The Giants announced the following roster moves today:
TE Michael Palmer and CB Antonio Dennard were waived/injured. The Giants filled one of the openings by signing TE Morgan Newton, who was an invited to last week’s rookie minicamp.
From Rotoworld: Palmer just signed with the Giants last weekend after spending his first three seasons with the Falcons. Dennard spent all of 2012 on the Jaguars’ practice squad.
Dennard (5’11”, 190), who hailed from Langston University – an NAIA level program – was signed to a futures deal by the Giants in January.
Newton played quarterback for most of his career at Kentucky before switching to tight end early in his final season. He did not catch any passes, but improved as a blocker.
In his career, the 6-4, 240-pound Newton completed 193 of 384 passes (50.3%) for 1,837 yards 15 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also rushed for 515 yards and three touchdowns on 169 carries.