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Giants activate DBs Tony Jefferson, Fabian Moreau from practice squad


The New York Giants activated defensive backs Tony Jefferson and Fabian Moreau off their practice squad for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers.

Jefferson was also elevated for Week 1 and played 13 defensive snaps in addition to five on special teams. The veteran has played in 105 regular-season games, including 66 starts at safety. The 5-foot-11, 212-pounder was released by the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 29 before the Giants added him to their practice squad on Sept. 1.

Moreau, a 2017 third-round draft choice by the Washington Commanders, has been on the Giants' practice squad since Sept. 5. The 6-foot, 198-pounder has 76 regular-season games under his belt, including 34 starts primarily at cornerback.

On Friday's final injury report, the Giants ruled out cornerbacks Aaron Robinson (appendicitis), who started last week in Tennessee, and Nick McCloud (hamstring). Safety Jason Pinnock will also miss Week 2 due to a shoulder injury. Meanwhile, rookie safety Dane Belton, a fourth-round pick, practiced fully this week and is on track to make his NFL debut after missing time with a clavicle injury.

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