The New York Giants had until 4:00 PM EST today to make a decision on defensive tackle Chris Canty, and will mere seconds remaining, the team decided to activate the veteran off of the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. In order to make room for Canty, Big Blue placed running back Da'Rel Scott (knee) on Injured Reserve (IR).
"He’s in outstanding shape, condition wise. He hasn’t been hit, obviously, but we’ll come up with the right formula," Tom Coughlin said of Canty.
Canty, who underwent knee surgery following Super Bowl XLVI, was upset with the team after being placed on PUP to start the season, but recently acknowledged it was the right decision. Still, neither the team nor #99 have revealed the full nature of his injury or details regarding the surgery.
Meanwhile, for Da'Rel Scott, the team has confirmed his IR designation is of the season-ending variety. Initially, there was speculation that he would be given the opportunity to return based on the new short-term IR rules, but after undergoing knee surgery of his own earlier this week, the team decided to shut him down for the remainder of the season.
Canty is expected to be active on Sunday when the Giants take on the Washington Redskins.
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