The accompanying move is sending starting slot cornerback Trumaine McBride to season-ending injured reserve. This is yet another troubling hit to a torn up secondary. The Giants will now count on a combination of Zackary Bowman, Jayron Hosley, and newly called up Chandler Fenner to help man the nickel spot if Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie cannot go.
With a 2013 season starting with the Detroit Lions and ending with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers totaling 21 receptions for 269 yards and 2 TDs, he has been the definition of a journeyman.
His best season came with Dallas in 2012 where he had 32 catches for 436 yards and 4 TDs. Still only 27 years old, he may have some tread left in the tires to contribute with the team.
More than likely, he will be veteran depth on a team that has virtually no veterans at the position with Odell Beckham, Rueben Randle, Preston Parker, and Corey Washington. He will likely fight for the 3rd WR spot behind Beckham and Randle with Preston Parker. He has experience playing both in the slot as well as in the outside.
Giants fans will remember the 2012 season opener in which he torched the team with the dreaded "slant" to the tune of eight receptions for 114 yards and two TDs.
Maybe, as the Giants face off against the Dallas Cowboys, he'll provide some similar luck.
UPDATE: New York Giants, in addition to replacing WR Travis Harvey with WR Chris Harper, have also moved 2014 seventh-round draft pick Bennett Jackson from the practice squad to the practice squad/injured list and have signed former South Carolina CB Victor Hampton and former Winston-Salem State OLB Carlos Fields to the practice squad.