Wide receiver Tim Carter and linebacker Wes Mallard were placed on injured reserve. Linebacker T.J. Hollowell was signed to the active roster from the Giants' practice squad, and running back Derrick Ward joined the team from the Jets' practice squad. Also, wide receiver Jason Geathers was signed to the practice squad.
Carter, a rapidly-improving third-year wide receiver, suffered a fractured hip socket in the second period in Dallas. This is the third year in a row his season has ended prematurely with him going to injured reserve. Mallard tore the ACL in his left knee in practice last Thursday, the same injury he suffered in Dallas last December 21.
Hollowell was originally signed as a rookie free agent on May 7. He was released on September 5 and signed to the practice squad two days later. During the preseason, he had six tackles (five solo) on defense and two solo tackles on special teams. Hollowell finished his career at the University of Nebraska with 173 tackles.
Ward was selected by the Jets on the seventh round of the 2004 draft, the 235th overall selection. He was released at the end of training camp and signed to the practice squad. At Ottawa University in Kansas, Ward set an NAIA rushing record in 2003 with 2,061 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns. His 7.8 yards-per-carry also set an NAIA mark. He was selected to play in the Blue-Gray Classic. Ward did not play football in 2001 and 2002. As a freshman at Fresno State in 1999, Ward rushed for 875 yards and seven touchdowns. He missed five games the following season with a knee injury. Ward was born on Aug. 30, 1980 and grew up in Southern California.
Geathers was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns on April 30, 2004. He was released on August 31 and signed to the practice squad two days later. At the University of Miami, Geathers had 42 receptions for 492 yards and six touchdowns.
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