He was gone for a few months, but former Kentucky tight end C.J. Conrad is back in the Big Apple after he resigned with the New York Giants on Thursday.
Conrad originally went undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, but was quickly picked up by the Giants despite a heart issue scare that was discovered before the NFL Combine. He spent the summer with the Giants, training alongside rookie quarterback Daniel Jones as a member of the practice squad.
In a move that surprised many, the Giants waived Conrad late in the preseason and he did not find another team throughout the regular season. He reportedly developed a relationship with some of the coaches and made solid impressions, but never made it onto the final roster. Now, he’ll have another shot to make his mark.
During his time at Kentucky, Conrad caught 80 total passes for over 1,000 yards in four seasons as a Wildcat. He hauled in 12 career touchdown catches and was named to KSR’s All-Decade team as a tight end.