New York Giants Roster Cuts 2011: Goodbye, Duke Calhoun

The New York Giants have -- finally -- announced the moves they made today to trim their roster.

Thus far, the team has announced that wide receiver Duke Calhoun was waived injured, defensive tackle Marvin Austin was placed on injured reserve and wide receiver Ramses Barden and center Adam Koets were placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

That puts the Giants at 85 players, five over the limit of 80 NFL teams were supposed to reach as of 4 p.m. ET today. The Giants and New York Jets, however, were granted the right to keep 85 players through Friday due to the the odd circumstance of having to play two games in four days due to Hurricane Irene.

The Giants play the New England Patriots Thursday and the Jets face the Philadelphia Eagles.

The placement of Barden and Koets on the reserve/PUP list means neither player can be activated by the team until after Week 6 of the regular season. That means the earliest either player could be activated would be for the October 16 game against Buffalo.

When a player is removed from the PUP list,they are allowed to practice for 21 days before a decision has to be made whether to activate, terminate, or keep them on the reserve/PUP list.

Calhoun, a second-year pro, played in nine games for the Giants in 2010 and had seven special teams tackles. He has had an injured hamstring and did not play against. the Jets.

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