Holton was released from the Giants' practice squad Monday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. The 29-year-old reverted to New York's practice squad after playing 13 snaps on special teams during Week 3 against San Francisco. Holton appeared in 16 games for the Steelers last year and caught three of 15 targets for 21 yards.
Holton reverted back to the Giants' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction report. Holton played 13 special-teams snaps in Sunday's blowout loss to San Francisco and didn't record any statistics.
The Giants promoted Holton to the active roster Saturday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports. With Sterling Shepard (toe) on injured reserve, Holton will be brought up from the practice squad to add depth. He played in 16 games with the Steelers last year and caught three of 15 targets for 21 yards. He'll likely operate in a reserve role with the Giants but could contribute on special teams.
Holton was released by the Giants on Saturday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports. Holton signed with the team Wednesday and didn't prove himself enough in his short time with the team to secure a roster spot. The 29-year-old was active for all 16 games with the Steelers last season but caught just three passes for 21 yards on 15 targets.
Holton agreed to a contract with the Giants on Wednesday. Holton was let go by the Steelers this offseason but will get another opportunity to make a 53-man roster. The 28-year-old produced just three catches for 21 yards and returned three kickoffs through 16 games in 2019, so he'll be looking for a depth role.
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