The Giants, 4-7 and sitting atop the NFC East, made a series of roster moves today. They will return to the practice field tomorrow to begin preparing for their game Sunday against the Seahawks in Seattle.
Most notably, linebacker Kyler Fackrell was placed on injured reserve and will miss at least the next three games. Fackrell suffered a calf injury in the Giants' 19-17 victory Sunday in Cincinnati.
Fackrell is tied for second on the team (with Dexter Lawrence) with 3.0 sacks. He also has one of the team's nine interceptions and is the only defender to return a pick for a touchdown (46 yards at Dallas on Oct. 11). Fackrell, who has played in all 11 games with eight starts, has 31 tackles (20 solo).
Fackrell becomes the third outside linebacker to go on injured reserve. He joins Lorenzo Carter (Achilles) and Oshane Ximines (shoulder), both of whom underwent surgery and are out for the season.
The Giants waived defensive back Montre Hartage and kicker/punter Ryan Santoso. Hartage has been on both the active roster and practice squad this season and played in one game, Nov. 15 vs. Philadelphia. Santoso was signed last week off the practice squad as insurance in case Graham Gano was unavailable for the Cincinnati game. Gano was on the Reserve/Covid-19 list but was activated Saturday and kicked four field goals vs. the Bengals.
Tight end Kaden Smith, rookie tackle Matt Peart and wide receiver/return specialist Dante Pettis were activated off the Reserve/Covid-19 list. They are eligible to practice tomorrow.
Wide receiver Derrick Dillon and tight end Nate Wieting were terminated from the practice squad.
View photos of the Giants' active roster as it currently stands.