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LB Kyler Fackrell & DB Madre Harper activated, FB Eli Penny to IR among roster moves


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today added three players to their roster in advance of their season finale tomorrow against the Dallas Cowboys in MetLife Stadium.

Outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell and cornerback Madre Harper were activated off injured reserve and punter Ryan Santoso joined the roster as a standard elevation from the practice squad.

The Giants placed fullback Eli Penny on I.R. with an undisclosed illness and released quarterback Joe Webb.

Fackrell missed the Giants' last four games with a calf injury he suffered in a victory in Cincinnati on Nov. 29. He had played in each of the first 11 games, starting eight, and had participated in an average of 93% of the defensive snaps in the six games prior to being sidelined. He had 31 tackles (20 solo), 3.0 sacks, nine quarterback hits, one forced fumble and an interception he returned 46 yards for a touchdown in Dallas on Oct. 11.

A fifth-year pro, Fackrell joined the Giants as a free agent on March 26.

Harper, a rookie from Southern Illinois, was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury on Dec. 11. He played in nine games after joining the team on Oct. 1. Harper was in the Las Vegas Raiders' training camp last summer and later on their practice squad. Harper had two solo tackles on defense and three plus a fumble recovery (on Nov. 8 at Washington) on special teams.

Santoso was signed to the Giants' practice squad on Sept. 6 and to the roster on Nov. 17, when kicker Graham Gano went on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. He did not play in a game before he was waived on Dec. 1 and re-signed to the practice squad the following day.

Penny did not play last week in Baltimore, ending his streak of 44 consecutive games played. An outstanding blocker, he finishes his season with six carries for 15 yards, two receptions for 20 yards and seven special teams tackles (two solo).

Webb, a veteran who has thrown and caught passes and returned kickoffs, was signed to the practice squad on Dec. 8 and the roster 11 days later. He totaled 13 special teams snaps while playing each of the last two games and had one tackle.


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