Tight end is one the many position on New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman’s shopping list this spring and it appear he may have one in his sights.
Former 49ersâ€™ TE Levine Toilolo is expected to sign with the NY Giants, who needed a replacement for the recently retired TE Rhett Ellison, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
Toilolo, 28, is a 6-foot-8, 268 pounder who is predominately known as a blocker, but he can add to the passing game as a short-yardage and red zone presence. The Giants need a veteran to replace Rhett Ellison, who retired earlier this year after finishing last season on IR with a concussion.
Toilolo was a fourth round pick out of Stanford in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He played in Atlanta for five seasons before signing a one-year free agent deal with the Lions in 2018. Last season, Toilolo was reunited with Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco.
Toilolo has eight TD catches in his NFL career and has missed only four games over the course of his seven years in the league. The Giants depth chart now consists of Evan Engram, Kaden Smith (also a former Stanford Cardinal) and Toilolo.