Giants sign tight end Morgan Newton, waive two

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The New York Giants made a change at the tight end position on Thursday.

The Giants signed former Kentucky quarterback-turned-tight end Morgan Newton after having him in for a tryout during the team’s rookie mini-camp last week. Newton replaces former Atlanta Falcons tight end Michael Palmer, who signed with the team last week.

Palmer and cornerback Antonio Dennard were both waived/injured by the Giants.

Palmer had appeared in 43 games with five starts for the Falcons over the last three seasons. His most productive season was in 2011 when he caught 10 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown.

Newton transitioned to tight end during his senior season at Kentucky but never caught a pass with the Wildcats. He did carry the ball 16 times for 63 yards and a touchdown.

8 responses to “Giants sign tight end Morgan Newton, waive two

  1. He didn’t look bad as a freshmen when he had Rich Brooks as a coach. Didn’t seem to be one of Joker’s guys. He’s definitely a good athlete.

  2. I’m not one to want to see a player impacted by injury. But logicailvoicesays is making me want to see Robert Griffin’s knee set the Redskins back a decade.

    Every NFC East post. Give it a rest man. We know you’re a Redskins fan.

  3. logicailvoicesays says:
    May 17, 2013 4:39 AM
    Moves like this show why the Redskins dominate the NFC East and the NFL.


    Because you knew who Kevin Boss, Jake Ballard, and Bear Pascoe were before the Giants won their 2 rings, right?

    Good talk.

  4. kerryc21realty says:
    May 17, 2013 7:33 AM

    giants = desperate= on the decline. LOL


    redskins = STILL irrelevant (1 and done)

    Yeah, keep sharing that juice with illogical!

  5. This is why I don’t bother reading from pft anymore. You skins fans are the absolute definition of troll! Congrats! You won the division by default! And u can finally crack out your starter jackets from 1990 again! We’ll see how you feel when the giants sweep you this season and Robert glass legs Griffen 3.0 is out for 10 weeks of the season bcuz horse denture shannahan doesn’t know when not to risk his franchises best player! Good luck while the giants reclaim their spot as not only NFC east champions but super bowl champions you will go back to nfl bottom feeders and put your starter jackets back in the closet with your pride….don’t bother trying to wash the moth ball sent out of em just yet!!!

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