Malleck spent training camp with the Giants in 2016 before suffering a neck injury and being released just prior to the start of the regular season. He'll have an opportunity to compete for a depth role as a tight end and special teams player in Pittsburgh in 2017.
Malleck (neck) and the Giants reached an injury settlement on Saturday, James Kratch of the New Jersey Advanced Media reports.
Malleck was placed on IR Wednesday and it appears he and the team wanted to part ways. He'll be able to sign with another team as soon as he's healthy.
Malleck is reportedly suffering from a "burner" after taking a hit to the shoulder and neck area during practice. However, he was a long shot to make the team behind Will Tye, Larry Donnell and Jerell Adams before going down.
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