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Giants Add Former Bills, Colts Receiver Isaiah McKenzie

McKenzie played for Giants head coach Brian Daboll in Buffalo.

New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll have once again reached back into their past to add a player they scouted and coached while with the Buffalo Bills.

That player would be receiver Isaiah McKenzie, whose Sports Trust Advisors agency confirmed the pending transaction.

McKenzie, 5-8 and 173 pounds, is an eight-year NFL veteran who was initially a fifth-round (172nd overall) draft pick by the Denver Broncos in 2017 out of Georgia. McKenzie, who also has punt and kickoff return experience, was waived by Denver during the 2018 season and was claimed by the Buffalo Bills, with whom he played through the 2022 season.

Last year, McKenzie landed with the Indianapolis Colts, who suspended him for the final three games of the season for conduct detrimental to the team, the specific conduct of which was never disclosed by Colts head coach Shane Steichen.

McKenzie has appeared in 93 games with 28 starts over his career and has caught 152 out of 221 pass targets for 1,427 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also has 50 career rushing attempts for 244 yards and four touchdowns.

McKenzie's biggest contributions, though, have come in the return game. He's returned 81 punts for 722 yards and one touchdown, an 8.9-per-return average. On kickoffs, he's returned 56 balls for 1,264 yards, a 226-per-return average.