New York Giants sign rookie wide receiver Kalil Pimpleton to their practice squad, according to a report by Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
The 5’9, 172-pound undrafted receiver from Central Michigan was an explosive receiver in college, catching 62 passes for 960 yards and four touchdowns (to which he added two rushing touchdowns). He was also a major threat with the ball in his hands as a punt returner, with 16 returns for 304 yards (19.0 RT) and two touchdowns in 2021.
Pimpleton was one of the personalities on the final season of Hard Knocks, featuring the Detroit Lions.
But Pimpleton’s hand-eye coordination showed on the court in college, with catches like this.
Pimpleton played a variety of roles in Central Michigan’s offense, utilizing his speed, agility, acceleration, and vision as a runner, lunge receiver, and returner.
Pimpleton was originally signed by the Detroit Lions, but was a surprise cut after preseason.
By Jeremy Fowler, the Giants also claimed offensive lineman Tire Phillips from the Baltimore Ravens. Phillips is a 6’5, 344-pound guard/tackle who has played 22 games (13 starts) for Baltimore over the past two seasons.