Giants activate TE Travis Beckum

Updated: November 3, 2012, 6:16 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Giants have activated tight end Travis Beckum off the physically unable to perform list and have waived backup guard Mitch Petrus.

Beckum tore his ACL during the Giants' Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots in February and started camp on PUP.

He was eligible to come off the PUP list before the Washington game two weeks ago when the Giants activated defensive tackle Chris Canty off the PUP list.

The Giants have Martellus Bennett, Bear Pascoe and Adrien Robinson at tight end. But Pascoe suffered an ankle injury and is questionable entering Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Beckum gives the Giants another option in the passing game. He had five receptions for 93 yards last season, including a 67-yard touchdown against Green Bay.

He had seven catches for 45 yards during the Giants' postseason run last season.

Beckum has been practicing after spending the first six weeks on the PUP list.

Petrus is in his fourth year and will be subject to waiver claims until 4 p.m. Monday. A source said the team believes Petrus likely will be claimed on waivers.

Information from ESPN Senior NFL Anaylst Chris Mortensen was used in this report.

Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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