Will Tye will likely become the first player from Stony Brook to play in an NFL game on Sunday. The New York Giants on Saturday signed Tye from their practice squad to the active roster.
Before adding Tye to the roster, the Giants had only healthy tight end entering Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. Jerome Cunningham (knee) had already been ruled out and Daniel Fells (ankle) apparently did not travel to Buffalo with the Giants. That left Larry Donnell as the only healthy tight end.
The Giants had hoped that Fells would be able to play even though he had not practiced all week, but the veteran did not improve in time to travel.
To make room on the roster, the Giants terminated the contract of defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis.
The Giants will also be without Victor Cruz (calf), Markus Kuhn (knee) and Robert Ayers (hamstring). The status of offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (ankle) is still unknown.
Without Fells, their only true blocking tight end, the Giants could either use a pass-heavy game plan or use a reserve offensive lineman as an extra tight end.