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Giants’ roster moves: DE/LB Ishaq Williams to be added to roster — report

Comeback story will apparently take another step

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Ishaq Williams, the linebacker/defensive end who has spent the entire season on the New York Giants’ practice is reportedly being added to the team’s 53-man roster. The move has not been made official by the team, thus no corresponding roster move has yet been made known.

Williams is the former Notre Dame player whose career was derailed by an academic scandal. He returned to football this season and made the Giants’ practice after not playing since the 2013 season. Williams hails from Brooklyn.

If Williams is added to the roster, he could provide some depth at both defensive end and linebacker during the remainder of the season.

There is speculation that the corresponding roster move might be running back Shane Vereen to IR. Vereen is on the team’s injury report for Monday with a re-occurrence of the triceps injury that forced him to miss nine games earlier this season.

“He re-injured his triceps,” head coach Ben McAdoo said Monday in reference to Vereen. “It’s unfortunate. He worked his tail off to get back to where he was. I’m disappointed for Shane.”

As for Janoris Jenkins, McAdoo said the cornerback had “a painful bruised back” after leaving Sunday’s game following a collision.

The Giants held a walk-thru Monday to begin preparing for Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles

Giants’ Monday injury report

Did not practice

OT Will Beatty (lower leg)
LB Jonathan Casillas (knee)
CB Janoris Jenkins (back)
OL Marshall Newhouse (shoulder)
QB Ryan Nassib (right elbow)
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (core muscle)
RB Shane Vereen (triceps)

Limited participation

S Nat Berhe (concussion)
LS Zak DeOssie (hamstring)
DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa (knee)
LB Keenan Robinson (shoulder)