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Giants place DE Romeo Okwara on IR, claim LB Nigel Harris off waivers


The Giants have placed DE Romeo Okwara on IR and claimed LB Nigel Harris off waivers from the L.A. Chargers:


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Nine days ago, Nigel Harris helped the Los Angeles Chargers defeat the Giants with two tackles on kickoffs in the final five minutes. Today, he joined the Giants' roster.

The Giants were awarded Harris off waivers after the Chargers released him yesterday.

To create room on the roster the Giants placed second-year defensive end Romeo Okwara on injured reserve. Okwara sprained his knee in practice last Thursday.

Harris, 6-2 and 225 pounds, was signed by the Chargers as a rookie free agent on May 1. He played in the season's first five games, and had eight tackles (six solo) on defense, and three stops (two solo) on special teams. Harris was inactive on Sunday, when the Chargers defeated the Raiders in Oakland.

Harris started 41 games at South Florida, where his career totals included 232 tackles and eight forced fumbles. As a senior in 2016, he was second on the team with 78 tackles (48 solo), 9.5 tackles for losses, 2.0 sacks, and two interceptions.

Harris will wear No. 53.

Okwara played in the Giants' first five games as a reserve defensive end and had three tackles (one solo).

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