Giants OL Roy Mbaeteka Turned Down Contract: Report

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On Monday, January 23, the New York Giants announced they signed 12 players to reserve/future contracts for the 2023 season.

However, the Giants offered a futures deal to offensive lineman Roy Mbaeteka, but he declined, according to The Athletic’s Dan Duggan. Mbaeteka signed with the Giants on April 8 and came by way of the NFL’s International Pathway Program. He spent most of the 2022 season on the team’s practice squad.

Duggan added Mbaeteka will return to the NFL’s International Pathway Program and is now guaranteed three years on a practice squad for his development.

Mbaeteka wasn’t the only player to decline a futures contract from the Giants. Duggan also reported that outside linebacker Quincy Roche was “mulling a futures contract offer” from New York, but he then signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers — the team who originally drafted him in 2021 — on January 24 instead.


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