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New York Giants News, 9/6: Thompson, Ihenacho Released From IR

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Mykkele Thompson in coverage during the 2016 preseason.
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The New York Giants have reached injury settlements with cornerback Mykkele Thompson and safety Duke Ihenacho and released both players from injured reserve, per the NFL’s transactions page.

Thompson was a 2015 fifth-round pick by the Giants. Ihenacho was a veteran signed as a free agent.

Fullback Jacob Huesman, cut by the Giants on Saturday, had a workout Tuesday with the Green Bay Packers.

NJ Advance Media’s James Kratch reported that new cornerback Ross Cockrell took a pay cut after being traded to the Giants. That makes an already excellent deal look even better for the Giants.

Landon Collins told ESPN’s Matt Bowen that football is becoming too soft:

“I feel like the sport is becoming flag football. The game is supposed to be physical. You got the helmet, shoulder pads on to protect yourself. I'm trying to kill you every time.”

Nordly “Cap” Capi, signed this week to the Giants practice squad after an outstanding preseason with the Arizona Cardinals, is among those who can’t figure out why he isn’t on a 53-man roster somewhere:

"It kinda beats me," Capi told The Record and NorthJersey.com after practice Monday, his first as a member of the Giants, albeit on their practice squad. "I mean, I'm gonna just keep working at it, keep going after it and I know my opportunity will come. Guess I've gotta just keep chipping away."

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