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Giants add WR Ben Edwards to active roster

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants have added another wide receiver to their active roster in the wake of Odell Beckham Jr.'s one-game suspension.


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Ben Edwards, who has been a member of the practice squad since Nov. 17, will be eligible to play Sunday night when the Giants visit the Minnesota Vikings.

Wide receiver Julian Talley was signed to take Edwards' place on the practice squad.

Edwards, 5-10 and 197 pounds, originally signed with the Giants as a rookie free agent from Richmond on May 11. The Giants were impressed with his work in the spring practices, but Edwards pulled his hamstring and was waived/injured on July 31.

Edwards was a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Conference first-team selection for the Spiders. In four seasons, he caught 207 passes (second in school history) for 2,196 yards and 15 touchdowns. As a senior in 2013, Edwards had 74 receptions for 706 yards and five touchdowns, 31 rushing attempts for 153 yards and a score, and led the Spiders with 12 punt returns for 124 yards. But he suffered a torn knee ligament in November of that that year and did not play in 2014.

Talley did lengthy stints on the practice squad in 2013 and 2014, and played in two regular-season games each year. This season, he was on the practice squad from Sept. 6-30 and Oct. 7-Nov. 17.

Beckham this week received a one-game suspension from the NFL for his actions in last week's game vs. Carolina. He will be eligible to return to the team on Monday.

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