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Golden Tate Returns, Giants Release WR’s Fowler and Jones

To make room on their roster for the return of Golden Tate from his four-game PED suspension, the Giants cut wide receivers Bennie Fowler and T.J. Jones according to Darin Gantt of Pro Football

Fowler’s release was a surprise as he ranks third on the team with 12 catches for 99 yards in the first four games of the season.

Originally an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State, Fowler has been with the Giants for two seasons after spending the first three years of his NFL career with the Denver Broncos.

At neither stop did he prove to be an effective wideout. The Giants are apparently satisfied with rookie Darius Slayton as their No.3 WR behind Tate and Sterling Shepard.

The 27-year-old Jones, originally a sixth-round pick of the Lions out of Notre Dame in 2014, was primarily used as a punt returner for the Giants but had caught three passes for 38 yards and a touchdown in three games.

He was with the Giants during training camp, had a huge preseason but then was released at the time of final cuts, and then was re-signed after Week 1 when veteran salaries are no longer guaranteed. It is possible he will resurface again with the team before the end of the season.

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