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Ben Bredeson, Tony Jefferson, Azeez Ojulari designated for return


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Three players on injured reserve returned to practice: linebacker Azeez Ojulari, guard Ben Bredeson and defensive back Tony Jefferson.

Ojulari, whose 8.0 sacks in 2021 were a Giants rookie record, has played in only two games this season. He last played in the victory against Chicago on Oct. 2 when he suffered a calf injury than landed him on injured reserve 20 days later.

This has been a tough year for Ojulari. He began training camp on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list with a hamstring ailment suffered in a pre-camp workout. He made his camp debut on Aug. 14 but strained his calf near the end of a joint workout with the Jets on the 25th, which forced him to the inactive list for the season's first two games. Olujari re-injured the calf vs. the Bears and has been sidelined for two months.

Bredeson started the season's first seven games at left guard before injuring his knee at Jacksonville on Oct. 23. He was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 29. The Giants have since had three starting left guards – Joshua Ezeudu at Seattle and vs. Houston, Shane Lemieux against Detroit and Jack Anderson on Thanksgiving in Dallas.

Jefferson was signed to the Giants' practice squad on Sept. 1, three days after being released by the Baltimore Ravens. He played in the season's first two games, plus the Oct. 9 contest against the Green Bay Packers in London, before going on I.R. with a foot injury.

Once again, the New York Giants are bringing back their classic blue uniforms from the '80s and '90s this Sunday as part of two Legacy Games presented by Quest.


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