This is what happens when seasons go awry. Players come, players go and the bottom of the roster is in a constant state of flux. The Giants moved three players in and three players out Tuesday, prompted by injury, need and performance.
Two veterans with extensive experience were signed: Linebacker Akeem Ayers and guard John Greco. Kalif Raymond, a receiver and kick return specialist, was signed off the practice squad. To make room, defensive end Devin Taylor signed last week was waived, along with receiver Ed Egan, and linebacker Keenan Robinson was placed on injured reserve with an issue with his quad.
Ayers is the third linebacker signed in the last two weeks by the Giants (Kelvin Sheppard and Deontae Skinner were the others). Sheppard made his season debut last Sunday in Santa Clara, starting at middle linebacker, and left the game with a groin injury. Ayers, 28, has played in 91 regular-season games (51 starts) for the Titans, Patriots, Rams and Colts. A 2011 second-round pick by the Titans from UCLA, he has not played anywhere this season.
Greco, 32, started 70 of the 111 NFL games hes played for the Rams and Browns. A 2008 third-round pick of the Rams from Toledo, he was released by the Browns in early September and signed by the Saints, but did not play in any games before he was cut Nov. 8.
Raymond, 23, played four games for the Broncos in 2016 and two games for the Jets earlier this season. It was a rough go of it for Raymond with the Jets, as he muffed three punts in two games, including a costly fumble in Week 2 that allowed the Raiders to break open the game. He was waived Sept. 19 by the Jets and signed with the Giants practice squad Oct. 11.
Tight end Matt LaCosse, let go last week, was signed to the practice squad, as was offensive lineman Nick Becton.