Giants reportedly signing fullback Elijhaa Penny

After Shane Smith missed two critical blocks while playing only four offensive snaps on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, it looks like the New York Giants are making a change at fullback.

Elijhaa Penny, a 6-foot-1, 234-pound 25-year-old who played collegiately at Idaho, played in all 16 games for the Arizona Cardinals in 2017 after making the team as an undrafted free agent. He carried the ball 31 times for 124 yards (4.0 yards per carry) and caught 4 passes for 38 yards.

Per Pro Football Focus, Penny had a 75.7 pass-blocking grade and a 67.0 run-blocking grade in 2017.

In 13 games with the Giants, Smith has neither carried nor caught the ball.

The Giants have yet to make the signing of Penny official. If and when they do, Smith would be a logical candidate to be dropped. NFL teams simply do not carry two fullbacks on their 53-man rosters.

The Giants also have to make a roster move with center Jon Halapio, who will be placed on injured reserve due to his broken ankle. Offensive linemen on the practice squad are tackles Brian Mihalik, who just signed last week, and Victor Salako.

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