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Giants Waive OL Eric Herman

According to Jordan Raanan of NJ.com, the Giants waived OL Eric Herman on Friday.

  • However, Raanan adds that Herman could return to the Giants and as a practice squad player if he clears waivers.

Herman, 25, was one of the players to have his suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy lifted with an agreement on a new drug policy this past week.

New York requested and received a roster exemption for Herman, but it was expiring today, which likely explains the team’s decision to waive him.

After his suspension was announced by the NFL back in August, Herman released a statement regarding what triggered the positive test.

“The NFL requires a therapeutic use exemption for permission to take certain medications. I have a TUE for one medication, but not another stimulant that treats the same condition. Unfortunately, a stimulant for which I don’t have a TUE was in my body, and the rules are very strict so I am taking responsibility for my mistake. I sincerely apologize to my teammates and coaches. I will not make the same mistake in the future, and I will spend the four weeks working hard to be ready to return to work.

The Giants used a seventh-round draft pick on Herman in 2013, but was waived at the start of the regular season and ultimately ended up on the team’s practice squad.

 

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