EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Jonathan Stewart, who joined the Giants this year after 10 seasons with the Carolina Panthers, went on I.R. with a foot injury. His spot on the roster was taken by Jawill Davis, a wide receiver from Bethune-Cookman.
Davis joins tight end Garrett Dickerson as newcomers to the roster. They are eligible to make their NFL debuts on Sunday when the Giants host the New Orleans Saints.
Davis, 6-0 and 197 pounds, was signed by the Giants on May 10. He caught three passes for 23 yards in the preseason, was released on Sept. 1 and signed to the practice squad the following day.
Davis played in 47 games with 29 starts at Bethune-Cookman and finished his career with 106 receptions for 1,692 yards and 10 touchdowns. As a fifth-year senior in 2017, he played in 10 games and caught 39 passes for 475 yards and three touchdowns.