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Giants add 2 RBs; Eric Gray, Matt Peart to IR 


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants added two running backs to their roster as they made several moves before beginning their practice week today. They host the Jets on Sunday.

Jashaun Corbin, who spent the entire 2022 season on the Giants' practice squad and was with the team in training camp, was signed off the Carolina Panthers' practice squad. The other back added to the roster is Deon Jackson, whom they claimed off waivers after he was released by the Cleveland Browns.

The additions give the Giants five running backs on their active roster, including Saquon Barkley, Matt Breida, and Gary Brightwell (who injured his hamstring in the victory against Washington last week).

The Giants also signed veteran linebacker Justin Hollins to their practice squad.

Rookie running back Eric Gray (calf) and tackle Matt Peart (shoulder) were placed on injured reserve.

Corbin, 5-11 and 205 pounds, originally joined the Giants as a rookie free agent in 2022. He was waived on Aug. 30 and signed to the Giants' practice squad the following day. The Giants signed him to a reserve/future contract on Jan. 22.

Corbin was the Giants' second-leading rusher in the preseason with 51 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries. He was also tied for second with six receptions, for 30 yards. Corbin was waived on Aug. 29 and signed with the Panthers on Sept. 1.

In college, Corbin played two seasons for both Texas A&M and Florida State. In 35 career games, he had 320 carries for 1,771 yards (5.5-yard avg.) and 14 touchdowns with a long run of 89 yards, and 60 receptions for 360 yards and two scores.

Jackson, 5-11 and 216 pounds, also entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie, with Indianapolis in 2021, from Duke. In two-plus seasons with the Colts, Jackson played in 27 games with three starts, including one this season. He was cut on Sept. 23, signed to the Browns' practice squad three days later, and was elevated to the active roster Saturday, one day before he played seven special teams snaps in his only game for Cleveland – at Indianapolis. The Browns released him Monday.

Jackson's career totals include 94 rushing attempts for 281 yards and two touchdowns, plus 35 receptions for 223 yards and one score. His most productive season was 2022, when he played in 16 games with two starts and rushed for 236 yards and one touchdown on 68 attempts and caught 30 passes for 209 yards and one score.

Jackson started the 2023 season opener against Jacksonville and totaled 28 yards from scrimmage.

Hollins, 6-5 and 248 pounds, has played in 59 regular-season games with seven starts for Denver, the L.A. Rams, and Green Bay. He's also played in six postseason games, including the Rams' Super Bowl LVI victory against Cincinnati. His career totals include 110 tackles (65 solo), 9.5 sacks, nine tackles for lost yardage, 15 quarterback hits, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. In the postseason, he has eight tackles (five solo) and two quarterback hits.

Hollins played the season's first four games for the Packers and had five solo tackles and four assisted stops.

Hollins was a 2019 fifth-round draft choice by the Broncos, No. 156 overall, from Duke. After playing 15 games as a rookie, he was released and awarded off waivers to the Rams. Los Angeles released him on Nov. 22, 2022. The following day, Hollins joined the Packers, with whom he stayed until he was cut on Saturday.

Gray was the Giants' fifth-round draft choice this year. He played in each of the first seven games and was the team's primary punt (4.0-yard average on seven runbacks) and kickoff (14.5-yard average on four runbacks) returner. He also rushed for 13 yards on seven carries and caught one pass. Gray injured his calf in Sunday's victory against Washington.

Peart, a fourth-year backup tackle, played in the season's first five games. He injured his shoulder in Miami on Oct. 8 and was inactive the last two weeks.

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