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Giants activate WR Cody Latimer from IR

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The Giants bring back the wide receiver to fill a roster spot

NFL: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants are activating wide receiver Cody Latimer from the injured reserve list following the loss of Antonio Hamilton.

Latimer was one of the Giants' bigger offseason acquisitions a year ago. The former Denver Broncos receiver was expected to serve as the Giants' third receiver and provide a contrast to the smaller and quicker Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard.

Latimer did not have the impact it was hoped he would before his injury, but he was able to put his size, speed, body control, and ability at the catch point on display a few times. He had six receptions for 108 yards before going on IR.

Latimer will be in the receiving mix for the Giants with Beckham and Russell Shepard dealing with injuries. The Giants are likely hoping to see something from him on offense and special teams before once again going into an offseason full of questions.