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Giants roster moves: OC Evan Brown to the active roster, Olsen Pierre waived

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The Giants add to their offensive line depth

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The New York Giants have promoted center Evan Brown from the practice squad to the active roster.

Promoting Brown is the logical step to provide depth at the center position behind Spencer Pulley after he moved to the starting lineup following the injury to starting center Jon Halapio. Right tackle Mike Remmers is also considered to be “doubtful” with a back injury.

Brown was originally signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of SMU in the spring of 2018. A four-year starter at right guard and center in college, Brown tested well at the at the SMU pro day before spending all of 2018 on the Giants’ practice squad.

Though he will be in uniform, the Giants have to hope they don’t see him on the field beyond special teams duties, as that would mean they are reaching three-deep in their depth chart along the interior offensive line.

The Giants waived interior defensive lineman Olsen Pierre to make room for Brown on the 53-man roster. The decision to waive Pierre makes sense given the Giants’ depth along the defensive line, though Pierre has flashed as a disruptive presence with 2.0 sacks, 3 tackles for a loss, and 2 quarterback hits playing 28 percent of the Giants’ defensive snaps.