Giants Sign Elijhaa Penny

The Giants are signing fullback Elijhaa Penny off the Cardinals’ practice squad, a source tells Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The move comes after Giants fullback Shane Smith struggled badly on Sunday night, so Smith’s time with the G-Men could be coming to an end. 

Penny, a 25-year-old running back/fullback, appeared in all 16 games for Arizona last year. He finished out with 31 carries for 124 yards (a 4.0 yards-per-carry average in a small sample) and added four catches for 38 yards. Penny did not make the Cardinals’ final cut this year, but he was signed to their practice squad after clearing waivers.

The Giants fell to 0-2 after losing to the Cowboys on Sunday. They’ll look to get into the win column this weekend when they face the Texans in Houston.

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  1. crosseyedlemon

    Ironically, going to a team that has won 3 of it’s last 18 games has to be considered career advancement for Penny. The Cardinals offense is non existent.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Both are from Norwalk California so they are probably brothers.

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      • Michael Chaney

        That was my thought too but I couldn’t find anything that definitively said they were

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  2. Perksy

    They are going to need a lot more than this to help protect that disastrous O line.

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