The New York Giants have activated cornerback Sam Beal from the injured reserve list ahead of their Week 10 matchup with the New York Jets.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s finally happened. Cornerback Sam Beal has been placed on the active roster for the New York Giants. The second-year pro was put on injured reserve prior to the regular season with a hamstring injury.
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 5, 2019
After his selection in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Beal has yet to be on the field for a regular-season or preseason snap. He suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in July of 2018 prior to his hamstring setback this year.
Moving forward, it’s definitely possible Beal could find some playing time within this struggling defensive backfield.
The Giants secondary is currently 25th in the league with 263.6 passing yards-allowed-per-game. They’re additionally tied for 23rd with 16 allowed touchdown passes.
In 32 career games at Western Michigan University, Beal racked up 92 total tackles with two tackles-for-loss, two interceptions, 19 passes defended, and one forced fumble.
Along with activating Beal, the Giants have waived safety Sean Chandler. New York originally signed him as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2018 season. He played his college ball at Temple University.
Chandler appeared in all nine games for the Giants thus far in 2019, mostly finding himself in a special teams role. During that time, he racked up four combined tackles.