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The Giants released safety Brandon Meriweather and signed defensive tackle Barry Cofield on Wednesday.

By SI Wire
December 16, 2015

The New York Giants have released safety Brandon Meriweather, the team announced Wednesday.

To fill Meriweather’s spot on the roster, New York will sign defensive tackle Barry Cofield, reports ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Meriweather, 31, had missed the team’s last two games with a knee injury. In 11 games this season, the veteran recorded 53 combined tackles, two interceptions and had seven passes defensed.

Meriweather, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, spent the past three seasons with the Washington Redskins before signing with the Giants in August.

In his nine-year NFL career, Meriweather has 477 combined tackles and 17 interceptions.

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Cofield, 31, previously played for the Giants from 2006–2010. Following his time in New York, Cofield spent four seasons with the Redskins.

In his nine-year NFL career, Cofield has recorded 310 combined tackles, including 19.5 sacks.

The former fourth round selection was a Super Bowl champion with the Giants in 2008.

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