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Giants place Barden on IR

The New York Giants officially ended Ramses Barden's season by placing him on the injured reserve to make room for Derek Hagan.

The Giants brought back Hagan after releasing the veteran in final cuts prior to the season opener in September. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Barden's season was likely over on Monday when he revealed the second-year wide receiver had ligament damage and a fracture in his left ankle. Barden suffered the injury while jumping up for a high pass in the back of the end zone near the end of the first half against Dallas on Sunday.

Barden finishes his second season with five receptions for 64 yards. He was set to see his most significant playing time yet with a pectoral injury expected to sideline Steve Smith for likely another two weeks or more. Unfortunately, the 6-6 receiver with loads of potential will have to wait until next year to make an impact.

Hagan becomes the fourth wide receiver now that the Giants are down to Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham, rookie Duke Calhoun and Hagan as their only healthy wide receivers.

The Giants also announced the signing of DT Dwayne Hendricks to the practice squad. Hendricks was with the Giants this season until being waived on Sept. 4.