Giovanni Ricci

Giovanni Ricci

Tight End #85
Team: Carolina Panthers
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 240 lb.
College:Western Michigan
Age:24
Born:October 16, 1996
Drafted:2020 / UDFA

Giovanni Ricci: Inks future contract

The Panthers signed Ricci to a reserve/future contract Monday, Will Bryan of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Ricci failed to make the active roster in Carolina after posting a 51-642-8 line in his senior season at Western Michigan. The 24-year-old will run it back in 2021 with hopes of securing a depth role.

January 4, 2021 2:04 PM EST

Giovanni Ricci: Cut by Panthers

Ricci was waived by Carolina on Saturday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The undrafted free agent out of Western Michigan was vying for a reserve tight-end role, but the Panthers opted to keep just two tight ends -- Ian Thomas (toe) and Chris Manhertz. Ricci proved to have pass-catching upside in college, hauling in 51 passes for 642 yards and eight touchdowns in his senior season, so the Panthers may look to develop him on the practice squad.

September 6, 2020 8:51 AM EST

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