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Giants place Williams, Brewer on injured reserve, raising IR total to 22 players

12/16/2014

The New York Giants on Tuesday placed linebacker Jacquian Williams and offensive lineman James Brewer on season-ending injured reserve due to lingering concussion symptoms. The moves raise the total number of Giants players on injured reserve this season to an absolutely stunning 22 -- enough to field a full offense and defense (though they'd be without a quarterback, a tight end and a couple of other key positions).

To replace Williams and Brewer on their roster, the Giants promoted defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton from their practice squad and signed guard Adam Gettis from the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad.

Williams was the Giants' starting weakside linebacker and leading tackler for the first nine games of the season, but he never fully recovered from the concussion he suffered in the Week 10 loss at Seattle. He'd been cleared to return to the practice field a couple times since then, but he would develop symptoms again after practicing and had to be shut down.

Brewer was inactive for the first 10 games of this season but was playing right tackle in Week 13 in Jacksonville when he suffered his concussion.

The Giants also signed safety Thomas Gordon to their practice squad to fill Hamilton's spot.

Here's the full list of Giants on injured reserve:

CB Prince Amukamara

DE Robert Ayers

LB Jon Beason

OL James Brewer

RB Michael Cox

WR Victor Cruz

WR Marcus Harris

RB Peyton Hillis

KR Trindon Holliday

CB Travis Howard

WR Jerrel Jernigan

DE Mathias Kiwanuka

OL Troy Kropog

LB Terrell Manning

WR Mario Manningham

CB Trumaine McBride

OL Geoff Schwartz

OL Adam Snyder

S Cooper Taylor

CB Walter Thurmond

LB Jacquian Williams

RB David Wilson