The New York Giants have already been decimated by injuries and it has only gotten worse for them on Saturday on the eve of their Week 5 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles as veteran cornerback Aaron Ross has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a back injury.
Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network was the one to break the news first on Saturday afternoon that Ross would be out for the remainder of the 2013 season.
Ross was originally ruled out for the team's game against the Eagles after suffering the initial back injury last week against the Kansas City Chiefs and never returned to the game. Ross was held out of practice all week long and then was officially ruled out on Friday, but his placement on season-ending injured reserve comes as a major shock to a lot of people.
After starting his first five years in the league with the Giants, he left to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars on a three-year deal for 2012, but was released for salary cap reasons, which lead to him being brought back by the Giants in March.
The Giants have also announced that safety Will Hill is has been activated after being suspended for the first four games of the regular season and will likely see his first action of the year on Sunday against the Eagles. Hill's return will give the team some much needed depth at the safety position, as the team is without Stevie Brown for the entire season after tearing his ACL back in August in the preseason against the New York Jets.
The team has been using Antrel Rolle and Ryan Mundy as the two primary safeties; they also have rookie Cooper Taylor on the roster, but with Hill coming back, he will likely get used in the team's safety rotation and see more playing time over Taylor.
The other move the team made was waiving center Dallas Reynolds, who was only signed four days ago and was thought to be playing against his former team, but with Reynolds being waived, the team likely must think that starting center David Baas can come back from the neck injury that's been bothering him for almost two weeks and has held him out. Some thought Baas could have been put on season-ending IR, but with Reynolds now gone, that won't be the case.
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