With mandatory minicamp in full swing, the New York Giants have been getting looks at a number of players who could potentially join the squad for the upcoming regular season. In an unusual move, the team is working out veteran players during the mandatory minicamp, to the surprise of a number of reporters, including NJ.com’s Art Stapleton, who first confirmed the news.
Clarification: Doss and Ford are here as tryouts, which I didn’t think was a thing for mandatory minicamp. https://t.co/OiLWy1N1IF
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) June 7, 2022
Keelan Doss went undrafted in 2019 before signing with the Las Vegas Raiders. That season, the 26-year-old wide receiver started two games and played eight in total, recording 11 receptions for 133 yards. After making just one appearance during the 2020 season and recording no receptions, he was released. Doss spent the 2021 season on the practice squads of the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets before this opportunity with the Giants.
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Joining Doss at minicamp is the aforementioned Isaiah Ford, another wide receiver in hopes of sticking around for the upcoming season. Also 26 years old, Ford is the more experienced player, having four seasons of NFL action under his belt. After being drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round back in 2017, he spent his rookie season out with a knee injury. He finally made his debut in 2018. In his four seasons with the Dolphins, Ford recorded 63 receptions for 681 yards and two touchdowns, both of which came last season. Should it come down to one or the other for the Giants, Ford would seem the favorite to stick around, considering they’re both the same age with Ford having more experience.
Tight ends also in the mix
The club is also working out a pair of tight ends, with Art Stapleton once again reporting that Jaeden Graham joined Ford and Doss at minicamp, while the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported former Browns tight end Stephen Carlson was also present. Graham, 26, went undrafted out of Yale before signing with the Falcons in 2018. Spending that season as a reserve, he finally debuted with the team in 2019, playing in 16 games each …read more