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Giants activate TE Darren Waller from IR

Safety Bobby mcCain waived

Seattle Seahawks v New York Giants Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images

Tight end Darren Waller was activated from injured reserve on Saturday by the New York Giants and will be in the lineup Sunday when they face the New Orleans Saints.

Waller has missed the last five games with a hamstring injury, something also cost him time last season when he was a member of the Las Vegas Raiders.

Waller’s 36 catches and 384 receiving yards remain second on the team. He said earlier in the week that he probably would not be ready to play a full game, but felt he could contribute in a limited number of snaps.

“I plan on contributing given the opportunity,” he said.

Waller practiced on Thursday and Friday and had been listed as questionable.

The Giants acquired Waller in the offseason in exchange for a third-round pick. He was the team’s leading receiver when he went down with his hamstring injury. Waller has been limited by injuries now in three successive seasons.

To make room for Waller, the Giants waived sparingly used veteran safety Bobby McCain.