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Former WVU WR David Sills V Makes Giants Roster

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After three seasons of being brought on and off the New York Giants’ roster, David Sills V is officially staying in his blue and white uniform to begin the 2022 NFL season.

Sills, a former standout receiver at West Virginia, was included in the Giants’ 53-man roster, which was released on Tuesday after New York’s final round of cuts took place.

“We’ve had a lot of reps at a lot of different routes in-season and off-season, so I think (head coach Brian Daboll) knows where I’m going to be,” Sills said. “I know where he wants me to be. I think it’s not perfect, but we’re doing some pretty good things.”

The Giants will enter the regular season with seven receivers on their roster, including Sterling Shepard, Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, Darius Slayton, Richie James and rookie Wan’Dale Robinson, along with Sills.

After not recording a catch in New York’s first preseason game, Sills’ time on the field increased, as he tallied five receptions for 56 yards in the Giants’ 25-22 victory over Cincinnati in Week 2 of the preseason. Sills had the second-highest receiving total for New York in the contest.

He then pulled down a one-yard catch in the Giants’ final preseason game, as Daboll said during team camp that Sills could eventually be a vital facet of New York’s offense.

“Collin Johnson, David Sills, they’ve stepped their game up,” Daboll said. “They’re right in the mix. Not just to make the team, but to play.”

Sills had two catches for 17 yards for the Giants in 2021. Prior to New York, Sills played three seasons for the Mountaineers in 2015 and 2017-18, totaling 132 receptions for 2,097 yards and 35 touchdowns.

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