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Giants roster moves: Giants quickly bring back four veteran players

The Giants continue to make moves as their roster takes shape

NFL: New York Giants at New York Jets
Austin Calitro
Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

[UPDATED 8:35 p.m.:] The New York Giants continued to shuffle their 53-man roster on Wednesday night. Four vested veterans who were released earlier in the day to clear space for players claimed on waivers have been re-signed.

Linebacker Austin Calitro, tight end Tanner Hudson and defensive lineman Nick Williams are back on the 53-man roster. They take the roster spots of the three players placed on injured reserve — edge defender Elerson Smith, offensive lineman Shane Lemieux and cornerback Rodarius Williams. Offensive lineman Max Garcia will be added to the practice squad.

New York Giants coach Brian Daboll announced Wednesday that the team will place three players on the injured reserve.

In a series of expected moves, the Giants will place guard Shane Lemieux, edge defender Elerson Smith, and cornerback Rodarius Williams on the injured reserve list. Those players will have to miss at least four regular season games.

Smith and Williams are second-year players who were expected to provide depth at their positions. Lemieux was expected to be the team’s starting left guard.

Even with moving Lemieux, Smith, and Williams to the injured reserve, the Giants still have one roster move outstanding. The expectation here is that the Giants are trying to work a trade for Darius Slayton to free up salary cap room. However, if the Giants are unable to trade Slayton, he could be cut outright.

Stay with Big Blue View for more on the Giants roster as we get it.