The New York Giants picked up some wide receiver help on Wednesday, as they claimed WR Dante Pettis off of the waiver wire from the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers drafted Pettis with the 44th pick in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
The 49ers attempted to trade the former second-round pick before the trade deadline. Unfortunately for them, they could not find a trade partner, which prompted Pettis’ release.
Dante Pettis started one game this year and only had one target. In his rookie year, Pettis impressed by catching 27 passes for 467 yards for five touchdowns. Last year, Pettis saw fewer targets, as he caught 11 passes for 109 yards for two touchdowns.
The New York Giants currently have Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate, Darius Slayton, Austin Mack, and C.J. Board (injured) in the wide receiver room. Board has not played since Week 6 when he suffered a concussion. Sterling Shepard previously spent some time on injured reserve with turf toe.
It is worth noting that Tate was not at practice today after he yelled “throw me the ball” to a camera on Monday Night Football. His wife ranted about him not being involved in the offense on social media as well. New York Giants’ head coach Joe Judge said today that “he won’t accept selfishness from any player or coach on the team, but he also won’t put anyone “on blast” and air grievances in the court of public opinion.”