Former Mountaineer wide receiver David Sills V could get his chance to see his first playing time in a NFL uniform along with former WVU quarterback and teammate Will Grier who called to lead the Panthers earlier in the week.
Sills was promoted from the practice squad to the New York Giants active roster Tuesday, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY TV.
The Giants placed tight end Evan Ingram on injured reserve due to a foot injury that the Giants said has not healed enough for his return, freeing up an active roster spot giving Sills — who is listed on the active roster as 6-foot-3, 211 pounds — his opportunity.
This move comes after the former Mountaineer star was signed as a free agent by the Giants following his release from his the Buffalo Bills, whom he signed with as an undrafted free-agent after graduating from WVU.
With two games left on the season for the Giants, Sills has a chance to prove he belongs in the league. The Giants are set to take on two divisional opponents starting with the Washington Redskins Sunday and the Philadelphia Eagles the following Sunday.
Sills was a team leader when playing in Morgantown. During his final two seasons, he recorded 125 receptions for 1,966 yards and 33 touchdowns.