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.