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Giants roster moves: DE Jordan Williams added to 53-man roster

Defensive end will take Janoris Jenkins’ roster spot

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The New York Giants on Wednesday filled the roster spot created by the suspension of Janoris Jenkins by signing defensive end Jordan Williams from their practice squad.

On Tuesday, the Giants signed defensive end Devin Taylor and placed Cap Capi on IR. With the addition of the two defensive ends, it’s fair to wonder if Olivier Vernon (ankle) is going to miss a fourth straight game this weekend.

Vernon hasn’t played since Week 4 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and was non-committal on Monday when asked about his status.

“Day by day. So, I felt good today, we’ll see how I feel tomorrow,” he said.

The Giants now have only four cornerbacks — Eli Apple, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Ross Cockrell and Donte Deayon — on their active roster.

Williams, 6-foot-4, 276 pounds, was with the Giants in the preseason. He picked up the endorsement of defensive captain Jonathan Casillas with his strong play.

“I think the way he’s playing right now he could be a Giant for sure. I would take him on my team if I could decide,” Casillas said on the “Big Blue Chat” podcast.

“The way he plays, last game, and I see him in practice the way he runs to the ball, his skill. He has a great motor. I hope we can keep him.”

Eight games into the season, Casillas will get his wish.

The Giants also re-signed wide receiver Kalif Raymond to their practice squad. Raymond’s practice squad contract had been terminated on Tuesday.