Torain and Lumpkin were part of a vast group of running backs who had worked out for the Giants in recent weeks, joining Joseph Addai, Rock Cartwright, Ryan Grant and Cadillac Williams. And with Da'Rel Scott already on Injured Reserve (IR) and Andre Brown designated to return, the team had found themselves in a desperate position, forced to sign a few bodies.
In order to make room for Torain (Lumpkin had taken Brown's spot), the Giants waived offensive lineman Selvish Capers, who had previously been promoted to the 53-man roster after defensive tackle Markus Kuhn was placed on IR.
With Capers expected to clear waivers, the Giants also terminated the practice squad contract of former Rutgers running back Joe Martinek so that Capers can be added back.
"My mind is blown," Martinek tweeted after being informed of his contract termination.
Capers was released and re-signed to the Practice Squad nine times a season ago, so it stands to reason that Martinek may eventually return (likely at the expense of Stephen Goodin).
Giants 101 will update you once the final Practice Squad move is made.
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