Should the Giants bring back Nate Ebner?
Free agent safety and special teamer Nate Ebner announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he has withdrawn from the U.S. Olympic trials for a spot on the United State’s rugby team.
The reason for the withdrawal is an injury that he’s still rehabbing from that occurred during the 2020 NFL season with the New York Giants.
Even though Ebner is a free agent, Giants’ head coach Joe Judge said earlier in the offseason that they will invite him back when he’s ready to play football.
“Technically Nate is a free agent right now but we fully intend for him to be a member of the Giants and he has to go through Olympic rugby training and we’re supporting him with that,” Judge said back in May. “But that’s an experience I’ve been through with him before. Actually he returned from the Olympics in 2016 and had a tremendous year for us. So I’ve gone through this before with him. I understand exactly how his training applies, rugby and can lead into football, and look, honestly it was one of his most productive years ever.
“He’s a guy that’s very locked in and focused. He was a captain last year and is a great team leader. This team, what he’s helping build is very important for him and while I don’t speak for anyone else, I don’t mind going echoing that for Nate because I know I can speak very directly and honestly. But look, he’s a very important part of this team and we look forward to getting him back.”
I would imagine that the Giants won’t be signing Ebner until he’s recovered from his injury.
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