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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Giants Injury Updates: New York places five on IR

By on 12/03/2014 08:09:00 PM

In an all but lost season, the New York Giants did some injury-related house cleaning on Tuesday.  Offensive linemen Geoff Schwartz and Adam Snyder, defensive ends Mathias Kiwanuka and Robert Ayers, and linebacker Terrell Manning were all placed in injured reserve, ending their seasons.

Michael Eisen of notes that the total of Giants on injured reserve is now at 20.

The Giants signed Schwartz in the off season to be their starting right tackle, but he only played in two games.  He injured his toe in the preseason and missed the first 10 games of the year before debuting Nov 23 against Dallas.  His season ended a week later after suffering an ankle injury against Jacksonville.

Snyder spent eight of his first nine years in the league with the San Francisco 49ers.  The Giants signed the offensive lineman for added depth during the season.  He ended up playing in four games, making one start.  A knee injury against the Cowboys ended his season.

Kiwanuka, a defensive mainstay for the Giants since 2006, didn't play in the game against Jacksonville due to a knee injury.  He played in 10 games this season, recording 28 tackles and two and a half sacks.

Ayers was signed in the offseason for added defensive line depth, after spending the first five years of his career with the Broncos.  He played in all 12 Giants games this year, starting one, before being sidelined with a torn pectoral muscle against Jacksonville.  He was credited with 22 tackles and five sacks.

Manning, a third year player out of NC State played in three games earlier this year for the Bears.  He played his only game with the Giants against Jacksonville, without recording a tackle.  An ankle injury during the game landed him on the IR.

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