Cody Latimer will return for the Giants’ final games in 2018. The wide receiver will be activated for Week 16, allowing him to play him against the Colts and Cowboys, as Matt Lombardo of NJ.com writes.
The Giants designated Latimer for return in late November, opening up a three-week window for activation. So far, he’s looked healthy on the practice field, and doctors have given him clearance to play again.
The Giants aren’t playing for much at this point, but this will be an opportunity for Latimer to play his way on to the 2019 roster. For now, he’s scheduled to reach unrestricted free agency in March after the expiration of his one-year, $2.5M contract.
Latimer, 26, was enjoying an expanded role in the Giants’ offense against the Eagles on Oct. 11 before he went down with a hamstring injury. The wide receiver had six catches for 108 yards across four games before being sidelined.
The Giants will not have Latimer for Sunday’s game against the Titans and it remains to be seen whether they’ll have Odell Beckham Jr. for the contest. OBJ has been sidelined with a quad injury and did not practice on Wednesday morning.