After battling for a New York Giants roster spot throughout camp, wide receiver Derrick Dillon was cut this past weekend. However, a day later the G-Men added him to their practice squad.
Dillon was cut once again on Tuesday, September 8, however this time for a good reason.
Dillon had his hands full with football, and on top of that, the 24-year-old was also trying to juggle having a newborn baby in a few days. This was difficult for the Louisiana native who has had little family time since he’s spent the entire summer at camp.
Thankfully, the Giants and head coach Joe Judge decided to help Dillon out, he said:
Dillon became a new father in recent days, and having been in New Jersey grinding through training camp and now headed into the regular season, there’s been zero family time for the 24-year-old Louisiana native who played his college ball at national champion LSU.
The Giants waited until the 4 p.m. deadline to make the roster move. This way it guaranteed Dillon his $8,400 paycheck for the entire week, even though he will be at home with his family.
Dillon gets to go home but it will be very short-lived, as the Giants are expected to re-sign Dillon next week.
This was very nice of the Giants and their head coach. Recently they have been getting heavy backlash for the way the players are handled.