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Giants awarded LB Ray-Ray Armstrong off waivers

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The Giants have been awarded LB Ray-Ray Armstrong off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers: 

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants added a second linebacker to their roster today when they were awarded Ray-Ray Armstrong off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers.


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Armstrong was released last Friday. He had played in 10 games with five starts this season, and was the 49ers' second-leading tackler, with 53 stops (38 solo), including one sack. Armstrong also had two interceptions (tying him for the team lead) and one forced fumble.

Earlier today, the Giants signed free agent linebacker Jeremy Cash. They also placed four players on injured reserve – guard D.J. Fluker, cornerback Donte Deayon, and linebackers Curtis Grant and Deontae Skinner.

Armstrong, 6-3 and 220 pounds, has played in 58 regular-season games with 10 starts for the St. Louis Rams, Oakland and San Francisco. His career totals include 109 tackles (80 solo), 2.0 sacks, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.

Armstrong entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie with the Rams in 2013, from the University of Miami. He played in all 16 games that season and had 12 special teams tackles, plus three on defense.

In 2014, he played in four games for the Rams and 11 with three starts for the Raiders after he was awarded to Oakland off waivers on Oct. 7. The Raiders released Armstrong on Nov. 24, 2015, and he was awarded the next day to the 49ers. That season, he played in 15 games with two starts for the two teams.

Last year, Armstrong played in only two games before going on injured reserve with a pectoral injury.

At Miami, Armstrong played in 30 games at safety, and recorded 134 tackles and four interceptions.

The Giants return to action Sunday against the Raiders in Oakland.

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