Giants release receiver Preston Parker, sign DT Kenrick Ellis

The New York Giants have released receiver Preston Parker and signed defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis to take his spot on the roster. 
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The Giants have released receiver Preston Parker and signed defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis to take his spot on the roster, the team announced Tuesday

Parker, 28, had five drops in New York’s first two games, while also recording five receptions for 43 yards. He played in all 16 games for the Giants last season, catching 36 passes for 418 yards while also returning kickoffs and punts. 

“Preston Parker, for the majority of time that he was here, was a very tough, physical football player who made plays when called upon,” head coach Tom Coughlin said, according to the New York Daily News. “That hasn’t been the case necessarily this year.”

Ellis, 27, was signed as a free agent this off-season after four years with the Jets. He was released right before the start of the regular season when the Giants added defensive tackle Louis Nix. 

The Giants list three defensive tackles on Tuesday’s injury report: Cullen Jenkins, Jay Bromley and Markus Kuhn. They now have five receivers on the roster, including Victor Cruz, who has yet to return from his torn patellar tendon. 

- Dan Gartland