On Monday night, the New York Giants had an agreement to bring back running back Da'Rel Scott just a few days after cutting him loose in a flurry of roster moves.
However, with the possibility that David Wilson might not be able to go on Thursday night when the team takes on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, the team's running back depth was shredded and because of the extremely short week before a game, the team needed another running back who knew the system and playbook, thus Scott getting re-signed despite why he was cut in the first place; which was his lack of football instincts and failure to pass protect for Eli Manning.
So to make room for Scott on the roster, the Giants released defensive end Justin Trattou on Tuesday as Conor Orr of the Newark-Star Ledger reported, who has mostly been used on special teams in 2013 with the very rare chance of getting in on defense, but with only so many roster spots to spare, Trattou's time with the team was cut short.
Trattou was an undrafted free agent picked up by the Giants back in 2011 and has bounced back and forth between the regular roster and the practice squad.
On Tuesday, the Giants also re-signed cornerback Junior Mertile to the practice squad to take the place of Charles James, who was promoted to the roster on Saturday before the Giants 36-21 loss to the Eagles and also added another undrafted free agent in linebacker Darin Drakeford to the practice squad to fill the second vacancy.
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