Giants released LB Dan Connor with an injury settlement.
The 28-year-old is "healthy and ready to play," per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Connor opened the season as the Giants' starting middle linebacker. He is an effective run defender, but struggles mightily in sub-packages.
Free agent WR Danny Coale worked out for the Giants on Tuesday.
On their bye week, the Giants hosted a 20-man free-agent workout. Coale, RB Keiland Williams, and WR Preston Parker were the most notable names. QB B.J. Coleman was also in attendance, but he was likely there to make the throws. The Giants were just doing due diligence and updating the emergency list.
Free agent RB D.J. Ware will be among the running backs working out for the Giants Tuesday.
Ware, Jeremy Wright and Peyton Hillis will be battling for one roster spot. Ware, 28, might have the edge as he was with the Giants last in 2011. He can at least be a third-down back behind starter Brandon Jacobs and change-of-pace man Michael Cox.
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Giants will work out free agent RB Peyton Hillis.
Hillis spent the summer with the Bucs and made the team before being released ahead of Week 3. He rushed just 38 times for 147 yards (3.9 YPC) during the preseason against second- and third-stringers. The Giants need bodies in the backfield. Brandon Jacobs and Michael Cox are the only healthy backs on the roster. Hillis, 27, doesn't have a lot left in the tank.
Vikings claimed DE Justin Trattou off waivers from the Giants.
Trattou was waived by the Giants on Tuesday. The Vikings cut DE George Johnson to make room for Trattou. Trattou played on just three defensive snaps with the G-Men this season. He'll be limited to special teams, if active.
Giants waived DE Justin Trattou.
The move clears a roster spot for Da'Rel Scott. Trattou had been active for all five games this season, but played just three snaps on defense.
Panthers LB Jon Beason arrived in New York Friday to take a physical with the Giants.
If he passes, he'll become a Giant, probably for a late-round conditional pick. The physical is critical because Beason has been beset by injuries in recent years, including an offseason microfracture surgery on his troublesome knee. He couldn't start over Chase Blackburn in Carolina, so it's hard to imagine Beason suddenly giving the Giants' struggling defense a jolt.
FOX's Jay Glazer reports the Panthers are discussing a trade that would send LB Jon Beason to the Giants.
Beason was benched for Week 3, which was ironically Carolina's blowout win over the Giants. Returning from microfracture surgery, Beason was not effective in a part-time role in Weeks 1-2. He's appeared in just eight games since the end of the 2010 season. He'd be a minimal upgrade for New York's barely-there linebacker corps despite his Pro-Bowl pedigree.
Free agent OT Jason Smith worked out for the Giants on Wednesday.
Smith has worked out for the Titans, 49ers, Redskins, and Giants since being released by the Jets at final cuts. He doesn't have much of anything left.
Giants waived RB Da'Rel Scott.
It's a surprising move, and a vote of confidence in shaky starter David Wilson. It's a sign the Giants are ready to start using Wilson in more passing situations. It leaves the G-Men with just used-up veteran Brandon Jacobs and practice-squad type Michael Cox behind Wilson. Scott rushed five times for 26 yards against the Chiefs on Sunday, but was averaging only 3.5 yards per carry. That number slumps to 3.0 for his career.
ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Giants are "looking at" free agent OL Dallas Reynolds.
A 2009 undrafted free agent, Reynolds appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles a season ago, making 14 starts. He was ineffective. The Giants are dealing with a number of injuries along their offensive line.
The Giants worked out free agent LBs Leroy Hill and Jonathan Goff on Tuesday.
The Giants are vanishingly thin at linebacker after losing Dan Connor (neck) for the season, and should add a veteran free agent before long. Hill started 12 games for the Seahawks last season, but Goff hasn't made an appearance since 2010.
Free agent S Kerry Rhodes worked out for the Giants on Tuesday.
It's Rhodes' first known visit since April. Although he's on the wrong side of 30, Rhodes was one of the top safeties in all of football last season, and would fill a major need for the G-Men. For now, however, beat writer Ohm Youngmisuk believes the visit was mostly a looksee.
The Giants worked out free agent LB Aaron Maybin.
Fellow free agent linebackers Tavares Gooden and Emmanuel Acho were also part of the workout. Maybin, the former No. 11 overall pick, couldn't even make it to final cuts with the Bengals. Acho was signed to the Giants' practice squad.
Giants released WR Ramses Barden with an injury settlement.
The 6-foot-6 former third-round pick's Giants career ends with 29 catches across 29 games. Nine of those catches came last Week 3. Barden's height could him earn some looks on the open market, but his career is on the downslope.
Giants waived DE Adewale Ojomo.
Ojomo wasn't active for Sunday's loss. He'll likely be stashed on the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Free agent RB/KR Joe McKnight will work out for the Giants Tuesday.
It's an open casting call in New York after Sunday night's debacle. McKnight, Brandon Jacobs and Willis McGahee are among the unwanted veterans that will be competing for work. McKnight is by far the youngest at age 25, but he's never recorded more than 43 carries in a season. He was a first-team All-Pro kick returner for the Jets in 2011.
Free agent Willis McGahee will work out for the Giants Tuesday.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the workout has been planned since Friday. But after watching David Wilson turn in a humiliating performance on Sunday Night Football, the Giants may be more inclined to make a signing. While with Denver last year, McGahee rushed 167 times for 731 yards (4.37 YPC) and scored four touchdowns before a broken leg and torn right MCL ended his season in Week 11. McGahee will be 32 in October. The Giants are also working out Brandon Jacobs Tuesday.
The Giants will work out a group of free agent running backs including Brandon Jacobs, Joe McKnight and Willis McGahee Tuesday.
Jacobs spent seven years with the Giants, winning two Super Bowls and recording two 1,000-yard seasons to go with 56 rushing touchdowns. But he found himself buried on the 49ers depth chart last year and has attracted zero interest around the league since being released in December. Now 31 years old, Jacobs -- or any of these re-treads -- would not be a real threat to David Wilson's starting job. Expect Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower to also be a part of Tuesday's tryout.
Free agent G/T Ramon Harewood worked out for the Giants on Tuesday.
Harewood (6-foot-6, 330) started five games for the Ravens last season. He didn't survive final cuts in Baltimore, getting beat out by Jah Reid for backup duties. The Giants are likely just updating their emergency list.