New York Giants OL Roy Mbaeteka turns down Giants contract to return to International Pathway Program.
Currently, the New York Giants have signed 12 players to future/reserve contracts. Unfortunately, prospect Roy Mbaeteka has declined their offer.
Mbaeteka, who joined the Giants through the NFL’s International Pathway Program, declined an offer for a reserve/futures contract despite spending most of the 2022 season on the team’s practice squad.
The Giants offered a futures contract to Nigerian OL Roy Mbaeteka, but he declined, per source. Mbaeteka instead will return to the International Pathway Program. The upside of that path: Mbaeteka will be assured of three years on a practice squad so he can develop.
Mbaeteka was just a “regular” player this season since he was signed as a free agent, and therefore the Giants didn’t get a P-squad exemption for him. As a result, he spent much of the season on his own because the Giants needed his P-squad spot for contributors.Dan Duggan
As a result of his decision, Mbaeteka will go back to the NFL’s International Pathway Program.
Mbaeteka was mentored by Giants Legend Osi Umenyiora through the NFL Africa initiative, which is a component of the International Pathway Program (IPP).
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