The New York Giants announced the signing of veteran S Brandon Meriweather on Sunday and placed K Chris Boswell on waivers.
The Giants had to bring in some more depth at safety after they lost rookie S Mykkele Thompson for the season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon on Friday.
On top of that, second-round pick Landon Collins sustained a knee injury and is day to day while Nat Berhe is dealing with a calf injury.
Meriweather, 31, is a former first round pick of the Patriots back in 2007. He spent four years in New England before he was cut loose at the start of the 2011 season.
After a short stint with the Bears, Meriweather joined the Redskins in 2012 and remained with the team through the 2014 season.
Last year, Meriweather appeared in 10 games and recorded 55 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles, a recovery and three pass defenses for the Redskins. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 60 safety in the league out of 87 qualifying players. His low rating is due to his struggles in coverage last season.