Eric Tomlinson bounced around the league last season after spending the first three years of the his career with the Jets. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Tomlinson is heading back to New York. The veteran tight end has signed with the Giants, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.

After brief stints with the Eagles and Texans to start his career, the UTEP product spent two-plus seasons with the Jets. He started 24 of his 29 games between the 2017 and 2018 seasons, hauling in a combined 16 receptions for 193 yards and one score.

The 6-foot-6, 263-pound tight end was cut by the Jets at the end of the 2019 preseason. When all was said and done, Tomlinson split the regular season between the Giants, Patriots and Raiders, hauling in a single one-yard catch in eight games (three starts).

As Raanan points out on Twitter, the Giants will be running a “tight end-heavy offense” under new offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. The team is currently rostering six tight ends in Tomlinson, Evan Engram, Levine Toilolo, Kaden Smith, Garrett Dickerson and C.J. Conrad.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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