The New York Giants have parted with kicker Randy Bullock, added defensive tackle Montori Hughes, and sent linebacker JT Thomas to IR.
The New York Giants made a few changes to their active roster following their September 11th victory over the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants added defensive tackle Montori Hughes to the team, and parted ways with kicker Randy Bullock. New York also activated kicker Josh Brown from the reserve/suspended list, sending linebacker JT Thomas to injured reserve (IR) in order to make room.
Bullock had always been the short-term solution for the Giants at kicker while Josh Brown served his one-game suspension. As more details of Brown’s past domestic violence instances came to light, questions were risen about whether or not the team would cut the former Pro Bowler. However, Bullock’s missed PAT attempt against the Cowboys likely sealed his brief fate with the team.
Meanwhile, Thomas caught a tough blow landing on IR. The linebacker recently took a substantial pay cut to remain with the team, as his new reworked contract contained many on field incentives to earn some of that money back. The torn ligaments in Thomas’s left knee will prevent him from earning those dollars back. The veteran will also likely have to take another pay cut in the offseason, as his recently reworked deal did not touch the $3 million he will be owed in 2017.
Thomas’s injury opened the door for the team to add another player to its roster. New York opted to go with veteran Montori Hughes, who was with the team throughout the offseason. A member of the 2015 Giants’ squad, Hughes was a last-minute cut after the team had set its roster. He was originally waived to make room for fellow DT Robert Thomas.