Giants Place C Jon Halapio On IR, Waive FB Shane Smith

The New York Giants announced Wednesday that they’ve officially placed C Jon Halapio on injured reserve and signed FB Elijhaa Penny off the Cardinals’ practice squad.

  • Dan Duggan reports that the Giants have also waived FB Shane Smith.

Halapio suffered a season-ending broken ankle last week, so this move was expected.

Halapio, 27, is a former sixth-round pick of the Patriots back in 2014. He spent just a few months in New England before he was waived at the start of the 2014 regular season.

Halapio had brief stints with the Broncos and Cardinals before returning to the Patriots in 2016. The Giants later signed him to their practice squad and he was on and off of their active roster before winning the starting center job this summer.

Halapio will be a restricted free agent in 2019.

In 2018, Halapio appeared in two games for the Giants.

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