The Giants signed backup center Jim Cordle off the practice squad and free agent cornerback Justin Tryon on Tuesday.
They terminated the contracts of wide receiver Brandon Stokley and quarterback Sage Rosenfels, who was on injured reserve. Since the Giants added two players to the active roster and subtracted one, the team says it will make another roster move on Wednesday.
The Cordle move comes after starting center David Baas aggravated a burner injury and went for tests on Monday. Baas’ status for Sunday’s game appears to be in question. If he cannot play, Kevin Boothe likely will start and Cordle could be the backup.
The 5-9 Tryon was released by the Colts on Sept. 28. He has played in 44 regular season games with eight starts and started against the Jets during the 2010 AFC Wild Card Game. He has 82 tackles, one interception, one sack and 10 passes defensed in his four-year career after being drafted by the Redskins out of Arizona State in 2008.
Stokley signed with the Giants on Sept. 15 but suffered a quad injury in practice last week. He caught just one pass in the Giants’ win over the Eagles.
Rosenfels was placed on injured reserve after missing most of the preseason due to strep throat which led to an infection in his back. He was briefly hospitalized due to the illness.
The Giants also added offensive lineman Selvish Capers to the practice squad to take Cordle's spot. The 6-5 and 315-pound Capers was a seventh-round pick of the Redskins in 2010 out of West Virginia.
While the Giants made some minor roster moves, general manager Jerry Reese discussed why he didn't make any panic moves back in August when many were wondering why the Giants were not as active during free agency.