The New York Giants signed free-agent wide receiver Russell Shepard to a contract, the team announced Tuesday.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team, but NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that it’s a one-year contract worth $1.3 million. The deal, per Rapoport, can be worth as much as $2 million with incentives.
Shepard, who was released by the Carolina Panthers last week, had 17 receptions for 202 yards and one touchdown in 15 games last season after signing a three-year, $10 million deal. He had 47 catches for 634 yards and four scores in 72 career contests with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Panthers.
The 28-year-old joins former LSU teammate Odell Beckham Jr. with the Giants, who waived cornerback Tim Scott to make room for Shepard on the 90-man roster.