Pettis landed on injured reserve earlier this month, leaving the door open for a potential return. However, it sounds like the player’s shoulder injury required surgery, and the recovery time will extend through the rest of the regular season.
The former second-round pick was barely relevant during his stint in San Francisco, and after getting waived last November, he was claimed by the Giants. Pettis appeared in two games down the stretch for New York in 2020, and he stayed with the organization throughout the offseason. He landed on the team’s practice squad following the end of the preseason, but he ended up seeing time in three games for the Giants in 2021, hauling in 10 receptions for 87 yards and one touchdown.
The Giants’ depth chart won’t see much of an impact with this news. Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard, and Kadarius Toney still lead the depth chart, with Darius Slayton, John Ross, and Collin Johnson also holding spots on the active roster.
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