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Giants elevate Myles White to active roster

Myles White of the Green Bay Packers carries

Myles White of the Green Bay Packers carries the ball while Josh Robinson and Chris Cook of the Minnesota Vikings chase on Oct. 27, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. Credit: Getty Images / Adam Bettcher

The Packers have the Giants' leading receiver from this past preseason. Now the Giants have theirs.

Myles White, a third-year receiver who spent the past three weeks on the Giants' practice squad, was elevated to the active roster on Wednesday. He takes the place of TE Daniel Fells, who was officially placed on injured reserve with a MRSA infection.

White led the Packers with 16 receptions for 157 yards and two TDs this summer, but he was cut when the team signed James Jones. Jones had spent camp with the Giants but was cut at the end of the preseason before re-signing with the Packers. The Giants were ridiculed earlier this season for letting Jones go and keeping Preston Parker while Victor Cruz was still sidelined and other Giants receivers struggled. Parker was cut after Week 2. Jones has caught 17 passes and four TDs for the Packers this season.

White gives the Giants depth at a position of need. With still Cruz sidelined without a timeline for return, the Giants had only four available receivers on their roster.

White played in seven games for the Packers in 2013 - when Ben McAdoo was the quarterbacks coach in Green Bay - and caught nine passes for 66 yards. He suffered a knee injury late in the 2013 season and spent the entire 2014 season on the Packers' practice squad.

The Giants also added TE Dominique Jones and re-signed WR Julian Talley to their practice squad.

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