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New York Giants Waive Sills for Second Time

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The NFL hasn’t been kind to David Sills.

After tallying 33 games played in a WVU Football uniform, wide receiver David Sills was looking like a prime candidate for a lucky NFL team. He had 132 receptions for 2,097 yards through his three seasons for then-head coach Dana Holgorsen.

He had 35 touchdowns, a Biletnikoff Award finalist honor, All-Big 12 Conference and College Football All-America first and second team honors by the time he left the program in 2018. Still, he didn’t hear his name called during the 2019 NFL Draft.

He signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent on Apr. 27, 2019, but was waived in August. A day later, on Sept. 1, 2019, the New York Giants picked him up and sent him to the practice squad. On Dec. 17, he was promoted to the active roster. After a couple stints on and off the Giants’ COVID-19/ reserve list, Sills found himself, in September of last year, reacquainted with the injured reserve list for a fractured bone in his foot. A tumultuous wave of on again-off again reserve list spots finally seemed to clear in January 2021, when the Giants extended his contract through the 2021 season.

Sills played in three preseason games, recording seven receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown.

As the 2021 Giants’ 53-man was evolving, Sills got the cut yet again, but the team re-signed him to the practice squad in the next day. Only four days ago, he was promoted to the active roster. He played in the Giants’ Week 7 battle with the Carolina Panthers, but didn’t produce any in-game statistics. Yesterday, the Giants waived he and cornerback Josh Jackson.

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