Sam Beal
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The New York Giants have put cornerback Sam Beal on injured reserve and have signed veteran tight end Eric Tomlinson.

One day removed from putting together the initial 53-man roster, the New York Giants have made a few more moves.

On Sunday, Big Blue placed cornerback Sam Beal on the injured reserve list. The Giants originally selected Beal out of Western Michigan University with a third-round pick in the NFL Supplemental Draft. He missed his entire rookie year after undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery. Beal additionally missed each of the preseason games this Summer due to hamstring issues.

He won’t be able to return until Week 9 of the regular season. It keeps alive the question of if Beal will ever play a down for the Giants. Prior to this summer’s injury, Beal was set to compete for the weakside cornerback spot with rookies Corey Ballentine and DeAndre Baker.

The Giants also signed tight end Eric Tomlinson after placing Scott Simonson on injured reserve. The New York Jets recently cut Tomlinson while putting together their initial 53-man roster.

Tomlinson, 27, originally went undrafted in 2015 out of the University of Texas at El Paso. He’s also spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Houston Texas. He played in 36 games with the Jets from 2016-18 (29 starts) and caught 16 balls on 25 targets for 193 yards and one touchdown.

The Giants wrapped up their preseason slate with a 31-29 victory in New England on Thursday. Big Blue will square off with the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday to kick off the 2019 season.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.