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Giants add three players to practice squad

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today added three newcomers to their practice squad as they began preparations for their home opener Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

The team signed cornerback Tramain Jacobs, linebacker James Morris and guard Vinston Painter.

The contracts of three practice squad players were terminated: defensive back C.J. Conway, quarterback G.J. Kinne and defensive end Gerald Rivers.

Jacobs, 5-11 and 187 pounds, entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Baltimore Ravens on May 5, 2014 from Texas A&M. He was waived on August 30 and signed two days later to the Ravens' practice squad.  Jacobs joined Baltimore's active roster on Nov. 14 and played in three games before he was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 6. The Ravens waived Jacobs on Aug. 31. Jacobs worked in Baltimore with Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.

Morris, 6-1 and 237 pounds, was signed by the New England Patriots on May 16, 2014. The Iowa product was waived on May 20, re-signed on Aug. 3 and placed on injured reserve on Aug. 30. Morris was waived by the Patriots on Sept. 4.

Painter, 6-5 and 300 pounds, was a 2013 sixth-round draft choice by the Denver Broncos, the 173rd overall selection. He played at Virginia Tech.

Painter was waived on Aug. 31, 2013 and signed to Denver's practice squad on Sept. 2. The Broncos signed him to their roster after the season, and waived him on Aug. 30, 2014. Painter returned to the Broncos' practice squad, but two days later, on Sept. 3, 2014, he was signed by the Cleveland Browns. He played in three games for the Browns last season. Painter was waived by Cleveland on Sept. 5.

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