The Giants proved again today that the term "final roster" is a misnomer.
One day after reaching the 53-man regular season limit, the Giants continued reshaping their team. They were awarded tackle D.J. Jones off waivers from Philadelphia. To create space, the Giants waived third-year guard Mitch Petrus.
Jones, 6-5 and 310 pounds, was signed as a rookie free agent by the Miami Dolphins on July 28, 2011. He was waived, placed on the practice squad, waived off the squad and signed to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad, where he spent 11 weeks. The Eagles claimed him off waivers on Feb. 6 and waived him yesterday.
At Nebraska, Jones played in 30 games with 16 starts and started all 14 games at right tackle as a senior in 2010.
Petrus was the Giants' fifth-round draft choice in 2010 from Arkansas. In two seasons with the club, he played in 17 regular-season games with three starts and he played in all four 2011 postseason games. Petrus made his first career start on short notice last Dec. 4 vs. Green Bay. He had played in all four preseason games this summer and started at right guard in the Giants' victory over New England last Wednesday.
*The Giants also announced their eight-man practice squad, which is comprised entirely of players who were with them in training camp and waived yesterday.
The squad includes wide receiver David Douglas; defensive ends Matt Broha and Craig Marshall; offensive linemen Matt McCants, Selvish Capers and Stephen Goodin; tight end Larry Donnell; and defensive back Laron Scott.