Canadian tight end Rysen John waived by New York Giants

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The New York Giants have waived Canadian tight end Rysen John, as per Tuesday’s NFL transactions report and confirmed by his agent.

The 24-year-old was a third-round selection of the Calgary Stampeders in the 2020 CFL Draft but signed with the New York Giants that same day. He was waived by the team after training camp with an injury designation but joined their practice squad seven weeks later and remained on it for the rest of the season.

John returned to New York in 2021 and made six catches for 72 yards over two preseason games but was placed on injured reserve due to an ankle injury. He did not dress for a regular season game over his two years with the Giants.

The Vancouver native made 53 receptions for 861 yards and 10 touchdowns during his senior season at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. He played receiver in college at 237 pounds but built his frame to 255 pounds in order to play tight end at the NFL level.

He is now an NFL free agent, though his CFL rights remain exclusively with the Stampeders.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.