ORLEANS DARKWA TO IR, ERIC PINKINS TO 53-MAN ROSTER…
The New York Giants have placed running back Orleans Darkwa on Injured Reserve with a lower leg injury. The team filled his roster spot by signing safety/linebacker Eric Pinkins from the Practice Squad.
Darkwa played in 10 games with two starts for the Giants in 2016. He carries the ball 30 times for 111 yards (3.7 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. He also caught two passes for 12 yards. Darkwa was originally signed by the Miami Dolphins as a rookie free agent after the 2014 NFL Draft. He played in four games in September before being waived in October and signed to the team’s Practice Squad. The Giants signed him off of Miami’s Practice Squad in November 2014.
Pinkins was signed to the Practice Squad in October 2016. Pinkins was originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks, who moved him to linebacker. Pinkins was waived by the Seahawks in September 2016. He has played in six regular-season NFL games with no starts. Pinkins has a nice combination of size and speed, but his instincts have been questioned.
THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- WR Sterling Shepard (Video)
- OG Justin Pugh
- OL Brett Jones (Video)
- PK Robbie Gould (Video)
Starting LG Justin Pugh said knee got clipped at practice last week. Not sure if he'll return this week. Said he tried to get back too quick
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) November 29, 2016
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WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The players return to practice on Wednesday in preparation for Sunday’s away game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.