Linebacker Cam Brown was placed on the roster from injured reserve, while wide receiver Dante Pettis and tackle Korey Cunningham were lifted from the practice squad.
Cam had been on I.R. since Sept. 25. The second-year pro injured his hamstring in the season opener vs. Denver on Sept. 12, when he played 11 snaps on special teams. He was inactive for the Week 2 Thursday night game in Washington.
As a rookie in 2020, Brown played in 15 games, most frequently on special teams. He recorded seven tackles (five solo) and three quarterback hits on defense, plus six tackles (three solo) and one forced fumble on special teams.
Pettis is eligible to make his 2021 debut. He was released at the end of training camp and placed on the practice squad on Sept. 2.
Last season, Pettis joined the Giants on Nov. 4 as a waiver claim after his release by the San Francisco 49ers. He played in the season’s final two games and caught four passes for 76 yards and one touchdown. Pettis had two receptions for 33 yards in his Giants debut at Baltimore on Dec. 27 and two for 43 yards, including his first Giants touchdown on a 33-yard pass from Daniel Jones, vs. Dallas on Jan. 3.
Daniel Jones is on track to play Sunday after clearing concussion protocol, while Sterling Shepard and safety Jabrill Peppers also are good to go against the Rams.
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Matt Peart walked off the practice field on Thursday smiling, cracking jokes with Isaiah Wilson, his new teammate that joined the Giants a couple weeks ago on the practice. They’ve bonded over their New York upbringing.
But Peart is always smiling anyway. He’s the happy, rambunctious one in the offensive line room, even if he’d have every reason to be perturbed with the way the season has gone. Peart lost his projected starting job at right tackle to Nate Solder,
But his patience paid off in Week 5 against the Cowboys.