The Giants announced on Monday that they have added defensive tackle and Yonkers native Jimmy Kennedy to the 53-man roster.
Kennedy was suspended without pay for four games by the NFL for violating policy on performance enhancing substances.
He has four tackles in five games as a backup.
The Giants had until today to decide whether to activate or release him. To make room for Kennedy, tackle Dwayne Hendricks has been waived.
It is unclear at the moment what the Giants will do with Michael Coe's roster spot. Coe suffered a shoulder injury on Sunday night and Coughlin said he will have season-ending surgery to repair it.