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Giants Roster Moves: OT Emmett Cleary added to 53-man roster

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Giants add extra offensive lineman to roster.

Emmett Cleary
Emmett Cleary
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The New York Giants Monday signed offensive tackle Emmett Cleary off their practice squad, adding him to their 53-man roster. To make room for Cleary, the Giants waived cornerback Tramain Jacobs, who played two games with the team, being used on special teams.

Cleary, 25, was with the Giants during the preseason and was signed to the practice squad before the regular season began. With the news that Will Beatty will not return this season, Weston Richburg having injured an ankle Sunday against the New England Patriots and Geoff Schwartz fighting through issues with the ankle he broke a season ago Cleary offers the Giants added protection on the offensive line.

Cleary entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He has spent time with the Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders. He played collegiately at Boston College.

The Giants also dropped cornberback Dax Swanson from their practice squad, perhaps an indication that Jacobs could be re-signed and added there once he clears waivers.

There will be at least one more roster move coming as the Giants have not yet officially placed wide receiver Victor Cruz on IR.