The New York Giants announced several roster moves on Tuesday including placing OLB Kyler Fackrell on injured reserve.
Here’s the full list:
- Giants activated OT Matt Peart, WR Dante Pettis and TE Kaden Smith from the COVID-19 list.
- Giants placed OLB Kyler Fackrell on injured reserve.
- Giants released WR Derrick Dillon and TE Nate Wieting from their practice squad.
- Giants waived DB Montre Hartage and P Ryan Santoso.
It’s worth mentioning that the NFL changed the rules regarding injured reserve for the 2020 season and players can return from the list in just three weeks.
Fackrell, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Packers back in 2016. He played out the final year of his four-year, $3.1 million contract before agreeing to a one-year, $4.6 million contract with the Giants this past March
Fackrell will be an unrestricted free agent again in 2021.
In 2020, Fackrell has appeared in 11 games for the Giants and recorded 31 tackles, three sacks, an interception, a defensive touchdown, a forced fumble and two passes defended.
Pettis, 25, is a former second-round pick of the 49ers back in 2018. After attempting to trade him the past year or so, the 49ers opted to waive Pettis a few weeks ago and he was later claimed by the Giants.
Pettis is currently in the third year of his four-year, $6,440,562 contract that included a $2,734,952 signing bonus with the 49ers. He stands to make base salaries of $961,870 and $1,252,805 over the final two years of the agreement.
In 2020, Pettis has been active for five games, but has yet to catch pass. He has totaled 18 kick return yards and another 14 punt return yards for the 49ers.