The New York Giants officially placed linebacker Jarrad Davis on injured reserve on Tuesday night, ending his 2023 season.
This comes a week after it was reported that Davis would be out ‘long term‘ following knee surgery.
Davis was signed by the Giants late last season, starting in one regular season game and the Giants’ two playoff games, racking up seven combined tackles and one QB hit.
In addition to Davis landing on IR, the Giants also waived/injured (second-year) rookie Leonard Johnson.
Johnson went undrafted out of Duke last year and missed the entire season after suffering a torn ACL leading up to the 2022 NFL draft. The Giants signed him to a standard three-year deal back in March but now he faces another setback. If (when) Johnson goes unclaimed on waivers, he will revert to injured reserve.
Finally, the Giants also announced that they have signed defensive back Darren Evans.
Evans was originally signed as an undrafted free agent last year but he was waived at the end of training camp. After going unclaimed on waivers, Evans joined the XFL’s Arlington Renegades and went on to win a championship ring alongside several other ex-Giants, including safety Will Hill.