Simonson was released by the Giants on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Simonson was on track to become a free agent at the conclusion of the 2019 season, but because he ended the year on injured reserve, he needed to pass a physical prior to his release, per Dan Duggan of The Athletic. He played in five games in 2019 for New York, catching two passes for 11 yards.
Simonson (concussion) has been placed on IR ahead of Sunday's season finale against Philadelphia, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official site reports. Simonson being placed on IR will allow the Giants to call up fellow tight end Garrett Dickerson from the practice squad. Simonson finishes the season with 11 yards on two catches.
Simonson (concussion) is ruled out for Sunday's divisional contest against the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Simonson hauled in both his targets for 11 yards across five contests in 2019. With Rhett Ellison (concussion) also out, Kaden Smith is set to serve as New York's only healthy tight end during Sunday's regular-season finale.
Simonson was limited in Thursday's practice due to a concussion, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. Simonson wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, so he likely either sustained the injury in practice or presented late-arriving symptoms from Week 16's loss to Washington. The depth tight end will now need to fully clear the league's protocol for brain injuries before retaking the field.
Simonson caught his only target for 10 yards in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Bears. Simonson was expected to be the Giant's No. 1 tight end with Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) inactive. However, it was rookie Kaden Smith who logged 59 of 60 offensive snaps while Simonson played just 11. Smith was far more productive as well, turning six targets into five catches for 17 yards and a score. It remains to be seen whether Engram or Ellison will return for Week 13's matchup against the Packers.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||San Francisco 49ers||3||1.00|
|4||10/04||@Los Angeles Rams||9||4.00|
|6||10/18||Washington Football Team||25||13.00|
|8||11/02||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8||4.00|
|9||11/08||@Washington Football Team||25||13.00|
|3 Year Avg||8||6||48||0||4||8.00||4|