The New York Giants made multiple transactions on Friday, beginning with the placement of offensive lineman Troy Kropog on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR) and the signing of tackle Adam Gress. Later on in the day, the team also announced that they had signed cornerback Chandler Fenner, who replaces cornerback Travis Howard on the 90-man roster after he was waived/injured with a knee injury.
Fenner, a 6'1'', 190 lbs. defensive back out of Holy Cross, originally signed with the Kansas City Chiefs after going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was released as part of the team's final cuts and later signed by the Seattle Seahawks to their practice squad. Unfortunately, he suffered a knee injury and was placed on season-ending IR by the Seahawks, where he'd spent nearly the entire 2013 season.
In a six-degrees of Kevin Bacon kind of way, the Seahawks released Fenner earlier this week after signing former Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas.
Fenner finished his college career at Holy Cross having played in 44 game, collecting 158 total tackles. He was also a member of the Holy Cross Track & Field Team.
Meanwhile, Howard, a 2013 undrafted rookie free agent out of Ohio State, had originally been signed to the Giants' practice squad at the end of last season and was subsequently signed to a Reserve/Futures contract. Should he clear waivers, he will be placed on the team's Injured Reserve list.
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