The Giants today made a pair of roster moves in advance of their Monday night game in New Orleans, placing wide receiver Michael Clayton on injured reserve and signing defensive end Justin Trattou off the practice squad.
Clayton has a torn meniscus cartilage and will undergo surgery on Monday. The eight-year veteran re-joined the Giants on Sept.23, when Domenik Hixon was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury. Clayton, who first came to the Giants in 2010, had been released in the final cutdown at the end of training camp.
Since returning to the Giants, Clayton played in five games, primarily on special teams, and was inactive for three others. He did not catch a pass and was credited with one special teams tackle.
Trattou, 6-4 and 255 pounds, had an impressive training camp after signing as a rookie free agent from Florida. He was cut on the same day as Clayton (Sept. 3), signed to the practice squad 24 hours later, then added to the active roster when linebacker Jonathan Goff was placed on I.R. the day before the season opener. Trattou assisted on a tackle in Washington, where he was one of seven Giants rookies to make their NFL debut.
Four days after the game, Trattou was waived and then re-signed to the practice squad.
The Giants also signed quarterback Ryan Perrilloux to the practice squad for the sixth time this season.
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