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 August 31, 2011  Posted by  News and Notes

New York Giants Make Four Roster Moves: The Giants made the following roster moves yesterday:

  • Placed DT Marvin Austin (pectoral) on season-ending Injured Reserve.
  • Placed WR Ramses Barden (ankle) and OC Adam Koets (knee) on the Reserve/Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List.
  • Waived/injured WR Duke Calhoun (hamstring).

For Barden and Koets, the earliest they can return to the active roster is the day after the sixth regular-season game. When a player is removed from the PUP List, they are allowed up to 21 days of practice before a decision has to be made whether to activate, terminate, or keep them on the Reserve/PUP List.

Although most NFL teams were required to reduce their rosters to 80 players yesterday, the Giants and Jets are permitted to retain five additional players on their current roster until Friday because of the re-scheduled game caused by Hurricane Irene.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Tuesday Press Conference: The transcript of yesterday’s press conference with Head Coach Tom Coughlin is available at Giants.com.

Player Media Q&As: The transcripts of yesterday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Access Blue Training Camp Show: The video of the latest edition of “Access Blue,” the Giants’ training camp television show is available at Giants.com:

Article on QB Eli Manning: Giants QB Eli Manning’s Preseason Full of Struggles Up the Middle by Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger

Quotes: LB Michael Boley which young linebackers have impressed him: Spencer Paysinger has come in and worked his way to a pretty good backup role. He has down a pretty good job and turned some heads so far this preseason and also (Mark) Herzlich. He has come in and done pretty well also. They are both knowledgeable and came in and picked up the defense right away and stepped in and made some plays.

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