Transactions | Giants Waive TE Matt LaCosse; Add FB Shane Smith

The New York Giants have waived tight end Matt LaCosse and signed fullback Shane Smith off their practice squad.

LaCosse first joined the Giants as undrafted free agent in 2015, but had trouble staying healthy in his first two seasons. After missing 2016, he finally shook the injury bug to make the Giants roster this summer.

LaCosse has appeared in five games for the Giants with one start. He has three receptions for 22 yards, all of which came in 2015 when he was active for games in the last half of that season.

Smith, an undrafted rookie free agent out of San Jose State, was signed by the Giants on May 11 of this year. He initially made the 53-man roster this summer after a solid training camp. He appeared in three games for the Giants with two starts, but did not get a carry nor a reception.

Smith, who was initially listed as a tight end when he first made the Giants, was waived on Sept. 28 so that the Giants could address their banged-up linebacker unit at the time.

Smith, now listed as a fullback by the team, was signed to the Giants practice squad the next day where he remained until today’s transaction.