The New York Giants today filled the final spot on their 53-man roster by bringing safety Cooper Taylor, a 2013 fifth-round draft choice, back to the active roster. Taylor takes the roster spot of linebacker James Morris, waived on Tuesday.
Taylor played in three games earlier this year, was waived Oct. 20 and added to the practice squad on Nov. 3. Taylor is the second former Giants draft pick to be brought back to the roster this week. Tuesday, of course, wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was signed to take the roster spot vacated by the placement of Victor Cruz on injured reserve.
Taylor began the spring with the Giants working as a first-team safety. Over time, he faded into the background and was ultimately let go. Now, he has another opportunity.
The Giants also added two players who worked out with them on Tuesday to their practice squad. Wide receiver Ben Edwards, who was impressive in the spring until a hamstring injury derailed his hopes and he was waived/injured. Edwards played collegiately at the University of Richmond The other player to sign is center Shane McDermott, a rookie who played collegiately at the Miami. His signing is perhaps a hedge on the health of Giants center Weston Richburg, who suffered an ankle injury Sunday against the New England Patriots.