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GIANTS SIGN CB LEON McFADDEN…
The New York Giants have signed cornerback Leon McFadden off of the Practice Squad of the Arizona Cardinals. The roster moves fills the vacancy on the 53-man roster created when the team waived safety Cooper Taylor on Tuesday.
McFadden was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He played in all 16 games as a rookie with two starts. The Browns waived him in August 2014. Since then, he has spent time with the Jets, 49ers, and Cardinals. McFadden played in seven games with no starts for the 49ers in 2014. The 49ers waived him in September 2015. McFadden is an average-sized corner (5’10”, 190 pounds) with good quickness.
PRACTICE SQUAD MOVES…
The New York Giants have re-signed tight end Jerome Cunningham and offensive guard Adam Gettis to the Practice Squad. The Giants also terminated the Practice Squad contract of offensive tackle Xavier Proctor. The other Practice Squad vacancy was created when the Giants signed cornerback Brandon McGee from the Practice Squad to the 53-man roster on Sunday.
The Giants waived Cunningham from the 53-man roster on Sunday in order to make room for McGhee. Gettis was released from the Practice Squad last Thursday to make room for Proctor.
Update on Jason Pierre-Paul: He is NOT in NY/NJ today. Still expected to meet with Giants docs at some point this week, but not yet.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) October 21, 2015
INJURY REPORT – AMUKAMARA RULED OUT AGAIN…
WR Odell Beckham (hamstring), WR Victor Cruz (calf), CB Prince Amukamara (pectoral), CB Trumaine McBride (groin), and CB Trevin Wade (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday.
Amukamara has already been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
WR Rueben Randle (hamstring), DE Robert Ayers (hamstring), LB Devon Kennard (hamstring), LB Uani ‘Unga (neck), and LB Jonathan Casillas (neck) practiced on a limited basis.
OT Will Beatty (pectoral) returned to practice on a limited basis, performing in individual drills, but remains on the Reserve/Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) List. Since he has now returned to the practice field, the Giants can keep him on that list for only three more weeks.
WR Victor Cruz was on the practice field doing light exercises with rehab coordinator. Step in right direction #Giants
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) October 21, 2015
HEAD COACH TOM COUGHLIN…
The transcript of Tom Coughlin’s press conference on Wednesday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at Giants.com.
WATCH: Coach Tom Coughlin previews Week 7 and talks new Cowboys QB Matt Cassel https://t.co/iP1QLKBUXr
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 21, 2015
THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
The following transcripts and video of player media sessions on Wednesday are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:
- QB Eli Manning (Video)
- RB Rashad Jennings (Video)
- LT Ereck Flowers (Video)
- DT Cullen Jenkins (Video)
- S Brandon Meriweather (Video)
Why did Ereck Flowers feel the need to speak up + deliver a fiery pep talk to the offense on the Giants sideline? "Because I want to win."
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) October 21, 2015
- When Giants don’t get ball to Odell Beckham, disaster follows by George Willis of The New York Post
WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The Giants practice on Thursday and hold physical recovery cycles on Friday in advance of Sunday’s home game against the Dallas Cowboys.