The Giants have activated linebacker Kyler Fackrell from injured reserve to play in Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, the team announced Saturday.
Additionally, the team activated Madre Harper and elevated punter Ryan Santoso from the practice squad. They also placed running back Eli Penny on injured reserve with an undiscolosed illness and released quarterback Joe Webb.
Fackrell has been sidelined since Week 13 with a calf injury but will re-join the team in a stretch where they have struggled mightily to successfully rush the passer.
In his first season with the Giants. Fackrell has 31 tackles (20 solo) and three sacks. He also returned a interception for a 46-yard touchdown against the Cowboys in their Week 5 matchup.
The Giants signed Fackrell as a free agent in the offseason after the 29-year-old spent his first four NFL seasons with the Packers.
Big Blue's pass rush remains diminished with both Oshane Ximines and Lorenzo Carter out for the season, but Fackrell stepped in admirably when those two went down. Now they’ll hope he can provide another big lift to the defense once again with their season on the line.