EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants announced that linebacker David Mayo will return to practice today.
Mayo missed the season's first four games after undergoing surgery on Aug. 27 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, an injury he suffered in a training camp practice.
The Giants have 21 days to add Mayo to their active roster. He is eligible to be activated this week and play on Sunday when the Giants face NFC East rival Dallas in AT&T Stadium. If Mayo is not added to the roster during the 21-day period, he must remain on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.
Mayo, 6-2 and 240 pounds, was one of the Giants' most productive defensive players in 2019. He joined the team six days prior to the season opener and played in all 16 games, including starts in each of the last 13 contests. Mayo tied for second on the team with a career-best 80 tackles (50 solo), including his first two career sacks.
In his absence, Devante Downs started three of the four games. Downs was replaced by rookie Tae Crowder early in last Sunday's game against the Rams in Los Angeles.
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