New York Giants sign tight end Tanner Hudson after losing veteran to injured reserve

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Jul 28, 2022; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end Tanner Hudson (84) during training camp at the SAP Performance Facility near Levi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants had to cut the roster down to 80 men this week, which included placing veteran tight end Ricky Seals-Jones on injured reserve, ending his season prematurely.

Now, the Giants have Daniel Bellinger, Austin Allen, Chris Myarick, and recently signed Tanner Hudson available.

The Giants announced the signing of Hudson on Thursday morning, a 6’5″, 239-pound player with three years of NFL experience out of Southern Arkansas.

What Tanner Hudson is bringing to the New York Giants:

Hudson spent the 2021 season with the San Francisco 49ers, enjoying just one snap of offensive play. He played in 74 snaps back in 2020 and 103 snaps in 2019, providing value as a pass blocker but failing to make an impact as a receiver. He collected 41 yards receiving in 2020 and 26 yards in 2019.

The Giants simply need more bodies to feature against the New York Jets on Sunday, given they expect to rest most of their starters. Having plenty of backups and injecting more talent to spur position battles is essential for roster development, but it is unlikely Hudson sticks around when the Giants cut the roster down to 53 men.

To make room for Hudson on the roster, the Giants released center Chris Owens, who was recently picked back up with injuries hurting the position.