The Giants also signed RB Jonathan Williams to the Practice Squad. The 27-year old, 6'0'', 217-pound Williams was originally drafted in the 5th round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He has spent time with the Bills (2016-2017), Denver Broncos (2017), New Orleans Saints (2017–2018), Indianapolis Colts (2018–2019), Detroit Lions (2020), and Washington Football Team (2020-2021). Overall, Williams has played in 28 regular-season games with one start. He has rushed the ball 80 times for 334 yards and two touchdowns.
RE: Not sure why they didn't leave him there the first time
My guess (with no inside info) is that McKinney preferred to be on the practice squad so that he could speak to other teams in case he wasn't a good fit with the defense. If he signed to the 53 he would lose all leverage in choosing where he plays if it didn't work out. It's part of why I like the new rules that allow you to elevate practice squad players without signing them to the roster.
I wouldn't think that would be his decision to make.
(remaining on PS)
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