Cody Latimer is on his way to the Big Apple.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the 25-year-old wide receiver is joining the New York Giants. Terms of his new contract have yet to be disclosed. Latimer spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Denver Broncos.
Denver’s former second-round pick, WR Cody Latimer, signed with the NY Giants.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2018
New York Giants Sign Wide Receiver Cody Latimer
Latimer enjoyed his best season as a pro in 2017. Though he remained behind Broncos pass-catching stalwarts Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders on the depth chart, he managed a career-high 287 receiving yards which was fourth on the team behind those two as well as Bennie Fowler. His two touchdown grabs equaled Sanders’ total while his 15.1 yards per catch led the team among players who saw at least 30 targets.
Week 15 of the 2017 season was particularly noteworthy for Latimer. In a nationally televised road game against the Indianapolis Colts, the Dayton, OH native caught three passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. The 25-13 victory was a homecoming of sorts for Latimer given he played his college ball in-state at Indiana.
Prior to last season, Latimer didn’t see very many reps with the Broncos. Though he’s made 37 appearances including the regular season and playoffs, he totaled just 189 receiving yards and a single touchdown catch over those three seasons. That said, he played in all three postseason games during the 2015 season which culminated in a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. He caught three passes for 31 yards during the playoffs.
The Broncos took Latimer in the second round (56th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. It came after a standout junior season with the Hoosiers where he racked up 1,096 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Both totals ranked top five in the Big Ten and played a role in him earning second-team all-conference honors that. His 17 career touchdowns and 2,042 yards receiving rank sixth and eighth respectively in school history.