The Giants Reunite With David Sills, a Fan Favorite, One Day After His Release [Update].
The David Sills train has come to a standstill – at least for the time being. The New York Giants released the fan-favorite wide receiver just two days after he made his regular-season NFL debut. On Tuesday, October 26th, Sills was waived as part of a slew of roster changes that included starting safety Jabrill Peppers being placed on injured reserve and former second-round pick Josh Jackson being released.
Sills was re-signed by the Giants on Wednesday after clearing waivers, and he was added to their practice squad.
Sills was signed off the Giants’ practice squad this past Sunday when the Giants were shorthanded at receiver. He played 27 offensive snaps in Big Blue’s Week 7 victory over the Carolina Panthers. On the day, the West Virginia product was targeted once but did not receive a response.
Sills was placed on injured reserve for the entire 2020 season after breaking his right foot in training camp. This preseason, he resurfaced in a big manner, leading all Giants receivers in receptions (seven) and receiving yards (94). Against the Cleveland Browns, he also had an eight-yard touchdown reception.
The Giants’ wide receivers are still struggling.
Sills rose to prominence as a 13-year-old quarterback sensation, formally committing to play football at USC as a seventh-grader, and is the Mountaineers’ second all-time leader in receiving touchdowns (35). He’s spent time with both the Giants and the Buffalo Bills since entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2019. Despite his ability to shine in training camp and in preseason games, teams have been hesitant to give him a meaningful shot in a real game.
Considering the long litany of receiver injuries, it’s not surprising that the Giants re-signed Sills to their practice squad.
According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, Sterling Shepard, Kenny Golladay, and Kadarius Toney are all in a “race against time” to be ready to play against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night.
After speaking with people over the last few days about the Giants’ playmakers, I’ll say this: They’re racing against the clock. On a few of them, it will be a close call. Probably one or two of them will make it.
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