In a roster move that looks from the outside like a bit of a surprise, the New York Giants today placed running back Peyton Hillis on injured reserve and added linebacker Justin Anderson to the team's 53-man roster.
Hillis suffered a concussion last Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, his second concussion in as many seasons. Anderson, an undrafted rookie free agent, was signed off the Giants' practice squad.
The Giants added Anderson, from Louisiana-Lafayette, as depth with linebacker Jacquian Williams already having been ruled out for Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers with a concussion of his own. Anderson, 6-foot-3, 232 pounds, had three tackles and a forced fumble for the Giants in the preseason.
Hillis finished the season with 26 rushing attempts for 115 yards, a 4.4-yard average, and 10 receptions for 87 yards. The Giants get running back Rashad Jennings back this week for the first time since Week 5.
The Giants did not announce any roster move involving offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, who can remain on short-term IR until Monday.