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Giants activate DE Romeo Okwara

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*The Giants have activated DE Romeo Okwara and waived LB Jeremy Cash: *

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today activated Romeo Okwara from the reserve/injured; designated for return list, making the second-year defensive end eligible to play in the season's final two games.


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To make room on the roster for Okwara, the Giants waived linebacker Jeremy Cash.

Okwara played in the season's first five games before spraining his knee in practice on Oct. 12. Okwara was inactive for the Giants' following game, at Denver, and was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 18.

Playing as a reserve this season, Okwara had three tackles (one solo).

In 2016, he made the team as a rookie free agent from Notre Dame and played in all 16 regular-season games with starts in each of the final four contests, plus the NFC Wild Card Game. He finished the regular season with 21 tackles (nine solo), including 1.0 sack, and four special teams tackles (three solo).

Cash signed with the Giants on Nov. 27. He was inactive for two games, and was in uniform but did not play against Dallas on Dec. 10.

*The Giants also signed wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo to their practice squad.

Etta-Tawo, 6-1 and 208 pounds, entered the NFL this year as a rookie free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was waived at the end of training camp and spent the season's first two weeks on the Jaguars' practice squad. From Oct. 11 to Nov. 7, Etta-Tawo was on the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad.

Etta-Tawo played at the University of Maryland before finishing his career as a graduate transfer at Syracuse in 2016. In his only season with the Orange, he set 10 school records, including those for receptions (94), receiving yards (1,482) and receiving yards per game (123.5)

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