Jake Carlock
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The New York Giants have released rookie linebacker Jake Carlock from their practice squad ahead of their Week 9 matchup.

A rookie practice squad player must say his goodbyes to the New York Giants.

On Tuesday, linebacker Jake Carlock announced his release from the team via his Twitter account. Carlock was initially waived and signed to the team’s practice squad after the preseason. The first-year pro racked up two total tackles, one sack, one pick-six and one pass defended in the preseason. The pick-six came against the New York Jets in Week 1 of the preseason.

Carlock previously played college ball at Long Island University-Post. Through 21 games across two seasons (2017-18), Carlock racked up 131 combined tackles, 17 tackles-for-loss, four sacks, six interceptions, 19 passes defended, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

The Giants could possibly be clearing room to sign Tae Davis to the practice squad. Big Blue released the second-year linebacker this week after trading for defensive lineman Leonard Williams.

Through 18 games (five starts) across 2018 and 2019, Davis racked up 38 combined tackles, two tackles-for-loss, five quarterback hits, two sacks, and one pass defended.

It’s not clear if the Giants would make the move to bring back Davis, and that they were just releasing Carlock to clear a spot. However, it is indeed a thought to ponder over.

The Giants have lost their last four consecutive matchups against the Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals, and Detroit Lions.

They’re 2-6 heading into their Week 9 home matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. The two NFC East rivals kick off next Monday night at 8:15 p.m. ET.

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