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Giants roster move: LB Nate Stupar added, waive RB Robert Martin

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Transformation continues as Big Blue seeks to add more talent

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Nate Stupar after a 2016 interception.
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You are seriously going to need a scorecard to figure out who is playing for the New York Giants on Sunday vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Giants are adding linebacker Nate Stupar, a move that comes just hours after it was learned that the team was adding defensive tackle John Jenkins and waiving Romeo Okwara.

Stupar, 30, was a seventh-round pick by the Oakland Raiders in the 2012 NFL Draft. He has played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons and spent the last three seasons with the New Orleans Saints. Stupar, 6-foot-2, 240 pounds, played in only four games last season before landing on IR due to a torn ACL.

The Giants have been extremely aggressive in trying to upgrade their depth since setting their initial 53-man roster at Saturday’s deadline. They were awarded six players on waivers and have now added Jenkins and Stupar. That makes 15 percent of the roster changed since it was initially announced.

Stupar’s uncle is former Giants quarterback Jeff Hostetler.

In a corresponding roster move, the Giants waived undrafted rookie running back Robert Martin.

The Giants signed Martin as a UDFA out of Rutgers after an impressive showing at the Giants rookie minicamp. Martin continued to impress throughout training camp and the preseason. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him back with the team on their practice squad.