New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll revealed on Wednesday that offensive lineman Shane Lemieux is headed to season-ending injured reserve.
The 25-year-old Lemieux missed the team’s first nine games after undergoing surgery to repair an injured toe during the preseason. He was activated for a Week 11 matchup with the Detroit Lions but reinjured his toe during that game.
The Giants had hoped to get Lemieux back this season but ultimately decided to pull the plug.
A fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft, Lemieux has seen action in just two games over the past two seasons. He missed 16 games last year as the result of a knee injury.
Lemieux is in the third year of his four-year rookie contract.
In a corresponding roster move, the Giants have signed linebacker Jarrad Davis off of the Detroit Lions’ practice squad.
Davis, a first-round pick of the Lions in the 2017 NFL draft, has appeared in three games this season and recorded just three tackles. He spent last season with the New York Jets.
In 67 career games (50 starts), Davis has recorded 333 tackles (220 solo, 19 for a loss), 23 QB hits, 10.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles, 10 passes defended and one interception.