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Giants place Saquon Barkley on injured reserve


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today made the inevitable official when they placed running back Saquon Barkley on injured reserve.

The star running back tore his right ACL early in the second quarter of the team's 17-13 loss to the Chicago Bears Sunday in Soldier Field. Barkley will undergo surgery on a date yet to be determined.

The Giants filled the roster vacancy by signing cornerback Ryan Lewis off their practice squad.

Lewis, 6-0 and 195 pounds, joined the Giants' practice squad on Sept. 8. He was added to the roster on Saturday and was in uniform but did not play in Chicago.

In 2018-19, he played in 20 games with six starts for Buffalo, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Miami. Last year, he played in eight games with three starts for the Dolphins and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, who now holds the same position with the Giants.

This summer, Lewis was in training camp with Washington, which released him on Sept. 5.

Lewis originally entered the NFL from the University of Pittsburgh as a rookie free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2017. He was also with New England before making his NFL debut with the Bills in 2018.

Lewis' career statistics include 37 tackles (30 solo), one interception and eight passes defensed.

*Sean Chandler reverted to the practice squad. He was added to the roster for each of the first two games. In Chicago, Chandler had one tackle while playing three snaps on defense and also played 10 special teams snaps.


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