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Giants roster moves: Cam Brown activated from IR

Giants also elevate Korey Cunningham, Dante Pettis from practice squad

NFL: AUG 25 New England Patriots New York Giants Joint Training Camp Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The New York Giants on Saturday activated linebacker Cam Brown from IR. Brown has been sidelined since the season opener with a hamstring injury. He takes the place of linebacker Justin Hilliard, who was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury on Friday.

Brown had emerged as a key special teams player for the Giants before his injury.

“He’s long, he’s explosive, he makes plays for us, he gives us versatility on defense and special teams,” said special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey. “Having a guy back like that with that kind of length, that type of explosiveness and production. It’s big for us.”

The Giants also elevated two players from the practice squad for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. Added to the roster were offensive tackle Korey Cunningham and wide receiver Dante Pettis.

Cunningham was also elevated last week when Andrew Thomas (foot) did not play. Thomas is questionable to play Sunday. Pettis has not played yet this season.