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New York Giants
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New York Giants
Wide Receiver #10

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Back with Big Blue

Board agreed to a contract with the Giants on Monday, Michael Eisen of the Giants' official website reports.

Analysis: Board played in the first six games of the 2021 campaign. He caught four passes for 51 yards and averaged 24.8 yards on 11 kickoff returns and 16.5 yards on two punt returns. However, he fractured his arm during a blowout loss to the Rams on Oct. 17, which landed him on injured reserve for the rest of the season. Nonetheless, the undrafted wideout out of Chattanooga figures to be healthy and ready to contribute by training camp.

Mar 14, 2022 12:29 PM EST

Shifts to injured reserve

Board (arm) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Michael Elsen of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Board fractured his arm during Sunday's loss to the Rams, so it's hardly a surprise to see him move to injured reserve. The 27-year-old will be eligible to return from injured reserve after missing three games, though he's likely facing a longer absence.

Oct 19, 2021 3:12 PM EST

Suffers broken arm

Board has suffered a broken arm, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.

Analysis: Board left the game in the first play of the second half and it turns out he picked up a serious injury. No timetable has been announced for his recovery, but the receiver is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Oct 17, 2021 1:34 PM EST

Not returning Sunday

Board (forearm) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Rams, according to Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site.

Analysis: Board got hurt badly after a 37-yard kickoff return and trainers ran to him very quickly. The fact that they signaled for the cart almost immediately is not a good sign, and the entire team quickly approached Board to wish him well as if he had suffered a serious injury. His next chance to play will come next Sunday against Carolina, but that would depend on the severity of the injury.

Oct 17, 2021 12:10 PM EST

Catches two passes in loss

Board secured two of his three targets for 7 yards in Sunday's 44-20 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Board played on 31 percent of the Giants' offensive snaps Sunday. The wideout was unable to make the most of his opportunities in a game that New York trailed for the majority of the contest. Things could open up for Board to become more involved in the passing game while teammate Kenny Golladay is sidelined with a knee injury, especially if Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton continue to miss time with hamstring injuries. The Giants will host the Rams in Week 6.

Oct 13, 2021 2:01 AM EST

Will practice Wednesday

Coach Joe Judge said Board (shoulder) will be a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Board left Week 4 after suffering a clavicle injury, but he appears to have avoided a serious injury. The 27-year-old hasn't been a critical part of the Giants' offense this season, but with Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton both nursing hamstring injuries, the Giants can't afford to lose any more wide receiver depth.

Oct 6, 2021 8:14 AM EST

Nursing clavicle injury

Board (shoulder) suffered a clavicle injury during Sunday's 27-21 win over the Saints, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Board wasn't targeted before being forced out of Sunday's game. Beyond the nature of his shoulder injury relating to his clavicle, the Giants haven't released many specifics about the wideout's health. With Sterling Shepard (hamstring) and Darius Slayton (hamstring) both already hurt, this is a team that can't afford to lose more pass catching depth.

Oct 4, 2021 6:07 AM EST

Injures shoulder Sunday

Board (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the Saints, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: After playing 20 offensive snaps and catching one of two targets for 38 yards in Week 3, Board didn't see a target in Week 4. The 27-year-old left the contest late in the second half with a shoulder injury and is unlikely to return. With Jabrill Peppers (hamstring) already ruled out, rookie Kadarius Toney may take over return duties for the remainder of the contest.

Oct 3, 2021 1:20 PM EST

Catches 38-yard pass

Board caught one of his two targets, a nice 38-yard throw up the sidelines Sunday against the Falcons.

Analysis: Board saw more snaps with Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton nursing hamstring injuries. Should they miss time, Board could see more work, but Kenny Golladay, Collin Johnson, Evan Engram and Kadarius Toney are still around.

Sep 28, 2021 2:49 AM EST

Officially signs with New York

Board was signed to the active roster Saturday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official sitereports.

Analysis: The team's top kick returner, Board will officially join the active roster after being a practice squad callup each of the last two weeks. Through two games, Board has 86 kick return yards, but has been targeted just once across 12 offensive snaps.

Sep 25, 2021 1:39 PM EST

Goes back to practice squad

Board reverted to the Giants' practice squad Friday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: For the second week in a row, Board was a part of the action on game day. Only this time, it was eventful, and not in a good way. While he had one six-yard carry and returned one kickoff for 20 yards Thursday at Washington, Board also committed a holding penalty on what otherwise would have been a 58-yard TD run by quarterback Daniel Jones. The Giants ended up settling for a field goal on the drive, and the four-point swing may have been enough in the eventual one-point loss. On a positive note, Board's average kick return this season has gone for 28.7 yards on three attempts, so that may be enough for him to get back on the active roster again in the future.

Sep 17, 2021 4:34 PM EST

Jumps to active roster

The Giants elevated Board to the active roster in advance of Thursday's game at Washington, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The Giants made the same move Week 1 against the Broncos, when Board gathered in his only target for six yards and returned two kickoffs for 66 yards. With a healthy receiving corps in front of him, it'll be difficult for him to contribute much more in the box score.

Sep 16, 2021 3:32 PM EST

Elevated by Giants

Board was elevated from the Giants' practice squad ahead of Sunday's Week 1 matchup against Denver, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Board was let go by the Giants on Tuesday but later joined the team's practice squad. However, he'll be on the active roster for the season opener and will serve as depth at wide receiver.

Sep 11, 2021 6:21 PM EST

Waived by Big Blue

The Giants waived Board on Tuesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Board was waived to make room for Nate Ebner. The 27-year-old Board injured his elbow during the Giants' preseason finale, but he appears healthy and is a candidate to return to New York as a practice squad member.

Sep 7, 2021 2:23 PM EST

Back with Big Blue

Board (elbow) signed a contract with the Giants on Wednesday, Michael Elsen of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Board was let go by New York earlier Wednesday but quickly re-signed with the team. The 27-year-old suffered an elbow injury during the preseason finale but is apparently healthy.

Sep 1, 2021 8:52 PM EST

Suffers elbow injury Saturday

Board injured his elbow during Saturday's preseason finale against the Patriots and is questionable to return, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Board caught 11 passes on 16 targets for 101 yards across 14 appearances last year for the Giants. The 27-year-old returned to New York on a one-year deal to see if he could expand off his solid 2020 campaign. The Giants are currently dealing with injuries to nearly their entire receiving corps, so it'll be interesting to see how they handle Tuesday's 53-man roster deadline.

Aug 29, 2021 4:59 PM EST

Resigns with New York

The Giants resigned Board to a one-year deal Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Board emerged as a reliable receiver option during his 2020 campaign, catching 11 of his 16 targets for 101 yards across 14 games. The 27-year-old seems to be on track to earning a more notable role with the team's offense in the upcoming year.

Mar 12, 2021 12:03 PM EST

Secures 11 passes in 2020

Board caught 11 of 16 targets for 101 yards across 14 games with the Giants in 2020.

Analysis: Board is coming off the best season of his career, and he'll be an exclusive rights free agent with the Giants this offseason. He could return as a depth receiver and special-teams asset for New York in 2021.

Jan 14, 2021 8:58 PM EST

Reels in one pass

Board caught his lone target for 10 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over Washington.

Analysis: Board returned to duty after missing two games with a concussion, and he played 14 of 77 offensive snaps. The 26-year-old also logged his first punt return of the year because Golden Tate (coach's decision) was benched. He'll continue to operate as a depth wide receiver, and he could lose reps if Tate returns.

Nov 9, 2020 11:29 AM EST

Absent from injury report

Board (concussion) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, indicating that he's cleared the league's five-step concussion protocol.

Analysis: Board was carted off the field in a scary scene Week 6, but he's made a full recovery after three weeks on the sidelines and should be ready to go moving forward. The 27-year-old will return to his role as the No. 4 wide receiver, but he could get pushed by 2018 second-round pick Dante Pettis, who was claimed off waivers Wednesday, over the next few weeks.

Nov 4, 2020 9:07 PM EST

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