Defensive tackle Montori Hughes was one of the surprising cuts as the New York Giants pared their roster down from 75 to 53 at the end of the preseason. The Giants announced Tuesday that Hughes has been re-signed and placekicker Randy Bullock has been released.
Bullock missed an extra point while subbing for the suspended Josh Brown in Week 1. Brown has now been reinstated.
The move isn't a surprising one.
The Giants seemed to like Hughes, and he provides a much-needed backup for the massive Damon Harrison and John Hankins. Starting tackles Johnathan Hankins and Damon Harrison both played nearly 60 snaps against the Dallas Cowboys with waiver-wire acquisition Robert Thomas inactive due to illness.
That's entirely too many snaps for big defensive tackles and Hughes gives the Giants another massive inside presence to spell Harrison at the 1-technique.
On the practice squad, the Giants terminated the contract of quarterback Logan Thomas and added linebacker Deontae Skinner. Skinner, 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds, entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with New England in 2014. That season, he played in seven games with one start for the Patriots, and was credited with 11 tackles (two solo), including a sack. Skinner also spent time on New England's practice squad. He spent the entire 2015 season the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad. The Eagles released Skinner on Aug. 22.