New York Giants sign wide receivers Canaan Severin, Ed Eagan

By Alex Butler   |   Aug. 19, 2017 at 8:18 AM
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Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Wide receivers Ed Eagan and Canaan Severin are now members of the New York Giants.

New York announced the signings on Friday. Eagan and Severin replace waived/injured players Keeon Johnson and Kevin Snead. Eagan and Severin have never appeared in an NFL regular season contest. Severin entered the pro ranks in 2016 as an undrafted rookie free agent signing by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He suffered an injured shoulder in training camp and spent the Steelers' season on injured reserve. He had two catches for 24 yards in the Steelers' 20-12 preseason win against the Giants on August 11 at MetLife Stadium. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound athlete had 102 catches and scored 13 times during his college career at Virginia. Severin was waived Monday.

Eagan entered the NFL ranks last offseason as an undrafted free agent signing by the Dallas Cowboys. He was released three months later, before he latched on with the Cleveland Browns. After being waived by the Browns, he spent the bulk of the 2016 season with the Buffalo Bills' practice squad.

Eagan had a brilliant career at Northwestern State, leaving campus with a school-record 177 receptions, 2,228 receiving yards, 5,651 all-purpose yards, 125 kick returns and 2,922 kick return yards.

Giants receivers Dwayne Harris and Darius Powe are currently sidelined with upper body soreness and a hamstring issue, respectively. Eagan and Severin are unlikely to make the Giants' Week 1 roster.

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