The Giants announced that cornerback Aaron Ross, who last week left the Chiefs game with a back injury, has been placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Ross, the Giants’ first-round draft choice in 2007. He played in all four games this season, with two starts in place of Corey Webster (groin). He had re-signed with the Giants this offseason after spending 2012 in Jacksonville.
Rookie cornerback Charles James, who had been on the practice squad, moves up to the 53-man roster to take Ross’ spot in the cornerback rotation.
James, 5-9 and 179 pounds, was signed as a rookie free agent from Charleston Southern on May 10. Despite having an impressive preseason, James did not get a roster spot due to the numbers ahead of him.
The Giants also reinstated safety Will Hill to the 53-man roster. Hill had served a four-game suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
To make room for Hill, the Giants waived offensive lineman Dallas Reynolds, whom they signed on Tuesday after waiving running back Da’Rel Scott.