The Giants have been very quiet in free agency so far, but they’re bringing back one of their own. The Giants have re-signed fullback Eli Penny, according to a team announcement. Penny was signed off the Cardinals’ practice squad in September and appeared in the team’s final 14 games of the season.
Penny was an undrafted rookie out of Idaho back in 2016. He spent his entire rookie season on the practice squad, then made the 53-man roster as a sophomore. He played a meaningful role in the offense that year, rushing for 124 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries.
In his time with the Giants last season, Penny racked up 25 yards on seven carries and added eight receptions for 50 yards. All told, he played around 12 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. Assuming New York decides to carry a fullback on the final 53-man roster, Penny will be back to help block for Saquon Barkley next year.