Giants place CB Aaron Ross on season-ending IR
Ross injured his back in the last Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and missed practice throughout this week. The seventh-year veteran Ross, who was re-signed by the Giants to a one-year deal this offseason, played in four games and started two during the 2013 season. He totaled four tackles, four pass deflections and an interception on the season.
The 31-year-old Ross played most of his career for the Giants (first five seasons) before spending last season in Jacksonville. Ross was released from his three-year deal with the Jaguars after just one season.
Although Ross reportedly doesn’t need surgery at the moment, the Giants could have used his roster spot to bolster their banged up secondary. And so they did, by promoting cornerback Charles James from the practice squad.
James was signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants, after coming undrafted out of Charleston Southern in May. He was one of the Giants final training camp cuts, but eventually managed to earn a spot on the practice squad following a strong preseason as a punt returner.
The Giants also waived offensive lineman Dallas Reynolds, who was signed this Tuesday in light of the team’s piling injuries across the offensive line, and activated second-year safety Will Hill from the suspended list. Hill, who missed the first four games of the season due to a drug suspension, has yet to play a game for the Giants this season. He will add depth to the Giants’ secondary also thin at the safety spot in the absence of starter Stevie Brown, who tore his ACL in the preseason. The Giants had only two healthy safeties against the Chiefs last weekend.