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Giants release OT Charles Brown

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – For the second Saturday in a row, the Giants have signed linebacker Justin Anderson to their active roster from the practice squad. To make room for him, the team today waived veteran offensive lineman Charles Brown.


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Anderson, who first joined the practice squad on Oct. 29, was added to the roster last week when running back Peyton Hillis was placed on injured reserve with a concussion. He made his NFL debut on special teams in the Giants' loss last Sunday to the San Francisco 49ers.

The following day, Anderson was waived when offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz was activated off injured reserve. Schwartz practiced all week and is on track to play his first regular-season game for the Giants tomorrow night at home against the Dallas Cowboys.

Brown was signed as a free agent on April 1. He was inactive for six of the first nine games, played on special teams in two games, and was active but did not play in a third game. Last week against the 49ers, he struggled after taking over at right tackle for Justin Pugh, who suffered a quad injury.

Asked on Monday how Brown played, coach Tom Coughlin said, "not very well."

Now Brown's roster spot has essentially been taken by Schwartz and Anderson is back on the team.

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