The New York Giants have waived offensive lineman Evan Brown as they head into their bye week.
Brown, a former undrafted free agent center out of SMU, was promoted from the Giants’ practice squad last week to provide depth behind backup center Spencer Pulley as he started for the injured Jon Halapio.
The move to release Brown likely means that the Giants expect Halapio to be back from injury in time for their Week 12 game against the Chicago Bears, and they will no longer need the extra depth.
At this point we don’t know what the corresponding roster move will be to fill the hole created by the release of Brown. The predictable move would be for the Giants to re-sign defensive tackle Olsen Pierre, who flashed as a disruptive presence as a rotational piece.
Meanwhile, the Giants won’t have to worry about releasing anyone off of the practice squad if they want to re-sign Brown to it. Cornerback Corn Elder was signed off of the Giants’ practice squad by the Carolina Panthers. Thanks to the rules regarding practice squad signings, Elder will now be on the Panthers’ active roster.