The injury-ravaged New York Giants saw their roster become further depleted on Monday as they placed four players on injured reserve. Two of those, cornerback Donte Deayon (broken forearm) and linebacker Curtis Grant (knee) weren’t surprises. Two, however, were. Offensive lineman D.J. Fluker (toe) and linebacker Deontae Skinner (hamstring) will also not play again this season.
There had been some reports that cornerback Janoris Jenkins (ankle) would be placed on IR and undergo season-ending surgery. That, though, did not happen on Monday.
The Giants have placed 22 players on injured reserve this season, 13 of those since the regular season began.
The Giants added two linebackers to their roster.
One is Jeremy Cash. The 6-foot, 230-pound Cash played in eight games for the Carolina Panthers last season after making the team as an undrafted free agent. Cash played one game for the Panthers this season before being waived.
The second is Ray-Ray Armstrong, whom they were awarded off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers. A five-year veteran, the 28-year-old Armstrong played in 10 games with five starts for San Francisco this season. He was the 49ers’ second-leading tackler, with 53 stops (38 solo), including one sack. Armstrong also had two interceptions (tying him for the team lead) and one forced fumble.
That leaves the Giants with two roster spots to fill.
Fluker played in nine games with six starts at right guard. Grant, an undrafted rookie linebacker, played in 10 games. Skinner played in three.
The Giants have now placed six linebackers on IR this season. In addition to Grant and Skinner, Keenan Robinson, Mark Herzlich, J.T. Thomas and Nigel Harris are all on IR.