Bryant back in mix following injury

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants waived kicker
Brett Conway on Saturday, meaning Matt Bryant will kick against the
Philadelphia Eagles.

Bryant pulled a hamstring against Miami on Oct. 5 and returned
to practice only this week.

The Giants also signed tight end Darnell Dinkins and offensive
lineman Scott Peters to their active roster and waived lineman Omar
Smith. Dinkins and Peters have been on the practice squad.

Giants coach Jim Fassel wanted to keep two kickers active the
first week that Bryant returned, but other injuries forced the
coach to make a couple of moves.

Bryant had made six of seven field-goal attempts and all nine
extra points before he was hurt kicking a 43-yard field goal
against Miami.

Conway made nine of 12 field goal attempts and all six extra
points since he was signed after Bryant was hurt. He kicked the
winning 29-yarder against the Jets after missing a 39-yarder early
in overtime.

Dinkins gives New York three healthy tight ends. Jeremy Shockey
will miss at least the next three games with a sprained left knee.

Dinkins, a good special teams player, appeared in two games last
season before breaking a foot against Seattle in September.

Peters was signed to the practice squad Oct. 17. The center was
the Eagles' fourth-round draft choice in 2002. He dressed for two
games but did not play. Peters was released by the Eagles on Sept.