The New York Giants made it official on Wednesday, announcing that they had signed cornerback Mike Harris to fill the spot made available when linebacker Jon Beason (foot/toe) was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR).
Harris, who was signed off of the Detroit Lions' practice squad, is a former sixth-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2012 NFL Draft. His role with the Giants will be to provide depth at their ailing cornerback position, which has seen the losses of Walter Thurmond III (pectoral) and Trumaine McBride (thumb), as well as the lingering injury to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (IT Band).
In addition to making the Harris signing official, the Giants also announced a linebacker swap on their practice squad.
The team has terminated the contract of linebacker Carlos Fields and signed linebacker Justin Anderson, who was with Big Blue throughout training camp, but had previously been waived/injured on August 26th.
Because of his waived/injured designation — which came as a result of a hamstring injury — Anderson was ineligible to return to the Giants until the start of Week 9.
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