The New York Giants officially announced that they’ve signed WR Russell Shepard to a contract on Tuesday and placed CB Tim Scott on waivers.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Shepard receives a one-year contract worth $1.3 million and can increase up to $2 million by reaching incentives.
Shepard indicated Monday via his Instagram account that he’s signing a contract with the Giants.
The Bills hosted Shepard for a visit last week, but it looks like the Giants proved to be his best option.
Shepard, 27, wound up signing on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of LSU back in 2013. He lasted just a few months with the Eagles before he was waived and later claimed by the Buccaneers.
The Panthers signed to a three-year, $10 million contract last year. He was set to make base salaries of $2.3 million and $2.85 million over the final two years of the agreement when the Panthers released him on Monday.
In 2017, Shepard appeared in 15 games for the Panthers and caught 17 passes for 202 yards receiving and one touchdown. He also rushed for 19 yards and totaled 65 kick return yards for Carolina.