Giants Signing TE Rysen John & S Montre Hartage To Practice Squad


Dan Duggan reports that the New York Giants are signing TE Rysen John and S Montre Hartage to their practice squad.

The team confirmed the move Tuesday and announced it had released C Javon Patterson to make room. 

John, 22, went undrafted out of Simon Fraser University in 2020 before signing a three-year, $2.2 million contract with the Giants.

He was later placed on the practice squad but suffered a hamstring injury during training camp. The Giants opted to waive John with an injury settlement and are signing him once again now that he is eligible.

In 2019 with Simon Fraser, John appeared in ten games and had 53 receptions for 861 yards and ten touchdowns

Hartage, 23, wound up going undrafted out of Northwestern and later signed a three-year, $1.755 million contract with the Dolphins. Unfortunately, he was waived coming out of the preseason.

Miami re-signed Hartage to their practice squad after he cleared waivers and eventually promoted him to their active roster. The Dolphins waived him once again and he was later claimed by the Giants. 

New York waived him with an injury designation coming out of camp and he reverted to their injured reserve list. He was then released from the team with an injury settlement last month.

In 2019, Hartage appeared in four games for the Dolphins and recorded eight tackles and no interceptions.

During his college career at Northwestern, Hartage recorded 172 tackles, nine interceptions, a forced fumble, two recoveries and 26 pass defenses over the course of four seasons and 40 games.

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