The New York Giants Saturday placed wide receiver Michael Clayton on Injured Reserve with a torn meniscus in his knee. The Giants added defensive end Justin Trattou to the 52-man roster to fill Clayton's spot.
Clayton, an eight-year veteran, apparently suffered the injury in practice on Saturday. He will undergo surgery on Monday. Clayton was cut in training camp, then re-signed when Domenik Hixon went down for the season with a knee injury. He played in five games, primarily on special teams, and was inactive for three others. He did not catch a pass and was credited with one special teams tackle.
Trattou, a 6-foot-4, 255-pound rookie was impressive in training camp but was cut right before the season began. He was signed to the practice squad, then added to the active roster when linebacker Jonathan Goff was placed on I.R. the day before the season opener. Trattou assisted on a tackle in Washington. Four days after the game, Trattou was waived and then re-signed to the practice squad.
The Giants filled Trattou's spot on the practice squad by bringing back quarterback Ryan Perrilloux. It is the sixth time this season Perrilloux has been added to the Giants' practice squad.
The Giants now have 12 players on IR, including Chad Jones.