This is especially notable considering Joe Judge‘s assertion throughout the offseason that the organization would re-sign Ebner once he was ready to return to the team. Initially, Ebner was away from the team as he pursued a trip to the Olympics with the USA rugby squad, but he announced that he was withdrawing from contention back in June. That seemingly opened the door for his return, but it’s been a month-plus without any developments.
Following an eight-year stint with the Patriots where he won three Super Bowl rings, Ebner joined former special teams coordinator (and current Giants head coach) Joe Judge in New York last year. The 32-year-old finished the season with eight tackles while appearing in 81-percent of his team’s special teams snaps. Earlier this offseason, Judge indicated that the Giants would bring back Ebner once he finished his stint with the US team.