Giants add 2 more to IR

The Giants continue to add players to their Injured Reserve list at an alarming clip, this time putting LB Barrett Green and newly signed DE Regan Upshaw down for the final two games.

The Giants made several moves that affected both their active roster and practice squad.

Green (knee) and Upshaw (broken left hand) were placed on injured reserve. Defensive end Raheem Orr and offensive lineman Jason Hilliard were signed to the active roster from the practice squad. Defensive end Claude Harriott and offensive lineman Josh Parrish were signed to the practice squad.

Green originally hurt his knee at Minnesota on Oct. 31. He missed the next three games, then returned on Nov. 28 against Philadelphia. Green was re-injured at Baltimore on Dec. 12 and underwent surgery. A free agent who signed with the Giants on March 8, Green played in 10 games with nine starts. He finished with 38 tackles (26 solo), two fumble recoveries (one of which he returned 16 yards for a touchdown against Washington), two forced fumbles and three passes defensed.

Upshaw was signed as a free agent on Nov. 30 and played in three games as a reserve.

Green and Upshaw increase the number of players on the Giants' injured reserve list to 15.

Orr, who played college football at Rutgers, joined the practice squad on October 20. Hilliard, a product of Louisville, was added to the practice squad on November 16.

Harriott, 6-3, 259, was selected by the Chicago Bears on the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft, one spot ahead of quarterback Craig Krenzel. He was waived on Aug. 31. Harriott had 13.5 sacks at the University of Pittsburgh.

Parrish, 6-6 and 315 pounds, was a four-year starter at Washington State. He was in training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers this summer.


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