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New York Giants’ injury news: Mykkele Thompson placed on IR

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Updates on Marshall Newhouse, Rashad Jennings

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Mykkele Thompson makes a tackle during the preseason.
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New York Giants safety Mykkele Thompson will spend a second consecutive year on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

Thompson suffered a knee injury Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Coach Ben McAdoo said Monday that Thompson would be sidelined “a few weeks.” Rookie cornerback Michael Hunter, who will be elevated from the practice squad.

That leaves the Giants with only three safeties — Landon Collins, Darian Thompson and Nat Berhe. Veteran cornerback Leon Hall practiced there during the preseason.

Thompson, a 2015 fifth-round pick, spent last season on IR after suffering a torn Achilles tendon in the preseason.

Other injury news

Running back Rashad Jennings has a cast on his left hand due to a thumb injury, but will try to practice on Wednesday.

“This (the cast) is just being safe,” Jennings said, adding that X-rays were negative.

Art Stapleton reports that right tackle Marshall Newhouse (calf) is still wearing a walking boot. That makes him unlikely to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins, so it looks like either bobby Hart or Will Beatty will take over at that spot.