Bengals summon Pope for help

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Giants practice squad cornerback Geoffrey Pope was called up to the "bigs" Tuesday -- if you consider the Bengals in that level. He was in demand because former first-round draft choice Johnathan Joseph is injured.

And just so you know the process, the Giants could counter the move if they wanted to activate Pope to the 53-man roster. But that would be a luxury move, and the Giants are already crowded at Pope's position. When Sam Madison and R.W. McQuarters are both healthy, it's a tough choice for head coach Tom Coughlin to make regarding who stays up. The club also brought in veteran safety Sammy Knight in free agency, but rookie Kenny Phillips has turned Knight into an insurance policy.