EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The Giants today placed linebacker Clint Sintim on injured reserve and re-signed defensive end Alex Hall.
Sintim, a second-year pro, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the Giants' 21-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings Monday night in Detroit. He had played in all 13 games this season, primarily on special teams, where he was third on the team with nine tackles (six solo). He also had one tackle and one quarterback hit on defense.
A second-round draft choice from Virginia in 2009, Sintim played in 11 games as a rookie. He had 11 tackles (eight solo), including a sack, and six special teams tackles.
This in Hall's second stint with the Giants this season and third with the team overall.
On Nov. 1, he was awarded to the Giants off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals. He was inactive for three games before being waived on Nov. 27, when defensive back Michael Coe was added to the roster.
Hall played in 2008 and 2009 for the Cleveland Browns. He was traded on April 2 of this year from the Browns to the Philadelphia Eagles, who waived him on July 28. Hall was awarded to the Giants off waivers the following day.
Hall played in three preseason games for the Giants and had eight defensive and one special teams tackles. He missed the preseason finale against New England with a shoulder injury. Hall was waived/injured on Sept. 4 and reached an injury settlement with the team.
The Cardinals signed Hall on Sept. 21. He was on the roster, but inactive, for four games before he was waived and awarded to the Giants.
Hall was chosen from St. Augustine College by Cleveland on the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft, the 231st overall selection. In two seasons he played in 30 games with two starts and had 36 tackles (26 solo), three sacks and two forced fumbles. He also added 18 special teams tackles.
As a rookie in 2008, Hall played in all 16 games with two starts and finished with 26 tackles (18 solo), three sacks and 12 special teams tackles. Last year, he played in 14 games and had 10 tackles (eight solo) and six special teams tackles.
Hall played in 30 games with 29 starts at St. Augustine, where he set school records with 26 sacks for 168 yards and 51 tackles for losses. He finished his career with 156 tackles. Hall earned a degree in history. He attended C.H. Flowers High School in Springdale, Md. Hall will turn 25 on Aug. 17.
*The Giants also made a change on their practice squad, waiving defensive tackle Joe Joseph and signing linebacker Kenny Ingram, who was on their practice squad for the final month of the 2009 season.
Ingram was waived by the Giants on July 30 and played this season for the Hartford Colonials in the United Football League.