Fullback Henry Hynoski will be returning to the Giants on a one-year, $1 million contract, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The 25-year-old Hynoski has been with the Giants since 2011, when he was signed as an undrafted free agent to replace Madison Hedgecock. Hynoski has gradually built himself into one of the better fullbacks of the NFL, having his best season in 2012, when he finished as Pro Football Focus’ eighth best fullback in the NFL.
Hynoski overcame a serious knee injury suffered in a 2013 OTA workout. After making it back to the field, he played in three games before suffering a season-ending fractured left shoulder.
The Giants declined to tender Hynoski, who would have been a restricted free agent, a right of first refusal offer that would have paid him $1.431 million for 2014.
As an unrestricted free agent, Hynoski drew interest from the Lions, who are looking to upgrade the fullback spot, but a deal was never consummated.
Hynoski, 6’1″, 266 pounds, has played in 30 games for the Giants over three years, and has 24 receptions for 138 yards and one touchdown. He’s also run the ball five times for 20 yards and has contributed on special teams.