Giants’ 53-man roster. After enjoying solely 12 offensive snaps within the first three video games, although, he was waived and re-signed to the apply squad.

LaCosse was the Giants’ fourth tight finish. The 25-year-old had only one reception, however had been receiving elevated enjoying time in latest weeks. He performed a season-high 17 snaps Week eight in opposition to the Seattle Seahawks.

It stays to be seen if Smith’s presence on the roster means the Giants will revert to operating some offensive performs that make the most of a fullback. With accidents mounting, although, the Giants have struggled in each punt safety and punt protection in latest weeks. Those are each areas the place they probably hope Smith will assist.

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