Giants place Thompson on IR, sign Gettis off practice squad

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have placed rookie safety Darian Thompson on injured reserve with a foot injury that will require surgery.

It was one of four moves the Giants announced Wednesday. Offensive lineman Adam Gettis has been signed off the practice squad with left guard Justin Pugh expected to miss up to a month with a sprained right knee.

The team also signed receivers Kevin Norwood and Da'Ron Brown to their practice squad.

A third-round draft pick, Thompson earned a starting job in training camp despite missing two preseason games with a shoulder injury. He played in the season opener in Dallas and started the victory against New Orleans the following week, but hurt his foot and never played again.

Gettis, a five-year veteran, has spent the entire season on the Giants' practice squad. He played in one game for New York last season.

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