Giants Place Weston Richburg On IR

Weston Richburg‘s season is over. The Giants announced that they have placed the center on the injured reserve. The team has promoted cornerback Tim Scott to take his spot on the roster.

Weston RichburgRichburg, a 2014 second-round pick, has started 50 of his 51 games over the past three-plus seasons. The 26-year-old was productive in four games this season, as Pro Football Focus ranked him 14th among 36 eligible center candidates, and he had similar grades in 2015 and 2016. Richburg hadn’t played since early October as he recovered from a concussion, with Brett Jones taking his spot in the starting lineup. Ralph Vacchiano of SNY tweets that the center is set to be an unrestricted free agent following the season, and he may have played his final game for the organization.

Scott, a 2015 undrafted free agent out of the University of North Carolina, has spent the entire season on the Giants practice squad. With Janoris Jenkins suspended and Donte Deayon dealing with an ankle injury, the team was certainly seeking reinforcement at the position. This weekend, Scott could theoretically slide in as the team’s fourth cornerback behind Eli AppleDominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Ross Cockrell.

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