List of 19 IR players includes six linebackers.
The hits just keep on piling up for the New York Giants, who added three more players to season-ending injured reserve.
Offensive lineman D.J. Fluker (toe), cornerback Donte Deayon (forearm), and linebackers Curtis Grant (knee) and Deontae Skinner (hamstring)are the latest four players to land on injured reserve, the Giants list now standing at 19 players, six of which are linebackers.
Fluker played in nine games, starting six at right guard, including the last five games in which he played. Fluker hurt his toe in the Giants’ 12-9 overtime victory against Kansas City on Nov. 19 and was inactive vs. the Redskins. He was seen in a walking boot last week and didn’t make the trip to Washington for the Thanksgiving night game.
Deayon was signed to the Giants’ active roster off the practice squad on Oct. 12. He played in four games and was inactive for two games with an ankle injury. Deayon, who broke his forearm Thursday night, finished with seven tackles (six solo).
Grant was signed off the practice squad on Sept. 18. He played in 10 games and had 13 tackles (nine solo) and a fumble recovery, plus five special teams tackles. Grant suffered a knee injury in Washington.
Skinner played in three games after he was signed off the Oakland Raiders’ practice squad on Nov. 7. He had two special teams tackles at San Francisco on Nov. 12. He suffered a hamstring injury.
The Giants announced they signed linebacker Jeremy Cash, Cash, 6-0 and 230 pounds. Cash entered the NFL out of Duke as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers in 2016. Last season, he played in eight games and had six special teams tackles. He was most recently on the Jets practice squad.
The NFL Network reported that the Giants were awarded linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers. The Giants confirmed that they were awarded linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers, as first reported by the NFL Network.
Armstrong, 6-3 and 220 pounds, has played in 58 regular-season games with 10 starts for the St. Louis Rams, Oakland and San Francisco. He has 109 tackles (80 solo), 2.0 sacks, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.
An undrafted free agent who began his career in 2013 with the Rams, Armstrong played in all 16 games that season and had 12 special teams tackles, plus three on defense. He was waived by the Rams and awarded to Oakland off waivers on Oct. 7, 2014. The Raiders released Armstrong on Nov. 24, 2015, and he was awarded the next day to the 49ers.
Armstrong played his college ball at the University of Miami, where he was a safety.