The New York Giants made their first series of roster moves ahead of free agency on Monday afternoon, releasing tight ends Scott Simonson and Isaiah Searight.
Simonson, a New Jersey native, started the 2019 regular season on injured reserve and was later released with an injury settlement. He re-joined the team roughly five weeks later, but ultimately suffered a concussion and again found himself on IR.
In 21 career games (5 starts) with the Giants, Simonson hauled in 11 receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown.
In addition to Simonson, the Giants also released tight end Isaiah Searight.
Searight was signed by the Giants after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with an injury settlement. However, he suffered a hamstring injury during training camp and was waived with an injury designation. After going unclaimed, he reverted to IR.
While on IR, the NFL suspended Searight four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Searight has never appeared in an NFL game.