The New York Giants, hit by a rash of injuries in their secondary, have reportedly made another move to bolster the depth at that position. The team announced Saturday that defensive back Mike Jones is once again being added to the roster.
Jones will take the roster spot of defensive end Kristjan Sokoli, who is being placed on IR after suffering a torn ACL Thursday vs. the Cleveland Browns.
Jones, who played at North Carolina Central and at Temple, was signed as an undrafted free agent after impressing during rookie mini-camp in May. He was cut in early June.
The Giants have seen cornerback Sam Beal go on IR, and have corners Donte Deayon and William Gay suffering from hamstring injuries. They recently added veteran corner Leonard Johnson.
At safety, Curtis Riley and Darian Thompson have hamstring injuries. The Giants added undrafted rookie Mike Basile, from Monmouth, before Thursday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
Jones, 5-foot-9 and 187 pounds, also has experience returning punts and kickoffs.