Giants place Gary Brightwell on IR, activate two from practice squad

The New York Giants have placed running back and special teams ace Gary Brightwell on injured reserve.

Brightwell, who’s been dealing with a hamstring injury, will miss at least the next four games, and he’s eligible to return in Week 12 against the New England Patriots.

Brightwell has not played an offensive snap since Week 4 and has only been used on special teams the past three games. He didn’t practice all this week due to a hamstring issue and was ruled out for this week’s game against the New York Jets on Sunday.

The Giants have added both Jashaun Corbin and Deon Jackson to the active roster to serve as running back depth behind Saquon Barkley and Matt Breida. Corbin is expected to be a candidate for punt return duties in the wake of the injury to Eric Gray.

The Giants also signed the recently added Gunner Olszewski from their practice to squad to the 53-man roster, replacing the aforementioned Brightwell.

Finally, quarterback Tommy DeVito and linebacker Oshane Ximines were elevated from the practice squad. Both are considered standard elevations.

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