Giants Place RB Michael Cox On I.R. & Sign RB Orleans Darkwa Off Dolphins’ Practice Squad

The New York Giants announced Wednesday morning that they have placed RB Michael Cox on season-ending injured reserve.

  • The Giants replaced Cox on their roster by signing RB Orleans Darkwa off of the Dolphins’ practice squad.
  • New York signed CB Josh Victorian to their practice squad and released S Kyle Sebetic from the unit.

The fact that New York elected to end Cox’s season shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given that he suffered a lower leg fracture during Week 10’s loss at Seattle.

Cox, 24, is in the second year of his four-year, $2.21 million rookie contract and has reasonable base salaries of $585,000 and $675,000 coming his way over the final two years of the agreement.

His 2014 season ends with him rushing for 33 yards on four carries (8.3 YPC) to go along with two catches for nine yards receiving. Cox also contributed as the team’s kick returner.

Darkwa signed on with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane this past May. He was unable to make the final 53-man roster coming out of the preseason and was later added to their practice squad.

At Tulane, Darkwa rushed for 2,953 yards and 39 touchdowns and added 77 receptions for 595 yards. He is a native of Nashville, Tenn.

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