The New York Giants acquired three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Jon Beason from the Carolina Panthers on Friday.
Beason will replace guard Chris Snee on the active roster. Snee was placed on injured reserve and will likely have season-ending hip surgery.
"I've been feeling it for some time now," Snee said. "I've always been able to play through things, but clearly I couldn't. The best thing is for me to watch my team play and try to get my hip right."
Beason was benched before the Panthers' 38-0 win over the Giants on Sept. 22. Chase Blackburn, a former Giant, replaced Beason in the lineup.
"The trade benefits both the team and Jon," Carolina coach Ron Rivera said. "We'll obviously get something out of it and it gives Jon an opportunity to get on the field."
The Panthers will reportedly receive a late-round draft pick as compensation.
Beason missed most of last season because of knee surgery last October.
The Giants ruled out six players for this Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles due to injuries. In addition to Snee, center David Baas is sidelined by a neck injury. Cornerbacks Aaron Ross (back) and Jayron Hosley (hamstring) are out. Defensive tackle Linval Joseph will miss the game with ankle and knee injuries. Tight end Adrien Robinson is out with a foot injury.