The Giants made a transaction on Tuesday that had undrafted WR Derrick Dillon terminated from the practice squad.
But it's not for the reason you might think.
Normally, teams will find better options for their roster that leads to sending someone to the free agent market. However, Dillon's situation was one that head coach Joe Judge knew he could work the system to help him out.
Dillon just became a new father, so Judge wanted the LSU product to go spend time with his family during that time. And when that time is up, he is expected to come back to the practice squad.
The Giants worked it out so that Dillon was waived on Tuesday, which technically meant he was on the practice squad until 4 p.m. that day. In turn, he gets paid for the rest of the week.
Judge may seem like a hard-nosed head coach, but as SNY's Ralph Vacchiano pointed out, the "love" factor isn't forgotten.
"We’ve all played at some point in our careers. You play a lot harder for someone when you understand that they’re a person themselves," Judge said. "They have a life outside the building like you do, and that they actually care about you.
“I think that’s important to keep in perspective.”
This move for Dillon proves that Judge lives by those words, and is a good example for his other players that shows he understands there's life outside of football.