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Giants place C Cordle on IR

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New York Giants starting center Jim Cordle was placed on season-ending injured reserve with an injury to his patella tendon, which he suffered Sunday in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the team announced Tuesday.

Cordle joins fellow offensive linemen Chris Snee and David Baas on injured reserve.

Cordle's place on the roster was taken by Stephen Goodin, who has spent the entire season on the Giants' practice squad.

Cordle, a third-year pro, has played in every game since the start of the 2012 season. After Baas suffered a neck injury, Cordle started three consecutive games, beginning Sept. 29 in Kansas City. Baas returned on Oct. 21 vs. Minnesota but hurt his knee, the injury that sent him to I.R. Cordle started the last four games.

Goodin (6-6 and 308) was originally signed by the Giants as a rookie free agent from Nebraska-Kearney on May 11, 2012. He was waived at the end of training camp and was signed on Nov. 21 to the practice squad, where he remained through the end of the season.

The Giants also made a change on their practice squad, signing offensive lineman Steven Baker and terminating the contract of defensive back Brandon Jones.

Baker was previously on the practice squad from Sept. 4-12 and Sept. 24-Oct. 1. Jones had been on the squad since Nov. 4.

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